There's certainly no shortage of web browsers to choose from these days, and to stand out from the crowd individual apps need to offer something special. Based on the open source Chromium - just like Google Chrome and the latest version of Microsoft Edge - CCleaner Browser is a privacy, speed and security-focused browser from the same company that brought the world the cleanup tool CCleaner, Piriform which is now owned by Avast. You know with Avast behind the browser, it's going to be secure.
So, what makes this particular browser any more worthy of your attention than all of the others? It claims to offers "complete privacy", "total security" and "faster browsing", but what does this mean in practice? You can think of CCleaner Browser as a pimped version of Chrome, loaded with add-ons and extras to give you greater control over privacy and security. There's a built in ad-blocker to make browsing the web a more pleasant experience, and tools for blocking the tracking and fingerprinting employed by many website to monitor online activity.
Stealth Mode is the browser's version of InPrivate or Incognito browsing, and it promises the opportunity to surf the web and leave no traces behind. other privacy and security tool let you restrict websites from accessing your webcam, block phishing sites, and avoid browser extensions that cannot be trusted. As is pretty much the norm nowadays, there's a password manager to save your login credentials and get you into sites more easily, and there are various options for cleaning up after yourself to hide what you have been doing online.
CCleaner Brower also helps to boost your security by forcing the use of secure HTTPS connections. Powered by AI, the privacy and security tools included in the browser are constantly learning, and therefore improving all the time. And because this is a Chromium-based browser, you have all of the control over the software that you have become used to, and there are some great extras such as a video downloading tool to help you grab videos you find online.
There's a lot to like about CCleaner Browser, and for anyone who it concerned about their online privacy it is a great choice. It is early days for the software, but even from this initial release things are looking very promising.