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The avast security browser review is an internet browser that places an emphasis on privacy and security with features like Bank Mode and anti-tracking technology. It has an inbuilt VPN, which lets you stay protected and access the internet quickly. It is built on Chromium and, therefore, operates and looks exactly like Chrome and supports Chrome extensions, as well as its own security-focused extensions.
Avast Secure Browser includes a variety of security and privacy extension that are pre-installed. This includes an adblocker as well as an antiphishing extension that allows for anti-tracking and fingerprint masking, HTTPS encryption, extension guard, password manager and even the ability to double-check credentials on websites such as HaveIBeenPwned. These extensions are all available within the browser’s Security & Privacy Center. You can also modify each extension to suit your preferences.
The ad blocker is quite robust and the strict blocking mode can be used to keep most ads out of sight. It can also block flash files, which makes pages load faster. The browser can also detect phishing sites and warn you of any potential scams, but 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 solid as it could be. The anti-fingerprinting capabilities in the browser seem quite limited and only scrambles the user agent string.