Secure IE

Download Editors' Rating:
3
Good
Average User Rating:
2.9
out of 26 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    2004
  • Total Downloads:
    207,567
  • Date Added:
    Aug. 23, 2004
  • Price:
    Free to try (15-day trial); $30.00 to buy
  • File Size:
    5.04MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    6
  • Platform:
    Windows

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Editors' Review

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Intended to increase the usefulness of Internet Explorer, Secure IE offers extra features for tabbed browsing, pop-up blocking, and security improvements. Also, though it represents a leap forward for IE, it doesn't improve much on IE's competitors. Although the tabbed browsing is convenient, you can't open sites in new browser windows. Its pop-up blocking is weak, failing some of our easier tests. It also purports to block Flash ads, but it seemed effective only half the time in our tests. Annoyingly, whenever it blocks an ad, the browser takes center stage, even if you were working in another application.

Secure IE's security manager lets you fine-tune how it handles ActiveX controls, cookies, and downloads. Its included download manager is a mix of good and bad points. On the one hand, it adds characters to downloaded file names, which keeps you from accidentally installing programs--a good security measure. However, that same feature makes it difficult to actually run programs you download. Its research features include adding notes or highlights to Web pages and toolbar access to multiple and customizable Web search engines. Secure IE offers some useful features for people still tied to IE, but its added features don't trump IE competitors.

 
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User Reviews
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3 stars

"Cool Antivirus"

February 02, 2009  |  By torami

 |  Version: Secure IE 2004

Pros

Cool Antivirus

Cons

Cool Antivirus

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3 stars

"Developer does not keep software updated."

March 15, 2006  |  By Holmes245

 |  Version: Secure IE 2004

Pros

The pros that made Secure IE unique when it was first developed was the tabbed feature and the security features.

Cons

Although I was initially impressed with Secure IE 2004 when I first started using the browser, since then, the developers at Winferno haven't updated the program for some time. If you go to their website, you'll notice that they still say that Secure IE 2004 is "new" despite its having been out at least two years.

I know they don't update it, or at least very often, because I set the automatic update feature to manually check for updates and for a few months that I had manually checked, it never had a update come through. After having contacted the company several times, I've gotten the impression that updating the program or coming out with a new version is not high on their priority list.

Also, if you're using a 800x600 screen resolution, the "full screen" will definitely not be full screen. These guys would do well at looking at the Firefox and Avant browers for a good example of what "full screen" should be. Moving the menus up the screen by almost a half inch with two inches still showing and a status bar don't count.

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3 stars

"Professional work, idea good. Useful product.But very large price."

February 08, 2006  |  By Dima_R

 |  Version: Secure IE 2004

Pros

Professional work, idea good. Useful product.

Cons

But very large price.

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1 stars

"I give u 2 star, It u put free!?"

December 02, 2005  |  By Pizza_Al

 |  Version: Secure IE 2004

Pros

Secure increase my IE of 00.0000000000001.

Yup.

Cons

$30.00!? THAT BIG RIF OFF! Not even $0.01! I rather wait for Mozilla or Opera to take over Microsoft copt. Get Firefox, Opera or any free Browers!

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2 stars

"not nice!!!"

November 25, 2005  |  By dark^iMp

 |  Version: Secure IE 2004

Pros

the security ok not too bad..can block popups n others stuf too..can open multi tab.

Cons

i am very sad with the icon that provided..is not nice at all...although can open multi tab,but the whole thing does not look nice..should make the icon more cool...exept the view others all not bad...canot encode some chinese words too.

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1 stars

"This prduct is alright...if you want to be stuck with ie"

November 12, 2005  |  By roliansociety

 |  Version: Secure IE 2004

Pros

it helps protect internet explorer, but why use the unsecure browser if the first place?

Cons

You dont need to download this, there is already another browser that is safe from the begining. Yes, of course, FIREFOX! from Mozilla. They are the oringinal safe, easy, and best browser available. Do a search for it and read their reviews. After you try it, you'll know why its the fastest groing browser on the web.

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5 stars

"Cool"

October 19, 2005  |  By Mark Gredger

 |  Version: Secure IE 2004

Pros

Nice addition for IE

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1 stars

"A Grim Smile"

June 29, 2005  |  By swex

 |  Version: Secure IE 2004

Cons

What is the point of paying, when u get an unstavle, unsecure, laggy and unpersonalizeable program?? Better download FREE Firefox

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2 stars

"Ohhh C'mon! what the heck is this?!?!"

June 23, 2005  |  By comitech

 |  Version: Secure IE 2004

Pros

well, it did ass a little functionability to my ip.

Cons

well, you pay for "Free" updates, its pretty much like the default and FREE browser, Microsoft Enternet Explorer. This is a ripoff! i dont recomend this download.

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2 stars

"Oh, come on!"

June 09, 2005  |  By Mrsone

 |  Version: Secure IE 2004

Pros

Adds a little functionality for IE.

Cons

This is hillarious...you pay for adding some features to IE? It is basically the same browser that you can get free. And if you want more security, then just get Firefox or Opera. This is ridiculous...pay for increased security for IE (kind of ironic, since IE is not very secure), and still have the same old unstable browser. RIPOFF!!!

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Full Specifications

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General
Publisher Winferno Software
Publisher web site http://www.winferno.com
Release Date August 23, 2004
Date Added August 23, 2004
Version 2004
Category
Category Browsers
Subcategory Internet Explorer Add-ons & Plugins
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows NT, Windows XP, Windows Me, Windows 2000, Windows 98, Windows
Additional Requirements Windows 98/Me/NT/2000/XP
Download Information
File Size 5.04MB
File Name SIE2004-TRIAL.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 207,567
Downloads Last Week 6
Pricing
License Model Free to try
Limitations 15-day trial
Price $30

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