Free and effective web browsers are listed with download links. The most secure and widely supported browsers are reviewed with support forum resources.
The main web site for each browser will have the latest and most secure version. After installation, some browsers check for updates automatically.
Unix-like operating systems download and install many applications automatically through the "add/remove" software panel. Type the name of the browser into the search feature, select, and click "install" or similar button.
If the browser isn't in the automatic software panel, it should be downloaded directly from the developers website. This ensures that the browser version is up to date, and the software is authentic.
When choosing a browser, select open source software. This will ensure that the program may be checked by security experts, and potential issues may be repaired. Many popular browsers were omitted from this list because they have a history of security vulnerabilities, lack of cross platform support, or closed uncheckable code.
A web browser is a software program designed to view web pages using the http protocol, but it might support other transfer methods such as ftp.