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SRWare Iron

Download Editors' Rating:
5
Spectacular
Average User Rating:
4.3
out of 71 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    26.0.1450
  • Total Downloads:
    144,969
  • Date Added:
    Apr. 16, 2013
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    41.99MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    325
  • Platform:
    Windows
  • Product ranking:
    #33 in Web Browsers

Editors' Review

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Iron is a free Web browser from SRWare. It's based on Google's Chromium core, which is the basis of many browsers, including Google's own Chrome. Like Chrome and the others, Iron is super-fast and accepts extensions, themes, and developer tools. What sets it apart is a lack of the Google-centric features that some have criticized for violating users' privacy, such as reporting your browsing habits and suggesting content (and advertising) based on the results.

Iron's start page offers quick Web and Image searching and a Quick Access section that let us upload pictures, access Chrome-compatible extensions and themes, rate our home page at a ratings site, view info about our IP address, and even watch funny videos at Epic Fail. Of course, we could customize the view, including the Quick Access links, using the usual Chrome-style options. We could import or export our bookmarks, create application shortcuts, and manage search engines, to name a few. We browsed to some Web sites, which loaded as fast as with other Chromium-based browsers, which is to say about as fast as browsers get nowadays. We saw no functionality issues that seemed to be due to Iron's breaking the umbilical cord to Google HQ, or any functionality issue at all, for that matter. The program installed conventionally and left user data behind in its program folder when we uninstalled it. That's not necessarily a bad thing since many users may prefer to delete such data securely.

Of course, not everyone looks at Google and sees the Borg, but if Chromium's built-in reporting and Web integration raise issues with you, resistance is not futile. You simply need some Iron in your online diet.

 
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User Reviews
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1 stars

"Buggiest Browser"

July 19, 2015  |  By PatMySecret

 |  Version: SRWare Iron 43.2300

Pros

Works partially
Privacy features

Cons

Doesn't work completely

Summary

This version got rid of some Flash Player bugs, but there are still bugs.
I notice it every time I try to get into DreamWorld on Candy Crush and it won't let me open.

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5 stars

"Fastest way to play my games without crashing!"

May 11, 2015

 |  Version: SRWare Iron 38.2050.0

Pros

Easy to use, and the fastest browser I have found to play my games.

Cons

doesn't automatically update

Summary

I love this browser and recommend it to anyone wanting a faster way to play their games.

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5 stars

"Chrome without Google tracking"

February 12, 2015  |  By FreeYourself

 |  Version: SRWare Iron 38.2050.0

Pros

Does everything Chrome does minus Google spying.

Cons

Very plain website, logo and name isn't good for self promotion of the browser. I don't know if it's something in settings but you have to allow for plugin use on some websites which can be easily done in far right of the search bar. Also Vines seem to have a problem playing.

Summary

Get back control of your internet with this great browser and don't listen to the paid downvotes.

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3 stars

"Has trouble installing in Win 8 or 8.1 as a default."

February 13, 2014  |  By GCG1000

 |  Version: SRWare Iron 32.0.1750.01

Pros

Nice browser; good chrome clone; fast & secure. Good implementation of Blink engine.

Cons

Currently can't be used easily as your default browser in Win 8.x.

Summary

Use Comodo Dragon, instead!

Updated on Oct 28, 2014

Sadly, TECHCRZY misses the boat. His reply is totally inappropriate for this site!

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1 stars

"Literally just chrome with a crappy icon."

February 02, 2014  |  By Presentasia

 |  Version: SRWare Iron 31.0.1700.00

Pros

Let's be honest. It's chrome, and chrome is awesome.

Cons

IT IS JUST CHROME with a frigging crappy icon. I have yet to see one single unique feature to this browser that isn't already there in Chrome.

Summary

Why bother using this browser if it is literally the same as Google Chrome, with a downgrade at that (they could've at least kept the logo if this is just Chrome repackaged).

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3 stars

"Read-only pages; not for banking, brokerage, comments."

January 29, 2014  |  By ckcomodo

 |  Version: SRWare Iron 31.0.1700.00

Pros

Rapid return of URLs entered. Supports several ad-blockers, especially do not track. Rare to crash.

Cons

Cannot do much any on-line banking or brokerage at all, rejects many "post comment" buttons when done writing them, even with javascript "enabled." Not to mention limit orders, etc. Would not trust to execute options period.

Summary

OK on my machine that does not support IE; needing Comodo Ice Dragon for sensitive or respond mode to do as expected workably .

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4 stars

"Excellent, but stay away from their "Store"."

January 18, 2014  |  By ToughAsSilkNails

 |  Version: SRWare Iron 31.0.1700.00

Pros

I don't know what's going on with Chrome. Mine started loading slow and YouTube was virtually useless. Not any more. My browser starts right up, so does YouTube.

Cons

BUT, do not use their "store", it's absolute garbage. Many of the "download" links are strategically placed. For instance, if you select Adblock, you see a few very large download "buttons". The one for Adblock is in small print with a >click here<. Be very careful.

Worse, even the ABOUT page is useless, it has ads and sets you up to "Download" or "Play Now", all referring to Video Download Converter. Video Download Converter is NOT AN EXTENSION, it's a tool bar and defined as having "malicious traits".

Fair Warning.

Summary

Love the city, but don't visit the store.

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4 stars

"Works fantastic in my XP VM."

December 26, 2013  |  By lylejk

 |  Version: SRWare Iron 31.0.1700.00

Pros

Compatibility; I'm looking for a browser replacement for my aging XP VM especially since Microsoft is going to completely stop support for it in April. I use the VM for sandbox purposes. There are more and more sites that just won't support IE8 anymore. A member of a website I frequent suggested Iron. I refuse to use Chrome due to the tracking issues; Iron doesn't do that. I've since hosed my VM (it's what you do when you play in the sandbox; delete the box constantly), but still, it's the major contender for my browser of the future (a pun I know; it's in their ad. lol). It also does pretty good with HTML5 support (IE8 is quite lacking to say the least). The biggest thing with Iron is it's speed; it's a firecracker compared to IE8. :)

Cons

Only one. I'm a Yahooligan and there is no Yahoo Toolbar for Chrome (or Iron). It's available for Firefox (the other contender on my list). If I can work around that issue to my liking, then I will decide on Iron since it's quite quick.

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5 stars

"People downrating are paid shills. Iron is excellent."

December 23, 2013  |  By grndzro

 |  Version: SRWare Iron 31.0.1700.00

Pros

Does not crash
Fast
Same compatibility as Chrome

Cons

None.
I need more than 10 characters in cons so here they are.

Summary

This browser has never let me down. Been using it for a couple years now.

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3 stars

"Good so far..."

November 05, 2013  |  By AlcoveSpring

 |  Version: SRWare Iron 28.0.1550.01

Pros

Does not crash like Chrome.

Cons

This browser uses some Microsoft browser folders for storage. So, even if you clear everything for all time from the chrome/history page, you still need something like CCleaner to delete the rest.
(So, I just use CCleaner instead of the chrome/history page to delete my history.)

Summary

This browser seems to be working fine. I have been using it for about a month. IE was too slow. FF kept locking up daily for about a minute or two. (I think it was checking for updates.) Opera alters your Registry. Chrome kept crashing. This seems to be a good browser. I hope it works out.

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Full Specifications

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General
Publisher SRWare
Publisher web site http://www.srware.net/
Release Date April 09, 2013
Date Added April 16, 2013
Version 26.0.1450
Category
Category Browsers
Subcategory Web Browsers
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows XP/Vista/7
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 41.99MB
File Name srware_iron.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 144,969
Downloads Last Week 325
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License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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