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Web Freer

Download Editors' Rating:
3.5
Very good
Average User Rating:
2.2
out of 11 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    1.0.3.504
  • Total Downloads:
    716,233
  • Date Added:
    May 16, 2013
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    49.21MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    8,600
  • Platform:
    Windows
  • Product ranking:
    #4 in Web Browsers

Editors' Review

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Web Freer is built with the open-source Chromium models on which Google Chrome is built, and with HTTPS browsing and privacy options proves to be an effective tool. The sole purpose of Web Free is to replicate a comfortable browsing experience in a natively private environment. So instead of installing modules and add-ons for another browser that may be less secure, Web Freer is built from the ground up to support HTTPS and keep your data safe.

For the most part, it works exactly as intended. Installation is a bit confusing and takes a few minutes to finalize, but once done, you can open Web Freer as you would any other Web browser, and start surfing the Internet. By default, privacy controls are active, so the HTTPS support is there whenever you go online, encrypting your data, blocking display of your IP address, and making sure what you do is anonymous. It can also unblock sites that are commonly blocked by your ISP and it is very quick. The smartest move made by the developers of Web Freer was to build on Chromium, one of the fastest browsing experiences online, to ensure you gain benefits of private browsing without giving anything up. In our tests it was generally as fast as Chrome and often slightly faster than Firefox in opening high-media sites.

If you are eager to protect your browsing data and your identity when online, and want a browser to augment your antivirus protection, consider Web Freer. Designed from the ground up for privacy protection, it is a perfect supplement to your existing protections.

 
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User Reviews
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1 stars

"Rubbish - Avoid like the plague"

March 12, 2015  |  By seanbw

 |  Version: Web Freer 1.0.3.504

Pros

None. Tor browser is better

Cons

junk software that adds malware to your pc and imposes chative.com as your homepage with no option to change.
Absolute rubbish application.

Summary

It installs easily enough if you are not internet savvy enough to understand the dangers of a program hijacking your homepage, installing malwares on your PC and circumventing your security so that you can go to torrent and other blocked sites.
It will allow you to visit blocked sites and allow blocked visitors to visit you.
Fair enough I suppose.
The program is a stripped down chrome with an overlay of the old IE or Netscape (you remember when installing IE or Netscape was tantamount to installing all the rubbish internet junk on your pc?).
Well that was what gave rise to the popularity of Firefox and add-ons. You install only the bits you like and drop the bits you don't. The arrival of Firefox on the scene forced IE and Netscape to crack the whip and streamline the bloatware being hoisted on innocent users - only it was too late. Firefox had concreted its foot in the market.
Now programs like webfreer have forgotten the lesson and are now doing the same thing - hoisting malware and junk sites on innocent users in the hope that they won't notice. Hopefully, they will notice but the market will sit up and take notice when the malware becomes more than just irritating. When it begins to key log and learns the users secrets and personal information and uses it to their disadvantage, then we'll nod and shake our heads in unison.
Those who are crowing that they are able to visit blocked sites now should sit up and take notice. You don't need web freer to do that. There is already tor browser for that and they are free with no junk, no malware, no foisted homepage.
True, tor browser can be a little feisty if you are not internet savvy but it is not that difficult that you will leave the absolute safety of tor browser to lounge madly in the open arms of web freer with its ton of hidden dangers.
The fact that cnet are promoting the browser is not surprising. If you download any software from cnet and install it without "customizing" it will leave you with a hoisted homepage and some added programs you didn't originally sign for.
Since I realised that, my downloads from cnet have been dwindling at the rate of knots.
I guess it's a question of "birds of the same feather?" but at least cnet allows you to opt out of having your homepage hi-jacked - "so far". With web freer - you don't have a choice.
Final words of caution - be careful. you cannot say you haven't been warned.

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5 stars

"Thank you for your dedication to thank you again!"

January 27, 2014  |  By lizongde

 |  Version: Web Freer 1.0.3.504

Pros

Software very easy to use! Thank you for your dedication to thank you again!

Cons

Software very easy to use! Thank you for your dedication to thank you again!

Summary

Software very easy to use! Thank you for your dedication to thank you again!

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1 stars

"Chative as homepage? No privacy!"

January 13, 2014  |  By q4el

 |  Version: Web Freer 1.0.3.504

Pros

ZERO, NADA :(

Cons

This browser sets its' homepage as Chative.com
Spams and Malware loaded.
It uses RAR install to avoid typical cautions PC users use to avoid spamming malwares.
It resets home and search engine selections.
Bare bone Chrome loaded with MALWARES!

Summary

Windows 8 warned me but I installed it anyway, since it came with Cnet review as privacy browser. Big mistake! It is a hassle to install and it will be hassle to remove. I will be wasting next few hours removing remnants of this stupid browser. Windows 8 and Docomo Firewall both warned me. Cnet is seriously going down hill, allowing piece of **** like this on their site.
I am wasting more time to warn others before I go back to my laptop to remove this worse than a junk.

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2 stars

"It's a no go!"

January 01, 2014  |  By dabonboza

 |  Version: Web Freer 1.0.3.504

Pros

still looking

Cons

slowed my download rate from 16 mbps to about 4 mbps. Nuff said!

Summary

I will play with it a tad more but I think it's a no go - pretty sure.

Updated on Jan 1, 2014

I gave it two stars - I think! Should have been 1/2 Star.

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5 stars

"Just awesome!"

November 24, 2013  |  By jibujames

 |  Version: Web Freer 1.0.3.504

Pros

Though I showed some errors while trying to sign in and sync, once I logged into web freer, everything started running just perfect! I haven't seen any softwares using proxy techniques crafted to sch perfection!

Cons

Setup Issues
(Opened up a page titled "Sur Quimica" a number of times).

Summary

Truly outstanding browser, and you can experience it only if you overcome the initial trouble.

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1 stars

"WARNING! VIRUS AND SPAM ATTACHED TO DOWNLOAD! PAYLOAD!"

August 25, 2013  |  By amazingaces

 |  Version: Web Freer 1.0.3.504

Pros

None. Avoid this!

Cons

The CNET download also installs "topgames" and the stupid AVG Toolbar - even though you tell it NOT to install it - and also changes your default browser even though you tell it not to do tat.

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4 stars

"Easy way to protect your privacy online"

July 28, 2013  |  By Lonelyboii007

 |  Version: Web Freer 1.0.3.504

Pros

1)Easy to use similar to google chrome
2) Everything is automatic u dont need to do a thing. Browse freely without any worries.
3) Access to blocked Sites in your country also allowed

Cons

1) You cant log in and sync your settings like in google chrome.
2) Cant download apps or games from the chrome web store.

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1 stars

"A not ready for prime time piece of junk!"

June 19, 2013  |  By desertdan1

 |  Version: Web Freer 1.0.3.504

Pros

None and more NONE!

Cons

To busy to let any one sign in & sync ?

Summary

How is it a new company touting chrome clone is to busy to have you sign in & sync ? Window popped up saying "Sync server busy try later???Ya riht much later like never!

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Full Specifications

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General
Publisher WebFreer
Publisher web site http://www.fileratings.com/Review/Web_Freer
Release Date May 15, 2013
Date Added May 16, 2013
Version 1.0.3.504
Category
Category Browsers
Subcategory Web Browsers
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows XP/Vista/7/8
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 49.21MB
File Name WebFreer_Setup_1.1.0.0.rar
Popularity
Total Downloads 716,233
Downloads Last Week 8,600
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License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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