What are the best browsers for Windows?

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    #1Google Chrome

    Google Chrome

    Google Chrome is a web browser developed by Google LLC. Initially released as a browser for Windows, this freeware application was later on release for iOS, macOS, Linux, and Android. This also includes extensions and plugins.

    Software

    Android, iOS, Windows, Mac, Linux

    Free

    Christian Munoz
    Written on September 13, 2017
    "I've used Chrome for years and I'll say this, it's usually the best browser in my eyes. Every so often they'll do some wonky update that will mess with it and I'll swap over to Firefox for a bit, but you can really say that about any browser at this point. Overall, Chrome is amazing and I'd suggest it to anyone."
  2. 50

    #2Mozilla Firefox

    Mozilla Firefox

    Mozilla Firefox is a web browser developed by Mozilla Foundation and Mozilla Corp. Compatible with Linux, macOS, Windows, Fire TV, and other operating systems, Firefox features private browsing, spell-checking, plugins, and so on.

    Software

    Android, iOS, Windows, Mac

    Free

    Óscar Venegas
    Written on September 24, 2018
    "I have the Chrome installed in my Windows PC but i think Firefox is the best Chrome alternative...Before i do not like its UI but following its redesigned UI and many new features it has compelled me to use it more. I also like its inbuilt screenshot tool"
  3. 45

    #3Opera

    Opera

    Opera is a web browser developed by Opera Software AS. Featuring a built-in ad blocker and VPN, this free browser is compatible with Linux, Mac, and Windows computers. Opera is also available as a USB portable browser.

    Software

    Android, Windows, Mac, Linux

    Free

    Nicole Campbell
    Written on September 24, 2018
    "tbh i did not start using Opera not until it made headlines when its developers announced a new feature that it can stop cryptojacking while people use their browser, which i need since i am investing in cryptocurrency. We all know that there are many opportunists out there who wants to mine cryptocurrencoes without spending any money eh"

DID YOU KNOW?

Did you know that Microsoft Edge has become the default browser for Windows in 2016? Internet Explorer used to be the system's default browser since Windows 95. Back in 1990, Microsoft won the first browser war against Netscape. This made Internet Explorer one of the best browsers during that period. Yet it received negative backlash for using third-party technology and substandard security measures. In 2013, Windows formed a coalition of organizations with Facebook, Google, and Intel. The coalition aims to provide a more accessible connection to the internet. This move will also broaden its hold on the developing world. With the help of Google, will also decrease the prices for internet access to make it more accessible to all.

Google Chrome is now considered as one of the best and fastest browsers even for Windows devices. At the end of 2018, Chrome attained 68% worldwide usage for desktop and a 61% market share for all platforms. Its popularity surged and brought the expansion of other "Chrome" projects into production. It has also acquired more than 2 billion active installs, and that was back in 2016! These statistics have made Google Chrome one of the best and fastest browsers for 2018.

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    #4Microsoft Edge

    Microsoft Edge

    Microsoft Edge is a browser built for Windows 10, Windows Mobile and Xbox One. Edge is faster, safer & gives you longer battery life. Stream 4K & take notes on web pages. 

    Software

    Windows, Android, iOS

    Free

    Joseph Carlson
    Written on September 24, 2018
    "IMO Microsoft Edge is the best browser for Windows 10 so far after i tried other browsers such as IE which isn't really good rn... i also would like to point out that Edge is also a great browser for Android and IOS. But let's admit people might not want to use this because they are used to Chrome and I was like that too before. But i tried Edge and found that many of its features are useful eh"
  2. 28

    #5Firefox Quantum

    Firefox Quantum

    Firefox Quantum is a free, lightweight, web browser for Windows, Mac, and Linux desktop computers. It is capable of loading pages up to 44% faster with its built-in ad and script blocker, and secure private browsing.

    Software

    Windows, Mac

    Free

    Philip Walters
    Written on November 3, 2017
    "This looks like a good new version of a very popular web browser people already use which is the Firefox. One of the first things i noticed when i used Quantum is its new logo that is more colorful and modern like its browser itself. But as much as we all know this is the new and improved version of Firefox i will always comeback to the classic Firefox"
  3. 26

    #6Maxthon

    Maxthon

    Maxthon Browser is a free web browser released in 2005 for Windows, Mac, and more. It features built-in note-taking took, password manager, email addresses manager, ad blocker, night mode, multi-tab management, and so on.

    Software

    Android, iOS, Windows, Mac

    Free

    Bobby Tucker
    Written on September 23, 2017
    "Maxthon bills itself as a free and private browser that allows you to read content offline to save on data charges. Maxthon also boasts of its ad-free browsing, though the fact that there are ads displayed in-app makes this feature less evident. And a lot of user reviews report that the latest update to Maxthon made the browser a lot less usable. Given all this, I think I'll be sticking with the AdBlock Browser for now. "
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    #7Vivaldi

    Vivaldi

    Vivaldi is a free web browser developed by Vivaldi Technologies for Windows PC, macOS, and Linux computers. It features tab management, custom keyboard shortcuts, and a secure private browsing.

    Software

    Windows, Mac, Linux

    Free

    Jonathan Berry
    Written on December 12, 2018
    "This Vivaldi might not be the best browser for Windows 10 due to limited tabbing organizing features. Took me a while to navigate through this but I think the feature on ad-blocking is pretty much intuitive and this branding really got me hooked to try this out. Now I have this browser for 4 months and so far so good."
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    #8Epic

    Epic

    Epic is a private browser that immediately disables lots of the most common ways your privacy is comprised when you are surfing the web as it doesn't save your history, no autofill feature and more. 

    Software

    Windows, Mac

    Free

    Anthony Flores
    Written on September 13, 2017
    "I'm a bit paranoid about how much of my personal information is being stolen from web browsers. I really don't want all my browsing habits stored in a database so that advertising companies can bombard me with advertisements. This is why I use Epic Privacy Browser. It does everything any browser can do, but it keeps my information private."
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    #9Internet Explorer

    Internet Explorer

    Internet Explorer is a web browser developed by Microsoft for its Windows operating systems. Compatible only as a browser for Windows, this browser features a built-in search bar, add-ons, HTML, CSS, XML, and DOM support.

    Software

    Windows

    Free

    Mildred Williamson
    Written on December 12, 2018
    "I must say internet explorer is my best browser for Windows 7 laptop because I tried the other browsers but they ate up much space on my disk. So I opted for the default browser and this ran good. I don't open much tabs so internet explorer is good enough for what I need."
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    #10Baidu Browser

    Baidu Browser

    Baidu Browser is a web browser developed by the Beijing, China-based company Baidu, Inc. This free browser is compatible for Android and Windows devices.

    Software

    Windows

    Free

    Ruth Barrett
    Written on October 4, 2017
    "Meh. I was not impressed. This browser promises a lot of unique features that supposedly enhance the user experience, but it's really just a slightly prettier version of Chrome and Firefox. I downloaded it only because I thought it might be something truly unique and new. Not so. There's no reason to switch to this browser unless you want to support its developers. As for me, I'll stick with what I know."
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    #11Tor Browser

    Tor Browser

    Tor Browser is a free multiplatform web browser developed with privacy in mind. It lets users browse the internet anonymously and privately, reducing the risk of personal data breaches and hacks. It is available for Mac, Windows, and Linux.

    Software

    Windows, Mac, Linux

    Free

    Gregory Boyd
    Written on September 13, 2017
    "Tor is a great option for those who are uncomfortable with their information being available on the internet and want to remain anonymous in their online dealings. The browser works great and has little to no issues, but the reputation it holds is very seedy and unfortunate. I feel uncomfortable using TOR because of its reputation and, while I am concerned about my internet privacy, I would rather use a more well known and less controversial browser like Firefox or Google Chrome. "
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    #12Onion Browser

    Onion Browser

    Onion Browser is the original open-source Tor-powered browser for iOS which helps you to access the internet with more safety and privacy. It is available on different platforms such as Windows, Mac, and iOS. 

    Software

    Windows, Mac, iOS

    Free

    James Austin
    Written on September 13, 2017
    "Out of all the browsers out there, this is a browser I've never heard of. This is indeed a simple to use web browser, and can even unblock censored websites. ISn't that amazing eh? The downside though is that i am encountering slow browsing experience i dunno if it was becoz of my internet connection"
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    #13Avast Secure Browser

    Avast Secure Browser

    Avast Secure Browser is a private browser that automatically blocks ads which is compatible with Windows. It also features a video downloader and lets the user customize the privacy setting based on their needs. 

    Software

    Windows

    Free

    Bryan Cole
    Written on May 6, 2019
    "I prefer this as one of the safest browsers out there! Browsing nowadays give me a lot of trouble and for Windows, this is it!"
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    #14Avant Browser

    Avant Browser

    Avant Browser is a freeware web browser which unites the Trident layout engine built into Windows. It features a user-friendly interface that brings a new level of clarity and efficiency to your browsing experience.

    Software

    Web

    Free

    Charvi Patel
    Written on May 6, 2019
    "One of the fastest browsers that's really built for Windows. Had no problems setting this one up and it has really good interface though it's new and untested"
  12. 0

    #15Brave Browser

    Brave Browser
    Brave Web Browser is a free web browser focused on ad blocking, security protection, data optimization and an enhanced battery experience for the user. It is available for Windows, Mac, Linux, iOS and Android devices.
    Software

    Android, iOS, Mac, Windows, Linux

    Free

    Diane Fisher
    Written on December 6, 2018
    "For some reason Google Chrome eats up much much processes on my task manager which cause my PC to slow down in anguish even tho I only have 2 tabs opened. So I tried Brave which practically looks like Chrome. But hey at least this does not take up much memory and I can browse smoothly here. I would recommend this as one of the good browsers for Windows."
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    #16Safari

    Safari

    Safari is a fast and energy efficient web browser for macOS and iOS devices developed by Apple based on the WebKit engine. It has a built-in privacy feature and works with iCloud to let you browse seamlessly across all your devices.

    Software

    Mac, iOS

    Free

    Amy McCoy
    Written on May 6, 2019
    "There are ways to use an emulator to run this for Windows. But if you don't have that, then there are better alternatives"

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Summary

Best browsers for Windows
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1Google ChromeSoftware 52 Free
2Mozilla FirefoxSoftware 50 Free
3OperaSoftware 45 Free
4Microsoft EdgeSoftware 34 Free
5Firefox QuantumSoftware 28 Free
6MaxthonSoftware 26 Free
7VivaldiSoftware 24 Free
8EpicSoftware 21 Free
9Internet ExplorerSoftware 17 Free
10Baidu BrowserSoftware 14 Free
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