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Should I remove Comodo IceDragon?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
45% remove it55% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Good
What do people think about it?
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How common is it?
Global Rank #3,650
United States Rank #3,390
Reach 0.1753%
Installation trends (last 30 days)
Uninstallation trends (last 30 days)
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 10.64 days
313.75 days >
Average installed length: 164.85 days

Versions

VersionDistribution
42.0.0.25 4.92%
40.1.1.18 3.13%
38.0.5.2 6.79%
37.0.0.2 0.08%
37.0.0.1 0.04%
26.0.0.2 57.28%
26.0.0.1 0.57%
25.0.0.1 3.74%
22.0.0.1 11.23%
21.0.1.15 1.22%
20.0.1.14 3.09%
20.0.1.12 0.16%
19.0.1.0 3.86%
18.0.3.1 2.40%
18.0.1.0 0.37%
17.0.1.0 0.69%
16.1.1.3 0.20%
16.1.0.1 0.08%
15.0.2.0 0.08%
14.0.3.0 0.04%

Other programs by COMODO

Comodo IceDragon

What is Comodo IceDragon?  (from COMODO)

Comodo IceDragon is a fast and versatile Internet browser based on Mozilla Firefox which features several security, performance and feature enhancements over the core build. Fully compatible with Firefox plug-ins and extensions, IceDragon combines the freedom and functionality of Firefox with the unparalleled security ...  Read more

Overview

Comodo IceDragon is a program developed by COMODO. The most used version is 26.0.0.2, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. It adds a background controller service that is set to automatically run. Delaying the start of this service is possible through the service manager. A scheduled task is added to Windows Task Scheduler in order to launch the program at various scheduled times (the schedule varies depending on the version). The software is designed to connect to the Internet and adds a Windows Firewall exception in order to do so without being interfered with. The main program executable is icedragon.exe. The software installer includes 50 files and is usually about 50.81 MB (53,273,636 bytes). icedragon_updater.exe is the automatic update component of the software designed to download and apply new updates should new versions be released. In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows 8. While about 49% of users of Comodo IceDragon come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and Germany.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.comodo.com/home/browsers-toolbars/icedragon-browser.php
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\comodo\icedragon
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Comodo\IceDragon\uninstall.exe"
Estimated size: 50.81 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Comodo IceDragon

Program executable:icedragon.exe
Name:IceDragon
Signed by:Comodo Security Solutions
Path:C:\Program Files\comodo\icedragon\icedragon.exe
MD5:1afa968b3872d4be4f028a6ceb210d45
Additional files:
  • uninstall.exe - Comodo IceDragon
  • freebl3.dll (by Mozilla Foundation) - Network Security Services (NSS freebl Library)
  • nspr4.dll (by Mozilla Foundation) - Netscape Portable Runtime (NSPR Library)
  • nss3.dll - NSS Base Library
  • nssckbi.dll - NSS Builtin Trusted Root CAs
  • nssdbm3.dll - Legacy Database Driver
  • nssutil3.dll - NSS Utility Library
  • plc4.dll - PLC Library
  • plds4.dll - PLDS Library
  • smime3.dll - NSS S/MIME Library
  • softokn3.dll - NSS PKCS #11 Library
  • ssl3.dll - NSS SSL Library
  • AccessibleMarshal.dll - IceDragon
  • gkmedias.dll
  • libEGL.dll
  • libGLESv2.dll
  • mozalloc.dll
  • mozglue.dll
  • plugin-container.exe (by Mozilla) - Plugin Container for IceDragon
  • plugin-hang-ui.exe (by Mozilla) - Plugin Hang UI for IceDragon
  • xpcom.dll
  • xul.dll
  • icedragon_updater.exe
  • mozjs.dll
  • restart_helper.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • icedragon.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{0A9A14BD-22A8-44F3-B25B-126364E46548}' (runs on registration).
Service
  • icedragon_updater.exe runs as a service named 'COMODO IceDragon Update Service' (IceDragonUpdater) "Automatically installs updates for COMODO IceDragon".
4 Windows Firewall Allowed Programs
  • plugin-container.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Comodo\IceDragon\plugin-container.exe'.
  • uninstall.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Comodo\IceDragon\uninstall.exe'.
  • icedragon.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Comodo\IceDragon\icedragon.exe'.
  • icedragon_updater.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Comodo\IceDragon\icedragon_updater.exe'.
Network connections
  • icedragon_updater.exe connects to downloads.comodo.com (178.255.82.1 port 80).
  • icedragon_updater.exe connects to downloads.comodo.com (178.255.82.1 port 80).
  • icedragon.exe connects to ip-69.65.41.15.servernap.net (69.65.41.15 port 80).

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

icedragon.exe
Memory:195.39 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0009670339%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00062869%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00033835%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:32,099,900
8,062,084 average
I/O reads/min:2.15 MB
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:11.41 MB
105.02 KB average
plugin-container.exe
Memory:26.65 MB
Total CPU:0.0011588832%
Kernel CPU:0.00051875%
User CPU:0.00064013%
CPU cycles/sec:115,635,280
I/O reads/min:1.06 MB
I/O writes/min:1.66 MB
icedragon_updater.exe
Memory:2.56 MB
Total CPU:0.0014705650%
Kernel CPU:0.00110292%
User CPU:0.00036764%

How do I remove Comodo IceDragon?

Quickly and completely remove Comodo IceDragon from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall Comodo IceDragon from your computer by using the Add/Remove Program feature in the Window's Control Panel.
  1. On the Start menu (for Windows 8, right-click the screen's bottom-left corner), click Control Panel, and then, under Programs, do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program Comodo IceDragon, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: Click Uninstall.
    • Windows XP: Click the Remove or Change/Remove tab (to the right of the program).
  3. Follow the prompts. A progress bar shows you how long it will take to remove Comodo IceDragon.

HOW IT RUNS
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 45%
Keep it 55%
 
GLOBAL RANK
#3,650

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 61.94%
Windows 8 27.17%
Windows XP 6.78%
Windows Vista 3.98%
Windows Server 2003 0.12%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 27.60%
Windows 7 Ultimate 19.93%
Windows 7 Professional 10.90%
Windows 8.1 8.13%
Microsoft Windows XP 6.82%
Windows 8.1 Pro 4.33%

Distribution by countryGeography

48.82% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 48.82%
  United Kingdom 5.94%
  Germany 3.60%
  Canada 3.26%
  Brazil 3.02%
  Australia 2.20%
  Italy 2.06%
  BD 2.06%
  France 1.41%
  India 1.37%
  Japan 1.27%
  MA 1.10%
  IQ 1.06%
  Poland 1.03%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 25.59%
Dell 21.27%
Acer 17.83%
ASUS 9.12%
Toshiba 8.17%
GIGABYTE 7.77%
Lenovo 3.38%
Intel 3.11%
Samsung 1.82%
American Megatrends 1.15%
NEC 0.81%
Common models
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 4.43%
ASUS All Series 4.24%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 3.08%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 2.89%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 2.50%
Dell Inspiron 7720 2.31%

About COMODO

Comodo groups provides computer software and SSL digital certificates as well as offers many products as freemium, but additional features or more featured editions are available for a fee.
Publisher URL: www.comodo.com

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GlobeTrekker69over a year ago
I have it as a back up in case the other Comodo Dragon (Red logo) doesn't work at any time but I really don't understand the difference. Are the distributors saying that it is equivalent to Firefox and the other Dragon like Google Chrome but both are more secure ?