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The avast Secure Browser Review is an internet browser that places an emphasis on security and privacy, with features like Bank Mode and Anti-Tracking Technology. It also comes with a VPN integrated, allowing users to connect quickly and stay safe. It is based on Chromium, meaning that it functions and looks just like Chrome and supports Chrome extensions, as well as its own security-focused extensions.
Avast Secure Browser includes a variety of privacy and security extensions that are pre-installed. They include an adblocker, an antiphishing extension, an extension that helps with anti-tracking and fingerprint disguise, HTTPS encryption, extension guard, password manager and even the ability double-check credentials on websites such as HaveIBeenPwned. You can access all these extensions within the browser’s Security & Privacy Center. You can also set up each one individually, according to your preference.
The adblocker’s performance is strong and can be set to block most ads. It can also block flash files, which can help pages load faster. The browser can also detect websites that are phishing and warn users of any potential scams However, this feature is less robust than Google’s Scam Alert feature.
The browser claims to “track proof,” which is just an euphemism for the Do Not Track standard. The Do Not Track standard isn’t as robust as it could be. The browser’s anti-fingerprinting features are to be a bit limited and only scrambles a portion of your user agent’s string.