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The avast Secure Browser Review is one of the browsers that puts the highest importance on privacy and security, with features such as Bank Mode and Anti-Tracking Technology. It has an inbuilt VPN that lets you remain secure and connect to the internet quickly. It is based on Chromium which means it looks and works 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 pre-installed. This includes an adblocker as well as an antiphishing extension, an extension that helps with anti-tracking and fingerprint masking, HTTPS encryption, extension guard, a password manager and even the ability to double-check credentials on websites such as HaveIBeenPwned. You can access all these extensions through the browser’s Security & Privacy Center. You can also configure each one individually, as your preferences dictate.
The adblocker is powerful and can be configured to block the majority of ads. It also has the ability to block flash data files which helps pages load faster. It can also identify websites that are phishing and warn you of scams that might be in the pipeline however, this feature isn’t as robust than Google’s Scam Alert feature.
The browser claims to «track proof,» which is just an euphemism for the Do Not Track standard. This standard isn’t quite as strong as it could be. The browser’s anti fingerprinting capabilities are also limited, and can only scramble a portion of your user agent’s string.