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[Windows] Epic Browser is a Chrome-like web browser that aims to protect your privacy [Mac OS X]
Posted By Kent On September 11, 2013 @ 9:21 AM In Mac OS X,Windows | 4 Comments
If you think that you are totally safe when you’re using the Internet, then you better think again. The online world is filled with a lot of security loopholes that may compromise your personal and confidential information. There are trackers everywhere and your data is being collected by many ad-serving companies and tracking agents. Now, here comes the best part – majority of these cases happens while you are using your web browser. Fortunately, there’s a browser that aims protect your privacy and it’s called Epic Browser.
Epic Browser is a Chromium-based web browser that is created and developed by Hidden Reflex. What this browser does is that it prevents and blocks those tracking scripts from collecting your data. This makes it difficult for anyone to track and view your browsing activity. Aside from this, Epic Browser does not facilitate any activity that could possibly leak your important details. It won’t keep your passwords and in just one-click, you can automatically set your browser to hide your real IP address.
Take note Epic Browser is available on both Windows and Mac OS X. We specifically reviewed the Windows version.
Just imagine how frustrating it would be to know that you are being tracked even when you’re at home. For sure, you would start to feel like you are no longer safe and that your privacy has been breached and the worst part of this is that you are actually allowing other people and companies to track you. You might be unaware about it but as soon as you browse the internet, you are risking your privacy since there are countless of trackers out there that are programmed to collect your valuable personal information.
Thus, having a browser like Epic Browser is really a good way to browse without frequently thinking that you’re constantly being tracked. It’s also a good alternative for users who wish to watch online videos without those annoying ads. What’s great about this browser is that it’s based on Chromium so it almost looks identical to Google Chrome but unlike the latter, it blocks those things that could potentially leak your private information to unauthorized people, companies or organizations.
Performance wise, this browser can browse the web easily and it’s very fast. It can stream videos, it can load songs and it basically does anything that you normally do on your web browser. The major difference is that with this browser, you’re not allowing those ad-serving networks to collect any valuable info from you. This web browser won’t keep any cookies, it won’t even keep your browsing history plus you can anonymously surf the web by using a proxy. It’s also very easy to use and everything is explained in a way that even a newbie internet user can understand. You can also customize your browsing preferences in just a few clicks.
Of course, using a secure web browser like Epic Browser also has its downsides. Since it basically blocks any potential source of information leak, you cannot make use of certain tools that will help you search and perform your usual online tasks with ease. For example, when you’re browsing for certain word definitions, this web browser won’t auto-correct your mistyped words plus you cannot also opt to auto-translate those pages that were written using a different language. Aside from this, you cannot also make use of your favorite web apps and browser extensions.
Nonetheless, the advantages that this web browser can offer are far more important than not being able to browse with auto-suggest tools. The level of privacy that this browser can offer may not fully guarantee that you are not going to fall into the trap of those data thieves and hackers but its way better than openly exposing yourself to the vast internet jungle that is filled with tracking cookies and data stalkers.
I really like the features of this browser. Needless to say, the Epic Browser is indeed epic because it doesn’t compromise the privacy and welfare of its users just for the sake of monetary compensation. It is way better than the Incognito browser of Google Chrome plus it’s very fast and stable. The tradeoff is you must sacrifice features and functionality that you would normally find in other browsers, like Chrome.
Overall, if you want to protect your privacy without totally giving up your life online, I strongly recommend that you download and install this browser on your computer.
Version reviewed: 188.8.131.52
Supported OS: Windows XP, Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, and Mac OS X
Download size: 1.74MB
VirusTotal malware scan results: 1/47 
Is it portable? No
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 1/47: https://www.virustotal.com/en/file/1f9da12063adbcd1ad40b067c5a5bb3cb33088240f7d4df158b57384bdf77695/analysis/1378892000/
 Epic Browser homepage: http://epicbrowser.com
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