CCleaner Browser is a web browser developed by Piriform. This company is well-known especially for other software such as classic CCleaner, Recuva, Speccy and more.
The developers promise a lower consumption of resources due to the possibility of suspending the use of any navigation tabs, an extension of battery life when using mobile devices and an advanced anti-fingerprint system that allows you to hide settings of your browser while exploring world wide web.
CCleaner Browser is a chromium-based web browser, so Chrome users will be quite familiar with its usage and interface. The real difference with Chrome is represented by the Security and Privacy Center, which includes some additional features not always present in other browsers, let’s analyze the most important ones:
As mentioned before, this feature hide your browser settings. Online tracking of websites is limited.
Anti-Tracking, Stealth Mode and HTTPS Encryption
First option block unwanted web trackers, second is a classical incognito mode, last feature allow to prefer HTTPS connections for increased and better security.
Prevents installation of unverified or unreliable browser extensions.
Clean all your browser history selecting a time range.
You can block ads for faster and uninterrupted web browsing.
Avoid and block malicious websites or downloads.
Flash Blocker and Webcam Guard
First feature block executing Flash content, second allows you to choose which websites can access your webcam.
About CCleaner Browser’s resource consumption, we found that it consumes less memory than the classic Chrome (with values close to 50% less). This aspect definitely adds a positive note to the browser developed by Piriform.
CCleaner Browser, despite being a derivative of Chrome and sharing most of its main features, has some additions that may prove interesting for users who care about security of their online activities.