Looking for an alternative to Internet Explorer? Download UC BrowserHD

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Internet Explorer 11 in Windows 7 and Windows 8.1,  is a pretty great browser, but if you want to try out an alternative, then UC BrowserHD should be one of your first choices.

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Microsoft Edge is also a terrific browser, but if you are interested in an alternative on Windows 10, have a look at UC BrowserHD. Although like in all other versions of Windows, Internet Explorer is also included in Windows 10, users still turn to other browsers to satisfy their web searching needs.

Also, there are some great alternatives on the Windows Store, and today, we’ll be talking about one of them.

The app in question is UC BrowserHD, developed by UCWeb Inc. for Windows 10, Windows 8.1 users that want a customizable internet browser that is both easy to use and free.

If you are interested in a good web browser for Windows 10, Windows 8.1, then give this app a try.

UC BrowserHD for Windows 10, Windows 8.1

Although the app has some nice features, it is still very simple to navigate and set up. After only 2-3 minutes you can see all that it can do and it will feel very natural to use it. Also, if you are used to IE10, then the bottom-placed address bar will not bother you at all.

In terms of features, the browser has pretty much all the features you’d like, starting with Google and other engines search from the main screen, access to bookmarks, settings, and downloads from the main address bar, incognito browsing and the possibility to download images or files.

UC BrowserHD for Windows 10

[UPDATE] The latest version maintains the high speed and low data consumption, adding new security features for a safe surfing experience. UC Browser is able to block potential sources of malware and viruses before they get the chance to load on your PC.


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One issue with the downloading process that I noticed is the missing option to specify where to download files, but other than that, it handled pretty good downloading tasks.

One other issue that I had with the browser is the poor support for Flash, making YouTube videos pretty hard to see.

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In terms of UI and customizability, the user has at his disposal a quick launch table with customizable tiles. It is very similar to Opera’s approach, but the developers have added some extra quick launch shortcuts, carefully categorized in the right of the screen.


Fast, secure, privacy-oriented browser for an enjoyable browsing

Now that small-market browsers are up there with the big guys, we can safely say that there are valid alternatives to Chrome, Firefox, or Edge. The one that comes to mind is UR Browser which is built-in on the Chromium base.

Being built on the Chromium Open Source project, it allows for all Chrome Web Store extensions to be installed. However, some built-in features, like Moods, VPN, and antivirus, take it a mile further. Forgot about browsers which hog on your resources and track your digital signature.

With UR Browser, you can rest assured that you’ll stay anonymous and secure, but not paying price for it with slow loading speeds. Check UR Browser now and see for yourself.

Editor's recommendation
ur browser
  • Fast page loading
  • VPN-level privacy
  • Enhanced security
  • Built-in virus scanner

Of course, if you’re inclined to learn more about UC BrowserHD first, continue reading below.


Overall, the UI looks good and it’s very responsive, but there is one single problem: I have used the app on a Windows 8, Windows 10 computer, therefore I do not have a touch interface, and the scrolling on the home screen is terrible with a mouse.

UC BrowserHD app review

The user has to click on the little “-” button in the lower right corner and from there, choose the category that he is interested in. Other than this, I can’t say I found anything wrong with the app, and I would use it for quite some time. It has proven to be very easy to use, the UI is intuitive and responsive and it presents itself with the excellent build quality. A definite winner!

Editor’s Note: This post was originally published in February 2013 and has been since revamped and updated for freshness, accuracy, and comprehensiveness.

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