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Browzar - your private web browser?

Posted by ClifNotes, Apr 2008, permalink Web Browser


What is it?

Browzar web browser advertises that their web browser is a great solution for surfing privately on a shared PC. This browser is not supposed to leave behind records of browsing history, cookies, auto-complete entries or any other traces from past sessions.


The Browzar browser is basically a simple skin over Internet Explorer. That means that it's subject to any of the security flaws that you may already have in IE. I did notice that their default security settings are a bit more strict than those in IE alone.


I tried and I really couldn't find anything seriously wrong with Browzar. I'm not saying I'll be using it or that I enjoy using it, but it seems to be doing what it says it should be doing.


What features do I like?

• small download - 220k

• no installation needed

• clearly labeled and easy to use features

• 3 nice looking skins


What features do I hate?

• the default search engine can't be changed

• new tabs don't form when SHIFT, CTRL or a center click on links

• the default security settings sometimes are a pain


What are my alternatives?

For secure surfing, I can recommend CosmoPod, Incognito, and any portable browser on a USB stick such as OperaTor, XeroBank or PortableFlock.


What do you recommend?

If you have your own preferred ways to keep your browsing private, let us know in the comments below.


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Quote from the website

Search and surf the web without leaving traces on your computer.

Browzar is based on the Internet Explorer engine, which means it's such a small file that it only takes seconds to download. We've made it disposable; so you have the choice of keeping Browzar on your PC, or downloading it each time you need to protect your privacy. You don't even need to install it: with Browzar you just click and go ...

• No browsing history, stored files, or cookies

• No embarrassing search auto-complete

• No installation. Just click ‘run’ and go

• No registration required