This Privacy-Oriented Browser Blocks Ads Too

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Epic Browser is a free web browser that's based on the same source code as Google Chrome. However, it's designed to specifically appeal to users who value their online privacy. It deletes cookies and other settings each time you close it. It automatically blocks trackers, and any other systems that web site operators employ to monitor your online behaviour. All of which helps to protect your privacy and saves bandwidth too.

You'll find the program at www.epicbrowser.com and the installer is a 2 MB download. The program is malware-free according to VirusTotal and Web of Trust, although note that the installer will download some additional files when you run it. However, none of these files triggered my antivirus software or gave any cause for concern.

The program should work on Windows 7 or above. I tried it on Windows 10, and had no problems. And because Windows is quite happy to tolerate multiple installed browsers, you can install Epic and still use your existing browsers whenever you wish.

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The following question needs an answer before I'll install this browser:
"Fail. They want to install to Appdata. Did they learn nothing from Cryptolocker??"

The following questions should be answered at some point, or the browser might not get much use:
"a message from Epic comes that installation failed, with an error code. There is also a link which says: Get further help on this issue. When clicking this, it says the page is not available.

Perhaps it is just a temporary failure at the server...."

"Just a thought, if one was leaning towards this level of privacy, couldn’t one just turn on or use the privacy setting within firefox ?."

"Is there a need for a VPN with this browser ?"

I'd also like to know how it deals with browser fingerprinting.

Fail. They want to install to Appdata. Did they learn nothing from Cryptolocker??

I have Win 7 and installed Epic earlier today. I had no problem installing it and I do like it a lot. I will be using this for most of my browsing now. Thanks!!

I'm running Windows 7 and I've tried to install this software multiple times. The software indicates successful installation (no error messages) yet the browser is not on my system. Any suggestions ?
I tried the installation one more time......and it worked.
Is there a need for a VPN with this browser ?

The forum owner isn't very active, and a lot of user posts are ignored.
The browser isn't portable or self contained (typical of Windows apps).
The browser has a lot of potential, but want to see it better supported.

Strange, I just clicked the link to epic and it opened fine. I am also using OpenDNS. Maybe they took the block off. MyW OT gives it a clean rating, and isn't TOR Browser an alternative? The URL also tests clean at Virustotal.com

I"ve just installed the Epic Browser and delighted to say it seems to work problem free. It is fast and responsive and easy to mold to my needs. Thanks for the heads up on it.

Just a thought, if one was leaning towards this level of privacy, couldn’t one just turn on or use the privacy setting within firefox ?.
I have no idea if it can be set as default or not. Just curious.

I rarely reply to comments but I am impressed with this Epic Browser. I hope it gains respect. As much as I enjoy Epic I really enjoy Gizmo's and their news letter.

When I try to install the browser, I get this message, or rather, I get a longer error message, and it says it is on the clipboard - this is what was on the clipboard:
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C:\Users\[user]\AppData\Local\Epic Privacy Browser\Installer\EpicUpdate.exe (pid=5016)
common\goopdate_utils.cc:445

!register_server
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After the error message, it was suggested to press Ignore and send a message to Epic. I pressed Ignore, and perhaps a message was sent automatically to Epic(?).

Further, at the end of the failed installation, a message from Epic comes that installation failed, with an error code. There is also a link which says: Get further help on this issue. When clicking this, it says the page is not available.

Perhaps it is just a temporary failure at the server....

I'd like to add to my previous post:
When installing from an Admin account (I usually run from a Standard account for security reasons), it works ok.
I've sent messages on their forum and direct mail, but not received an answer yet.

OpenDNS blocks this site due to contents and that's good enough to keep me from visiting it. I'll pass on this recommendation.