ⓘ Yandex Browser


ⓘ Yandex Browser

Yandex Browser is a freeware web browser developed by the Russian web search corporation Yandex that uses the Blink web browser engine and is based on the Chromium open source project. The browser checks webpage security with the Yandex security system and checks downloaded files with Kaspersky anti-virus. The browser also uses Opera Softwares Turbo technology to speed web browsing on slow connections.

The browser is available for Windows, macOS, Android and iOS. In October 2014 a Linux beta version was introduced.

Yandex is facing web search competition in Russia from Google Search. Google Chrome, Russias most popular web browser, uses Google Search as its default search engine. In June 2012, Mozilla Firefox, the worlds third most popular web browser, signed a deal to replace its default search engine Yandex Search with Google Search. As Yandex Browsers "Smartbox" uses Yandex Search as its default search engine, the browser will help Yandex compete for Russian search market share.


1. Distinguishing features

Distinguishing features of the Yandex Browser include the following:

  • Integrated keyboard layout switcher in omnibox: e.g., if a user often uses gmail.com and starts typing "пьф" "gma" with Russian keyboard layout and presses Enter, the user will then be taken to gmail.com and not to the search page for "пьф" as is the case in Chrome, for example.
  • Accept browser extensions from the Opera add-ons website.
  • Different "new tab" screen with a Windows 8-style interface and specialized widgets for popular services e.g., the gmail widget shows number of unread messages.

2. Security

DNS spoofing protection

Protect active security technology scans files and website for viruses, blocks fraudulent webpages, protects passwords and bank card details, and keeps online payments safe from theft.


The worlds first browser with support for DNSCrypt technology. Encrypts Domain Name System DNS traffic. For example, it protects from a trojan DNSChanger, a tracking Internet provider, or hackers. This option must be enabled in the browser settings.

Protecting Wi-Fi

When connecting to open Wi-Fi networks or to the points that use a weak WEP-defense, Yandex Browser automatically encrypts traffic between it and the HTTP sites.


3. Market share

According to LiveInternet analytics, Yandex Browser reached 2.3% market share in Russia two months after its release. As of January 2020, Yandex Browser reached 15.04% in Russia.

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