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Study says Bing is five times more likely to find malware than Google

By Shawn Knight
Apr 12, 2013
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  1. An 18-month study has concluded that searches on Bing are five times more likely to link users to malicious websites than searches through Google. The study, conducted by German independent testing firm AV-Test, noted that although strides have been made...

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  2. Vicenarian

    Vicenarian TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 100   +9

    "Bing on the malware"
  3. treetops

    treetops TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 1,661   +57

    Why am a I not surprised.
  4. Any moment now some kid will post "google paid them to say that"
  5. I'm still waiting for someone to say "You mean people actually use Bing?"
  6. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TechSpot Paladin Posts: 5,828   +1,439

    This still doesn't make Google look good in my eyes. I will take my chances with Bing. Call me an Anti-Google fan boy, a hatred that started many years ago. I will use anything other than Google, if I have a choice.
    Death to Google!
    Death to Google!
  7. wastedkill

    wastedkill TechSpot Maniac Posts: 1,119   +236

    Glad someone is crippling there experiences without being forced to then :) Being Anti-google comes with many possitives like getting malware and finding out you have had your credit card stolen thanks to microsofts great security :)
    RmandsDC and Mikymjr like this.
  8. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TechSpot Paladin Posts: 5,828   +1,439

    Any other reasons, I have no issue with those two.
  9. Ha! No kidding! Anyone using Bing at all out there?
    :D
  10. JC713

    JC713 TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 6,872   +889

    I think it is becuase Microsoft advertises their search engine. I have never seen a Google Search commercial. I have only seen a nexus commercial and a Chrome commercial. People will think that because it is advertised, then more people use it.
  11. I'd like to reply simply to the title of this headline. a study also shows only *****s who dont use adblockers and open random exe files and **** get the viruses. so its their fault. install web of trust and be smart
     
  12. regan

    regan Newcomer, in training

    Bing can find malware riddled sites but it cant find just about anything I;ve ever searched on there
  13. LukeDJ

    LukeDJ TechSpot Addict Posts: 414   +112

    Clifford, out of curiosity, why do you not like Google?
  14. msm44

    msm44 Newcomer, in training

    Microsoft has a track record of only improving a product until they destroy the competition and once that happens they coast. Just look at IE. They improved it nearly 4x a year until they bankrupted Netscape and then once the competition was gone, IE stagnated for what, 5 years? Then when threatened by Firefox IE started to improve once again. This makes MS a marketing company much more than a software company.

    Tho Google has made mistakes, they don't ever seem to just "rest on the their laurels" like MS has a record of doing. So although I'm glad that Bing has brought some competition to the marketplace, I won't use it because using it has the potential for future stagnation. I don't want to take that chance, even though against Google, that chance is minimal.
  15. RmandsDC

    RmandsDC Newcomer, in training

    Well...I have always hated Bing, it just doesn't fell natural, it is...just crap.
  16. Tgard

    Tgard Newcomer, in training Posts: 41   +9

    Msm44 said:
    I won't use it because using it has the potential for future stagnation. I don't want to take that chance, even though against Google, that chance is minimal.

    Ummm.... you do know that you can instantly switch to another search engine right? It's not like proprietary software or something, it's just a search engine and again you can switch instantly. I happen to use different search engines depending on which browser or computer I am using at the time. I am just sayin'.....
  17. Google paid )))


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