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Avast Secure Browser Review is a browser that places a big emphasis on privacy and security, with features like Bank Mode and anti-tracking technology. It has a built-in VPN, which lets you stay secure and access the internet quickly. It is based upon Chromium. This means that it appears like, functions and supports Chrome extensions.
Avast Secure Browser includes a variety of security and privacy extension that are pre-installed. They include an adblocker, an antiphishing extension that allows for anti-tracking and fingerprint masking, HTTPS encryption, extension guard, a password manager, and even the ability double-check credentials on websites such as HaveIBeenPwned. These extensions are all available within the browser’s Security & Privacy Center. You can also modify each extension individually based on your preferences.
The adblocker’s performance is strong and can be set to block the majority of ads. It also has the ability to block flash data files which will help websites load faster. The browser can detect websites that are phishing and warn users of any scams. However it is not as robust than Google’s Scam Alert.
The browser claims to be « track proof, » but this is simply a fancy method of saying that it uses the Do Not Track standard, which isn’t as strong as it ought to be. The browser’s anti-fingerprinting features are to be a bit limited and only scrambles portions of your user agent string.