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Have you ever asked yourself or someone else, "What is the best web browser?" or, "Which web browser is the safest?" Well I have constructed a list of web browsers and their reviews on the following:
I will add to this list as new web browsers appear and new categories arise.
NOTE: All of these web browsers have been tested by me and are safe. They run best on the following Operating Systems: Windows Vista, Windows XP, and Windows 2000
The Web Browsers
Internet Explorer 8
ActiveX opt-in: Disable nearly all pre-installed ActiveX controls to prevent potentially vulnerable controls from being exposed to attack. You can easily enable or disable ActiveX controls as needed through the Information Bar and the Add-on Manager.
Security Status bar: Color-coded notifications appear next to the address bar to make you aware of website security and privacy settings. The Address Bar changes to green for websites bearing new High Assurance certificates, indicating the site owner has completed extensive identity verification checks. Phishing Filter notifications, certificate names, and the gold padlock icon also appear next to the address bar for better visibility. You can easily display certificate and privacy detail information with a single click on the Security Status bar.
Phishing Filter: This filter warns you about and helps to protect you against potential or known fraudulent websites, and blocks the sites if appropriate. This opt-in filter is updated several times per hour using the latest security information from Microsoft and several industry partners.
Delete browsing history: Clean up cached pages, passwords, form data, cookies, and history, all from a single window.
Address bar protection: Every window, whether it's a pop-up or standard window, will show you an address bar, helping to block malicious sites from emulating trusted sites.
Features unique to Windows Vista:
These features are available only with Internet Explorer 7 in Windows Vista:
- Protected mode Internet Explorer 7 in Windows Vista runs in isolation from other applications in the operating system. It restricts exploits and malicious software from writing to any location beyond Temporary Internet Files without explicit user consent.
- Parental controls To help keep kids safer online, parents can control browsing behavior through the parental control settings built into Windows Vista. The child's safety level can be monitored and changed remotely. The safety level carries over to many PC activities, such as playing games or browsing the Internet. A child's browsing session can even be examined by a parent afterwards, and cannot be removed without the parent's permission.