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 (November 26, 2015; 2 months ago (2015-11-26)[1]) [±]
Development status Active
Operating system Microsoft Windows
Engine Blink[2]
Platform IA-32
Size 50.9 MB
Available in English
Type Web browser[3]
License Freeware

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.[3][4]


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.[5] 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[6] designed to determine if a site hosts malicious code.[7]

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.[8]

In addition, the following Google Chrome features are removed or disabled in Dragon:[9][10][11][12]

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  1. ^ "Comodo Dragon 46 is now available for download.". Comodo Group. 2015-11-26. Retrieved 2015-12-01. 
  2. ^ JoWa, Product Translator, Global Moderator (2 May 2014). "Blink, since v. 28". Comodo Group, Inc. Retrieved 3 August 2014. 
  3. ^ a b "Dragon Internet Browser – Comodo Dragon Web Browser". Comodo Group, Inc. Retrieved 26 April 2014. 
  4. ^ Polishchuk, Polina (25 April 2014). "Comodo Dragon - Free download and software reviews - CNET". Retrieved 26 April 2014. 
  5. ^ Spencer, Spanner (11 April 2014). "Four Useful Alternative Browsers Based On Google Chrome- Lifehacker Australia". Allure Media. Retrieved 26 April 2014. 
  6. ^ "Online Webpage Scanning for Malware Attacks- Web Inspector Online Scan". Comodo CA Ltd. Retrieved 26 April 2014. 
  7. ^ Horton, Steve (19 April 2010). "Comodo Dragon review - PC Advisor". IDG UK. Retrieved 26 April 2014. 
  8. ^ "Comodo Dragon Review- The Secured Browser on Chromium- PC Security". PC Security. 27 March 2013. Retrieved 26 April 2014. 
  9. ^ "How is Dragon better? - Help - CD". Comodo Forum. 16 January 2011. Retrieved 26 April 2014. 
  10. ^ Four Alternative, Useful Browsers Based On Google Chrome, Spanner Spencer, 4/07/14, Lifehacker
  11. ^ How to Harden Your Browser Against Malware and Privacy Concerns, Tech Support Alert
  12. ^ Make Your Browser More Resilient to Malwares and Privacy Concerns, Security Gladiators
  13. ^ "View of /trunk/src/chrome/browser/google/". Retrieved 15 November 2010.  Source code comment on line 31
  14. ^ "Google Chrome, Chromium, and Google". Retrieved 28 January 2010.  See Which Google Domain

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