Comodo Dragon

Comodo Dragon

Download Editors' Rating:
5
Spectacular
Average User Rating:
4.2
out of 199 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    18.1.2
  • Total Downloads:
    378,588
  • Date Added:
    Apr. 18, 2012
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    50.7MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    1,277
  • Platform:
    Windows
  • Product ranking:
    #15 in Web Browsers

Editors' Review

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Popular security software developer Comodo has developed a Chrome remix said to have higher security features than its predecessors. Comodo Dragon is an aesthetically minimalist browser that is attractive, responsive, and secure.

Apart from the red hue, the Chromium-based browser's interface is identical to that of market contender Google Chrome. From the detachable tabs at the top of the screen to the bookmark-syncing option, it is impossible to instantly recognize where the "remix" takes place. The Help tab even redirects you to Google Chrome's Help page and the Extensions tab redirects you to Google as well. It also keeps Chrome's incognito mode option, where all browsing information and cookies are deleted following the user's Web session. Upon poking around the Options menu, there are a couple of visible differences: there are no location settings and Dragon does not present an option to send "usage statistics and crash reports to Google."

A browser developed by a company that is best known for its firewall software can leave people feeling more secure about their Internet usage. Comodo Dragon will pull up a bright-yellow caution message warning people that sending information may be unsafe when they are entering a Web site with an unstable security certificate. One such message pops up even when logging into large sites like Facebook. Also, Dragon does not send browsing information to a remote server.

Based on simple timer tests run on Microsoft Windows XP Service Pack 3, the average cold start-up time was 4.53 seconds, warm start-up was 0.92s, and navigation time from nytimes.com to facebook.com was 0.87s. Comodo Dragon proves to have slightly faster page-loading speed than Google Chrome 5.0.375.70, which had results of 5.71s, 1.27s, and 1.23s, respectively. However, in Sunspider JavaScript benchmark testing, Comodo Dragon received an average score of 929.6 milliseconds, whereas Google got 734ms. Based on these results, Google may have faster JavaScript performance than Comodo.

Dragon is not only fast, but like Google Chrome, it is not strewn with numerous icons, leaving more room for Web viewing. For those who are extra cautious about their online security, or for those who are worried about Google's data-mining, this fast browser is a great choice.

 
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User Reviews
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  • Current Version

    3.0

    out of 2 votes

    • 5 star 1
    • 4 star 0
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    • 1 star 1
  • All Versions

    4.2

    out of 199 votes

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    • 4 star 30
    • 3 star 17
    • 2 star 7
    • 1 star 20
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5 stars

"Nice, fast, not Google"

April 23, 2012  |  By GivingisLiving

 |  Version: Comodo Dragon 18.1.2

Pros

This seems slightly faster than Chrome or Mozilla. It's prettier than Chrome. It is at least slightly less beholden to Google than Chrome (not really, I know). I like the idea of a specialty browser that lives outside Google's Big Brother HQ.

Cons

Hyper-sensitive about security

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1 stars

"Stick to Chrome, don't download paranoid Comodo Dragon!"

April 21, 2012  |  By mauron76

 |  Version: Comodo Dragon 18.1.2

Pros

The only pro I see is the key option located on the left of the screen. It is very practical for Windows 7 users who put all their apps and the "start" button on the top left of their screen. Therefore, it is not necessary to move all the time your mouse from left to right or reversal! I wonder why Chrome does not offer its users to choose whether they want their key option on the left or on the right hand-side!... But this is really the only good point I see for Comodo Dragon...

Cons

Comodo Dragon is Chrome with a bit more security, that's it! However, this added protection is pretty invasive. At the point that it becomes completely silly! Several safe swiss sites I daily used with no problem at all were purely and simply blocked by Comodo Browser with no notice except that "there may have been targeted by several menaces or hackers"! No kidding?! Come on, until now, no browser was considered as a paranoid one. But Comodo laboratory invented it : Comodo Dragon browser, the real paranoid browser which blocks safe pages without any sense or rules!...
Besides, each time there was an update, I had to completely uninstall the previous version and then newly install the current one! Imagine that!!! I did it 3 times and complained 3 times at Comodo Browser "support" which was unable to explain me why! Woowwww, what for professional people at Comodo!...
In conclusion, better stick to Chrome and don't download Comodo Dragon!

Summary



Updated on Sep 26, 2012

@ ElObomo : You are absolutely right. I redownloaded Dragon, gave it a new try and did what you wrote. And no more problem occured...

I somewhat regret my whole critic above because Comodo completely improved its browser. So, the critic above is valid for previous versions only. I created a new very positive one seen the major improvements made on this browser. I even gave five stars to the latter. This new, actual and positive critic of mine regarding the current Dragon version can be found here on this page...

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Full Specifications

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General
Publisher Comodo
Publisher web site http://www.comodo.com
Release Date April 18, 2012
Date Added April 18, 2012
Version 18.1.2
Category
Category Browsers
Subcategory Web Browsers
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows XP/Vista/7
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 50.7MB
File Name dragonsetup.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 378,588
Downloads Last Week 1,277
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License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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