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Avast Secure Browser Review is one of the browsers that puts an emphasis on privacy and security with features like Bank Mode and anti-tracking technology. It also has an VPN integrated, allowing users to connect quickly and remain secure. It is based on Chromium which means that it operates and looks exactly like Chrome and supports Chrome extensions as well as its own security-focused extensions.
Avast Secure Browser comes with a variety of privacy and security extensions that are pre-installed such as an ad blocker and an anti-phishing extensions, one for the prevention of tracking, a fingerprint conceal feature, HTTPS encryption support, extension guard, password manager and even the ability to verify your credentials on websites like HaveIBeenPwned. All these extensions are accessible in the browser’s Security & Privacy Center. You can also configure each of them individually according to your personal preferences.
The adblocker’s functionality is robust and can be configured to block most ads. It can also block flash files, which helps pages load faster. The browser is able to detect websites that are phishing and warn you about any potential scams. However, this feature is less powerful than Google’s Scam Alert.
The browser claims to be “track proof,” but this is really just a fancy method of saying that it follows the Do Not Track standard, which isn’t as robust as it ought to be. The browser’s anti-fingerprinting features are rather limited and only scrambles portions of your user agent’s string.