There is really no dearth of alternative browsers available. Today we will have a look at another browser for Windows called SRWare Iron. Users love using Chrome, but many want a more private and secure browser. This has made them turn towards more secure and privacy-conscious alternatives.
SRWare Iron Browser, or simply called Iron, is a browser, based on the Chromium source, offering the same features as Chrome – but without compromising on Privacy.
If you are using Google Chrome as your default browser you must have observed that often, the browser sends data to Google. Many do not like it and consider it a violation of their privacy. This cannot be considered appropriate – especially from a security standpoint. Iron resolves this issue. It eliminates usage tracking and other privacy compromising functionality that is present in Chrome.
Let us see what all Iron disables!
In Google Chrome, every time you enter something in the address line, the information goes to Google which in turn sends suggestions. This is not to be seen in the Iron browser.
This Chrome function sends information to Google in an encoded form. For example, when and where ‘Chrome’ was downloaded. This does not exist in Iron.
Unlike Chrome, the feature does not exist in the Iron browser. Moreover,
Chrome only has 8 preview thumbs on the “NewTab”-Page whereas, Iron is capable of offering you 12 preview thumbs to make the most of the available space on your monitor.
If you like what you have read so far, you can go ahead and download it. You will have a “Chrome browser” which addresses your privacy concerns!
SRWare Iron Browser
To begin with, download the setup from the download link and install the browser. Unlike other browsers that we reviewed earlier, SRWare does a good job of regularly updating Iron.
Once installed completely, you can access the browser’s Command and Tool menus from the upper right corner of the browser window.
If you would like to import some of your Bookmarks and Settings you could do so. Simply click on the ‘Customize and Control SRWare Iron’ icon, choose ‘Bookmarks’ and from the available options select ‘Import Bookmarks and Settings’ option. The process is straightforward and easy, with no hassles!
On the other hand, clicking on ‘New Incognito window’ would direct you to a new window. Any pages you view in this window remain hidden and do not appear in your browser history or search history. In addition, there are no cookies traces left behind on your computer; once you close all OPEN incognito windows.
The Settings section helps you manage search engines and other primary settings such as opening particular pages on start-up, and setting Iron as your default browser if you would like to. Plus, you can address many of your privacy concerns here. For instance, you can change ‘Proxy Settings’ and fine-tune other settings that may help you improve your browsing experience. You can even enable ‘Offer to save the passwords’ option, change ‘Fonts and Languages’, and do a lot more, all under a single page.
SRWare Iron Browser is a lightweight browser and compatible with all the recent Windows versions. You can download it from here.