Epic Browser 39.0.2171.99

A browser with enhanced security that blocks ads and scripts

  • Category:

    Web browsers

  • Version:

    39.0.2171.99

  • Works under:

    Windows XP / Windows 8.1 / Windows 7 / Windows Vista / Windows 8

  • Also available for:

    Mac

  • Program available in:In English
  • Program license:Free
  • Vote:
    7.4 (200)
Epic Browser 39.0.2171.99
Epic Browser 1.9.4

Epic Browser is a piece of software that allows you to browse content online without creating any sort of record of your activity. The ability to browse the web privately is a growing demand from consumers in a vast cross-section of the world market. Users have caught on to the idea that online entities can track their behavior in the pursuit of tailoring ads specifically to a single person. Many people see this as an invasion of privacy, especially when they are tracked through some internet activity that they would prefer remain secret.

Because of the demand for such private browsing, Epic Browser has grown into an exceptionally popular browser, and it boasts significant user numbers in the United States, Nigeria, and China. As more internet users learn the value of browsing privately, the browser will only become more popular.

Perhaps the strongest feature of Epic Browser is that it easily blocks advertisements. Regardless of the number of ads on a page, Epic Browser will ignore them all so you won't be distracted. This ability to eliminate the problem of ads is highly useful, and there are few other browsers that can perform the same task with the same efficiency.

When you log on to the web through Epic Browser, data transfers of any and all sorts are fully encrypted. This prevents your online activities from being monitored or recorded. In some nations, the local government can choose to disapprove and block certain websites, and Epic Browser can get around those restrictions so you can view forbidden content without attracting attention.

It should be noted that using Epic Browser is an exceptionally effective method for protecting your online activities, but that protection comes at a price. The browser isn't particularly fast, and searches via common search engines take a fair amount of time. Once you've found a page that you want to load, the process is decently fast, but it still lacks some of the zippy speed of the benchmark browsers. Of course, this is a trade-off for the added protection of the powerful encryption.

If you are worried over your security while browsing the internet, Epic Browser could be an excellent way to relieve your stress. It keeps you protected from prying eyes while online, and it leaves behind no traces of your activity. The browser is totally free, and it completely shuts down advertisements of all sorts. The only real downside to the browser is that you can tell it operates at a slow rate if you are accustomed to industry leading browsers like Firefox, Chrome, or Safari. However, the slight speed degradation is well-worth the protection, and if you have a sufficiently powerful internet connection, you won't notice much of a difference at all. Epic Browser most certainly performs well enough to make it worthy of its name.

Pros

  • Improved Security
  • Blocks Scripts and Advertisements
  • Recommended For All Ages

Cons

  • Noticeably Slow

The Epic browser is designed specifically to protect the privacy of users browsing websites online. The browser itself is based on the Chromium open source project. This is the same codebase used to create the Google Chrome browser. The difference is that nearly every part of the browser has been altered a little in order to prevent personal data from being collected and tracked while online. Although the browser does everything possible to block tracking, there are still techniques like device fingerprinting that could get through. The Epic browser is distributed as open source, with the source code available for maximum transparency.

The overall appearance and functionality of the Epic browser is similar to Google Chrome because they use the same core code. Most people who start the application will immediately recognize the simple and streamlined interface. It includes many of the basic features of Chrome, like tabbed browsing windows and extensive settings. A large difference that some people will notice is that the Epic browser actually works faster on most websites than the larger mainstream browsers. This is because the browser is actively blocking and stopping contact with other servers that would usually slow down browsing speeds.

Epic browser uses several different techniques in order to prevent tracking and invasion of privacy from outside parties. One of the main ways they accomplish this is by maintaining a proxy server, which the browser automatically attempts to send requests through whenever a website is visited. The proxy server effectively acts an intermediary between search engines and average users. The result is that the Internet protocol address of a user is hidden and cannot be tracked by the search engine. The proxy server also helps to protect against third-party tracking programs that work through search engines.

A few other things help to protect privacy in Epic browser. The first is that everything in Chromium that would normally send tracking data to a website or company, like Google, has been stripped out or disabled. Another technique that is used is to remove any referrer information and numbers from website addresses before they are loaded. This stops tracking through cookies and a few other methods. The Epic browser automatically attempts to block pop-ups, advertisements and other elements that usually contain some type of tracking code.

A benefit of the Epic browser is that all of the protections are always active unless specifically disabled by users. The browser is always in incognito mode, so the browsing history and cookies are deleted when the browser is closed. The only thing that remains is first-party cookies that could be used for tracking, but that are necessary to load certain websites. Using Epic browser requires no experience and no in-depth technical knowledge. Everything is automatic. The browser even reports regularly when tracking protections have been activated. Epic browser is a good option for anyone concerned about privacy online.

Pros

  • Exceptional privacy protections
  • Protections are always active
  • Fast browsing speeds

Cons

  • Cannot stop all types of tracking
  • Can have problems with some websites due to protections

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