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Browse Secure

By Mad-Monkey Free Editors' Rating

Editors' Review

Download.com Staff Mar 10, 2009

Awkward to navigate from start to finish, this free browser's promise to apply restrictions to specific Web sites wasn't fulfilled.

Browse Secure prompts you for a password before you enter the program, but offers no direction on what to enter. It was only by accident that we figured out to enter the default user id. We were bombarded with configurations options, but without seeing the rest of the program, we had no idea what they meant. The user interface is pretty bland, but the command buttons were recognizable. The administrator settings let you decide whether you want to block sites or allow access only to user-specified URLs. With the second option, we were denied access to all Web sites, including the sites on our white list. We also kept receiving script error messages along the way.

Ironically, we were restricted from accessing the publisher's own help page, and the Windows Help feature is unavailable to Vista users. This browser wasn't worth our time and it isn't worth yours. Keep looking for a more functional browser.

Full Specifications

What's new in version 3.13

This version is the first release on CNET Download.com.

General

Date Added January 24, 2009
Version 3.13

Operating Systems

Additional Requirements Windows 95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP/Vista

Popularity

Total Downloads 997
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Developer's Description

This is truly a new revolution of Web Internet Browser, designed to be used both at work and at home. As well as just a normal web browser, this unique application allows both parents at home and administrators at work restrict access to a selected range of web sites, by choosing your own list of web sites to access. If allowed, users can request access to a particular web site, which can then be approved by the parent or administrator using it. The list of web sites can be used to either be used as a simple favorites tool, or to white list or blacklist web sites. This version is the first release on CNET Download.com.

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