geminis3

Level 15
Verified
Malware Tester
If you're looking for a different browser you can try Falkon by KDE (formerly QupZilla) which uses the Chromium powered QtWebEngine component, IDK how it handles engine updates on Windows but the Linux version depends on the qt5-webengine version available on your distro's repo.

It contains the basics, an adblocker and uses multiple processes (I haven't tested the Windows version).

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blackice

Level 28
Verified
Isn't it enough to just install uBO in Firefox/Chrome/Edge and call it a day?
Yes, but privacy enthusiasts will never rest. Only once people start having very embarrassing or frightening information revealed publicly due to privacy invasions will anyone else even care. If it doesn’t have a material impact on your life does it even matter? But, if you take basic steps (uBO) you are already protecting more info than most people.
 

Zartarra

Level 2
I was curious so I tested a few browsers. Standard installation and no configuration customization. Some browsers make a lot of connections.

Mozilla firefox
Ungoogled Chrome
Iridium
Vivaldi
Brave
Connections to​
#​
Connections to​
#​
Connections to​
#​
Connections to​
#​
Connections to​
#​
detectportal.firefox.com​
11​
multicast.arpa​
4​
accounts.google.com​
5​
clients2,google.com​
6​
laptop-updates.brave.com​
17​
firefox.settings.service.mozilla.com​
28​
cache.iridiumbrowser.De​
3​
downloads.vivaldi.com​
3​
go-updater.brave.com​
12​
snippets.cdn.mozilla.net​
5​
multicast.arpa​
4​
multicast.arpa​
12​
p3a.brave.com​
2​
shavar.services.mozilla.com​
2​
redirector.gvt1,com​
1​
redirector.gvt1.Com​
1​
statis.brave.com​
5​
accounts.firefox.com​
6​
1​
safebrowsing.gooleapis.com​
1​
push.services.mozilla.coml​
2​
ssl.gstatic.com​
2​
lcoation.services.mozilla.com​
3​
update.googleapis.com​
3​
pingsender​
1​
update.vivaldi.com​
6​
1​
Total
58
Total
4
Total
14
Total
35
Total
36

With the ghacks or own script/settings you can shut-up Firefox (almost) completely but with no configuration it has the most outbound connections.
 

Stopspying

Level 10
I was curious so I tested a few browsers. Standard installation and no configuration customization. Some browsers make a lot of connections.

Mozilla firefox
Ungoogled Chrome
Iridium
Vivaldi
Brave
Connections to​
#​
Connections to​
#​
Connections to​
#​
Connections to​
#​
Connections to​
#​
detectportal.firefox.com​

11​
multicast.arpa​

4​
accounts.google.com​

5​
clients2,google.com​

6​
laptop-updates.brave.com​

17​
firefox.settings.service.mozilla.com​

28​
cache.iridiumbrowser.De​

3​
downloads.vivaldi.com​

3​
go-updater.brave.com​

12​
snippets.cdn.mozilla.net​

5​
multicast.arpa​

4​
multicast.arpa​

12​
p3a.brave.com​

2​
shavar.services.mozilla.com​

2​
redirector.gvt1,com​

1​
redirector.gvt1.Com​

1​
statis.brave.com​

5​
accounts.firefox.com​

6​

1​
safebrowsing.gooleapis.com​

1​
push.services.mozilla.coml​

2​
ssl.gstatic.com​

2​
lcoation.services.mozilla.com​

3​
update.googleapis.com​

3​
pingsender​

1​
update.vivaldi.com​

6​

1​
Total

58
Total

4
Total

14
Total

35
Total

36

With the ghacks or own script/settings you can shut-up Firefox (almost) completely but with no configuration it has the most outbound connections.
Interesting, thanks for sharing.

I've been aware of Firefox wanting to 'phone home' a lot for a number of years and have made a lot of about:config changes to restrict that, but I haven't looked seriously at how much they try to do behind the scenes for a while, so this is useful. As you say using something like ghacks settings or your own scripts does reduce it significantly from my experience. I get that they can learn from usage data to work out where improvements can be made but using Firefox 'out of the box' has increasingly become a scenario that I want to avoid as time goes by.

Ungoogled Chrome might be something I investigate further after seeing this, but only after reading up on it!
 

HarborFront

Level 54
Verified
Content Creator
I was curious so I tested a few browsers. Standard installation and no configuration customization. Some browsers make a lot of connections.

Mozilla firefox
Ungoogled Chrome
Iridium
Vivaldi
Brave
Connections to​
#​
Connections to​
#​
Connections to​
#​
Connections to​
#​
Connections to​
#​
detectportal.firefox.com​

11​
multicast.arpa​

4​
accounts.google.com​

5​
clients2,google.com​

6​
laptop-updates.brave.com​

17​
firefox.settings.service.mozilla.com​

28​
cache.iridiumbrowser.De​

3​
downloads.vivaldi.com​

3​
go-updater.brave.com​

12​
snippets.cdn.mozilla.net​

5​
multicast.arpa​

4​
multicast.arpa​

12​
p3a.brave.com​

2​
shavar.services.mozilla.com​

2​
redirector.gvt1,com​

1​
redirector.gvt1.Com​

1​
statis.brave.com​

5​
accounts.firefox.com​

6​

1​
safebrowsing.gooleapis.com​

1​
push.services.mozilla.coml​

2​
ssl.gstatic.com​

2​
lcoation.services.mozilla.com​

3​
update.googleapis.com​

3​
pingsender​

1​
update.vivaldi.com​

6​

1​
Total

58
Total

4
Total

14
Total

35
Total

36

With the ghacks or own script/settings you can shut-up Firefox (almost) completely but with no configuration it has the most outbound connections.
Hi

Which Ungoogled Chromium version you are using? The one by Eloston or at woolyss? Also, can you test out LibreWolf as well?

Thanks
 
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HarborFront

Level 54
Verified
Content Creator
The latest Ungoogled Chromium for Windows 64-bit by Eloston is still at v81.xxx

Get it here


The reason being v83.xx for Windows still could not be patched. Read below


As for the Linux versions there's a problem with the v83.xx in that the browser will suddenly closed (randomly) when you are typing in the address bar.

EDIT

There's a new update for the Linux version. I think the above issue has been solved. After updating I'm using in Linux Mint Mate and not facing any sudden closure of the browser when typing in the address bar. You'll need to get the latest version from below

Install package home:ungoogled_chromium / ungoogled-chromium
 
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