Internet Explorer 8 security test on the new "SmartScreen security filter"

True enough, but they do use the IE rendering engine and IE settings (as a rule).

Indeed they do, panic. I just wanted to clear up a common misconception that these compatable browsers are nothing more than a “skin” for IE.

Sorry - “wrapper” is just a term I use to describe that the app “wraps” itself around the IE rendering engine, but I can see how it could be misleading to some.

Thanks for the clarification.

Ewen :slight_smile:

Looks cool…

Question: Do you still have to have IE_ as your default browser to get Windows Atomatic updates? I know it used to be an issue.


I don’t believe that to be the case, Eric.
Check out the info found on this page.

As I understand the smartscreen filter,you do not have to have any of the other MS apps for it to be up to date. It accesses the most recent databases automatically. It seems to be a dramatic improvement over the phishing filter in IE7, which wasn’t bad.