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The avast Secure Browser Review a browser which places the most importance on security and privacy, with features such as Bank Mode and Anti-Tracking Technology. It comes with an integrated VPN, which lets you stay secure and get online quickly. It is based on Chromium. This means that it looks as if it works, and also supports Chrome extensions.
Avast Secure Browser comes with many privacy and security extensions already installed, including an ad blocker as well as an anti-phishing extension. one for anti-tracking, a fingerprint disguise feature, HTTPS encryption support, extension guard, password manager, and even the ability to verify your credentials on websites like HaveIBeenPwned. You can access all these extensions in the browser’s Security & Privacy Center. You can also modify each extension to suit your preferences.
The adblocker’s performance is strong and can be configured to block most ads. It is also able to block flash data files which will help websites load faster. The browser also can detect phishing sites and warn you of scams that could be on the horizon however, this feature isn’t as effective than Google’s Scam Alert feature.
The browser claims to «track proof,» which is just an abbreviation for the Do Not Track standard. This standard is not as robust as it could be. The anti fingerprinting capabilities of the browser are also limited, and only scramble a portion the user agent string.