Comodo IceDragon Browser: Secure and Social browser built on the Firefox Core

Yesterday, we covered Comodo Dragon Internet Browser, which is based on Google’s Chrome browser technology.  Today we will review Comodo IceDragon Browser, a new release from Comodo. Comodo IceDragon is a secure browser designed and built on the core features of the Mozilla Firefox browser.

IceDragon features a sleek interface that helps you get seamless browsing experience. In terms of appearance and performance, the browser retains same core functionality of Firefox but with some added security features such as Comodo Secure DNS and Site Inspector.

Comodo IceDragon Browser

  • To begin with, download the setup from the download link and install the browser. During the setup itself you have to enable certain important security features such as ‘Secure DNS Configuration’, if needed. The feature alerts you and blocks any malicious websites automatically, when detected.

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  • Once you have installed the browser, you can see the main interface of the browser.

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  • It displays 5 tabs below the search field. They are:
    1. Downloads – Shows Currents and past download records
    2. Bookmarks – Adds bookmarks
    3. History – Keeps a record of the websites you visit
    4. Add-ons – Manages extensions and plug-ins and also the appearance.
    5. Settings – Displays various options wherein you can fine-tune your privacy and security settings and do a lot more.

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  • The site inspector on the other hand, scans a website for presence of any malicious content. It checks any website for Blacklist, Phishing, and Malicious,  in minutes.

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  • Some basic information on the site like the IP scan, domain, register name, contact details etc., can also be collected, if required. For users’ convenience, the browser allows access to Site inspector functionality via context menu too.
  • Well, if you think that’s all then, wait! Realizing the importance of social interactions through various social networking sites, a new feature by the name ‘Social media’ has been incorporated into Comodo IceDragon. The feature allows users to share anything in a single click. Just click on the social networking icon in the menu bar and you’re done! No hassles!

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Comodo IceDragon Known issues

  • The “Restore” button on windows XP is not also displayed when hovering the mouse cursor above it.
  • Importing data from Comodo Dragon is not possible yet.
  • Importing data from Mozilla Firefox is only available during the installation of Comodo IceDragon and may not work in some cases.
  • Minor GUI issues.

Apart from above mentioned issues, the browser is good and serves its purpose well. It works just fine on Windows 32-bit and 64-bit too.

Comodo IceDragon Browser download

Firefox lovers, you definitely want to check out the more secure and the more social Comodo IceDragon.

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The author Hemant Saxena is a post-graduate in bio-technology and has an immense interest in following Windows, Office and other technology developments. Quiet by nature, he is an avid Lacrosse player. Creating a System Restore Point first before installing a new software, and being careful about any third-party offers while installing freeware is recommended.
  • Hal36

    G’day HermantS
    OS Win 8 CP. Dld Comodo Dragon browser but not compatible with Win 8. Is Comodo DragonIce also only compatible with Win 7 & previous OSs?

  • Hemant

    I have not tried installing it on Windows8, will let you know soon!

  • Hal36

    Thx HermantS.

  • Dancarendt

    I’ve been using Comodo Ice Dragon since this Windows Club announcement it exists; I replaced Safari on my Windows 7 PC with Ice Dragon; so far, it seems to be performing as well as does IE9.

    I’m adding this comment “late” as elsewhere within these topic posts it was predicted by some Ice Dragon would never be kept up to date…predictions seemed based on version of Ice Dragon core Firefox never changing.

    Yesterday, 08-10-2012, Ice Dragon updated itself to the current Firefox 14 version core; all my add ons still work, and of course whatever Comodo inbuilts/certain bug fixes appear to be included in this Comodo auto-update of Ice Dragon.

    To reiterate, Comodo so far does appear to be as serious about its Firefox core as it is about its own reputation in re Comodo security wrapped around such core. I still can’t find Ice Dragon initial download at other than the Comodo forum, but its rarified web presence doesn’t yet seem to betoken lackluster performance for what it is.

  • mallman

    slow on start!but I will give a chance! 5 stars from me!

  • giveitatry

    Some problems I encountered after using IceDragon for about 2 months:

    1) Problem with Extensions like IDM. FDM, …
    2) Many times hangs or it is not responding for about 7 seconds
    3) Using too much memory even more than Firefox

  • grls

    I am disappointed that Dragon has no automatic bookmark sorter as do most other browsers. All sorting has to be done manually. However, do to this, you can ignore alphabetical order to group folders by importance, top to bottom.

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