What is the most secure web browser?
After posting this post on how to secure the Firefox web browser, several pack members sent emails asking me which web browser was the most secure “out of the box” without their having to do all that technical stuff that was discussed in the previous article.
After a lengthy back and forth discussion with my go to guy on such matters and a load of research on the web has led me to the conclusion the most secure web browser is… are you ready… google chrome (click the link download it for free).
I know a bunch of you “computer nerds” swear by Firefox, and it is a good web browser after you make a bunch of adjustments, but Firefox seems to have fallen behind in the past couple of years.
Here is what Top Ten Reviews had to say about the security features…
Chrome is designed to keep you safer and more secure on the web with built-in malware and phishing protection, auto-updates to make sure you have all the latest security fixes, and more. When you navigate to a website suspected of phishing or containing malware, the internet browser displays a warning.
The browser also has auto-updates, ensuring your security features stay current without any action on your part, and it employs the sandboxing method. Sandboxing helps block malware and isolates what happens in one tab from affecting the others, so once you close a tab, that process is completely terminated. Sandboxing is an effective method for preventing malware from installing itself on your computer and monitoring your online activities or stealing personal information.
Okay, another question asked was what do I personally use for security and web surfing – yep, they wanted a list, so here it goes.
My list for the most secure web browser and add-ons to make it even more secure. :yes:
- Browser : Google Chrome with ScriptNo extension (I’m currently looking into SRWare Iron).
- Search Engine : DuckDuckGo
- Anti-virus / Spyware / Firewall : Webroot SecureAnywhere™ AntiVirus
- And TOR for visiting “some sites” here is how to Create a TOR Button in Chrome for On-Demand Anonymous Browsing.
- And strong passwords for important sites.
Well folks there you have it my personal and most current list for browsing the web more securely and anonymously. Simple, easy and effective. :yes:
And now it’s time for the “this browser is better and more secure” comments to start below…