Comodo IceDragon 65.0.2.15

Comodo IceDragon 65.0.2.15

Reviewed by Dan Vlasic

"The Web is what you make of it!"

Overview

Comodo IceDragon is a versatile freeware for Windows OS, a full-fledged Firefox-based web browser with several key improvements, including speed, privacy and security (something Comodo is superior at). In terms of online security, a browser is the first application that is supposed to be on guard when you go online, because the Internet is still a highly insecure area. Every time you browse, your PC is at risk of intrusions or malware attacks.

Like Comodo Dragon, IceDragon focuses on performance and security by adding enhancements to the browser core. IceDragon offers integrated secure DNS service which allows for super-fast and secure page loads. Site Inspector features a real-time scan of web pages for malware. Social media integration is improved. The browser is a superior Firefox clone and you will see it once you install it.

Installation

Installation requirements are 256 MB RAM and 150 MB hard disk space.

IceDragon installs fast. You get to select what settings you would like to import from other browsers at the stage of installation. You can choose to import history, bookmarks, favorites, cookies, passwords, or you can choose to import nothing. No additional adware or bundled freeware is included in the installation. However, we suggest you import your data after installation, because there are some reports of import failure or incorrect import when done during installation.

The default option is to choose secure DNS service by Comodo to browse the Internet. In this case, your browsing behavior is not shared with third parties and you are protected from DNS hijacking. You also have an option to instal as portable.

Interface

The icy interface is simple, clean and functional. Search and address bars are combined into one, providing simplicity and one-click solutions to multiple tasks. Layout and design suggest that nothing will distract you from the task at hand. You can customize the look as you please. If you are familiar with Firefox, nothing will come as a surprise here.

Pros

Fast and secure browsing with Comodo's secure DNS service. Site Inspector scans web pages for malware upon request. Facebook, Twitter and Linkedin buttons allow for quick liking and sharing via context menu. Supports all Firefox add-ons and plug-ins.

Comodo partnered with Yahoo for searches, but you can customize it according to your preferences.

Light on PC resources. Filters known malware websites. When a plugin crashes, IceDragon does not interrupt browsing. You just need to refresh the page. Unlimited personalization options. Built-in Updater.

Cons

Importing bookmarks during the installation may fail, but you can do it after installation and everything imports properly.

Alternatives

Google Chrome is a light and customizable browser by Google. Mozilla Firefox is an award-winning and highly acknowledged browser. Opera is a nifty browser with a lot of customizable features. Comodo Dragon, a twin sibling of IceDragon, feature rich, secure and light browser.

Conclusion

IceDragon loads very fast with Secure DNS Service. It is worth using both as a primary or complementary browser. It combines Firefox' functionality and Comodo's privacy and security second to none. The browser is very light on PC resources. It scans websites for malware as you browse. IceDragon is certainly a great choice for those who appreciate security and privacy.

Requirements: 256 MB RAM, 150 MB Hard Disk Space

What's new in this version: Updated to Firefox v65 codebase. Fixed issue with plug-ins not being loaded. Fixed issue with WhatsUp Web cannot be opened.

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Antivirus information

Download3K has downloaded and tested Comodo IceDragon on 21 Jun 2019 with some of Today's best antivirus engines and you can find below, for your convenience, the scan results:
  • Avast:

    Clean
  • Avira:

    Clean
  • Kaspersky:

    Clean
  • McAfee:

    Clean
  • NOD32:

    Clean
Comodo IceDragon Antivirus Report
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