i won’t say i love the brave browser for the privacy/security aspect But mainly for the shields and also for the UI, Stylish icons,Stability, Never crashed…etc… As long as shields are up and running, nothing to worry…
The malware/virus/trojan thing wont affect me and haven’t affected me for a very long time as i don’t crave/look for pirated softwares and wont essentially install anything by running .exe files most of the times(as most of the softwares i use are classic + super trustworthy and if i were to install something, i will make sure it is from trusted source only)
Windows Smart screen is ON, UAC is ON, Firewall is on, Remote Connection/Assistance is off, Ask where to save before download is ON so these basic security is more than enough for any auto download/execution…
More than thinking about someone is going to hack, i care mainly about functionality of websites… For now, for all of the websites which i use, there are no problems whatsoever, all are stable and fully functional except for google owned websites… But im thinking about Long term perfection, will brave shields continue to be perfect for all of the next upcoming years without brave team working behind the scenes ? that’s the question, what if suddenly brave team decide to change the inner workings of shields which might end up breaking/stopping ad resource library component updates… so i have to think about those things too which is the reason why i ask brave team to explore possibilities to keep supporting older windows versions before its too late and things have gotten out of hands
All of the Mainstream Chromium based browser makers left the scene as of now and its literally NO one out there now to provide browser support for Win 7/8.1 so if brave starts supporting, it will serve as advertising with people who want to stay on older operating systems and most importantly, it gives a sense of achievement, as it will also deliver a message like there is a company that still exists which is ready to take on challenge if Google is not ready to help and succeed at making something work onto something which google essentially doesn’t want…
check this article for example
people will talk about it and it will increase the company’s name image for achieving this especially now as brave have established as Mainstream
We dont need support for everything like brave rewards, brave wallet, brave vpn because its too much of a hassle to maintain everything but they can offer the rest like the chromium updates, shields updates, ui updates, feature updates like sidebar…etc
A new brave chromium builds with shields support and not having brave rewards/brave wallet would be neat… Brave wallet and brave rewards can be ignored for the Brave Legacy build to greatly reduce the bug reports, security issue reports on the brave community as the legacy version of brave browser are being provided for older operating systems(which will be considered as insecure but still being provided with the updates) just for the sake of all websites functionality and helping the people who love older operating systems to interact with websites(while other chromium browser makers including firefox seem to have left behind these certain group of people with no mercy and make it blatantly show off they work and their company’s existence is there only for profits and nothing else like goodwill, working for a social cause, establishing a special achievement and being known for something unique).
it doesn’t excite me while a company is doing nothing special except continuously doing mostly what others are doing and trying to 1up them which eventually gets them labelled as just another browser… Supermium given me hopes but still… having brave team come forward and providing support would be really cool as its like i have been continuously using brave for 5 years now… and suddenly having to change gives that feeling of void…
Finally, again, its not easy for someone to hack my pc considering how limited my PC use case is… But Even if someone somehow manage to hack my pc(which wont happen), it will only take me 50 minutes to restore the PC to the exact working state as how it was before including all app data settings after performing a reformat…
see this post which i made on reddit
Right from chipset drivers, All software Backup are readily available
i will learn the lesson and move on if someone managed to trick me but essentially that wont happen for my use case. So please do not make it in a way someone hacking my PC is equivalent to killing me… hacks wont happen that easily without user who uses the operating system does something which they shouldnt be doing(doing something which they dont know about what they are doing)
Microsoft has perfected the windows 8.1/7 security before killing support…
I may not have in-depth software knowledge, but as a Windows PC user, i know what to do and What not to do… Whom to trust, Whom to Not Trust… Figuring out which is real and which is fake…
So i kindly request brave team to change their mind, choose to be cool guy and provide support because i really like it
Maybe For Brave Legacy, they can modify the installer and show up warning before installation… Like this
For Brave Legacy, the warning can be something like this
Welcome to Brave Legacy Installation!
The Brave Legacy version is lightweight build of our stable mainstream browser compiled for to be used by people who are using older operating systems such as Windows 7 and 8.1. The Legacy version of brave doesn’t include Brave Wallet and Brave Rewards for security reasons and to reduce bug reports. While Brave Shields in the Legacy version of Brave will protect you against malicious websites, trackers and continue to block most of the privacy invading invasive ads, it doesn’t make your computer fully secure against hackers. If you want fullest security, we highly encourage you to upgrade your operating system to Windows 10 or higher and use the official stable version of brave which you can get it from our website brave.com
By Clicking Install, You acknowledge that you’re choosing to install and use this version of brave at your own risk and brave software INC. wont be liable for any damage caused to you
this upgrade advice is same as this
***Similar to tor browser recommendation… hope you get the theme idea… please make it available on Github… very grateful for support… Thanks.