Update: The XeroBank Browser has been retired. I suggest you use the Tor Browser instead which offers similar functionality.
XeroBank Browser, or xB Browser which was previously called Torpark, is a portable browser based on Firefox with security and privacy add-ons that can be run out of the box. The burden of installing all those extensions and softwares and making sure that they work correctly is taken of the users hand which should appeal to many users who do not have the time or knowledge to take care of that by themselves.
XeroBank Browser uses the Tor network to route the traffic through that network to ensure the anonymity of the data. Traffic is not only routed through several Tor servers but also encrypted to avoid - or at least make it more difficulty - to eavesdrop.
The added security and privacy slows down the data streams which means that it takes a little bit longer to access websites. I did not try file downloads at all but I suppose this holds true for them as well.
The XeroBank Browser is best used in my opinion on an external device such as an USB memory stick while on the road. It is far better to use this browser in a public place than the default one that is installed there. The advantages are of course that you do not leave any traces on the computer that you used to access the Internet and that your traffic - that is traffic in your browser - is encrypted so that no one is able to spy on that as well.
If you are interested in additional information about the xB Browser check out its Wikipedia web page.Advertisement
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