Thanks for the warning, Doc. I almost stepped in some. All kidding aside, my preferred browser failed as did FF Portable. Chrome portable passed. On my 7 rig, that is as far as I care to go. IE11 with Chrome Portable for a fallback browser.
From these results, I can gather several conclusions.
1: Malware creators love IE, it's the default browser of millions of Windows users. (who know damn little about what's inside that box, tablet, phone, etc.)
2:FartFox is still the failing, memory leaking piece of crap that it was/is, I avoid it like it was ebola.
3:Scare tactics do drive public opinion. The flock is easily herded
3:The devs at Google either really know their shit or are behind half of this crap. It's a tossup there.
4: I have spent more time responding to your post than most people will. You scared most of them away with that getting technical warning.
5: Lather rinse repeat.