Google beats Bing in malware test

April 12, 2013


    It’s funny how Microsoft’s ‘Scroogled’ campaign seems to do more harm than good for them. First, their campaign to get users to complain about Google via twitter blew up in their face, and now there’s news regarding just what a Bing search will get you. The one thing you don’t want when doing a search is what Bing will bring you more of… and that’s malware.

    In an 18-month study, German security company AV-Test tried out four different search engines. Out of those four (Google, Bing, Yandex, and Blekko), Google was the champion. With over 10 million sites tested, Google returned only 272 malicious results. The full results can be found HERE, but since we’re more worried about the Google vs. Bing comparison, we’ll concentrate there. With about the same number of websites tested, Bing returned 1,285 malicious hits. That’s right, you’re five times more likely to get malware via Bing than Google.

    None of those numbers are really worthy of alarm, and really serve to illustrate just how great Google is at security. As a huge part of their business, and what got them to the position they reside in, Google is right to be so diligent about search. Microsoft really brings this attention upon themselves, with such a heavy-handed campaign aimed squarely at Google.

    Now which results do you think the people in those commercials would prefer?



    • Cristi Istrate

      What is bing ? :))

      • Brandon Kaishu Hamilton

        Google it.

        • MasterMuffin

          But It’s Not Google

        • On a Clear Day

          Wiser words hardly ever were spoken Brandon!

          Microsoft and Apple remind me of the nasty kids in school who instead of trying to “play nicely” with others spent their time plotting and scheming to come up with ways to make everyone’s life hell. What’s the word? Oh I remember – bullies.

      • Allen Themba

        Its google equivalent (essential a rival), made by Microsft……

        • MasterMuffin

          Thanks captain

        • Vasan Ramesh

          You ever wonder the question may be rhetorical ?

          • Cristi Istrate

            Some one who got the question!

        • Mikesphoneandtab

          Not necessarily. The root word of “Equivalent” is “Equal”. Bing is not Google’s “Equal”.

          • CyBrix_21

            Or maybe he is talking about the search engine…

            • Mikesphoneandtab

              It’s not even Google Searches, Chrome, Google Whatever’s equal. Lol.

            • CyBrix_21

              People are used to say… Google it!

      • great guy :P

        search engine by microsoft

        • Cristi Istrate

          Don’t you guys notice the :)) ?
          It was a rhetorical question.

    • Raaj Ra

      Call me crazy but when Microsoft decided to call their search engine -”Bing” All I could do was laugh my ass off! As a child, I used to watch a lot of Hanna Barberra cartoons and a major sound effect was — “Bing Bing Bing”!
      All I could do was laugh my ass off then (although I wasn’t familiar with this expression then – call it innocence or ignorance, whatever!), and all I do now as mentioned above is continue to laugh my ass off!
      And now that it is backfiring on MS, it makes it all the more comical!

    • Aamir Lehri

      I think bing is nothing in compition of GOOGLE :)

      • Mikesphoneandtab

        More like a friend. They are making Google looks so good right now.

    • technology

      Blekko was the champion, not Google ;)

      • Luis

        Hmmmmm considering the blekko test had only 3 million samples and google had 11 million… you might want to do some math before posting non-sense ;)

        • Luis

          Argh no edit button –’ nonsense*

          • MasterMuffin

            There is an edit button next to reply o.O

        • technology

          I know this, it just was a joke about apple fans. They say their system work flawless compare to android but it is doing far less so it isn’t a surprise :)

    • Omran Terro

      Google is the best :)

    • LAKAME

      Scroogled my ass :|

    • aholsteinson

      So much for “SCROOGLED”…

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    • Albert

      Google is the best. It has Good AV detection. That is the reason we still have better Gmail product.

    • ayushjain26

      I use windows phone but i hate bing