What are the best browsers for Windows 10?

Not a fan of the built-in browser that Windows 10 offers? Worry not, the netizens from the Softonic Solutions Community have brought together a list of compatible, speedy, and smooth browsers for Windows 10 PCs!

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    #1Mozilla Firefox

    Mozilla Firefox

    Mozilla Firefox is a web browser developed by Mozilla Foundation and Mozilla Corp. Compatible with Linux, macOS, Windows, Fire TV, and other operating systems, Firefox features private browsing, spell-checking, plugins, and so on.


    Android, iOS, Windows, Mac


    Olivia Franklin
    Written on February 24, 2019
    "Firefox totally deserves to be on the top of this list becoz this browser regularly updates and has useful add-ons too. The best thing about Firefox is that it won't disappoint the experts nor the noob users. Isn't that amazing eh?"
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    #2Google Chrome

    Google Chrome

    Google Chrome is a web browser developed by Google LLC. Initially released as a browser for Windows, this freeware application was later on release for iOS, macOS, Linux, and Android. This also includes extensions and plugins.


    Android, iOS, Windows, Mac, Linux


    Sharon Green
    Written on February 24, 2019
    "i dont know about you but for me Google Chrome is the best browser for Windows 10. Come on millions of people around the globe are using this browser because it is filled of tons of apps and add-ons that i and probably you can def use too. "
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    Opera is a web browser developed by Opera Software AS. Featuring a built-in ad blocker and VPN, this free browser is compatible with Linux, Mac, and Windows computers. Opera is also available as a USB portable browser.


    Android, Windows, Mac, Linux


    Sean Hansen
    Written on February 24, 2019
    "You probably notice that most people use Mozilla and Chrome but in my case i use Opera. Why? Because even if u have a slow internet connection the Opera browser compresses page up to 80% making the pages to load faster. So yeah i really think this is one of the best browsers for Windows 10"


Did you know that despite Internet Explorer being considered as one of the forefathers of web browsers, the first one was actually created 5 years before IE's debut? The WorldWideWeb, the first web browser, was created by Sir Tim Berners-Lee in 1990. Three years after its release, Mosaic, credited as the first-ever popular browser, was born thanks to the efforts of software engineer Marc Andreessen and his team. Following his success, Andreessen soon started Netscape, releasing Netscape Navigator soon thereafter which, in turn, became the most popular browser during that time. Their success was short-lived, however, as soon as Microsoft debuted Internet Explorer in '95, eventually dominating the field until 2012 when Google's Chrome browser eventually took the market share from IE and became the most widely-used browser in that year.

Although Netscape was ultimately outranked by IE, it launched the Mozilla Foundation which was aimed at creating a new web browser that utilizes open source software model, eventually evolving into Firefox, effectively safeguarding their foothold in the industry. Firefox also came with a variety of add-ons, themes, and many other features. With the constant development of the internet, along with improvements to online surfing itself, it won't come as a surprise when another competitor will rise, showcasing new features that will be seen by many as innovative and fresh.

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    #4Microsoft Edge

    Microsoft Edge

    Microsoft Edge is a browser built for Windows 10, Windows Mobile and Xbox One. Edge is faster, safer & gives you longer battery life. Stream 4K & take notes on web pages. 


    Windows, Android, iOS


    Patrick May
    Written on February 24, 2019
    "Just so you know Microsoft Edge is the default browser for Windows 10 but then people use other browser than this. I dont even know why. Come on if this is the default browser that means it works the best for Windows 10. So what i like about this is that it is integrated with services from OneDrive and Cortana eh. "
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    Safari is a fast and energy efficient web browser for macOS and iOS devices developed by Apple based on the WebKit engine. It has a built-in privacy feature and works with iCloud to let you browse seamlessly across all your devices.


    Mac, iOS


    Walter Simmons
    Written on February 24, 2019
    "IMO Safari is the best way when it comes to internet surfing and that makes Safari the best browser for Windows 10. You should use this because it is very easy to use and light in terms of its size. And yes the basic features of a browser can be easily found here. "
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    Epic is a private browser that immediately disables lots of the most common ways your privacy is comprised when you are surfing the web as it doesn't save your history, no autofill feature and more. 


    Windows, Mac


    Pablo Cortés
    Written on February 24, 2019
    "if you are one of those people who are concerned about your privacy then i suggest that the best browser for you is the Epic browser for your Windows 10. With this browser there is no cookies, history and browser data. Yes that's how secure this browser is!!!!"
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    Dooble is an open source and free web browser aiming to allow users to browse the Internet with more privacy. This browser was developed by Dooble Project Team through the WebKit engine.


    Windows, Mac


    Yolanda Olivares
    Written on February 24, 2019
    "To be honest i am not very familiar with Dooble but when i had my laptop reformatted and the person who repaired it installed Dooble on my computer which has Windows 10 i didnt know if i should use this. But when he told me that it is the best for privacy i tried it and liked it. "
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    Torch is a free Chrome-based internet browser compatible with Windows operated systems. It was developed by Torch Medi Inc. and the company first made it to the public in June 2012. Torch allows faster and safer browsing experience.




    Amber Ren
    Written on February 24, 2019
    "First of all I would like to pointout that Torch and Chrome are exactly the same but of course they have differences tho. With Torch you will get a unique experience when you use it as your web browser for Windows 10. The best part is that you can download torrents straight from the page w/o any hassle. "


Best What are the best browsers for Windows 10
1Mozilla FirefoxSoftware 23 Free
2Google ChromeSoftware 12 Free
3OperaSoftware 12 Free
4Microsoft EdgeSoftware 2 Free
5SafariSoftware 1 Free
6EpicSoftware 0 Free
7DoobleSoftware 0 Free
8TorchSoftware 0 Free

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