What are the best browsers for Windows?

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Brave Browser

Kenneth Coleman
Written on March 19, 2019
"I'm tired of companies tracking me and storing my data, and I'm tired of ads popping up everywhere, so this browser is definitely a good fit for me since it automatically blocks all that stuff"
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    #1Vivaldi

    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-bl..."
    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."
    Raymond Weaver
    Written on September 13, 2017
    "Have you ever wanted to customize your browser? Many browsers don't allow you to change anything, and they have one way to do everything. Not Vivaldi, with Vivaldi, you can do just about anything to customize your experience. From the color, to mouse gestures, Vivaldi does it all. "
    Robert Fernandez
    Written on September 13, 2017
    "Vivaldi is a top contender for Windows Browsers if you care about customization. It does offer a bit too many options for someone just looking for a browser that works, but if complete customization is your thing, then this is the way to go. Other than that it doesn't offer anything that any other browser can't do."
    Brian Carter
    Written on September 13, 2017
    "Really, it's just opera 12, here I was thinking that there would finally be a browser that can replace Chrome for usability or Firefox for customization and privacy. This browser fails on all front, it isn't as fast as Chrome, and nowhere near as customizable and secure as firefox. "
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    #2Google 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 t..."
    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."
    Daniel Bryant
    Written on December 6, 2018
    "This is one of the common browsers for Windows for the longest time. Thsi works wonders on desktop computers but on my little netbook, forget it. This slows down my netbook. I don't know if I'm the only one but how about you guys? Have you similar experience?"
    Katherine Schmidt
    Written on September 24, 2018
    "By far the best web browser for me. Other than its basic browser features one of the things i like the most about Chrome is its profile management which allows multiple people to be able to use the same browser w/o getting their internet and download history as well as other stuff. "
    Karin Stevenson
    Written on March 11, 2019
    "It causes massive lag in my computer. I can't really have any large program open with it or my computer freezes. Also, I find it very creepy that I will get notified how "Google Chrome is using the webcam" ...really? Why? I've gone and shut that off at least a half dozen times to find it back on a day later. That is just plain creepy!! Not using this ever again."
    Kyle Carter
    Written on September 13, 2017
    "Chrome is the standard browser these days. It has a lot of useful extensions. The drawback is that Google will definitely track everything you do."
    Furling1973
    Written on February 14, 2019
    "This won't let me sign in. It's worthless and wasted my time and It is unfixable."
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    #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..."
    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"
    Justin Jensen
    Written on December 6, 2018
    "I'm looking for alternative browsers for windows and I must say Opera can be one of them. The portable USB version is really handy whenever I use a PC that's not mine. I just install it there and then I can start using it."
    Helen Powell
    Written on September 13, 2017
    "The Opera browser is fast safe and and easy to use. I downloaded it to replace my stock broswer. It allows me to multitask quicker and easier. I find it is intuitive and fun to use. Get away from your stock browser and download the Opera."
    Nicholas Lewis
    Written on September 13, 2017
    "This is a good solution because it is a popular and reliable browser that can be used on Windows."

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 ..."
    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"
    Brandon Hicks
    Written on December 6, 2018
    "It would be good if Microsoft has its own default and high-performing browsers for Windows that could replace its Internet Explorer altogether. Other browsers are ahead of MS Edge. IMO Edge's interface doesn't appeal much too me. It looks cluttered."
    Susan Russell
    Written on September 13, 2017
    "Edge is ok, but I still prefer Chrome. The layout just seems clunky and a lot of space is taken up by unneeded things. "
    María Elena Castellanos
    Written on September 13, 2017
    "Not my browser of choice but it does it's job. I like Chrome but I would use Edge as a backup. At least it's better than Internet Explorer."
    David P
    Written on March 3, 2018
    "Edge is acceptable, but I prefer Internet Explorer or Firefox."
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    #5Maxthon

    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 fac..."
    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. "
    Vivaan Dutta
    Written on September 13, 2017
    "So i used to use Chromium and from what i noticed Maxthon is really based on the older version of Chromium. What i like about this is that the devs are regularly updating this. "
    Samuel Collins
    Written on September 13, 2017
    "The biggest benefit of Max is that it has a built in ad blocker. That said however, this browser does not support Windows and is mobile only. There are also plenty of add-ons that feature the same functionality so Maxthon doesn't really bring anything new to the table."
    Michael Morris
    Written on September 22, 2017
    "This solution isn't really a solution as it only leads me to the Google play store. So this is a app for Android and not Windows OS. "
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    #6Firefox 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 l..."
    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"
    Charles Mickler
    Written on June 11, 2018
    "I used Quantum from the time it was first instituted by Mozilla and really enjoyed using it as my default browser but the latest updates to this fine browser have left it slow and cumbersome to use so I've switched to Chrome as my default. Mozilla needs to rethink their present trend with this browser."
    kirkpatrick baker
    Written on November 13, 2018
    "good ole foxfire new and improved? not sure about it! ie11 could not get it to stop crashing after about 6 to 10 mins. of use.so foxfire it is for now its to bad that big MS cant seem to make up its mind what it wants to do with itself needs better support cant get answers to customers questions about problems when asked why and how to correct this and that o well it's foxfire and google chrome for now have a nice day folks!"
    Dorothy Flores
    Written on November 9, 2017
    "Firefox Quantum is a new updated browser that runs much quicker. Try this browser that is 2 times faster."
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    #7Mozilla 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 feat..."
    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"
    Harini Mehra
    Written on December 6, 2018
    "I first discovered incognito thru Firefox when I was looking for possible browsers for Windows with privacy browsing. Not to mention this has good interface and not-too-confusing plugin installing. Five Stars!"
    Lisa Green
    Written on September 27, 2017
    "Firefox is one of the best browsers. It uses less resources and is really up on security. It runs pretty quick, and managing bookmarks is so easy compared to other browsers."
    Walter Castillo
    Written on September 13, 2017
    "Mozilla Firefox is a great browser for Windows! It's always updated and there's so many plugin's you can install to have many options."
    Alfredo Castellanos
    Written on September 13, 2017
    "Mozilla used to be the best but honestly these days it is far from the best. I suggest used a chrome based browser."
    Ilia Khachidze
    Written on February 9, 2019
    "Best in the world. They just can't make it better. It has anything you would expect from good browser"
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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 advert..."
    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."
    Yuan Cao
    Written on December 12, 2018
    "I like how this work nice on our PCs. This must be among the best browser for Windows 7. Our Internet cafe's PCs all run in Windows 7. I want to ensure privacy notjust to me but also to my renters as well. So this is a good choice coming from a friend's recommendation."
    Nicholas Obrien
    Written on September 13, 2017
    "I like the idea of private browsing but there is ways to make better , faster browsers private. So you still have all the benefits of using Google Chrome or Firefox privately instead of using this subpar brower. Can't recommend this."
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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 brows..."
    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."
    Carl Hansen
    Written on September 13, 2017
    "IE does all the basic things you'd want a web browser to do. It loads most web pages accurately and with decent speed. But i believe its UI needs an update eh."
    Joshua Marshall
    Written on September 13, 2017
    "This review is biased and does not reflect the full picture. Internet Explorer is the worst browser out there. There are always sites that this browser cannot open. It is also very slow to load."
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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 Chrom..."
    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."
    Luis Alberto García
    Written on September 26, 2017
    "A confusing browser that I uninstalled shortly after installing"
    redhairkid .
    Written on June 4, 2018
    "Baidu is rubbish and didn't work at all."
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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..."
    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. "
    Mark Reid
    Written on December 12, 2018
    "I code programs so Tor browser is my best browser for windows 10 desktop that I have. I test run my codes here before releasing them into my website using some other browser."
    Emily Garrett
    Written on December 6, 2018
    "I'm an IT student and our prof recommended that we use Tor browser in some of our classes as one of our private browsers for Windows. It's pretty intuitive and its onion browsing feature really bypass those tracking creeps who want to gain info on your browsing activity. So I like this so far."
    Marie Torres
    Written on September 13, 2017
    "no one know how it work first it comes on market then people leave comment then every one get the idea how' it work either it top or bottom."
    Lawrence Fisher
    Written on September 25, 2017
    "I would not recommend Tor Browser for everyday browsing. Don't get me wrong it is great at what it does but it is far from a good everyday browser."
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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 tha..."
    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"
    William Gordon
    Written on October 2, 2017
    "I love the Onion Browser for Tor. It helps keep me safe on the internet and lets me browse with some security. It routes your internet traffic through different places so all those nasty tracking companies and cookies can't follow you around."
    Kelly Gonzalez
    Written on September 13, 2017
    "Onion Browser is definitely a great browser, but I don't know if you can use it for Windows. I am not really that technological. I would recommend it if you are on iOS."
    William Ward
    Written on September 28, 2017
    "Only in the list of best if you're extremely concerned about anonymity. The traffic spread will make the browsing experience seem very slow."
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    #13Brave 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 whi..."
    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."
    Shaurya Pillai
    Written on November 20, 2018
    "works well on windows my laptiop. very great solution and good builtin hider"

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Summary

Best browsers for Windows
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1VivaldiSoftware 23 Free
2Google ChromeSoftware 56 Free
3OperaSoftware 42 Free
4Microsoft EdgeSoftware 30 Free
5MaxthonSoftware 26 Free
6Firefox QuantumSoftware 26 Free
7Mozilla FirefoxSoftware 48 Free
8EpicSoftware 21 Free
9Internet ExplorerSoftware 15 Free
10Baidu BrowserSoftware 13 Free
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