Comodo IceDragon

Comodo IceDragon

Download Editors' Rating:
5
Spectacular
Average User Rating:
4.1
out of 28 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    26.0.0.2
  • Total Downloads:
    313,650
  • Date Added:
    February 25, 2014
  • File Size:
    37MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    3,734
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows XP/Vista/7

Editors' Review

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Comodo IceDragon is a secure Web browser based on the same open-source browser engine that powers Mozilla's Firefox. Like the Chrome-based Comodo Dragon, IceDragon offers a variety of security and performance enhancements to the browser core, such as improved social media integration, fast page loading via Comodo's integrated secure DNS service, and SiteInspector, which scans Web pages for malware directly from the browser. IceDragon is fully compatible with all Firefox plug-ins and add-ons, too. There's currently no 64-bit IceDragon release, but we tried the regular 32-bit version in 64-bit Windows 7 Home Premium, and it browsed with the best of them, and not just Firefox but also Chrome and its Comodo cousin, Dragon. The latest version, IceDragon v22, is the same as Mozilla's latest Firefox release, v22.

IceDragon's installation involves several options, including setting your Internet connection to use Comodo's secure (and free) Secure DNS service all the time, just with IceDragon (the default option, and our choice) or not at all. We started with our usual broadband settings and then tried Comodo's DNS service. We could also create a portable version of the software and import favorites, cookies, passwords, and other data from our other browsers. IceDragon has its own look. The biggest visual difference between it and Firefox is IceDragon's blue dragon mascot, though Comodo's icy-cool take on Mozilla's style fits the name, too. With our normal connection, IceDragon performed well against the latest Firefox and Chrome releases in bandwidth tests. While Chrome and Dragon basically tied for overall speed champ, Firefox has narrowed the gap. The surprise was how fast IceDragon was with Comodo's Secure DNS service: Still not as fast as Chrome or Dragon, but close, and consistently faster than box-standard Firefox. Speed usually gives way to security in proxy services, but Comodo's is the first we've tried that actually made secure connections faster.

We've seen more Firefox clones than we care to remember; and the same goes for Chrome. But IceDragon really stands out; and the same goes for Dragon. Both Comodo browsers loaded surprisingly fast using Comodo's Secure DNS Service. We're adding IceDragon to our regular roster.

 
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5 stars

"I love this browser"

October 30, 2014

 |  Version: Comodo IceDragon 26.0.0.2

Pros

I like it, very stable and very fast

Cons

None really

Summary

I have tried a number of different browsers before I found Comodo Icedragon, I personally find it far, far better than Google's Chrome and Mozilla's Firefox. It is fast and very easy to use. I use IE 11 and Comodo Icedragon those are the only two browsers I need

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3 stars

"It's ok that's all"

July 17, 2014  |  By TECHCRZY

 |  Version: Comodo IceDragon 26.0.0.2

Pros

Can use firefox add-ons

Cons

A lot Don't have much time to explain. Lets just say the problems the new version of firefox is having this is no different.

Summary

Uninstalling!

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5 stars

"Firefox on STEROIDS"

June 21, 2014  |  By puneetrai7

 |  Version: Comodo IceDragon 26.0.0.2

Pros

Guys this IS Firefox on STEROIDS with added Comodo security.
Best of both worlds.

Cons

None really. Should have an unblock websites mode to hide IP by default.

Summary

Too good to be true.

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4 stars

"Excellent Speed and Format"

May 27, 2014  |  By IllinoisAreaMan

 |  Version: Comodo IceDragon 26.0.0.2

Pros

-- very fast
-- open format gives me more website and less menu filling my screen

Cons

-- "virtual mode" to websurf in the cloud without a trail turns out to be a HIGHLY invasive security program for your PC. It takes over all your security and works hard to have you install additional menu options that counteract all the great features of the browser

Summary

Great browser, but disappointing "virtual mode" that takes over your PC.

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2 stars

"good program, bad marketing"

May 19, 2014  |  By trei_zece

 |  Version: Comodo IceDragon 26.0.0.2

Pros

fast. runs flash applications smoothly, with no problems; runs several flash applications at once with no problems; no use of hardware resources like Chrome does.

Cons

1.It forces you to use yahoo search, which must be the worst search engine in the world. you can't change it.
2. after I used google a couple of times to search for things, it reported google as a dangerous site and it blocked it; so no matter what I did, I could no longer see google or read my emails on gmail. or use any other google site (they all stopped "existing").

don't know about other people, but to me this is too much.

Summary

I would love to use this browser, if it stopped trying to control me and my internet usage. it begs the question - if they think blocking the competition is acceptable behavior, what else is this application actually doing?

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3 stars

"Must do better"

May 12, 2014  |  By UK_User23

 |  Version: Comodo IceDragon 26.0.0.2

Pros

Not (yet) adopting Firefox's massive mistake of adverts in tabs.

Cons

Can't change which version of English is used. Sometimes hangs system.

Summary

Like Turkish Delight in the 70's, this is full of promise, but still needs work.

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5 stars

"This is how Firefox should be."

May 10, 2014  |  By Son_of_Earth

 |  Version: Comodo IceDragon 26.0.0.2

Pros

Faster than Firefox.
Compatible with Firefox-addons.
Page scanner (Comodo web inspector).
Offers to change DNS to comodo secureDNS for both all applications or just for IceDragon or opt out.

Cons

None yet. Will update this review when I find some.

Summary

I've had earlier versions before and they were unstable with random crashes. I'm glad Comodo resolved this issue. No random crashes yet with this new version.
I recommend this for all users.

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5 stars

"Just like having Firefox, only better."

May 07, 2014  |  By ekertin

 |  Version: Comodo IceDragon 26.0.0.2

Pros

Basically, it's Firefox. I find it less buggy than Firefox. It accepts most firefox plugins. I think it's a great firefox alternative. Firefox constantly hangs, freezes, or crashes on my HP laptop Windows 7.

Cons

It does have a few quirks, but still less than firefox. There are some software add-ons that don't recognize Icedragon as a firefox alternative, but this is out weighed by the constant crashes I get with firefox. This also doesn't update as often as firefox, but that might actually be a plus.

Summary

Again, firefox constantly hangs and crashes on my year old hp laptop. Icedragon seems to be more stable for me, and I'm going to uninstall Firefox.

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4 stars

"Didn't work for me and Flash Update had Chrome & Mcafee"

May 01, 2014  |  By musicman4you

 |  Version: Comodo IceDragon 26.0.0.2

Pros

Not icedragons fault..I don't know I didn't get to use it and the Tabs didn't work.Flash Update was dirty,nasty and sneaky.

Cons

This is not Comodo icedragons fault but when it told me to update the newest Flash from Adobe I did on the page it gave me and I seen it installing Google Chrome.I closed it down before it could install.Then I tried again and it installed the Mcafee Security Scanner on my PC so fast I couldn't stop it.I had to clean a lot of crap off of my PC thanks to Adobe Flash and there new tricky programs they add.If you update Flash you better look real close on that page so you don't get Chrome and Mcafee.I seen on google were IT professionals and people that work on computers also didn't see the well hidden options of other programs in Adobe Flash.It put the Mcafee Scanner in C:\DOCUME~1\MyName\LOCALS~1\Temp\ContentDATs.exe So I just took all night and removed the Mcafee stuff from hidden Folders & other places on my PC and icedragon which had many many leftovers that Registry cleaners could not find.CCLeaner didn't even let icedragon show up for me.I guess thats CCLeaners fault though.

Summary

If Flash hadn't screwed things up and tried to install Chrome and it did install Mcafee then it is probably a good Browser.The first thing it ask for was the newet Flash and that screwed everything up.Be sure to look the Adobe Flash download page real close.Adobe has stooped to a real low doing this.I don't trust Adobe and use another PDF reader instead of Adobes.I guess they made a deal with Chrome and Mcafee.So sad.Google Adobe adds Chrome and Mcafee.Im not the only one that fell for it.Some did a system restore and some had to reinstall Windows.

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5 stars

"No flaws in this product"

April 11, 2014  |  By lanquihue

 |  Version: Comodo IceDragon 26.0.0.2

Pros

Uses Firefox's core code, so you know it's very good

Cons

None that I have found

Summary

I know it uses Firefox's open source code, but I could no longer bring myself to use Firefox after they decided to endorse the totalitarian thought police's use of mob rule.

Comodo is a separate entity, and so I view Ice Dragon as Comodo taking advantage of what others have done, and since this involves Mozilla, I cheer them on.

That said, this functions the same as Firefox, meaning it's very, very good. Additionally, the user can take advantage of Comodo's DNS service to filter out malicious sites, but you don't have to. One bonus, and this I insisted on before using full time, is that the Firefox plugin for "do not track me" works. My only concern is that Comodo will put this gem out, and then tire of it as fast as it started. Mozilla made a huge mistake, a massive mis-calculation with not understanding that their users are overwhelmingly libertarian and not pitchfork carrying brown shirts.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 26.0.0.2
    What's fixed:
  • conflict between drag&drop add-on and some sites.
  • enabling hardware acceleration issue.
  • skin related issues.
General
Publisher Comodo
Publisher web site http://www.comodo.com
Release Date December 23, 2013
Date Added February 25, 2014
Version 26.0.0.2
Category
Category Browsers
Subcategory Web Browsers
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows, Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 37MB
File Name icedragonsetup.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 313,650
Downloads Last Week 3,734
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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