Windows 10: IE alternatives


  1. Posts : 12
    XP, 7, 8.1, 10TP
       08 Oct 2014 #1

    IE alternatives


    Internet Explorer or others ... or which browser are you using?

    I was looking for most secure browser and came across Aviator.

    Has somebody tried it and is it really so much more secure than IE, Firefox or Chrome?
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  2. Posts : 1,511
    Win-7Prox64 Win-8.1Prox64 Win-10Prox64
       08 Oct 2014 #2

    Hi and welcome to TenForums,
    It's not on the list,
    https://www.tenforums.com/browsers-an...o-you-use.html

    What problems if any are you having with ie11 ?
    Cheers.
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  3. Posts : 1,424
    Windows 10 Pro x64
       08 Oct 2014 #3

    I have never used Aviator but i might test it in a VM at some point.
    Toms Guide has a pretty good article on it and touches on way it is meant to be more secure...


    What does Aviator do?

    By stripping away ads and disabling autoplaying of media files, Aviator cuts off two main avenues for malware infection.

    Most browsers let media files, such as Adobe Flash Player files, automatically play by default. Click on a YouTube URL, and the video immediately starts playing. Malicious code can also automatically run if you end up on the wrong page.


    In Aviator, you have to click to activate every piece of Flash on a Web page. Only the files you permit to run will do so.


    If Web pages viewed with Aviator look sparser than usual, it's because the ads that usually crowd every blank space of a browser window are gone.


    Aviator opens by default in Incognito, or private browsing, mode. Your search history will be deleted when you close your browser, and URLs will not autocomplete in the search bar.
    Read More...
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  4. Posts : 12
    XP, 7, 8.1, 10TP
    Thread Starter
       08 Oct 2014 #4

    Hi and thanks for the welcome.

    I personally don't have any problems with any browser I'm using (IE, Firefox and Chrome). Lots of computer illiterate people I know are having problems with "Potentially Unwanted Programs" and IE gets hijacked and unusable. A reset of IE and cleanup of the whole system is necessary. WhiteHat Aviator looks good so far, will give it a try.
    Last edited by wert; 08 Oct 2014 at 12:19.
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  5. Posts : 1,424
    Windows 10 Pro x64
       08 Oct 2014 #5

    From my experience, other browsers get affected just as much as IE...

    Most problems i see tend to be malware on the computer that changes the browser Home Page, Search Options, Start displaying different ads on pages ... etc...

    This affects all major browsers, the reason why IE may seem the worst hit is because as you mentioned "computer illiterate" people... they don't necessarily go out to get other browsers therefore the impact on IE may seem higher.

    That's my opinion, i don't have any stats to back it up
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  6. Posts : 1,511
    Win-7Prox64 Win-8.1Prox64 Win-10Prox64
       08 Oct 2014 #6

    Yep a browser is not going to save people from themselves
    Next/ Next/ Next..... loads of junkware or worse
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  7. Posts : 804
    10 Pro Preview x64
       08 Oct 2014 #7

    Use TOR if you are really worried. Or even tails which you can run from a CD/USB.

    Otherwise all are much the same - just depends on your preference for add-ons and style.

    https://www.torproject.org/
    https://tails.boum.org/
    Last edited by adamf; 08 Oct 2014 at 14:15.
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  8. Posts : 12
    XP, 7, 8.1, 10TP
    Thread Starter
       08 Oct 2014 #8

    adamf said: View Post
    Use TOR if you are really worried. Or even tails which you can run from a CD/USB.

    Otherwise all are much the same - just depends on your preference for add-ons and style.

    https://www.torproject.org/
    https://tails.boum.org/
    As mentioned in post #4 I'm not worried. Tor I'm using since quite a while now for certain pages. Tails I've never tried, but it sounds good because it's portable.
    Aviator I tried now for a while and it looks similar to any other main browsers, just that it starts in protected mode. Looks like a good alternative browser concerning security.
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  9. Posts : 1,424
    Windows 10 Pro x64
       08 Oct 2014 #9

    You can always make Chrome start in Incognito mode by default too - How To Start Google Chrome In Incognito Mode Mode By Default | MalwareTips.com

    Regards,
    Jamie
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  10. Posts : 710
    Windows 10 home 64bit 1511 (OSbuild 10586.63)
       19 Nov 2015 #10

    Ive been using Microsoft Edge as my browser for now. Google Chrome was being weird with my email.
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