Barely a week has passed since the fanfare of publicity that accompanied the launch of Browzar, which was billed as a ‘safer’ browser for those who want to keep their surfing private. The principle concerns, that it is ‘Fake and Full of Adware,’ are being voiced on numerous websites.
Whether or not that is the case remains to be see but there is no disputing the fact that it is simply a wrapper for Internet Explorer, with all of its inherent security shortcomings. Moreover the URLs of web sites visited are still recorded in the hidden Windows index.dat file, so anyone with a mind to do so can easily find out where you have been on the net.
However, the biggest complaint is that homepage is hard-wired and cannot be changed and Searches are routed through a well-known ‘pay-per-click’ search engine called Overture (now owned by Yahoo).