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Comodo Dragon for Windows

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Key Details of Comodo Dragon

  • Navigate the Internet using a versatile technology browser with high level of security and privacy
  • Last updated on 06/26/19
  • There have been 3 updates within the past 6 months
  • The current version has 1 flag on VirusTotal badge_icon

Editors' Review

Download.com staff

Popular security software developer Comodo has developed a Chrome remix said to have higher security features than its predecessors. Comodo Dragon is an aesthetically minimalist browser that is attractive, responsive, and secure.

Apart from the red hue, the Chromium-based browser's interface is identical to that of market contender Google Chrome. From the detachable tabs at the top of the screen to the bookmark-syncing option, it is impossible to instantly recognize where the "remix" takes place. The Help tab even redirects you to Google Chrome's Help page and the Extensions tab redirects you to Google as well. It also keeps Chrome's incognito mode option, where all browsing information and cookies are deleted following the user's Web session. Upon poking around the Options menu, there are a couple of visible differences: there are no location settings and Dragon does not present an option to send "usage statistics and crash reports to Google."

A browser developed by a company that is best known for its firewall software can leave people feeling more secure about their Internet usage. Comodo Dragon will pull up a bright-yellow caution message warning people that sending information may be unsafe when they are entering a Web site with an unstable security certificate. One such message pops up even when logging into large sites like Facebook. Also, Dragon does not send browsing information to a remote server.

Based on simple timer tests run on Microsoft Windows XP Service Pack 3, the average cold start-up time was 4.53 seconds, warm start-up was 0.92s, and navigation time from nytimes.com to facebook.com was 0.87s. Comodo Dragon proves to have slightly faster page-loading speed than Google Chrome 5.0.375.70, which had results of 5.71s, 1.27s, and 1.23s, respectively. However, in Sunspider JavaScript benchmark testing, Comodo Dragon received an average score of 929.6 milliseconds, whereas Google got 734ms. Based on these results, Google may have faster JavaScript performance than Comodo.

Dragon is not only fast, but like Google Chrome, it is not strewn with numerous icons, leaving more room for Web viewing. For those who are extra cautious about their online security, or for those who are worried about Google's data-mining, this fast browser is a great choice.


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Full Specifications

WHAT'S NEW IN VERSION 74.0.3729.157
  • Updated to Chromium v74.0.3729.157 codebase
  • Added option to disable sponsored content from the new tab page.
GENERAL
Release
June 26, 2019
Latest update
September 18, 2019
Version
74.0.3729.157
OPERATING SYSTEMS
Platform
Windows
Operating System
Windows Vista, Windows 8, Windows 10, Windows 7
Additional Requirements
None
POPULARITY
Total Downloads
594,194
Downloads Last Week
182
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Developer's Description

Navigate the Internet using a versatile technology browser with high level of security and privacy.
Comodo Dragon is a free, feature-rich, secure, Chromium-based web browser from Comodo (maker of the renowned Comodo Internet security software). It has the look and feel of Chrome but features several security and functionality improvements: Built-in website filter. The Comodo Online Security plugin automatically blocks malicious websites before you open them. More secure default settings.

Comodo Dragon ships with settings optimized for maximum security and privacy. Private browsing. Incognito mode further improves privacy by preventing cookies from being stored during browsing sessions. Better certificate handling. During HTTPS sessions, the Dragon address bar will clearly indicate the class of SSL certificate used by the website (Extended Validation, Organization Validation or Domain Validation). Drag and drop browsing. Simply drag any text or image to the right of the browser to run an instant search on the item. Try it once and you'll love it. Secure DNS service. Switch your browser DNS to Comodo and enjoy a faster and more secure internet experience. Built-in media downloader. One-click download of video and audio from YouTube, DailyMotion and other streaming media sites.