SRWare Iron is a free and open-source web browser of the future, based on the free Sourcecode “Chromium”. It offers the same features as Chrome - but without any problems at privacy and security.
SRWare Iron primarily aims to eliminate usage tracking and other privacy compromising functionality that the Google Chrome browser includes. While Iron does not provide extra privacy compared to Chromium, it does disable some configurable Chromium features that could share information with third parties.
Comparism of SRWare Iron and Google Chrome at privacy:
Installation-ID – Does not exist in Iron
A copy of Google Chrome includes a generated installation number which will be sent to Google after the installation and the first usage. It gets deleted when Chrome checks first time for updates.If Chrome is received as part of a promotional campaign, it may generate a unique promotion number which is sent to Google on the first run and first use of Google Chrome.
Suggest – Does not exist in Iron
Depending on the configuration, each time you put something in the address line,this information is sent to Google to provide suggestions.
Alternate Error Pages – Does not exist in Iron
Depending on the configuration, if you have typed a false address in the adress bar, this is sent to Google and you get an error message from Google’s servers.
Error Reporting – Does not exist in Iron
Depending on the configuration, details about crashes or failures are sent Google’s servers.
RLZ-Tracking – Does not exist in Iron
This Chrome-function transmits information in encoded form to Google, for example, when and where Chrome has been downloaded.
Google Updater – Does not exist in Iron
Chrome installs a updater, which loads at every Windows in background.
URL-Tracker – Does not exist in Iron
Calls depending on the configuration five seconds after launch the Google homepage opens in background
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Last Update: December 13, 2016
Current Version: 55.0.2900.1
Languages: Multiple Languages
Supported Operating Systems:
Windows 7 / 8 / 8.1 / 10 (32-Bit, 64-Bit)
Mac OS X 10.9 or later
- HTML5 as default
- huge memory saving improvements