Microsoft Edge browser now includes SmartScreen protection from drive-by attacks
Tucked into the Windows 10 “November update” is a feature that makes Edge and IE11 much safer.
Jared Newman | @onejarednewman
Dec 17, 2015 9:12 AM
Drive-by attacks are among the sneakiest types of browser malware, but Microsoft has a plan to keep Windows 10 users safe.
As part of the Windows 10 “November update,” both Microsoft Edge and Internet Explorer 11 include a new version of SmartScreen, the website filtering tool that Microsoft first launched with IE7. SmartScreen now protects against drive-by attacks, which attempt to silently install malware by exploiting known PC software vulnerabilities.