Privacy Browser Comparison

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Usage instructions

This is an interactive table. You can use it to help you easily compare the functions, features, and characteristics of different privacy browsers.

Search - The search function searches the cells of this table. For example, if you search for windows then only the browsers that are available for windows should show.

Sort - click on the column headers to sort by a particular column

Reorder Columns - click, hold, and drag the column headers to rearrange the listed data to better fit your needs

Limitations and warnings...

This comparison table only takes into consideration the "vanilla" version of the browser listed, minus any extensions installed - unless the "vanilla" browser ships with pre-installed extensions.

NOTE: This comparison table utilizes Javascript. If you have Javascript disabled, then please consider enabling Javascript to use this tool.

Browser Developer Engine Source code Telemetry Tracker Blocking more info Script blocking Disable WebRTC more info Availability Sync Google services? Force HTTPS DoH support More info...
Firefox Mozilla Gecko Open Source
opt-out

limited
Javascript only
must be disabled
Windows, macOS,
Linux
Android & iOS

with account

can be disabled
must be enabled Configure
Brave Brave Software Chromium Open source
opt-out
Javascript only Only anonymize Windows, macOS,
Linux
Android & iOS

with account
Replaced w/
Brave services
must be enabled Review
LibreWolf Community driven Gecko Open source
uBlock Origin
Javascript only Windows (beta),
Linux
must be enabled -
Waterfox System1 Gecko Open source
uBlock origin
Javascript only
must be disabled
Windows, macOS,
Linux
- must be enabled Review
Ungoogled
Chromium
Community Chromium Open Source Javascript only Only anonymize Windows, macOS,
Linux
Android
must be enabled Install
GNU Icecat GNUzilla Gecko Open source Linux ? -
PaleMoon Moonchild Productions Goanna Open source ? ? ? - Windows, Linux ? ? -
Vivaldi Vivaldi Technologies Chromium Part closed,
part open source
Limited; opt-out ? Only anonymize Windows, macOS,
Linux
Android

with account
must be enabled ? -
Iridium NETitwork GmbH Chromium Open source ? ? Javascript only Only anonymize Windows, macOS,
Linux
must be enabled -
DuckDuckGo
Mobile Browser
DuckDuckGo WebKit/Blink Open source ? Android,
iOS
? Review
SnowHaze Illotros GmbH WebKit Open Source Javascript
"3rd Party" scripts
iOS ? must be enabled Review
Firefox Focus Mozilla Gecko/WebKit Open source ? Android,
iOS
Google search
(can be changed)
? Review
Bromite Community driven Chromium Open source ? ? Android -
Privacy Browser
(Stoutner)
Soren Stoutner Blink ? ? Javascript only ? Android ? -
Epic Hidden Reflex Chromium Part closed, part open source ?
(native solution)
Javascript only Only anonymize Windows, macOS,
iOS, Android
? ? -
Puma Browser Puma Technologies WebKit Closed source (anonymized) (Limited) ? ? iOS, Android Search (can be changed) ? -
Insight Browser Laso Technologies Inc WebKit Closed source (anonymized)
(native solution)
? ? iOS Search (can be changed) ? -
Min Browser Community driven Chromium Open source ? Only anonymize Windows, macOS,
Linux
? ? -
Badwolf Hacktivis (Ianodan) WebKit Open source Javascript only ? Linux ? -
Falkon KDE QT WebEngine
/Chromium
Open Source ? ? Javascript only ? Linux ? must be enabled -
Avast Secure Browser Avast software Chromium Part closed, Part open source (limited) Javascript only only anonymize Windows, macOS
iOS, Android
Review ? -

Frequently Asked Questions

Since TOR is configured to run on the onion network, that makes it a completely different animal from the browsers shown here. This isn't necessarily an overly "good" or "bad" thing - just that TOR is different enough not to be included here.

TOR has many unique characteristics about it, especially the technology behind the .onion network and its relay hops. It was decided not to include it on this table since it's so unique.

More information on TOR:

While this privacy browser comparison table aims to be an accurate and up-to-date tool, information can become easily outdated. Also, information may have been missed - after all, I wouldn't ever call this table "complete" given the evolving nature of web browsers.

Anyone is welcome to suggest an edit to this table. Comment below with your suggestion + relevant/credible link and let's have a look before adding it.

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