We are using the web browser almost each day, probably is the most used program for a computer, besides the operating system itself. Since we use the browser so often, it means that is an important product and we should pay attention to pick the best, because it can save a lot of time if it s working fast and can save us from trouble when we find on internet malware such as hacked sites offering viruses, fake sites made to steal personal data (phishing) and the list can continue.
Most important things are speed, safety and the easy use.
Speed. A good web browser should load web pages quickly and should be able to work seamlessly when there are multiple tabs in the same time, because these days we use often different services such as e-mail, social networks, entertainment sites in the same time and we like to receive real time updates about new things.
Safety. Besides speed, a good browser should focus and offer safety because there are many threats on Internet, fake pages (phishing) to steal personal information such as credit card numbers, pop-ups which may install viruses, malware (viruses) hidden in images or downloadable file and so on. Top browsers are communicating with online databases where sites or files suspected to contain malware are reported and recorded and you will be notified before visiting a site like this.
Easy use. Most of us are spending each day using the internet at least few minutes per day to check email, Facebook account etc. Since we are using the web browser so often, is important to have a clean and well organized interface of the browsers and should not be stuffed with extra menus, links and buttons. Also, it should interact well with multimedia files: videos, music and online games.
Since we use daily a web browser for different types of information (text, images, video ..), the speed is one of the most important things.
When you open multiple tabs with different websites, especially if some web pages contain multimedia content such as video or online games, the browser will need more RAM memory of your computer. If you keep multiple tabs open and you use in the same other applications, then the memory usage is important. If your computer have at least 4GB RAM memory, then will not be a problem.
There are many threats on internet and some of them are distributed through web pages. So, is important that your browser will alert you when websites are categorized as potential malware. Of course, the best job on this is doing the antivirus program.