Up until now I have been using Comodo Dragon, it is a Chromium based browser that according to the company, protects your privacy and gives you extra layers of security.
I am planning to reset my windows 10 in a few days and since I love it when I have minimum programs installed, I prefer to install only one browser (right now I've got Dragon, Firefox and Edge).
I want a browser that is secure so that my computer will be protected from any malicious sites (very important), private so that as less data as possible about me will be transmitted to other companies such as Google (less important). Privacy is less important to me so I'm not going to start using TOR or proxies or VPNS or what not, but it would still be nice not having my data/browsing habits transmitted to others.
From the research I've done on the internet and my own personal interests, these are my reason to use each browser:
Dragon - a Chromium based browser.
Pro: Security - very good. Uses all the security patches from Google + adds extra layers of security from Comodo, as the company says.
Pro: Chromium based browsers are very fast and secure and have a very good extension support as well
Privacy - not so sure. Chrome tracks user activities - who's to say Comodo doesn't do that too?
Con: eats a lot of RAM. Whatsapp web does not work (because it's not Chrome). Also another service that I use a lot doesn't work because Chrome/Chromium browsers don't support Silverlight anymore.
Security - as far as I understand, it's good but not as good as Chrome or Chromium based browsers. Can anyone confirm?
Something about not having a sandbox. (http://www.extremetech.com/computing/178587-firefox-is-still-the-least-secure-web-browser-falls-to-four-zero-day-exploits-at-pwn2own)
Pro: Privacy - very good. Again, as far as I understand, since Mozilla is a company devoted to user privacy they don't transmit your data to others.
Pro: lighter than Chrome. Supports Whatsapp web and that other service I'm using.
can't really find any cons. Maybe a bit less extension support.
To conclude, I am more in favor of starting to use Firefox, but I'm afraid because of the security issue. Comodo claims to use extra security measures like DNS and SSL which I'm not really sure what they are, but more security is always good, right? So it's important for me to know if indeed there is a problem of security with Firefox, otherwise I would just make the switch.
Also - perhaps there are extensions (to either browser, though maybe Firefox would be better) that would help me put my mind at ease.