I have been using Comodo dragon since they one, back in the days it was a really good altearntive to chrome, in fact that it did always beat the original chrome in benchmarks
always made me feel more proud of using. It is kind of clear that with time Comodo did loose dedication and passion for the comodo Dragon browser.
I remember my frustration that it was stuck on version 36 for almost one year which was not acceptable at all, despite that I had patience as a loyal comodo dragon user.
When Privdog was introduced and bundled with the browser, I did feel like an even more proud Comodo dragon users, almost only comdo dragon users was aware of Privdog,
and it did really help to speed up browsing and remove all trackers. Privdog was also an altearntive to Ghostery which was in trouble at the time. I used Privdog for a couple of years
until I heard about the Privdog scandal, how I did find out about it was just by accident, in an forum, this was in the time when lenovo just have had the superfish scandal,
Well it turned out that Privdog was just another Superfish scandal, I must say I felt very stupid and very fooled, comodo as a security company should be aware of this,
they bundle this with dragon, my trust for comodo was all time low (it was also in similar times when comodo had got their certificates hacked)
I did move over to the Srnware Iron browsre for some time, I thought this browser is better with keeping the chromium code up to date, well it turned out that I was wrong.
Anyway I used Iron until Chromodo was released, and I decided to give comodo another chance, this time it was bundled with ad sanitizer, it did not took me many secdonds to fictoure out that ad-santizer was just and rebundled version of Privdog, it was not a good first sign to include this “cancer” in the browser I thought, after doing deep research on internet, where priv dog and ad santizer mostly had bad reputation I decided to go back to Ghostery, it turned out, depending on what settings you put such as being a part of ghostranks or not made you vulnerable, with the right settings Ghostery was still considered the best alternative. I have see no evidence of any superfish symptoms with ghostery so far or that it would be vulnerable to man in the middle attacks.
Anyway I installed chromodo I used it for some time, but then I saw on the forum that comodo will put more dedication to Dragon and chromodo browser, in the beginning of chromodo, both browsers did update almost similar, since dragon was on the same version as chromodo plus I liked the black color more of Dragon I did decide to go back to dragon afterall, it was pretty much up to date with chrome, some time after I did also see that dragon had newer chromium then chromodo which made me forget about chromodo totally.
We have been for a long time on version 46, I had patience, and I was also aware of the lack of altearntives, srnware iron was not was it used to be, I did look out for other alternatives I found nothing that could replace dragon.
The nail in the coffin was when Comodo released version 48, now it turns out they have dropped flash support, so a lot of websites that have video or audio does not work, it forced to to use double browsers and copy paste links to microsoft edge when it did not work in dragon, this did of course irritate me a lot, and would of course not work in long term, I did head to the comodo dragon forum and see, this must be some kind of misstake or is this a bad joke ?
Sure I hate flash, every one hate flash but the reality is still many mordern sites use it today, sites like bandcamp and a lot of other sites.
That Apple decides to ditch flash support on their ipads is one thing, but on a pc it is just stupid.
What does worry me even more is that Comodo is encourages people to install an external flash player version which in history always have a lot of security holes.
Using internal flashpalyer in the browser makes it safer, since the flasyplayer is sandboxed within the browser unlike an external plugin.
Judging from the forum Comodo still fail to see the seriousness in flash support, I understand that they think Flash is the cancer, but in today worlds
you need flash on many websites, it will die away slowly but until then we need flashplayer support, way too many sites does not work without it, and it gets very irritating.
It feels comodo is trying to do what apple did, ditch flash just in order to speed up the settlement of Flashplayer meanwhile all dragon users suffer from this symptoms where not all sites work properly.
What is more worrying is that Comodo seem to show no understand from this, all response you get is that you can not make every one happy, I do intepret this at comodo has taken the decisuion to ditch flash support forwever, I can of course see that as an security company they view Flash as a security problem, but forcing users to install external flashplayer makes users even more vulnerable.
All in all, this has forced me to say good bye to Comodo Dragon, I would not have done that if it wasn’t for the fact that I finally found a worthy altearntive to comodo dragon, which seem to offer similar privacy features
The browser I am migriating to at the moment is called Slimjet
Since I have used dragon so long I did not take this decision lightly but if you look back you can see a pattern here, Comodo dragon as only got worse with its time, they have lost dedication to it which it once had and having 2 browsers which are very similar is just strange, if you have just one browser maybe then you would be able to keep up with updates, the browsers are so similiar so in all honesty I do no understand why you have 2 browsers at all, it looks like they have 2 different skins that is all.
Good Bye Comodo dragon
I will still use Comodo CIS though (have been using that since 2005)