Aviator
Aviator
37.0.2062.99

2.3

Aviator free download for Mac

Aviator

37.0.2062.99
13 January 2015

The web’s most secure and private browser.

Overview

Aviator gives you security, privacy, speed. With every website you visit, you're vulnerable to malicious hackers out to steal your surfing history, passwords, email access, bank account numbers, medical info, and more. And the "big browsers" don't do enough to stop it. But now you can protect yourself before you go on the Web - with WhiteHat Aviator, the Web’s most secure and private browser, you get the industry’s best and tightest security and privacy safeguards - all built-in, all activated, all ready-to-go.

Features:
  • Go with a more complete solution. Make the most of a fully featured, modern, standards-compliant Web browser with complete private browsing. It also supports tens of thousands of extensions.
  • Uses proven, open-source Chromium code. This is the same stable code base that Google uses, so you can add in any Chrome extension to WhiteHat Aviator.
  • Take off with pre-set security. Just open WhiteHat Aviator for the best privacy and security safeguards - already preconfigured and active. Security is enabled by default.
  • Eliminate hidden tracking. Block privacy-destroying tracking from advertisers and social media companies using the Disconnect extension. No advertiser cookies, no caches, no problem.
  • Say goodbye to advertising. Unlike the big corporate browsers, we’re not partnering with advertisers or selling your click data.
  • Prevent unwanted access. Block internal address space to prevent malicious Web pages from hitting your websites, routers, and firewalls.

What's new in Aviator

Version 37.0.2062.99: Release notes were unavailable when this listing was updated.

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7 Aviator Reviews

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Jazzyguy
24 July 2014

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It seems rather fast on my Macbook Pro vintage 2008 with SnowLeopard. The GUI is very nice and above all I like the icon.
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Version 35.0.1916.114
worx12
16 June 2016
"The web’s most secure and private browser." with no update since Jan 2015. Sounds like this one is really really secure then.
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Version 37.0.2062.99
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Rsmacupdate
Rsmacupdate
15 January 2017
This one was attacked by Google... it may be that they attacked it to suppress it. They found errors within it within 24 hours of it being released as open source. It was released as open source to make it more secure. It seems instead of pointing the errors out quietly to its developers and helping them close them and closing the same type of error on Chrome, both of which are based on Chromium, Google Security opted to try to destroy the credibility of the browser. I can't find a new version of it... I hope someone picks this White Hat philosophy up and runs with it, because in many users opinions, Google is not a friend to their privacy as it makes money off of skimming personal information and tracks. I hope it is revived. In the interim I have found the BRAVE browser and am trying to use it.
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Puzzleman
18 October 2015
Now an "open source project". From WhiteHat Security: "Thank you to everyone who has supported and used Aviator! WhiteHat Security has received tremendous support and feedback for the project since it's launch in October 2013. In January 2015, we decided to make Aviator an open source project, making it possible for the community to continue to build on it and help it to grow. As such, WhiteHat Security will no longer be providing support or development resources for Aviator."
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Version 37.0.2062.99
sjk
13 January 2015
Justin Schuh wrote: You probably shouldn't be using the WhiteHat Aviator browser if you’re concerned about security and privacy. https://plus.google.com/app/basic/stream/z12rzxcjmtmrzztky23uulhhvxyoetvz204
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Version 37.0.2062.99
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WetNet
WetNet
13 January 2015
Actually there is a great response from WHA about what Google's stormtrooper Justin Schuh claims at : http://www.computing.co.uk/ctg/news/2389751/dont-use-whitehats-aviator-browser-if-you-re-concerned-about-security-and-privacy-warns-google

Agreed, while WHA does not answer the "tough" questions they have been actively engaging all of their customers about Aviator. I've seen it first hand through founder Grossman [a former hacker himself]. I don't see Justin's credentials in the open source field except for google so I can't say if his coding skills are up to par with the hacker "community at large".
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Derekcurrie
06 December 2014
I'd really like to like this rendition of Chromium. It makes sense as a concept! But in reality on OS X 10.9 Mavericks:
1) It's NOT kept up-to-date with the Chromium lineage.
2) Good luck finding a way inside the application to check if it is up-to-date.
3) It's clunky crap that barely works.
4) It shockingly won't let you work with its preferences, unless it feels like it.
5) Therefore, this is non-functional software that is DANGEROUS specifically because it does NOT keep up with Chromium security updates.

Summary: SEVERELY disappointing! I've tried using Aviator over and over, uninstalling it, downloading it again, reinstalling it, each time hoping that this time it will actually work AND IT DOESN'T. Total FAIL. I really don't want to know its ultimate fate. The neglect factor has been far too severe for me to ever bother with it again. So it's back to naggy, annoying Chromium for those times when no better browser will do.

Bad show WhiteHat. Bad bad show.
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Version 35.0.1916.114
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Fyreflye
Fyreflye
06 December 2014
I wonder why I haven't had any of these experiences or any of the listed problems? Were you using version 37.0.2062.99 (2.5)?
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Derekcurrie
Derekcurrie
06 December 2014
Yes Fyreflye. v37.0.2062.99(2.5). I'm on 10.9.5 Mavericks using two separate Macs with the same results, both a 2013 MBP and 2011 Mac Mini. I keep both systems repaired (DiskUtility, DiskWarrior & TechTool Pro) once a month. I had just repaired the MPB system yesterday, so there's no corruption involved that I can imagine. It's a clean install of Aviator. I rebooted it to make sure it wasn't just a flaky boot. I've had decent friends recommend Aviator a couple times. And yet, this mess. Again, not the first time I've run into these problems. I can't take this project seriously any longer.
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bbw7
29 November 2014
The downloads for this weren't working for a while -- even from the developer's page, and for the WIndows version as well. From what I gathered it had had some bug in Yosemite, and that was why downloads were unavailable. Evidently that has been fixed. It is also evidently very similar to Chromium, but with more built-in security features.
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Version 35.0.1916.114
Fyreflye
12 September 2014
I've been using this for a couple of days and have had no problems It runs like a Chrome/Chromium clone with security features built in and the ability to download extensions (but not apps) from the Google Chrome Store. That includes 1Password if you have 1P installed and you uncheck "verify browser code signature" in the 1P preferences. I found a couple of reviews online that will provide more detail: http://tinyurl.com/obp52vo and http://tinyurl.com/kjx8smp
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Version 35.0.1916.114
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Fyreflye
Fyreflye
28 October 2014
But it doesn't work on Yosemite. The developer says an upgrade will be out "next week" but doesn't date the message.
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My-Mac-Hero-Llc
My-Mac-Hero-Llc
28 November 2014
Version 37.0.2062.99 (2.5) was just released (it was automatically pushed to me) and appears to restore function under Yosemite.
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Fyreflye
Fyreflye
28 November 2014
I got the new upgrade today as well. Everything seems to work fine except for a persistent error message on some sites saying they're being blocked by Aviator when they really aren't..
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Jazzyguy
24 July 2014
It seems rather fast on my Macbook Pro vintage 2008 with SnowLeopard. The GUI is very nice and above all I like the icon.
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Version 35.0.1916.114
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Big Johnson
Big Johnson
28 August 2014
You place the icon "above all"?!
So that's more important to you than anything else, such as security, stability, speed, functionality etc.?

WOW!

I guess that makes it easy for you to shop for software - just pick the one with the prettiest icon.
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Jazzyguy
Jazzyguy
28 August 2014
I said it was fast and I said I liked the icon. What is terribly wrong with that? I did NOT say the icon was important above all. I simply said I liked the icon. I think you are being overcritical.
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Big Johnson
Big Johnson
28 August 2014
Your exact words: "above all I like the icon."

There's no ambiguity there, you made a definitive statement that you place the aesthetics of the icon above all else.

That's your right - you're entitled to your opinion, it just wouldn't be my overriding concern.
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Reconfigger
Reconfigger
30 August 2014
I interpreted Jazzyguy’s last sentence contextually, rather than absolutely. He commented on the GUI, so I read the last phrase as, “and of all of the graphic elements of this application, I like the icon the most."

Perhaps it should have been its own paragraph?

As a fellow vintage Mac user, I appreciated the first sentence of the comment, anyway.
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2.3

App requirements: 
  • Intel 32
  • Mac OS X 10.6.0 or later
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