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ArmorSurf Private Browser

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No matter where you go, there you are. And that's always obvious from your surfing history. This password-protected app provides a private browser that hides your surfing history from other apps and hides your IP address while you're browsing.

ArmorSurf launches an attractive, easy-to-use interface with tabbed navigation. The left pane, called the Library, categorizes items you've saved and some preloaded links, like Software, Gaming, Shopping, and Dating. This free app performed well in our tests. We liked that we could change its desktop shortcut icon and name to disguise it from other users, adding another layer of security. Burning items to DVD was a bit slow, but not terribly so. Exporting files to mobile devices was a very simply process.

The downloader feature was the only item we encountered trouble with. Although it downloaded quickly, it couldn't seem to complete any downloads that we had no difficulties completing when using Firefox or Internet Explorer. This may be one of the unspecified features the manufacturer describes as "some features disabled" in the free version. It was the only barrier to satisfaction we experienced with this browser. Home users wanting to keep prying eyes at bay will appreciate this app.

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  • All versions:

    2.9 stars

    out of 10 votes

    • 5 star: 4
    • 4 star: 0
    • 3 star: 1
    • 2 star: 1
    • 1 star: 4
  • Current version:

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  • 1.0 stars

    "It wanted all my files and did not protect my IP"

    October 13, 2012  |   By bhopewell

    Version: ArmorSurf Private Browser 1.4.1.9

    Pros

    Didn't really wait to find any

    Cons

    The first thing it did was ask me to load all my files into this program to "protect" them. Like someone else said, creepy!
    It does not protect your IP unless you select that option, and that's only available with purchase.
    It's a good thing I did not load all my files as requested, because when I uninstalled, the first thing it did was notify me that all my files would be lost.

    Summary

    This might be good for someone, but that person would not be me. I find anything that immediately wants access to all my files suspicious.

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  • 1.0 stars

    "Didn't mask my IP & was kind of creepy"

    March 16, 2012  |   By Tracie365

    Version: ArmorSurf Private Browser 1.4.1.9

    Pros

    Didn't really find anything that suited me.

    Cons

    Installed it, went to speedtest.net (and a couple other IP identity sites) and there was my usual IP. Perhaps I wasn't doing something right, but if that's the case, they need to be more clear about exactly how they're "hiding" your IP and how to properly enable that.

    The interface was also kind of creepy, with it's suggestions of what/how to hide stuff. Feels like it was built for people with icky tendencies, not for people trying to protect themselves from hackers.

    Summary

    Found it to be both useless and creepy....then I read the review above that mentioned that it also tries to monitor keystrokes. Makes you wonder, huh?

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  • 3.0 stars

    "It hides my ip address."

    May 2, 2010  |   By atiffany2

    Version: ArmorSurf Private Browser 1.4.1.9

    Pros

    I was only interested in getting a program to hide my IP address for streaming videos online and it does exactly that.

    Cons

    While it does hide my IP address for continuous streaming, it does NOT stream very fast. I have to allow more time for the videos to buffer before watching it.

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  • 1.0 stars

    "Messes up SKYPE, hard to remove completely."

    January 21, 2010  |   By h2osan

    Version: ArmorSurf Private Browser 1.4.1.9

    Pros

    Nice writeup, BUT, BUT, BEWARE>>

    Cons

    (1) Free version CAN't download muisc vids as they are too big for it.
    (2) It totally messed up my skype on both computers I installed it.
    (3) So I didnt bother to use it..three hours of my life computer restoring, I'll never get back. :(

    Summary

    I dislike this product because it messed up my computers on install. It obviously messed up my Skype, and even though it was uninstalled, some traces still remained in the registry or somewhere causing me grief.
    This greatly deterred me from buying the full version for $29.99.

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  • 1.0 stars

    "ZoneAlarm caught it trying to log keystrokes."

    January 12, 2010  |   By xyz222

    Version: ArmorSurf Private Browser 1.4.1.9

    Pros

    refer to the cons

    Cons

    A browser that tries to monitor your activities and log your keystrokes? No Thanks.

    Summary

    It seemed ok, until I logged into my email account and a ZoneAlarm high security warning popped up saying Armour was trying to monitor and log keystrokes.

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