Comodo IceDragon is a fully-featured web browser based 100% on Mozilla's Firefox. Unlike Firefox, Comodo IceDragon has been customized in several ways and leverages a few extra privacy features developed by Comodo.
One of the first things to note when installing IceDragon is the fact that Comodo offers to utilize their own DNS servers instead of the ones provided by your ISP. The benefit here is that your browsing details are not shared with third parties which are known to purchase user browsing habits from ISPs. Using Comodo's DNS servers also allows users to avoid DNS hijacking which is generally viewed as an unethical form of online advertising for mistyped URLs. Comodo also filters known malware domains.
In addition to private DNS servers, Comodo also provides users with their own Site Inspector tool which warns users if they are visiting a web site known for distributing malware and other malicious practices. Another thing setting this browser apart from Firefox is the addition of the Facebook button which allows for quick sharing of online content with friends on Facebook.
Apart from the extras that Comodo adds to IceDragon that aren't included with Firefox, it operates virtually the same as Firefox while supporting all of the addons and extensions available from Mozilla.
One extra thing to note, also, is the fact that Comodo has decided to partner with Yahoo! instead of Google for user searches. In light of privacy concerns when using Google's services and reflecting the fact that Comodo is a security software company, we weren't all too surprised.
On that note, when you install Comodo IceDragon, you will be given the option to import passwords and bookmarks from your current default browser.
Overall, Comodo's revised browser layout and design is certainly welcome and the addition of certain privacy features perfectly suit users who are concerned or worried about online safety and privacy.Comodo IceDragon features and highlights:
Comodo IceDragon is licensed as Freeware for Windows (32-bit and 64-bit) operating system / platform from internet browsers without restrictions. Comodo IceDragon 188.8.131.52 is available to all software users as a free download (Freeware).
Compatibility with this software may vary, but will generally run fine under Microsoft Windows 8, 8.1, 7, Vista and XP on either a 32-bit or 64-bit setup. A separate x64 version may be available from Comodo Security Solutions, Inc.
We have tested Comodo IceDragon 184.108.40.206 against malware with several different programs. We certify that this program is clean of viruses, malware and trojans. [Read more]