Your browser should be secure, fast and privacy-friendly. You should be able to do banking and insurance business safely without having dozens of parties watching your browsing habits via cookies. Most browsers process vast amounts of private information that can be used or collected by advertisers such as:
Choose an alternative to Google Chrome or Microsoft Internet explorer here
Mozilla Firefox is a free, and open source web browser developed by Mozilla. You can make Firefox even more privacy-friendly by installing privacy-enhancing extensions and adjusting some simple settings. Read how to do that here.
Tor Browser is your choice if you need an extra layer of anonymity. It is a customized version of Firefox and comes with pre-installed privacy add-ons, encryption and an advanced proxy.
Tor works by sending your traffic across a network of thousands of volunteer-run Tor servers (sometimes called nodes). Every Tor server is run by volunteers to help you improve your privacy and anonymity.
Want to remain anonymous on the Internet? Then Tor is one of the easiest ways to anonymize your data traffic. Tor is widely used by journalists and political activists critical of a dictatorial government, and, unfortunately, by criminals. For the average Internet user, we recommend Firefox.
To avoid fingerprinting, try to use as few Browser Extensions as possible. Exceptions can be found below.
uBlock Origin is an ad blocker for stopping unwanted ads and speeding up your browsing experience. uBlock Origin will block annoying ads, annoying video ads and intrusive trackers. uBlock Origin also causes sites to load faster (because a website does not need to load all advertising). It also acts as a pop-up blocker and helps protect against some forms of malware.
Note: uBlock is not the same as uBlock Origin, we do not recommend using uBlock.