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avast secure browser review is a browser that puts an emphasis on security and privacy, with features such as Bank Mode and anti-tracking technology. It also has an VPN built-in, which allows you to get online fast and remain protected. It is built on Chromium. This means that it looks good, works and can be used with Chrome extensions.
Avast Secure Browser includes a variety of security and privacy extension that are pre-installed. They include an adblocker and antiphishing extension, an extension for anti-tracking and fingerprint disguise, HTTPS encryption, extension guard, password manager and even the ability double-check credentials on websites like HaveIBeenPwned. All of these extensions within the browser’s Security & Privacy Center. You can also customize each extension individually according to your preferences.
The adblocker’s functionality is robust and can be configured to block the majority of ads. It can also block flash data files, which helps pages load faster. The browser is able to detect websites that are phishing and warn users about scams that could be a possibility. However this feature is not as robust that Google’s Scam Alert.
The browser claims to be “track proof,” but this is actually a fancy way of saying it is using the Do Not Track standard, which isn’t as secure as it could be. The browser’s anti fingerprinting capabilities are also limited, and only scramble part of your user agent’s string.