Google Chrome vs Microsoft Edge | Security Test | Summary and Q&A

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March 25, 2018
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Google Chrome vs Microsoft Edge | Security Test

TL;DR

Microsoft Edge and Google Chrome were tested for malware prevention using malicious domains, and Edge had better results.

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Questions & Answers

Q: How were Microsoft Edge and Google Chrome tested for malware prevention?

The browsers were tested by visiting malicious domains from VX vault and downloading files. The downloads were set up to go to separate folders for each browser.

Q: Did both Microsoft Edge and Google Chrome have built-in protection against malware?

Yes, Microsoft Edge has a feature called SmartScreen filter, while Google Chrome has its own malicious web blocking service. These were both tested during the comparison.

Q: Did Google Chrome successfully block all the malicious downloads?

No, Google Chrome allowed one executable file to be downloaded, which can be considered a miss in terms of blocking malware. The file was found in the downloads folder.

Q: How effective are browsers at blocking malware compared to other types of threats like pop-ups?

Browsers tend to be better at blocking malware than pop-ups. The focus of this comparison was primarily on blocking malware, but it should be noted that both browsers performed well in this area.

Summary & Key Takeaways

  • Microsoft Edge and Google Chrome were compared for their ability to prevent malware from being downloaded onto a computer.

  • The test involved visiting malicious domains from VX vault and downloading files.

  • Edge performed better, blocking all malicious downloads, while Chrome allowed one to slip through.

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