Comodo Dragon

Comodo Dragon

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

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    26.0.2
  • Total Downloads:
    362,053
  • Date Added:
    Apr. 03, 2013
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    50.7MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    1,308
  • Platform:
    Windows
  • Product ranking:
    #14 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

    4.0

    out of 5 votes

    • 5 star 3
    • 4 star 1
    • 3 star 0
    • 2 star 0
    • 1 star 1
  • All Versions

    4.2

    out of 198 votes

    • 5 star 125
    • 4 star 30
    • 3 star 17
    • 2 star 7
    • 1 star 19
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5 stars

"As good or better than Chrome"

May 27, 2013  |  By MAGMAX1

 |  Version: Comodo Dragon 26.0.2

Pros

Fast, easy to import settings, bookmarks.

Cons

Being used to Chrome, I really enjoy the zero adjustment to Dragon; yet I would have liked to see more individualization.This is not even a con, just a preference.

Summary

Easy to love this browser, especially if one is tired by some of the clutter and ease of picking up unwanted add ons that seem so omnipresent now days. Gone are the times of quickly clicking through the "Next" buttons to get an app installed without delay.

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5 stars

"An excellent secure browser."

May 13, 2013  |  By GCG1000

 |  Version: Comodo Dragon 26.0.2

Pros

A real improvement over Chrome. Very secure and fast. Has same GUI as Chrome. Accepts mos Chrome add-ons.

Cons

None at this time

Summary

IT'S FREE, FAST, STABLE AND SECURE. WORTH A TEST DRIVE!

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5 stars

"I would give it 7 stars!"

May 06, 2013  |  By desertdan1

 |  Version: Comodo Dragon 26.0.2

Pros

Works best with Comodo internet security, which allows Virtual dragon which runs on Comodo's server meaning if you pick up malware some where it is not on your system. Also no big brother Google spying on your activities. And you can also select regular dragon.

Cons

really need to check whether you want to use comodo's DNS or not? Can be pretty tricky for some to change it back.

Summary

Overall I am very pleased with Comodo. I like the two icons so you can choose either virtual or regular comodo.I will say although very slight Virtual Comodo may be a hair slower as it does through their system first. give it a try! Virtual is only available as I under stand it with their virus scan Comodo internet security premium (Free)

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1 stars

"Obtrusive."

April 07, 2013  |  By caktus

 |  Version: Comodo Dragon 26.0.2

Pros

Fast but thats about it.

Cons

Keeps loading a lot of advertising and other cr@p I'm not interested in. Also, tends to load cr@p on other browsers and causing them to crash, gain and again and a again. all this in spite of the fact that Komodo didn't even have default status.

Summary

Fast but I wouldn't call it safe or convenient.

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4 stars

"Better than Chrome"

April 05, 2013  |  By Odie715

 |  Version: Comodo Dragon 26.0.2

Pros

This is the fastest browser I have used. There are spots where the browser adds steps to go to a new page but it is a security measure and is not a hassle. I used Chrome in the past, and this is somewhat similar. However Chrome had some issues with some of the streaming video I wanted to watch. No such problems with Comodo.

Cons

The only negative is getting familiar with the specifics of a different browser. Which is to be expected.

Summary

It works, sets up well. And is faster than IE, Firefox or Chrome.

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Full Specifications

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General
Publisher Comodo
Publisher web site http://www.comodo.com
Release Date April 03, 2013
Date Added April 03, 2013
Version 26.0.2
Category
Category Browsers
Subcategory Web Browsers
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows, Windows XP
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 50.7MB
File Name dragonsetup.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 362,053
Downloads Last Week 1,308
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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