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Epic for iOS and Android are live in the App Store and the Android Play Store. We're EpicBrowser on Twitter and on Facebook. Please feel free to also email our Founder directly with issues or questions: alok at hiddenreflex dot com

#1 Re: Epic Mac Bugs » AdBlocker not working anymore » 2023-01-28 02:24:45

Odd as the AdBlock still works great for me on a Mac.  Please double check in the AdBlock settings that the block lists are all still selected...sounds like maybe they got de-selected somehow?!

#2 Re: Epic Mac Bugs » Microphone not working » 2023-01-28 02:23:39

You can also try closing / re-opening Epic and or your Mac -- that usually solves these kinds of issues if the permissions are all correct / given to Epic.

#3 Re: Epic Mac Bugs » Fresh install on Intel (i5) MacBook/BigSur crashes immediately :( » 2023-01-28 02:22:58

I'm not sure but it sounds like it may be that the latest Chromium (which Epic is built on) no longer supports the older version of OSX :-(.  Sorry about that.

#4 Re: Epic Windows Bugs » My epic vpn is saying its' not from the epic store. » 2023-01-28 02:21:28

This is odd.  You should be safe if you downloaded it from epicbrowser.com -- but just to be sure, please can you email me alok at hiddenreflex do t co m a screenshot?  I don't see anything on mouse-over.  Where do you see that?  If you go to the preferences page and select at the bottom "reset Epic", it should delete and re-install extensions.

#5 Re: Epic Windows Bugs » Speed Testing comparisons, available? » 2023-01-28 02:15:11

Epic should be quite comparable to any other Chromium-based browser such as Edge, Opera and Vivaldi.

#6 Re: Epic Windows Bugs » windows update removed all saved logins and psswrds! » 2023-01-28 02:14:42

Hi Judy, fantastic that Epic is working well for you!!  So sorry about losing your saved usernames and passwords -- not sure why they got lost with the auto-update -- thank you for letting us know.  We'll fix it.  Glad you have them backed up in another password manager as well.  Good idea to export your bookmarks / passwords periodically as a backup as Proxy1 suggested.

#7 Re: General » Where is the Epic Privacy Browser 64bit version? » 2023-01-27 21:21:09

Hi, we'll soon support 64 bit versions for Win and Mac...sorry for the delay.

#8 Re: General » Custom theme for Epic » 2023-01-27 21:20:48

I believe custom themes in the Chrome extension store should work in Epic (but haven't tried them lately) now that Epic supports extensions.

#9 Re: General » I either got a virus or there's a massive bug with EpicPB » 2023-01-27 21:20:16

Epic shouldn't install any register manager files.  Our installer Omaha, the same that Google uses for Chrome, does makes some registry entries but they should not have any effects on opening pictures or anything else.  You can use a registry entry tool to delete any entries Epic's installer made without too much difficulty I believe.  Not sure what happened?!  Please also only download Epic via epicbrowser.com.  Using an anti-virus or anti-malware software for a check is a good idea as Proxy1 suggested.

#10 Re: General » Block sites from search results » 2023-01-27 21:17:52

Unfortunately we don't have the ability to block particular sites in search results...and you're right, all the search engines are a bit SEO'ed with poor content that's irritating.

#11 Re: General » How will Epic be affected by Google's Manifest V3 API in 2023? » 2023-01-27 21:16:32

I think you mean dropping support for Manifest v2 once the Chromium team does so at the end of this year now that Manifest v3 is rolled out.  We're not sure what our plan is in respect to Manifest v2 support.  We would like to continue to support Manifest v2 as it's important for a lot of extensions including the ad blockers as you noted.  Google is still trying to accommodate some requests by extension developers to modify Manifest v3, hence the delay in sunsetting Manifest v2.  We're keeping a close eye on this.  Thanks for sharing your thoughts and for your support of Epic -- so glad it's working well for you.

#12 Re: General » Some Websites Take A Long Time To Response In Epic Browser » 2023-01-27 21:12:57

Yes, if Epic is ever slow, try disabling the proxy to make sure your connection is still fast, and then try some different proxy countries.  Sometimes a particular server can get a little slow...but usually Epic works great and is very fast.

#13 Re: General » deleted topic » 2023-01-27 21:11:42

Hi Salvador, I think some of the anti-fingerprinting protections in Epic are interfering with their checks and ability to track you.  We're working on fixing this in new update soon.  We've also been in touch with the Cloudflare team to make their protections compatible with Epic and high levels of privacy.

#14 Re: Epic Privacy Browser - Help & Troubleshooting » Passwords not retained. » 2022-09-22 11:18:14

Sorry about that, an odd issue.  Your old saved passwords should be there on this page:  chrome://settings/passwords
and on that page there's an option to export your saved passwords.

#15 Re: Epic Privacy Browser - Help & Troubleshooting » Epic fails to install » 2022-09-22 11:15:31

Sorry about these issues.  Argh. 

Epic for Windows installs in the standard chromium location which is a folder in %localappdata%
You can always check there to see if there's a folder and an .exe file.

When you install Epic on Windows, make sure you have a strong internet connection as it dynamically downloads Epic from the internet.  We use the Omaha installer which is open sourced by Google and used for Chrome as well.

#16 Re: Epic Privacy Browser - Help & Troubleshooting » I am currently having an issue with bookmarks » 2022-09-22 11:13:24

Hi, yes, there's an issue with favicons for bookmarks.  Basically it's hard to separate bookmark favicons from those of websites you visit so Epic deletes all favicons on close :-(.  Sorry about that.  We had a fix but then Google refactored the Chromium code and it stopped working...we'll try to fix this again in the future.

#17 Re: Epic Privacy Browser - Help & Troubleshooting » Epic browser can not log in to iCloud » 2022-09-22 11:12:22

Hmm, odd.  You could try disabling the AdBlock / Encrypted Proxy for that site and see if it works then?

#18 Re: General » MANAGED FOR YOUR ADMINISTRATOR » 2022-09-22 11:10:55

Epic isn't the enterprise version of chromium.  There may be some setting on your system that requires Administrator privileges to install new software?!

#19 Re: General » Why isn't Epic's code open source yet? » 2022-09-22 11:08:30

Yes, and we've always been transparent about how Epic works and what it does.  There hasn't been a lapse in privacy for 9 years now.

#20 Re: Epic Privacy Browser - Help & Troubleshooting » How to exclude all Google services from Proxy? » 2022-09-22 11:05:19

You can whitelist Google.com and then go subdomain by subdomain I think e.g. add mail.google.com, maps.google.com, etc.  I don't think the * format works with our Encrypted Proxy whitelist.

#21 Re: Epic Privacy Browser - Help & Troubleshooting » 4chan Captcha not loading on Epic for Android » 2022-09-22 11:03:09

Hi, sorry about that...it may be some issue in respect to fingerprinting we're blocking.  I find the captcha loads but never works if I have the encrypted proxy -- this is a cloudflare issue :-(.  Try disabling the encrypted proxy and see if that helps.

#22 Re: Epic Privacy Browser - Help & Troubleshooting » umbrella, VPN ptoxy etc. buttons gone? » 2022-08-12 00:17:16

There's a really simple solution for almost everyone.  This happened due to the new update.  Click the extensions icon next to the address bar and re-pin the Umbrella button, the Proxy and any other extensions.  Then you'll see them again like before :-).

#23 Re: General » does epic follow Indian governments recent rule of tracking vpn usage? » 2022-08-12 00:16:09

No, that's why there is no longer an India node in Epic.  We deleted all India-based servers because we are unable to comply with the new India laws requiring logging and saving and sharing this data.

#24 Re: General » Umbrella button is gone » 2022-08-12 00:14:42

For most users, you just need to click the extensions icon next to the address bar and re-pin the Umbrella button, the Proxy and any other extensions.

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