SmartScreen Filter extends Internet Explorer 7's Phishing Filter to include protection from social engineering malware. All websites and downloads are checked against a local list of popular legitimate websites. If the site is not listed, the full address will be sent to Microsoft for further inspection.  If classified as private or harmful, Internet Explorer 8 reports that the site is harmful and should not be visited. From there, users can visit their homepage, visit previous sites, or continue to unsafe pages.  If a user attempts to download a file from a location reported as harmful, the download is canceled. The effectiveness of SmartScreen Filtering has been reported to be superior to socially engineered malware protection in other browsers.  2009As of May 20,, Windows XPe(Embedded)Is not a supported platform on Internet Explorer 8. There is no announcement of planned support..
InPrivate Filtering gives users additional levels of control and choice over what information third-party websites can use to track search activity.. With InPrivate subscriptions, you can augment InPrivate blocking by subscribing to a list of websites to block or allow. Accelerator is a new feature of Internet Explorer 8 and is intended to give speed. When you find a page that interests you, you can easily access various web services, reducing the need to open multiple web pages to find specific information..