Likewise the survey revealed that 49 percent thought otherwise. Of that 49 percent, 17 percent thought that the browser played no role in overall system security and 32 percent said they didn't know one way or the other.
"Changing to a more secure browser is one of the simplest ways for Web users to make surfing safer and minimize the risk of falling victim to virus, spyware or phishing attacks," said Håkon Wium Lie, chief technology officer at Opera Software.
Nevertheless, Opera Software said that their Web browser has one of the best track records in terms of how many security problems have been discovered as well as turnaround time for the correction of those problems. "According to Secunia reports , Opera has required less security advisories and has recorded faster response time as compared to other browsers," said a spokesperson for the company.