The Most Secure Web Browsers of 2019

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Best and Most Secure Web Browsers of 2019

In this article, we are going to provide you information about the best and most secure web browsers of 2019. We have tested many browsers and picked for you most trustful and secure ones.

The evaluation of web browsers was done by performing tests on security, performance, privacy. Also, we have been measuring user interface and popularity (market share), but those two variables are not influenced by the total rating.

Bellow is the table with the browser evaluations results.

 

Browser

Security

Performance

Privacy

Popularity

Rating

Review

most secure browsers 2019 Chrome 9.8 9.6 7 10 8.8 Review
most secure browsers 2019 Epic Privacy Browser 9.6 9.4 10 4 9.6 Review
most secure browsers 2019 Avast secure browser 9.6 9.5 10 2 9.7 Review
most secure browsers 2019

Firefox

9.5 8.1 7 9 8.2 Review
tor most secure browsers 2019 Tor Browser 9.1 8.8 10 3 9.3 Review
most secure browsers 2019 Comodo 9.1 9.2 10 1 9.4 Review
most secure browsers 2019 Opera 8.8 8.5 8 5 8.4 Review
most secure browsers 2019

Safari

8.5 9.0 9 6 8.8 Review
most secure browsers 2019

Microsof Edge

7.5 8.7 8 7 8.0 Review
most secure browsers 2019

Internet Explorer

7 7.9 7 8 7.3 Review

 

Let's get down and read short reviews about each browser. You will find out interesting information you probably didn't know before and this article will change your opinion about browsers and their features.

most secure browsers 2019 Google Chrome browser

Google chrome[1] appears as one of the most popular browsers in the market. It is so popular because of its great security features, good performance, and usability. Nothing strange that this browser had a significant user growth during the eight years. According to our sources, this browser takes around 70% of the market share. Google really works hard to keep this browser up to date and keeps trying to improve it every fifteen days.

Moreover, you can improve this browser by downloading various security plugins and extensions. There are tons of useful plugins that you can add to this browser. We could say, that this browser has one of the biggest plugin databases.

Also, we have found very nice build-it features that we really like:

  • Power security tools which protect users from Phishing or dangerous sites.
  • Translator
  • Add blocker
  • Data synchronization (history, passwords,)

Everything would look awesome except one thing. We really didn’t like that google trucks your every single step on the web. All your browsing history is synchronized, so that means all this data goes to Google servers and it is kept for a long time. That’s why we are giving very law score for Privacy option to google chrome browser.

We have been testing this browser for one month and there are the results:

Security

Performance

Privacy

Popularity

Rating

9.8

9.6

7

10

8.8

most secure browsers 2019 Firefox browser

Another great browser is Firefox[2]. It is the second browser by popularity and market share after Google Chrome. Probably, many of you will agree that this browser is very user-friendly and easy to navigate. Comparing to Google Chrome, Firefox has a more user-friendly interface.

Firefox also has one of the biggest plugin databases which can help with your everyday tasks.

We have tested Firefox for two weeks and we have noticed one unpleasant thing. Firefox has a huge impact on system performance and slows down the PC. Sometimes it just freezes and it is difficult to understand why. From the first look, we were not doing any special tasks. We were trying to manage our website with content management system (cms) and it just stuck.

Despite this, we are giving a high rate for this browser for its security. We were pleasantly surprised by its Phishing and malware protection. We have been visiting dangerous websites in purpose and many of them were just blocked. It means, that without an antivirus system you can feel safer that with a simple browser.

The main features and improvements of Firefox browser:

  • Huge add-ons and extensions database
  • Ability to customize your browser
  • Sync between devices
  • Private Browsing
  • Ad tracker blocking

To summarize all the review, we could say that it is a very good browser, but Firefox should be working more on performance improvements.

Security

Performance

Privacy

Popularity

Rating

9.5

8.1

7

9

8.2

most secure browsers 2019 Safari browser

Safari browser[3] is one of the favorites on MAC computers because it is built-in. This browser takes the fifth place in popularity after Google Chrome, Firefox, internet explorer and edge.

We were testing this browser on MAC and Windows. Interesting fact, that performance of the browser differs a lot. We have decided to make browsers evaluation on the MAC version. Apple was criticized about buggy Windows version of that browser. They put many efforts to improve it, but finally, it is discontinued for Windows. Windows users also can install the older version of Safari browser for any testing or other reasons, but we think that is not worth.

As we all know Apple is very serious about privacy and security, so the browsers are built very well for this purpose. We were visiting many dangerous websites and the browser did behave very professionally with the security issues. Build it security engine maybe is not that good as antivirus software, but it warns PC user about dangerous websites and malicious files.

The user interface is very nice and we have no bad words for that. Browser is lightweight, the performance is great and our rating for this is also great.

Security

Performance

Privacy

Popularity

Rating

8.5

9

9

5

8.8

tor most secure browsers 2019 Tor Browser

This browser is one of the kind and differs from the others. We have tried it the first time and it left a good impression on us. First of all, we would like to say that Tor Browser[4] fits for those who need more privacy. It is because that this browser hides your IP and connection goes throughout other servers. Moreover, it is portable and can be launched from the USB storage device. It means that you can bring Tor Browser with you to office, school or library and unblock blocked websites. How cool is that? Also, it is worth to mention, that tor browser blocks trackers, encrypts your connection and hides your IP from surveillance.

To our opinion, it is one of the best browsers on the market at this time and it’s free. How it is possible? The Tor software protects you by bouncing your communications around a distributed network of relays run by volunteers all around the world: it prevents somebody watching your Internet connection from learning what sites you visit, it prevents the sites you visit from learning your physical location, and it lets you access sites which are blocked.

Security

Performance

Privacy

Popularity

Rating

9.1

8.8

10

3

9.3

most secure browsers 2019 Microsof Edge browser

This browser is the younger brother of Internet Explorer. At the moment it is still a very popular browser as it comes to build it with the Windows 10 operating system. According to the popularity, it takes the fourth places in the table. We have been testing it for two weeks and we didn’t like it due to its instability. Many times browser just stuck or freeze. It looks modern, user-friendly, has many features and add-ons, but the performance is not that good.

As we know, Microsoft is working hard to improve its internet browser, but its popularity is decreasing bit by bit. We could call it the fall of the card house. When you start not well, it is difficult to keep the user’s trust and popularity. We hope, that Edge[5] will become better soon.

Security

Performance

Privacy

Popularity

Rating

7.5

8.7

8

7

8

most secure browsers 2019 Internet Explorer

Everybody will agree for 100% that this is the grandfather of all the internet explorers. So many versions have changed and at this moment it is officially discontinued. Microsoft ended to develop Internet Explorer three years ago and left only security updated for it. Internet Explorer was killed purposely because of the new Microsoft project – Edge. Internet Explorer[6] is not build-in Windows 10 anymore, that’s why its popularity has dropped significantly. However, it is still very popular and is in third place of the table.

We have tested one more time this explorer and the results are below. It was really nice to remember this explorer. All the user interface was so intuitive and familiar. Unfortunately, the security and performance of the browser are not that good comparing to the opponents.

Security

Performance

Privacy

Popularity

Rating

7

7.9

7

8

7.3

most secure browsers 2019 Avast secure browser

New product in the market and getting more and happier users. We have tested it the first time and it left a very good impression on it. After the three weeks of testing, we noticed that security features work just fine. All malicious files were blocked immediately.

Another feature is that the browser blocks all the trackers and blocks adds. Bank Mode – hides all the data you are entering in the websites.

This browser is built for privacy by security experts and has all the most necessary features for that. Browsing speed is much faster than opponents.

We found Avast secure browser[7] fast, private and secure.

Security

Performance

Privacy

Popularity

Rating

9.6

9.5

10

2

9.7

most secure browsers 2019 Opera browser

Opera browser[8] is considering to be in a top5 popular browser list. Its popularity has increased rapidly after they have implemented a free VPN feature in it. Since then, many users have switched to Opera, because their VPN service works just great as the paid one.

We have been testing it for one month and we could say that this browser is really not bad. Security features maybe are not the best, but it is enough if you are using antivirus software.

Performance is average, sometimes browser stuck and freeze. But despite that VPN service works great and payoffs that small security and performance minuses.

To summarize it is average browser for those who care about their privacy online.

Security

Performance

Privacy

Popularity

Rating

8.8

8.5

9

5

8.4

most secure browsers 2019 Comodo browser

This browser also is called Dragon Internet Browser[9]. It is a fast and versatile Internet Browser based on Chromium, with the highest level of security. For those who don’t know what Chromium is, we will remind shortly. Chromium is a technology-based on all of Chrome's features. Comodo remastered it and added an increased level of security and privacy. Also, it has an improved level of privacy than Chromium technology offers in a basic version.

The main features of this browser are:

  • Keep you safe and secure
  • Give you unsurpassed speed
  • A friendly user interface to start
  • Provide Customized plugins and add-ons
  • End crashes or frozen windows

We have been testing this browser for one week and the results

Security

Performance

Privacy

Popularity

Rating

9.1

9.2

10

1

9.4

most secure browsers 2019 Epic Privacy Browser

Epic privacy browser[10] is also built on Chromium engine and looks the same as google chrome. Moreover, all the updates are coming the same as in google chrome. Similar to TOR browser it also works for privacy. It blocks advertisements, encrypts your connections and removes web cache.

The manufacturer says: The world's only private and secure web browser blocks ads, trackers, fingerprinting, crypto mining, ultrasound signaling and more. Stop 600+ tracking attempts in an average browsing session. Turn on network privacy with our free VPN (servers in 8 countries).

We have been testing it for two weeks and the results are listed below.

Security

Performance

Privacy

Popularity

Rating

9.6

9.4

10

1

9.6

Improve browsing with VPN

Another trusted way to improve your browsing exerience is to use a VPN service. There many various VPN service providers, but we have picked for you the best one. So there is the list of the best VPN service providers for safest browsing and privacy experience.

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Fir those who doesn't know what VPN[5] is, short description: A VPN (Virtual Private Network) is a service that lets you access the web by using another a serve. It also hides your IP address and encrypts your connection. So it means, that nobody will see from which country and what websites you are browsing.

Best VPN to watch netflix on ps4 or xbox:

We have selected three best VPN for gaming consoles to watch Netflix which don‘t keep logs of user activities. It also protects your privacy without losing internet speed. Read short reviews and select your favorite.

Nord VPN short review

NordVPN is a very simple and reliable VPN service, which covers a wide geographical range of 62 countries and has more than 5000 servers.

nordvpn

PROS

CONS

VERDICT

Wide geographical reaches

Performance hits and drop connections

NordVPN is a great choice for long-term use.

Double VPN for twice the encryption

A monthly plan might seem expensive

User-friendly and pleasant interface

Not clear ownership

Nord Virtual Private Network is a great choice for those who want to visit sites that are unavailable in their own country.
NordVPN was initially released in 2012 and today has more than 1 million customers worldwide.
Read about NordVPN

Private VPN short review

PrivateVPNoffers users all the privacy and security features that are useful and needed for an average and advanced user. The company offers only about 100 servers locations in 57 countries in the Americas, Asia Pacific, Europe, Africa, and the Middle East. Users are able to connect through any of the locations and change the server location at any time.

privatevpn

The company uses one of the strongest VPN protocols in the market that include OpenVPN, PPTP, L2TP, IKEv2 and IPSec.

PROS

CONS

VERDICT

Strong encryptions

Not transparent about logging policy

PrivateVPN offers advanced protections, fast speeds, and user-friendly client software. All at a very reasonable price.

Good performance rates

Not many server options

Convenient and user-friendly apps

PrivateVPN is developed by a Swedish-based company named Privat Communication Sverige AB. The company is relatively small and new but it claims to provide the highest levels of security and privacy.
Read about PrivateVPN

Express VPN short review

expressvpnExpressVPN is regarded as one of the better VPNs at the moment. Basically, this tool is suitable for both beginners and professionals alike as it is quite easy to use but also has a lot of extra features (similarly to NordVPN). Being among the better choices on the market, ExpressVPN offers a wide range of perks and features.

PROS

CONS

VERDICT

Compatible with many devices and platforms

High price

ExpressVPN supports many platforms and offers one of the widest range of locations.

High level of security

Configuration limits

24/7 customer service

No ad blocker

It is also important to mention that you have the choice of 30-day money-back guarantee, so there are literally no risks to the user – you can get your money back if something goes wrong.
Read about ExpressVPN

Final thoughts

As you can see from our list of browser evaluation, you can clearly see that the most popular browsers are not the best browsers from the prospect view of security. If you have found your favorite browser in the table with low protection rate, we would recommend improving the browsing experience by using VPN service. Thank you for reading and good luck!

 

About the author

Tomas Statkus
Tomas Statkus - Team leader

Tomas Statkus is an IT specialist, the team leader, and the founder of Reviewedbypro.com. He has worked in the IT area for over 10 years.

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