I’ve just loved dealing with various software issues this week. (Spot the deliberate facetious sneer!) Hands up, all those who love their Internet browsers?
For many, many years, I loved and trusted Google’s browser, but in the last year or so of using it, there were various issues beginning to happen, mainly, the tabs were doubled, meaning that if I saved a bunch of tabbed pages to open each time I ran the browser, I’d have to manually close the second set of pages that opened. I didn’t want two of everything! (It’s too heavy on resources).
The fateful day eventually arrived when nothing would work. Something bad happened to Google’s browser, and it completely stopped working. All I got was an unresponsive browser that had obviously got tangled up in its own code, (poor update code, maybe?) so I had to find something else to use instead. Microsoft’s Edge became the next bad boy, and I put it through its paces and ran it as I used to run my beloved Google.
Page handling in Edge was appalling, right from the start. It refused to open some pages while sending me off to known bad sites. The times I had to stamp on a page and close it quickly was very worrying. I put up with running the Edge browser for a few weeks until again, it failed me badly, locking me onto a supposed Microsoft-handling page which worked like a dreadful virus. The only way out was a hard stop on the laptop to close it all down.
I had noticed, several weeks ago that my Anti Virus software offered its own browser! Avast users are actually very well treated. As a member, you get a safe browser which is handled by the A/V. It seems to offer some rather good protection, especially for shopping online, amongst other goodies. I’m quite relaxed again, having that to use. All my requested pages open without a hitch, so far, and I get offered decent protection alongside my usual browsing habits. Good ole Avast Safe Browser. I hope it lasts forever 😀 I really cannot be bothered with having ‘issues’ to sort out, any more. Dealing with software that does not work just makes me grumpy.