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m9P Surfer

By Mental9Production Free Editors' Rating

Editors' Review

Download.com Staff Feb 27, 2009

As promised, this Web browser is easier on your system resources than alternatives such as Internet Explorer, but it doesn't offer tabbed browsing or support some plug-ins from other companies. m9P's straightforward interface consists of the viewing window, a File menu, and a pared down toolbar that holds only basic navigational buttons.

It automatically adds your IE favorites on installation and there's an option to import your bookmarks from Netscape, but Firefox isn't supported. Pages are quick to load, and it handles Flash animation and Java just as well as IE or Firefox. It has the standard buttons to navigate backward, forward, refresh, and stop loading, and all worked fine. The File menu provides access to an Internet Options window that is nearly indistinguishable from IE's. It doesn't have a plug-in manager or other method of adding toolbars or add-ons, although there are multiple links to the publisher's other products and some of these paid products appear to work with the browser like plug-ins. It doesn't support tabs either, a feature that's become standard in most browsers today.

If you've used any type of browser before, you can use this one. You won't find some of the extras offered in the more popular Web browsers, but if you're more concerned with conserving system resources, this freeware program has a very small footprint.

Full Specifications

What's new in version 5.1


Release November 7, 2008
Date Added May 31, 2006
Version 5.1

Operating Systems

Operating Systems Windows 2000, Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows, Windows XP, Windows NT
Additional Requirements Windows 98/Me/NT/2000/XP/2003 Server, PII 32MB RAM


Total Downloads 15,963
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Developer's Description

m9P Surfer is a very fast light weight Web browser developed by mental9Production. This Web surfer is extremely small in size, thus, consumes very little system resources, and it is very fast. Having many of the options and functionalities expected from a modern Web browser, m9P Surfer provides complete Internet surfing capabilities. m9P Surfer supports and manages Favorites and History.

One interesting feature of m9P Surfer, is that it will automatically detect your Internet Explorer Favorites and integrate them into its own Favorites menu. You will not loose any previously added Favorites. Also, you can import your Netscape Bookmarks. As for History, you can easily access your recent HTTP, FTP, or system files from the sidebar. Being so light, m9P Surfer can be considered as an alternative solution for users who want their computers to remain efficient and optimized to run other application, while also browsing the Web. Version 5.1 may include unspecified updates, enhancements, or bug fixes.