Col often stands up for Microsoft when the heavy anti-MS crowd get going because he's a MS Partner and working on their gear is the bulk of his livelihood. However, unlike some people who are little more than shills for MS, Col looks at things honestly.
The report in question claims to be about the browser when it has NOTHING to do with the safety or performance of the browser as it's all based on the browser's access to a MS maintained website of websites listed as not being nice - with the definition of not nice being very much based on if they pay MS to be listed as good. The process is often turned off due to false positives and the way it slows the hell out of anything but a high speed broadband connection.
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