Browzar – a stinky browser with adware
Browzar was announced a few days ago as a new internet browser with the slogan – Your private window on the Web. There was a lot of hype on different big and important websites (Register, BBC and others) because this new piece of
shit software was suppose to offer plenty of benefits such as no installation required, browsing history, stored files and cookies were not saved to protect the users privacy, being freeware and only occupying 246k of space were the other bonus offers.
Well, it didn’t take long for everyone on the internet (besides the previous mainstream sites) to notice that Browzar is nothing but a program with adware and doesn’t have the announced features. It is considered adware/bullshit program by many people.
- To start with, Browzar is not an actual browser, it’s more of an add-on to Internet Explorer – that explains the small (246k) size.
- The default Browzar homepage – http://www.browzar.com/start/ – which can’t be changed unless you add/edit some code, is their search engine that doesn’t show useful search results, meaning that the first 2 or 3 pages of results are affiliate (uses Yahoo overture system) and sponsored links that are suppose to generate money for the owner – this explains why it is free.
- The all mighty privacy issue is false, it does show traces of your browsing history by leaving .html pages on internet explorer temporary folder*. The program doesn’t erase cookies either…*
- If you want a comedy moment, go to the Should Have Used Browzar stories which are probably all false as well and only naive people would believe they are true.
Who is the person behind this scam? Write it down: Ajaz Ahmed, founder of Freeserve an old UK Internet Service Provider.
Via web3.0 and Tech Guardian Blog