Updated web browsers for Windows XP

With version 50, https://alternativeto.net/software/google-chrome/ ended support for https://alternativeto.net/software/windows-xp/ , but there are still a lot of XP users. This is a list of alternative browsers that still support XP.

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Danilo_Venom List by Danilo_Venom , last updated 2019-04-15
  1. Opera icon

    Opera, which is Chromium-based, announced that the last version for XP will be Opera 36, but support will continue with security and crash fixes. This is probably the best choice if you want to migrate from Chrome with few hassles and no radical changes.

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    • FreeProprietary
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad
    • Flathub
    • PortableApps.com
    • Kindle Fire
    • Flatpak
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    Opera screenshot 1
  2. Yandex Browser icon

    Yandex.Browser, based on Blink and Chromium, still supports XP and Vista and offers a look similar to Chrome.

    • Web Browser
    • FreeProprietary
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad
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    Yandex Browser screenshot 1
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  3. Chromium icon

    Although Chrome is no longer supported on XP, Chromium is reportedly still working, with some instabilities with videos. It's a pretty good option if you are still used to the Google browser.

    • Web Browser
    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Android
    • BSD
    • PC-BSD
    • Xfce
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    Start Page
  4. Mypal icon

    Pale Moon used to support Windows XP until version 27.0 Mypal is a currently maintained browser for Windows XP based on Pale Moon that continues the work abandoned by Moonchild Productions, offering the security and the customization of all the Firefox-based browsers.

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    Mypal screenshot 1
  5. Slimjet icon

    Slimjet, another Chromium-based browser, announced in May 2016 it will remain compatible with XP and Vista. In fact Slimjet 10, based on Chromium 50, still continues to support these Windows versions.

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    Slimjet screenshot 1
  6. Advanced Chrome icon

    Advanced Chrome is a special fork of Google Chrome: its Custom Build version offers an improved Download System, integrated Flash Player and support for NPAPI, JAVA and Silverlight that were removed from Chrome. The best part is that it's still compatible with Windows XP and updated (as of May 2018).

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    Advanced Chrome screenshot 1
  7. SeaMonkey icon

    SeaMonkey is an Internet suite that consists of a web browser (inspired by Netscape), an e-mail and news client, an HTML editor and an IRC client. It is still compatible with Windows XP SP2+ and has very low requirement.

    • Web Browser
    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • BSD
    • PortableApps.com
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    SeaMonkey screenshot 1
  8. Midori icon

    Midori is a lightweight web browser based on Webkit engine. The browser is not updated since August 2015, but it still works great on Windows XP.

    • Web Browser
    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Android
    • BSD
    • F-Droid
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    Midori new Tab
  9. K-Meleon icon

    K-Meleon is a lightweight and customizable web browser based on the Gecko engine used by Firefox. The program is available for Windows XP and higher.

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  10. Comodo IceDragon icon

    IceDragon is a browser based on Firefox and customized by Comodo. The official website automatically offers for XP users the version 40.1.1.18, based on Firefox 40.0.2: it works great, but if you want to use it the first thing you have to do is blocking the automatic update by going in Settings/Advanced/Update/Never check for updates. If you don't block it, the program will search and download latest version of the browser, which is not compatible with Windows XP, and it will crash.

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    Comodo IceDragon screenshot 1
  11. Lunascape icon

    Lunascape is a web browser that handles 3 different rendering engines: Trident (Internet Explorer), Gecko (old Firefox) and Webkit (Safari). Unfortunately it can be used on Windows XP with the Webkit engine only: Gecko seems to be no longer downloadable and Internet Explorer engine is basically unusable.

    • Web Browser
    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad
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    Lunascape screenshot 1

NOTE: I have not listed browsers with privacy and security issues, like https://alternativeto.net/software/maxthon/ and https://alternativeto.net/software/uc-browser/, that are still compatible with Windows XP but may not be safe.


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TheEmperorArt
CommentJun 22, 2021

UC Browser has been abandoned, no longer updated fyi

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vborneod
CommentJul 7, 2020

Another XP PC here. I couldn´t play Twitter videos in neither Firefox and Chrome (not even open pictures in the latter) and the first browser I am testing from this list is Yandex (I´ve used this company for reverse image search in the past, I guess they are Russians?). I don´t know about security issues yet but it is working like a charm for now; Super light and fast, and it plays absolutely everything I´ve tried, so I am going to try it further than Twitter and see.

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Mahdy Abdelmotaleb
CommentFeb 13, 2020

Thanks! If we talk about XP , Vivaldi is pretty good, because it "light" for system

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Goranko Ilic
CommentJul 30, 2019

You forgot 360 browser and Sougou. They can be used on Windows XP. Maxthon is also good.

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damian101
CommentJul 1, 2019

Serpent, New Moon and Otter Browser are still updated for Windows XP and not mentioned here yet.

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bexx
CommentApr 14, 2019

https://github.com/Feodor2/Mypal/releases

The best browser for XP which supports html5 and allows normal viewing of Youtube on the old computer is the Mypal 28.4.1 browser.

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Goranko Ilic

Mypal is a good browser.

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alza689
CommentApr 10, 2019

Why was chromium Browser left out. Some relatively new videos may not operate due to flash player and MKV files, but the rest it is rather capable of displaying better than chrome. Slim jet is alright but since the above browser provides very little obstacles to transit through webpages, I use more of this browser than any other. Obviously the support for the same is no longer available. Yet it appears to be stable except in case of some new video files.

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