There has been some talk about the problems arising from the downloading of the new Internet Explorer 9- so much so that we will simply be taking this whole blog post to discuss this problem.
The most common problem with Internet Explorer 9 (IE9) is its downloading safety. It is estimated that 1 in every 14 downloads of IE9 is malicious. (http://news.yahoo.com/s/pcworld/20110518/tc_pcworld/microsoftonein14downloadsismalicious) This means that social engineer hackers have been getting into this program and affecting it. This is a scary thought, especially if IE9 is set as your default program.
When you have Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome and others; there are plenty of options out there for those looking to use the Internet safely. Do your research before settling on a web browser. (http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/blog/2011/may/11/html5-google?CMP=twt_gu) Mozilla Firefox has plug-in features and password encryption capabilities, while Google Chrome has high-speed performance and exceptional user safety. (http://www.macworld.co.uk/digitallifestyle/news/index.cfm?newsid=3280218) You may also choose to stick with Internet Explorer’s current versions: IE7 or IE8.
Regardless of Microsoft’s many attempts to correct the downloading issue, IE9 continues to be faulty. (http://www.itworld.com/security/163151/despite-13-patches-microsoft-still-hasnt-fixed-critical-flaw-win7-ie9) There are performance issues, installation issues, problems with flash and stability issues. Let’s think twice before downloading this product.