Top 5 Private Browsers For Your Windows PC in 2022
The reason to use a private browser, all browsing history, search history, and cookies get automatically erased. A private browser also limits web tracking — meaning, websites have trouble keeping tabs on you. Some private browsers even help hide your location. Here are my top 5 browsers for privacy that I have ever installed and used in 2021 and 2022. I select them, especially in terms of privacy, lightweight, and features. The following list is a ranking order based on my personal experience. What do you think about your pros and cons?
Epic is a more secure and private chromium-based web browser from India.
Built-in Antivirus Scanner: Scan downloads automatically. Scan your system manually. Free.
Malicious Website Warnings: We'll warn you if you're about to visit a website known to host viruses or malware.
Anti-Phishing Protection: A big, bolded domain so you know if you're at citibank.com or citiphishingsite.com.
One-Click Private Data Deletion.
One-Click Private Browsing.
Flash Cookie Deletion built-in. The first browser ever to kill them.
No Browsing Reports. We don't store your browsing or search data. Ever.
11 potential privacy leaks that Epic blocks
Address bar and URL tracking removed
- No address bar suggest.
- No url check.
- Auto-translate removed.
- No url tracker.
Installation tracking removed 5. Installation-id removed. 6. RLZ-tracking number removed. 7. Default updater removed. 8. Installation time stamp removed.
Error tracking removed 10. No alternate error pages. 11. No navigation error suggestions. 12. No error reporting.
Comprehensive, default private browsing mode • No history. • No third party cookies. • No auto-suggest. • No DNS cache. • No web cache. • No sync. • No autofill. • No alternate error pages. • No DNS pre-fetching. • No spell-check. • No automated “Most Visited Websites”. • Extensions blocked except for Epic Webstore
On close, epic clears all your browsing data • Databases • Extension states • History • Local storage • Current session • Favicons • Application cache • Shortcuts • Topsites • Visited links • Preferences • Media cache • Indexed DB • Jumplist icons data • Data related to current tabs • Web, Flash & Silverlight cookies • Pepper data • Origin bound certificates • History provider cache • Login data
Opera is an innovative browser that focus on implementing new technologies without dropping simplicity and ease of use, speed, and security; supporting and contributing to open web standards.
It offers a highly customizable start page (Speed Dial) where you can set your top sites and bookmarks and get news content recommendations. On the sidebar you have access to “workspaces” to easily switch between groups of tabs, popular services like WhatsApp, Facebook and Telegram, etc. It contains many built-in features such as: ad-blocker, sync, unit converter, battery saver, VPN, and so on, and supports extensions from Opera Add-ons and Chrome Web Store
The Android version maintains its identity including many of the features plus a data saver, download manager, text adjustments like text wrapping, a night mode and also a Crypto Wallet.
Opera Touch Opera Touch is available for Android.
For Blackberry and other kinds of devices, Opera Mini is the slimmed down version available, where pages are compressed up to 90% by Opera's servers before being sent to your phone. This version delivers much lighter web pages that save data, loading time, and are easier for such devices to process.
A free and open source web browser descended from the Mozilla Application Suite. Firefox is highly extensible, with thousands of third-party add-ons available.
Firefox version 60+ (Quantum) is presently faster than Google Chrome and use less memory than Chrome. Compare to previous versions of Firefox, the Quantum version is twice as fast, promote parallelism, and has more intuitive user interface.
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.
The Tor Browser lets you use Tor on Windows, Mac OS X, or Linux without needing to install any software. It can run off a USB flash drive, comes with a pre-configured web browser to protect your anonymity, and is self-contained.
Brave Web Browser is a fast, free, secure web browser with a built-in ad blocker*, tracking and security protection, and optimized data and battery experience.
*What is Brave Ad Replacement?
Brave’s goal is to speed up the web, stop bad ads and pay publishers. One of the ways we plan to accomplish this is with ad replacements. We will also invite users to fund their wallets and to use those funds to pay the publishers of their favorite websites.