Most secure browser?

By learninmypc
Nov 15, 2012
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  1. learninmypc

    learninmypc TechSpot Guru Topic Starter Posts: 4,583   +186

    Yes,I've seen those commercials. I wanted one till I found out more about it. I'll stick with MS.
    I think circusboy01 was talking about the Google Chrome web browser. I like it for its speed, but not for its tracking cookies.UGH!!
  2. circusboy01

    circusboy01 TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 795   +8

    Don't know how I ended up with a double quote. But no matter. I thank we are pretty much on the same page now, and I've pretty much got a handle on what's a Browser and whats a Search Engine. Getting rid of Funmodes was easy. I just went to manage search engines and removed it. Thanks much for the help and Info.
  3. learninmypc

    learninmypc TechSpot Guru Topic Starter Posts: 4,583   +186

    You're quite welcome:)
  4. circusboy01

    circusboy01 TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 795   +8

    I know this is going to make me sound dumb. But I have to ask. Which one of these statements is correct.
    # 1. A browser uses search engines. # 2. A search engine uses browsers. I think #1 is correct
  5. learninmypc

    learninmypc TechSpot Guru Topic Starter Posts: 4,583   +186

    A browser has a search engine.
  6. circusboy01

    circusboy01 TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 795   +8

    So we download a browser,and either use whatever search engine it comes with, Or. We can add (install others.)
    A search engine is part of the browser download. Search engines are not downloaded on their own?
    You can't use a search engine by itself.? It must be part of a browser?
  7. learninmypc

    learninmypc TechSpot Guru Topic Starter Posts: 4,583   +186

    Correct.
  8. circusboy01

    circusboy01 TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 795   +8

    Another question. (just out of curiosity) Don't worry I'll run out of them sooner or later :0)
    Are there restrictions as to which search engines can be added to each browser?
  9. learninmypc

    learninmypc TechSpot Guru Topic Starter Posts: 4,583   +186

    Firefox Search options.JPG
    To the best of my knowledge, one can click the upside down pyramid in Firefox & get their options there. I'm sure its the same way with other browsers.
  10. circusboy01

    circusboy01 TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 795   +8

    That's my thinking too.
    I like having a choice of browsers, so I will keep mine. But if one wanted to they could pick a browser, say FF, and load it up with whatever search engines they wanted, and not bother with other browsers. I'm sure a search with the Google search engine in the FF browser would net the same results as a search with the Google search engine in the Google browser. I guess I could be wrong, but I don't see how.
  11. learninmypc

    learninmypc TechSpot Guru Topic Starter Posts: 4,583   +186

    The attachment I posted are the options Firefox offers. I supposed if you wanted to bookmark duckgogo or whatever,you could.
    Personally I'm staying with Google because it has a bigger choice in my opinion.
    I think Google is the search engine by default in almost all browsers.
    In SeaMonkey, you click the Search button & its Google.
  12. circusboy01

    circusboy01 TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 795   +8

    I get all that. But I am right aren't I that using the Google search engine in Google would net the exact same results as using the Google search engine in Seamonkey. Not that it matters, but it's duckduckgo.
  13. learninmypc

    learninmypc TechSpot Guru Topic Starter Posts: 4,583   +186

    Yes. Ok, it is http://duckduckgo.com/ :)
     
  14. Clydebrown

    Clydebrown Newcomer, in training

    As per my view Currently Chrome is the best browser and more secure than Mozila Firefox and IE. And it also supports several security extensions that improves security level.
  15. learninmypc

    learninmypc TechSpot Guru Topic Starter Posts: 4,583   +186

    That may be true, but my default browser is SeaMonkey Portable. I do have FF & FF Portable & SeaMonkey.
    Since Google ownes Google Chrome, I know of no way to get rid of tracking cookies & I've used different kinds of cookie killers.
    So to each their own.:)


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