Navigating made safe
CCleaner Browser is a Chromium-based explorer that provides you with many security features. Produced by Piriform and now owned by Avast, they built it to boost their robust collection of computer security applications.
CCleaner has attempted to upgrade their maintenance utility game with a browser.
To all those used to opening Chrome, using CC is a walk in the park. It has its ad-blocking, and the ability to hide your digital footprint from being tracked and protect yourself from malware.
These features, unfortunately, are not all that useful. The encryption used is HTTPS, but it was hacked a while back. Furthermore, the ad protection is unable to cover you from all advertisements.
Many of these features that CC boasts as added protection already come built into Chrome. You won’t be getting much more.
Where can you run this program?
You can use it on any OS after Windows 7.
Is there a better alternative?
Yes, you can use Chrome if you are looking for easy use. Firefox is a great option if you are looking for more protection for your browsing.
Overall, Piriform’s software falls flat on its face. While supposedly adding security to your exploring, it has been known to have security leaks. Also, many of its features are out of date. The browser does not make any major improvements to Chromium.
Should you download it?
No. You should avoid downloading CCleaner Browser.
- Extra safety features
- Built-in ad protection
- Out-of-date encryption
- Problems with security
- Chrome rip-off