Your opinion on the safest browser?

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  1. Metal425

    Metal425 Registered Member

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    What is your opinion on the safest browser? I'm using Google Chrome and I love it. I also like Opera, and K-Meleon.
     
  2. Metal425

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    Wrong section sorry, please move it.
     
  3. ruinebabine

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    Funny that I precisely have the same happy tapdancers here, but in this order:
    1) K-Meleon
    2) Opera
    3) Chrome (Iron)
    All of them under Proxomitron's obligation. I also keep on hand the very portable Off by One for the occasional dog's walk. IE lost me a long while ago and I keep it hoppy as is.
     
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    In my opinion the safest is Opera.
     
  5. jmonge

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    i use IE 6 and never have any problems:D
     
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    My vote would go for Opera. I have used them for years and have never had any sort of security issue. On a side note, Proxomitron was mentioned and while it is very good it is for advanced users, meaning you should know what you are doing before messing around with the CSS filters. Otherwise things could start looking very strange.
     
  7. Creer

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    so you say: no risk no fun? :D

    My vote for Opera :thumb:
     
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    Is this a browser with security add ons aka Noscript, Adblock Plus or just a plane browser with no add onso_O
     
  9. n8chavez

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    That is a good point. I would consider AdMuncher, Proxomitron, NoScript, etc. addons. That being said, my vote is the same for both tweaked and out-of-the-box browsers. But the initial question needs to be defined further.
     
  10. Martijn2

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    I guess the browser targeted the least by criminals is the safest, I would go with Opera (according to Secunia Opera has zero unpatched leaks, but that doesn't say much)
     
  11. funkydude

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    The safest browser is any sandboxed browser.
     
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    That true. I recommend Sandboxie to anyone and everyone as the first line of defense. Well little is needed after that, except Shadow Defender.
     
  13. TopperID

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    I only use IE 6 as my browser.

    Plenty of risk, plenty of fun, but never a problem!

    With the right security measures it is very difficult to get hit through your browser, whatever one you use. So you may as well use the one you like.
     
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    exactly;) plus i want to zqueez defensewall and malware defender;) i paid to be protected:D well i guez you are correct no risk no fun:)
     
  15. Osaban

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    I agree, and IE8 seems to be even safer than the others. I'm using Chrome because of its speed and simplicity, security depends on other parameters.
     
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    I would have a look at IE 8.0 since there are number of new security features, such as the "screen filter" (enhanced version of the phishing filtering in IE 7). That said I don't think of any browser as being especially secure. They all need to be hardened in every way possible with add-ons, plus a good underlying suite of security applications for the OS.
     
  17. Eice

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    My vote goes to IE8 and Chrome for their architecture, and Opera for the inherent quality of its code even though it lacks other security mechanisms.

    With built-in Protected Mode, anti-XSS defenses, InPrivate Filtering, and a phising/malware filter that is reportedly more than twice as effective as its closest competitor, IE8 may very well happen to be *gasp* the most secure browser at the moment.
     
  18. innerpeace

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    This topic has been discussed several times before and I have to agree with funkydude :thumb:.

     
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    Opera, been using it for years and has never let me down.
     
  20. bellgamin

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    C'mon folks -- you are all behind the times. The safest and fastest browser -- bar none -- is the amaaazing Lynx. Open source, of course.

    (Well... yeah, Lynx is a bit spartan. But the browser's availability of eye-candy wasn't included in the topic's question.) woof! *puppy*
     
  21. Kees1958

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    When I recall correctly, you have great knowledge in protecting the registry (I thought you gave me a few tips years ago when I used Regdefend, thx), so "the right security measure" is a bit a-typical (meaning your registry defense :D :thumb: ) and not available to everyone.

    Cheers
     
  22. TopperID

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    Well yes, if someone doesn't know how to secure a system then they would be better off not using IE 6. However simple patching of windows goes a long way to preventing an exploit succeeding. When enthusiasts go hunting for drive-by malware attacks they always find it necessary to remove the latest patches, even with IE 6, so for the most part people will be safe with a little bit of hardening and common sense.
     
  23. jmonge

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    yes a hips program will cover me here;)
     
  24. gery

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    Haven't you guys ever heard of MOZILLA FIREFOXo_O o_O o_O
     
  25. Eice

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    Yes we have, but it's not mentioned here anyway for good reason.
     
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