Google Chrome for Windows

  • Free

  • In English
  • V 117.0.5938.92
  • 3.9

  • Security Status

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Xavier Slim
Xavier SlimUpdated 11 days ago

Chrome: free web browser for Windows

Chrome is a free web browser for Windows developed by Google that allows you to access your favorite web pages in a simple, fast, and secure way. This application has become essential for many users due to its lightness, speed, security, and endless additional options. For many users, this web browser has been the best for over a decade, surpassing other good alternatives such as Mozilla Firefox, Microsoft Edge, Safari, or Opera. 

Google Chrome is an excellent web browser, with a modern and clean design that integrates perfectly with all Google tools, with everything that implies. Bookmark bar with your favorite websites, thousands of available extensions, customization, anonymous browsing, constant updates, multi-platform, end-to-end encryption... The benefits of Google Chrome are almost endless, making it undoubtedly one of the best web browsers of the moment.

What is Google Chrome and what is it used for?

Chrome is a free web browser developed by the multinational company Google, which is also the owner of the largest Internet search engine under the same name, as well as other famous applications such as Google Drive, Gmail, Google Docs, and many more. Chrome was launched in 2008 as a great alternative to Internet Explorer and Firefox, and over the years it has become the most used web browser with over 1 billion active users.

Despite being proprietary software, it is based on the open-source web browser Chromium, which is very similar. The main virtues of this free web browser for Windows are its speed and stability when loading any type of web page. It also stands out for its tabbed browsing, which allows you to have multiple pages open in the same window, which is really useful.

Its main function allows you to visit all kinds of web pages quickly and securely, although the loading speed will also depend on your internet connection. Being cross-platform and even available for Smart TVs, we can synchronize our Google account in Chrome so that all our devices share the same settings, favorites, extensions, etc.

Is Google Chrome a browser or a search engine?

Chrome is a web browser that integrates the Google search engine as its main search engine. It is common to confuse these two terms due to the great integration that exists between these two almost inseparable pieces. To understand it, Chrome is the application that allows you to browse the internet and access any web page, among other functions, while Google is a website that allows you to search for all kinds of information on the internet by entering keywords and displaying results that match the user's search intention.

Is Chrome secure?

Chrome is a secure web browser that is endorsed not only by Google but also by computer experts who use it and billions of users worldwide. It offers secure browsing with end-to-end encryption, prioritizing browsing through secure HTTPS web pages. It also alerts users to websites that may be insecure or part of a scam. In addition, it also has parental control and allows you to securely store passwords, alerting the user if any of them have been compromised or are insecure, and suggesting secure passwords every time a new account is created on any website.

Does Google Chrome consume a lot of RAM?

Chrome is a free web browser that, despite having few flaws, is not perfect. One of its few flaws is found in the management of RAM, as many users complain about its high consumption. The reality is that it does consume a large amount of RAM, especially if we open a large number of tabs or have multiple extensions active. However, this has improved over the years, and if you have a current computer, it should not affect your user experience. The best thing to do is to download Google Chrome for free from Softonic and see for yourself.

Google Chrome, the best free web browser for Windows

Despite the existence of excellent alternatives, Chrome has earned the title of best web browser for Windows year after year. Its speed, design, usability, and security are its main features. As if that weren't enough, it offers a cross-platform experience, synchronizing our preferences and data across all our devices. Its tabbed browsing is excellent, as well as its incognito mode, bookmark and password management, browsing history, incognito mode, etc. In short, Google Chrome is an incredible browser with endless possibilities that surely won't disappoint you.


  • Light, efficient, and fast
  • Total integration with Google tools
  • Security and data privacy
  • Easy to handle
  • Extensions with infinite possibilities


  • Excessive RAM consumption
  • Improvable bookmark organization

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Google Chrome for PC

  • Free

  • In English
  • V 117.0.5938.92
  • 3.9

  • Security Status

User reviews about Google Chrome

  • KundliReadings

    by KundliReadings

    it is a very good seartch engion

  • Kyama Vijay

    by Kyama Vijay

    I WANT JOB IN Google company so. I can make people so happy by using google app

  • Surendher Raja

    by Surendher Raja


  • Rashid Muhammad

    by Rashid Muhammad

    I recommend google chrome it is very use full application any type searching. Thanks for your helps us.

  • cath flinstone

    by cath flinstone

    Had it. Stopped working. ???? Removed it. Trying to reinstall-will not. ??? Annoying!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Patty Figura

    by Patty Figura

    I JUST downloaded this. I have no opinion yet. I will have to review at a later date , after I have tried using this format.


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