Comodo, the developer of a number of very well known free applications including, Comodo Antivirus, Comodo Firewall, Comodo Time Machine, System Cleaner, and Comodo BackUp, has modified Google Chrome’s source code, and stripped out Google IDs and Identifiers – which increases both the user’s privacy, and security. As a result, we now have a new Internet Browser on the block – Comodo Dragon.
At the same time, Comodo has managed to retain all of the best features of Chrome; functionality, speed, stability, and convenience. Currently, there is no support for Chrome extensions, but I’ve heard on the grapevine that this may be coming as early as next month.
In an age when Internet threats present an ever-evolving, and increasingly sophisticated danger, to users’ privacy, specialty Internet Browsers like Comodo Dragon, are becoming much more popular.
A particular area of concern at the moment, is the huge increase in the number of compromised Web sites, and Comodo Dragon may have a solution, according to Comodo’s site.
Comodo Dragon offers a new feature for Internet users. Websites all have digital certificates attesting to their identities, but some certificates offer more security than others. If it encounters a Domain-only certificate, it warns the user that the website may not be reliable. Domain-only certificates are available to any webmaster at low cost and with no verification, providing no guarantee of authentication.
Installation is a breeze, and the opportunity to import selected items from the default Browser, can be handled from the application’s installer.
The following graphic illustrates a successful importation of my Firefox bookmarks.
The following graphic illustrates Comodo Dragon’s minimalist UI.
Improved Privacy over Chromium
Easy SSL Certificate Identification
Fast Website Access
Greater Stability and Less Memory Bloat
Incognito Mode Stops Cookies, Improves Privacy
Very easy to switch from your Browser to the Dragon
Pros: Very fast.
Cons: Lack of Chrome extension support.
If Browser speed is your thing (a very subjective measurement, in my view), or you have limited faith in your Browser’s security functionality, then take Comodo Dragon for a spin and see what you think.
System requirements: Windows XP, Vista and 7 (x64 not supported).
Download at: Comodo Dragon
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