Comodo Dragon

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Comodo Dragon
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Comodo Dragon 16.1, running on Windows 7, showing a security alert after opening Wikimedia Commons
Developer(s) Comodo Group
Stable release 31.0 [1] / January 9, 2014; 3 months ago (2014-01-09)
Development status Active
Operating system Microsoft Windows
Engine WebKit[citation needed]
Platform IA-32
Size 33.21 MB
Type Web browser[2]
License Freeware
Website dragon.comodo.com

Comodo Dragon is a freeware web browser. It is based on Chromium and is produced by Comodo Group. Sporting a similar interface to Google Chrome, Dragon does not implement Chrome's user tracking and some other potentially privacy-compromising features, and provides additional security measures, such as indicating the authenticity and relative strength of a website's SSL certificate.[2][3]

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Upon installation, Comodo Dragon offers the opportunity to configure either the Comodo Dragon or the user's entire computer to use Comodo's own DNS servers instead of the user's Internet service provider.[4] Comodo Dragon performs additional checks on the SSL digital certificates of secure websites, and informs users if a site's certificate may be of insufficient strength. It includes an on-demand site inspector[5] designed to determine if a site hosts malicious code.[6]

Instead of Google Updater, Comodo Dragon features its own built-in updater. If Dragon is uninstalled, users are given the option of keeping Dragon's cache and cookie files or deleting them.[7]

In addition, the following Google Chrome features are removed or disabled in Dragon:[8]

  • Google user tracking
  • Automatic access to Google Search on startup for users with Google as default search engine[9][10]
  • Google-hosted error pages when a server is not present
  • Automatic address bar search suggestions
  • Bug tracking system, which sends information about crashes or errors

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