Browsers, E-mail, & Web Apps forum

Resolved Question

Ice Dragon Browser.

by Dafydd Forum moderator / March 28, 2013 7:06 AM PDT

On my Win 7 desktop my main browser is firefox java disabled. I also have Chrome and IE ( rarely used. )

I,m trying out Ice Dragon and quite like it. I've read many reviews about it, but are the extra safety features worth a change?

Anybody used it and gone back to what they were using before?

Dafydd.

Dafydd has chosen the best answer to their question. View answer »
Answer This Ask For Clarification
Discussion is locked
You are posting a reply to: Ice Dragon Browser.
The posting of advertisements, profanity, or personal attacks is prohibited. Please refer to our CNET Forums policies for details. All submitted content is subject to our Terms of Use.
Track this discussion and email me when there are updates

If you're asking for technical help, please be sure to include all your system info, including operating system, model number, and any other specifics related to the problem. Also please exercise your best judgment when posting in the forums--revealing personal information such as your e-mail address, telephone number, and address is not recommended.

You are reporting the following post: Ice Dragon Browser.
This post has been flagged and will be reviewed by our staff. Thank you for helping us maintain CNET's great community.
Sorry, there was a problem flagging this post. Please try again now or at a later time.
If you believe this post is offensive or violates the CNET Forums' Usage policies, you can report it below (this will not automatically remove the post). Once reported, our moderators will be notified and the post will be reviewed.

All Answers

Best Answer as chosen by Dafydd

Collapse -
Don't see any reason for it.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 28, 2013 7:13 AM PDT
In reply to: Ice Dragon Browser.
Collapse -
Ice Dragon.
by Dafydd Forum moderator / March 28, 2013 7:43 AM PDT

Thanks Bob, I'm wise enough not be fooled into allowing an action that would compromise me.
I disabled Java in Firefox when the latest round of exploits started and haven't needed it for anything.
Should I uninstall it for Firefox?

I probably meant originally, is Ice Dragon safer against a drive by? My surfing habits are very limited,
I don't torrent, use WOT, don't click on links in email if I'm not sure of the source etc.
Any tips on how to make Firefox as secure as it can be?

Dafydd.

Collapse -
I have to write no.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 28, 2013 7:57 AM PDT
In reply to: Ice Dragon.

Since this is closed source the security is by obscurity. That is very well discussed.

As to Java, why is it installed at all?

As to surfing more safely. Many of the moderators use some browser other than IE then beef up the security with things like WOT, Adblock+, another DNS such as OpenDNS or Google DNS. Some go further by installing NoScript and uninstalling Java altogether.
Bob

Collapse -
Ice Dragon.
by Dafydd Forum moderator / March 28, 2013 8:04 AM PDT
In reply to: I have to write no.

Thanks Bob, will research your suggestions and act accordingly.
No further questions.
Diolch yn fawr. ( Welsh for thank you very much. )

Dafydd.

Popular Forums
icon
Computer Help 47,885 discussions
icon
Computer Newbies 10,322 discussions
icon
iPhones, iPods, & iPads 3,188 discussions
icon
Security 30,333 discussions
icon
TVs & Home Theaters 20,177 discussions
icon
HDTV Picture Setting 1,932 discussions
icon
Phones 15,713 discussions
icon
Windows 7 6,210 discussions
icon
Networking & Wireless 14,510 discussions

Tech for the school year

Smart tech for smart students

Forget the pencils and notebooks. Gear up your students with these portable and powerful note-taking machines.