graphic

You are hereSoftwareInternet browser software

graphic
graphic

This website is supported by its audience. When you purchase through links on our site, we may earn an affiliate commission.

Internet browser software

In those early days of the internet dominated by Microsoft Explorer there was little choice when it came to choosing a web browser, but now there is an ever growing list of companies that want to give you the ultimate web experience.

Internet browser software comparison chart for 2021

Rank 1 2 3 4 5 6 7
Opera
Maxthon 5
Avant
Excellent
Five stars means excellent
Very good
Four stars means very good
Good
Three stars means good
Average
Two stars means average /
Poor
One star means poor
Google Chrome has been awarded best buy Product image of google chrome Product image of mozilla firefox Product image of microsoft internet explorer 11 Product image of apple safari Product image of opera Product image of maxthon 5 Product image of avant
 
 
 
Ratings
open or close tab
Overall
google chrome has a rating of five  overall mozilla firefox has a rating of five  overall microsoft internet explorer 11 has a rating of five  overall apple safari has a rating of five  overall opera has a rating of four  overall maxthon 5 has a rating of four  overall avant has a rating of four  overall
Setup
google chrome has a rating of five for setup mozilla firefox has a rating of five for setup microsoft internet explorer 11 has a rating of five for setup apple safari has a rating of five for setup opera has a rating of four for setup maxthon 5 has a rating of four for setup avant has a rating of four for setup
Browsing
google chrome has a rating of five for browsing mozilla firefox has a rating of five for browsing microsoft internet explorer 11 has a rating of five for browsing apple safari has a rating of five for browsing opera has a rating of four for browsing maxthon 5 has a rating of four for browsing avant has a rating of four for browsing
Speed
google chrome has a rating of five for speed mozilla firefox has a rating of five for speed microsoft internet explorer 11 has a rating of five for speed apple safari has a rating of four for speed opera has a rating of four for speed maxthon 5 has a rating of three for speed avant has a rating of four for speed
Security
google chrome has a rating of five for security mozilla firefox has a rating of five for security microsoft internet explorer 11 has a rating of five for security apple safari has a rating of five for security opera has a rating of five for security maxthon 5 has a rating of four for security avant has a rating of three for security
Features
google chrome has a rating of five for features mozilla firefox has a rating of five for features microsoft internet explorer 11 has a rating of five for features apple safari has a rating of four for features opera has a rating of five for features maxthon 5 has a rating of four for features avant has a rating of four for features
Ease of use
google chrome has a rating of four for ease of use mozilla firefox has a rating of five for ease of use microsoft internet explorer 11 has a rating of five for ease of use apple safari has a rating of four for ease of use opera has a rating of five for ease of use maxthon 5 has a rating of four for ease of use avant has a rating of three for ease of use
Help & support
google chrome has a rating of five for help & support mozilla firefox has a rating of five for help & support microsoft internet explorer 11 has a rating of five for help & support apple safari has a rating of five for help & support opera has a rating of four for help & support maxthon 5 has a rating of four for help & support avant has a rating of three for help & support
Browsing
open or close tab
Features
open or close tab
Security
open or close tab
Help & support
open or close tab
Telephone support
google chrome does not offer  telephone support mozilla firefox does not offer  telephone support microsoft internet explorer 11 does offer telephone support apple safari does not offer  telephone support opera does not offer  telephone support maxthon 5 does not offer  telephone support avant does not offer  telephone support
Email support
google chrome does not offer email support mozilla firefox does offer email support microsoft internet explorer 11 does offer email support apple safari does not offer email support opera does offer email support maxthon 5 does offer email support avant does offer email support
Help files
google chrome does offer help files mozilla firefox does offer help files microsoft internet explorer 11 does offer help files apple safari does offer help files opera does offer help files maxthon 5 does offer help files avant does offer help files
Tutorials
google chrome does offer tutorials mozilla firefox does offer tutorials microsoft internet explorer 11 does offer tutorials apple safari does offer tutorials opera does offer tutorials maxthon 5 does offer tutorials avant does not offer tutorials
Manual
google chrome does offer manual mozilla firefox does offer manual microsoft internet explorer 11 does offer manual apple safari does offer manual opera does offer manual maxthon 5 does offer manual avant does not offer manual
FAQs
google chrome does offer faqs mozilla firefox does offer faqs microsoft internet explorer 11 does offer faqs apple safari does offer faqs opera does offer faqs maxthon 5 does offer faqs avant does offer faqs
Forums
google chrome does offer forums mozilla firefox does offer forums microsoft internet explorer 11 does offer forums apple safari does offer forums opera does offer forums maxthon 5 does offer forums avant does offer forums
Operating systems
open or close tab
Windows 10
google chrome  windows 10 mozilla firefox  windows 10 microsoft internet explorer 11  windows 10 apple safari  windows 10 opera  windows 10 maxthon 5  windows 10 avant  windows 10
Windows 8
google chrome  windows 8 mozilla firefox  windows 8 microsoft internet explorer 11  windows 8 apple safari  windows 8 opera  windows 8 maxthon 5  windows 8 avant  windows 8
Windows 7
google chrome is compatible with windows 7 mozilla firefox is compatible with windows 7 microsoft internet explorer 11 is compatible with windows 7 apple safari is compatible with windows 7 opera is compatible with windows 7 maxthon 5 is compatible with windows 7 avant is compatible with windows 7
Windows Vista
google chrome is compatible with windows vista mozilla firefox is compatible with windows vista microsoft internet explorer 11 is compatible with windows vista apple safari is compatible with windows vista opera is compatible with windows vista maxthon 5 is compatible with windows vista avant is compatible with windows vista
Windows XP
google chrome is compatible with windows xp mozilla firefox is compatible with windows xp microsoft internet explorer 11 is compatible with windows xp apple safari is compatible with windows xp opera is compatible with windows xp maxthon 5 is compatible with windows xp avant is compatible with windows xp
Mac OS X
google chrome is not compatible with mac os x mozilla firefox is compatible with mac os x microsoft internet explorer 11 is not compatible with mac os x apple safari is compatible with mac os x opera is not compatible with mac os x maxthon 5 is not compatible with mac os x avant is not compatible with mac os x

Internet browser software explained

An Internet browser is your entry point to the World Wide Web. It allows you to access our favorite websites on any computer or mobile phone.

The competition between internet browsers developers is high with each company trying to make theirs browser quicker and easier to use then the competition.

Speed

Your web experience is very much determined by the speed of the browser. Modern websites and email services use CSS and AJAX technologies, so the latest browsers are optimized to render web pages quickly.

Safety

Browsers provide opportunity, but they also open you up to security threats. Phishing attempts, malware and identity theft all pose potential security threats through your browser. But fear not, the latest browsers include security features that include anti-malware and anti-phishing protection.

Rank
Google Chrome
Mozilla Firefox
Microsoft Internet Explorer 11
Apple Safari
Opera
Maxthon 5
Avant