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Wyzo

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Wyzo is yet another contender in the browser wars. It looks and acts just like most of the popular browsers on the market, but there's nothing about it that really makes it stand out above the rest. However, it's another option for those who like to have something different.

Wyzo's straightforward user interface will appeal to novice and advanced users alike. Menu options run across the top of the window, with frequently used navigational commands below. Wyzo imported all of our Firefox bookmarks during the installation process without any issues. Wyzo offers a thumbnail view of your tabs, so you can click on the page you'd like to view. The program let us browse the Internet as usual. The new Private Browsing feature worked without a hitch, letting us safely browse without worrying about our browsing and search history, cookies, or temporary Internet files being compromised or retained. When the time came to download media content, Wyzo was able to successfully and quickly download files, but it certainly wasn't noticeably faster than Firefox or IE. Strangely, Wyzo offers Help links for both Firefox and IE, but it couldn't locate the URLs. So if you do need any help, it seems like you're out of luck.

Wyzo is free. It installs a separate search toolbar without your permission, but both the browser and toolbar uninstalled cleanly. If you're looking for something better in a browser, you won't be wowed by Wyzo. But if you're looking for a simple change to your browsing routine, it's worth a look.

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All User Reviews
  • All versions:

    3.4 stars

    out of 25 votes

    • 5 star: 5
    • 4 star: 10
    • 3 star: 4
    • 2 star: 3
    • 1 star: 3
  • Current version:

    3.1 stars

    out of 8 votes

    • 5 star: 1
    • 4 star: 2
    • 3 star: 3
    • 2 star: 1
    • 1 star: 1
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  • 5.0 stars

    "really really fun browser!"

    May 5, 2013  |   By crosfield2010

    Version: Wyzo 3.6.4

    Pros

    it has all the firefox tools,which is great and so far no firefox crashes!! AND lots of cool features!!

    Cons

    none so far!

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  • 1.0 stars

    "Unstable and useless"

    November 21, 2012  |   By pemiteo

    Version: Wyzo 3.6.4

    Pros

    none I could think of

    Cons

    Crashing every 30 secs

    Summary

    I cannot possibly see any reason for anyone to use this browser. Don't waste your time with this one...

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  • 2.0 stars

    "Slower than FF, won't load pages."

    January 19, 2012  |   By mnolfn

    Version: Wyzo 3.6.4

    Pros

    Pretty (useless)

    Cons

    Lots of hype, no delivery. Sounds like Washington DC

    Summary

    Not for me....Crashed twice in 5 minutes.

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  • 3.0 stars

    "Run Fine On Xp, Terrible On Windows 7"

    May 6, 2011  |   By bob-bob-beans

    Version: Wyzo 3.6.4

    Pros

    It has Everything you could want from a browser

    Cons

    it just crashes on windows 7 no explaination

    Summary

    its worth a shot, but dnt hold you breath, if they fixed all the bugs then this browser would really be one of the best avaliable.

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  • 3.0 stars

    "Another version of Firefox-"

    March 6, 2011  |   By andreaborman

    Version: Wyzo 3.6.4

    Pros

    Firefox is a very popular browser. So much so that there are many alternative versions of it. That unlike Firefox are made only for Windows and so are faster than the original Firefox. This browser has download bit torrent feature.

    Cons

    Some people find it some times is a bit slower than Firefox, but this version seems to be improved.

    Summary

    There are many different versions of Firefox that have been made for Windows only,on the theory. That because Firefox is for all operating systems,not just Windows,that is why it is sometimes slower. And it is true that the alternative versions of Firefox do seem to be faster than the original Firefox. The many browsers out now that are Firefox alternatives are-PALE MOON.SAFEFOX,MOZILLA FLOCK, COMET BIRD, and WYZO,this browser are among the many. And I must admit that I use both Pale Moon and Safefox browsers and yes,they do seem to be faster than the original Firefox.On Windows the Firefox alternatives that are all made only for Windows do work faster than Firefox itself. Linux also has it's own Firefox alternatives,Swiftfox,Icecat,but on Linux these alternatives do not work so well. So on Linux it is best to stick with the original Firefox itself not the alternatives. But this browser Wyzo is for Windows only and is like Firefox in every way but the one difference is. That it has an added feature of being able to download bit torrent within the browser. Something that Firefox and the other alternatives do not have. Except for Comit Bird,which also has this feature. but if you do not want to use this feature you can just uninstall the Downloadhelper plug in it comes with and use Wyzo just as a browser on it's own. In the previous version of Wyzo I found that when I clicked on the browser it did not always open or was slow to open. But that issue was not present in this new updated version. So they have sorted that problem out it seems.Firefox,Flock,Safefoxand Pale Moon browser users can also add the browser plug in Downloadelper or Download IT All to their browser. To download torrent files like on Wyzo and now these 2 browser plug ins work in SeaMonkey too.So what you can get in Wyzo is not anything you cannot get in Firefox or your regular Safefox browser.But anybody who is looking for a Firefox alternative or a faster Firefox,should feel at home with this browser,Wyzo. Andrea Borman.

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  • 4.0 stars

    "firefox lite"

    January 17, 2011  |   By pmatte3127

    Version: Wyzo 3.6.4

    Pros

    mostly like firefox so how can you go wrong

    Cons

    haven't found anything yet

    Summary

    firefox clones seem to work better than ie clones

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  • 4.0 stars

    "Not exactly certain how to rate this."

    January 16, 2011  |   By 5bombsnostars

    Version: Wyzo 3.6.4

    Pros

    It works as well as my other browsers, which means ... well, it works. What more positive things can I say ?

    Cons

    Can't name one. See above.

    Summary

    I use Firefox, Opera, Wyzo and under some circumstances IE when it pops up on its own because some other piece of software invokes it. It's okay. My name is 5bombsnostars and I approve this message.

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  • 3.0 stars

    "need improvement
    still good aliter native"

    January 13, 2011  |   By avcaadi

    Version: Wyzo 3.6.4

    Pros

    integration with torrent sites and video ones too and fire torrent is great

    Cons

    ask .com search is worst rather horrible that is why i deleted it in 3 days

    Summary

    dump ask .com use google man

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