Security analysts study finds that Google is better than Bing at avoiding malicious websites.
AV-Test Institute which conducted the study found out that Bing delivered 5X the malware as Google while Yandex (Russia’s Google) delivered 10X. AV-Test said its research also revealed antivirus programs detected the malware 92.5 to 100 percent of the time, depending on the software’s strength.
“All of the Web sites tested revealed a total of 5,000 potential pieces of malware. When fed into calculations, this result only leads to a small overall percentage of infected Web sites,” according to a report. “Nevertheless, it is important to remember that Google alone deals with a phenomenal total of 2 to 3 billion search requests worldwide every day. If this total is factored into the calculations, the total number of Web sites containing malware found by the search engine is enough to make your head spin!”