Blocking (Internet Explorer) drive-by malware downloads

Summary:In this image gallery, we take Haute Secure's new Internet Explorer browser add-on for a whirl, looking at the installation and use of in real-world examples.

Haute Secure - blocking drive-by malware downloads
Last week, I wrote about Haute Secure, a new browser toolbar promising to to block drive-by exploits from compromising Windows computers.

The company, founded by four former Microsoft employees, has fitted behavior-based profiling algorithms into an Internet Explorer toolbar to identify and intercept malicious files in real-time.

Currently available as a free beta download, Haute Secure offers two levels of color-coded protection -- passive warnings and aggressive blocking.

Click here for an explanation of the technology.

In this image gallery, we take Haute Secure for a whirl, looking at the installation and use of Haute Secure in real-world examples.

Topics: Malware, Browser, Microsoft

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Ryan Naraine is a journalist and social media enthusiast specializing in Internet and computer security issues. He is currently security evangelist at Kaspersky Lab, an anti-malware company with operations around the globe. He is taking a leadership role in developing the company's online community initiative around secure content managem... Full Bio

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