Comodo Dragon

Comodo Dragon

Download Editors' Rating:
5
Spectacular
Average User Rating:
4.2
out of 198 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    18.3
  • Total Downloads:
    358,934
  • Date Added:
    May 05, 2012
  • File Size:
    48.96MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    965
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows XP/Vista/7

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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5 stars

"Even better than Chrome"

September 19, 2014  |  By siriuscanid

 |  Version: Comodo Dragon 33.1

Pros

Faster than Chrome and more secure. Renders the wegpages excellently

Cons

Just that can not change the place of thr menu bars like Chrome

Summary

the best of the chromium project

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2 stars

"Too Slow; No Menu"

September 08, 2014  |  By fredg06

 |  Version: Comodo Dragon 33.1

Pros

None that I could find.

Cons

MUCH Slower than Opera, version 12., with no menu bar, and difficult to use.

Summary

I have Windows XP, with SP3, and Internet explorer 8.
I have tried Firefox 26, but it is too slow opening, crashes no matter what I try, and is not worth the effort to use anymore.
Comodo Dragon is MUCH slower than Opera version 12. It has no easy to use interface, and tries to connect every website with it's home page or elsewhere. It also installs PrivDog without telling you. I denied installing the security.....glad I did.
I finally used System Restore, then cleaned out Windows Explorer Program Files of those entries. I also found some PrivDog entries in the Registry which I deleted.
I do NOT advise using Comodo Dragon !!

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5 stars

"Great Browser"

July 17, 2014  |  By jal9904

 |  Version: Comodo Dragon 33.1

Pros

Excellent Security.
Based on chrome.

Cons

Privdog disabled cookies so I had to turn them off in the settings.
Nothing else.

Summary

It is a great Web Browser which is now my default. With PrivDog and Comodo Web Inspector it will tell you if a page is infected/unsafe. I like the fact that is is based of chrome.

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5 stars

"Perfect Brower"

May 11, 2014  |  By Umesh1210

 |  Version: Comodo Dragon 33.0

Pros

1) Fast
2) if you have such kind of browser no need any internet security
3) stable better than Firefox and chrome
4) most secure part is it's identify secure connection before you jump to another page

Cons

no found ..

Summary

i strongly recommend ,if you have perfect browser great choice is here
i like comodo product

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5 stars

"Stable and More Secure"

February 27, 2014  |  By PatMySecret

 |  Version: Comodo Dragon 31.1.0

Pros

Very few crashes
Has many extension/add-ons available
More privacy protection
You choose the browser totally voluntarily

Cons

Still miss a few of Firefox's add-ons

Summary

Compared to Firefox, Comodo is so much more stable. Those Firefox admissions of embarrassment grate on the nerve after a while.
I'm not Google-phobic, but yes, they do seem more than a wee-bit power-hungry..and that Chrome really tries to push itself when you do software downloads.
From what I was just reading, it seems that even when you don't use Comodo's secure DNS server option, that you are still provided w/an extra layer of privacy that Chrome doesn't give. (They should play this up in more detail.. maybe I just need to read more).
It's great! :)

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1 stars

"Absolute crap"

January 15, 2014  |  By RickSomething

 |  Version: Comodo Dragon 17.4

Pros

Used to be fast and stable

Cons

Pictures don't get displayed, constantly hangs, no security at all, you;d expect better coming from Comodo, i highly recommend just using google chrome. Strangely this browser is build on google chrome, what a piece of *$*(#.

Summary

If you have it, delete it, don't waste your time.

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5 stars

"the best i have ever used."

January 09, 2014  |  By llllXllll

 |  Version: Comodo Dragon 30.0

Pros

fast, secure, clean, simple.

Cons

none that i have found so far.

Summary

i would recommend this browser to everyone, i am using it now.
it is what chrome should have been.

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1 stars

"sneaky adware."

December 14, 2013  |  By urcme747

 |  Version: Comodo Dragon 30.0

Pros

none none none

Cons

1. without your permission it installs four other programs. Loud Bells Go Off Once the program is installed when you open the program. And it installs a Sandbox in the upper left hand corner of your computer.

2. while checking for virus's if you click turn off computer and as it's running an option by Comodo and walk away believing your computer will shut off, all that happens is your screen goes black and it kills your ( restart ) I had to unplug the computer.

3. Doing a ( uninstall ) is Comodo directs you to their website wanting an explanation. Trying to get back back to the Control Panel Comodo locked up my new HP Touch Computer. Once ( uninstalled ) my ( Restart Computer ) was non functional.

4. Comodo adds so many plugins that you can't get it all out.

Summary

I had to do a ( Restore ) to make my computer fully functional again. I took three hours to repair using different programs to clean up Comodo Dragon. Use Glary Utilities 4 found here in Cnet and you will be very happy. Every tool you need to repair your computer is found in it. Cnet gives Comodo Dragon 5 starts. I give it 0.

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5 stars

"Excellent browser!"

November 14, 2013  |  By elainefogel

 |  Version: Comodo Dragon 29.1

Pros

It's based on the Chrome browser with added security features.

Cons

It crashes occasionally, but then, so do other browsers.

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4 stars

"it seems to work better than other broswers"

November 12, 2013  |  By leppardlover71

 |  Version: Comodo Dragon 29.1

Pros

loads faster, blocks threats, easy to to find what I need to find

Cons

ever so often if my pc shuts down and I dont have time to close it out, I have to remove it and re downllaload it

Summary

I love comonda, its the main one I use, I have other broswers as back up broswers but very seldom have to use them

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Full Specifications

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General
Publisher Comodo
Publisher web site http://www.comodo.com
Release Date May 05, 2012
Date Added May 05, 2012
Version 18.3
Category
Category Browsers
Subcategory Web Browsers
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 48.96MB
File Name DragonSetup.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 358,934
Downloads Last Week 965
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License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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