Friday, July 24, 2009

Iron 3.0.189 Beta SRWare Iron - Web Browser based on Google Chrome

SRWare Iron: The browser of the future - based on the free Sourcecode "Chromium" - without any problems at privacy and security

Google's Web browser Chrome thrilled with an extremely fast site rendering, a sleek design and innovative features. But it also gets critic from data protection specialists , for reasons such as creating a unique user ID or the submission of entries to Google to generate suggestions. SRWare Iron is a real alternative. The browser is based on the Chromium-source and offers the same features as Chrome - but without the critical points that the privacy concern.


Comparism of Iron vs. Chrome at privacy:
- Client-ID
Chrome creates a unique ID through which a user can be theoretically identified.
- Timestamp
Chrome remembers up to the second exactly when the software was installed.
- Suggest
Depending on the configuration, each time you put something in the address line,this information is to Google to provide suggestions.
- Alternate Error Pages
Depending on the configuration, if you have typed a false address in the adress bar, this is sent to Google and you get an error message from Google's servers.
- Error Reporting (to;$1)
Depending on the configuration, details about crashes or failures are sent Google's servers.
- RLZ-Tracking
This Chrome-function transmits information in encoded form to Google, for example, when and where Chrome has been downloaded.
- Google Updater
Chrome installs a updater, which loads at every Windows in background.
- URL-Tracker
Calls depending on the configuration five seconds after launch the Google homepage in background

( - does not exist in Iron )

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Download Installer: | Mirror 9.32 MB

Download Portable: | Mirror 13.54 MB

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For Mac:


Change Google Chrome’s User Agent String:

No patching is necessary. Just open up your Chrome shortcut and append the switch
-user-agent=”Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1)”

For example I am using Internet Explorer 8 in Windows XP. I am using latest stable version of Google Chrome, v2.0.172.x My IE user agent is

Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 8.0; Windows NT 5.1; Trident/4.0)

My shortcut to Google Chrome shows the following:

"C:\Documents and Settings\\Local Settings\Application Data\Google\Chrome\\chrome.exe"

I add the option switch and user agent, and it becomes

"C:\Documents and Settings\\Local Settings\Application Data\Google\Chrome\\chrome.exe" --user-agent="Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 8.0; Windows NT 5.1; Trident/4.0)"


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