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Windows 7: The most SECURE browser?

27 Apr 2014   #1
exitPr0gram

Windows 7 Professional Version 6.1 Build 7601 SP1
 
 
The most SECURE browser?

I'm wondering if this topic should be brought back to lifeone was already talked about here http://www.sevenforums.com/browsers-...t-browser.html

My MAIN question, asides from looks and feel of of a browser and all that (I can get used to it no matter what its layout is), which is the absolute safest browser and what does each one do differently to be more secure? Of course one more may get exploited more because of "popularity" or whatever but which browser out there takes security the most serious?

I use Chrome because of the extensions like ZenMate, AdBlock, and PrivDog. Privdog comes with installling the COMODO Firewall. Privdog is extremely similar to Disconnect but i cannot find any good comparison between the two with a Google search.

I would like to compare Chrome's security features (extensions included) with Firefox and it's included add-ons for security similar to the ones that mentioned for Chrome. Other browser comparisons are welcome as well. Like i said, i'm looking for the MOST secure browser out there.

P.S.
Can extensions open up another exploit within a browser? Good to just stick with a few and not many?


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27 Apr 2014   #2
Golden
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ult. x64
 
 

Try Comodo Dragon.....a Chrome/Chromium fork with more privacy.
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27 Apr 2014   #3
carwiz

Windows 7 Pro-x64
 
 

Why use a browser that requires all those add-ons when you can have one with all those features built in? And, you don't need 10 drivers running all the time.
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27 Apr 2014   #4
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

My take is that there is no really safe browsing in Windows. I operate most times from a Linux Mint virtual machine on the internet. There I use Firefox, Chromium and Opera. But since Linux is very safe, I don't have to worry about the browser capabilities in that regard.
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27 Apr 2014   #5
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi,
Yea I don't get the need for all of the third party add-ons either ?
But with Chrome you might as well tell it what you don't want it to run because it's famous for running everything/ that's not necessarily a good thing

Personally I have two add-ons Flash and wm player,
And disable them when not in use,
Internet explorer 10 or 11 using 64 bit processes is about as safe as it gets in my book but I don't even use 64 bit processes to feel safe but I know it's there
But to each his/ her own,
Security starts with a decent antivirus/ Malware protection/ Spyware protection which are user friendly and windows friendly,
Too many add-ons = mass confusion if issues arise
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28 Apr 2014   #6
A Guy

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Be aware, that a browser set up to be most secure will take more steps to view videos, etc. as these elements will be blocked by default. You have to allow most things. Like a firewall, this is great if you don't just click accept for everything to stop the nagging. take a look at Aviator, a Chromium based browser.

WhiteHat Releases Aviator Browser for Windows | Threatpost | The first stop for security news

https://www.whitehatsec.com/aviator/

A Guy
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28 Apr 2014   #7
exitPr0gram

Windows 7 Professional Version 6.1 Build 7601 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ThrashZone View Post
Hi,
Yea I don't get the need for all of the third party add-ons either ?
But with Chrome you might as well tell it what you don't want it to run because it's famous for running everything/ that's not necessarily a good thing

Personally I have two add-ons Flash and wm player,
And disable them when not in use,
Internet explorer 10 or 11 using 64 bit processes is about as safe as it gets in my book but I don't even use 64 bit processes to feel safe but I know it's there
But to each his/ her own,
Security starts with a decent antivirus/ Malware protection/ Spyware protection which are user friendly and windows friendly,
Too many add-ons = mass confusion if issues arise
So are you saying that you use Chrome? What is your feedback on the extensions that i use for my Chrome (Zenmate, Adblock, and Privdog?) I did some research on them and they seem to increase security and privacy through their own little way.


Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by A Guy View Post
Be aware, that a browser set up to be most secure will take more steps to view videos, etc. as these elements will be blocked by default. You have to allow most things. Like a firewall, this is great if you don't just click accept for everything to stop the nagging. take a look at Aviator, a Chromium based browser.

WhiteHat Releases Aviator Browser for Windows | Threatpost | The first stop for security news

https://www.whitehatsec.com/aviator/


A Guy
I just looked up Aviator and it seems to be the type of browser i was interested in. Thanks for that. Even if it requires a little configuration but provides me benefits like security (like a firewall) then i'm all about it. Thanks again!
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28 Apr 2014   #8
A Guy

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Let us know how you like it

A Guy
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28 Apr 2014   #9
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi,
Too subtle ?
You couldn't pay me to use Chrome
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28 Apr 2014   #10
exitPr0gram

Windows 7 Professional Version 6.1 Build 7601 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ThrashZone View Post
Hi,
Too subtle ?
You couldn't pay me to use Chrome
So what browser do you use? I read an article that Firefox was THE most attacked browser of 2013:

Firefox Was the Most Attacked & Exploited Browser At Pwn2own 2014 - Slashdot

And i've never really liked Internet Explorer.

For security i use the following:

Microsoft Security Essentials (Comes with Windows)
COMODO Firewall (Free)
Zemana Anti Logger (Free)
and Malwarebytes (Free)

Chrome Extensions:
ZenMate (Free VPN for browsing anonymously and securely)
Adblock (It just works. All ads are GONE.)
PrivDog (controls malicious cookies, ads, etc.)

So with the above i think the only thing that i need to worry about with a browser is what info it gives out when a site requests information. This is why i use the extensions that you mentioned you refuse to use.

Honestly i think that the browser "A Guy" recommended is exactly what i'm looking for.
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