Turning off automatic Phishing in IE makes IE just as fast as Firefox 3.0

Published 18 June 08 10:08 PM | rodtrent

This is interesting.  If I turn off the option to automatically check web sites for Phishing, IE7 is just as fast as Firefox 3.0.

So, how does Firefox 3.0 do Phishing checking quicker than IE?  Or does it do it at all anymore?

I’ll have to check into that.

Of course, turning off the Phishing filter in IE, gives Vista security fits.

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In Microsoft’s IE Privacy Statement it says…

“Automatic checking of all websites by Phishing Filter is off by default.”

That’s not true.  I never explicitly turned on the Phishing Filter.  It was set to automatic by default for me.

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# Realtime Community | Windows Server said on June 20, 2008 12:33 PM:

Rod Trent reports in yesterday's MyITForum.com newsletter that he's been experimenting around with Firefox v3.0 and IE7. In his testing, he's found visible evidence that disabling Microsoft's Phishing filter in IE7 actually improves the speed of IE7 up

# Rod Trent at myITforum.com said on June 20, 2008 12:45 PM:

I posted the other day about how IE7 runs just as fast as Firefox 3.0 if you turn off the automatic Phishing

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