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The avast Secure Browser Review is one of the best browsers that place the most importance on security and privacy, with features like Bank Mode and Anti-Tracking Technology. It also has a VPN built-in, which allows you to get online fast and remain safe. It is built on Chromium. This means that it looks as if it works, and also supports Chrome extensions.
Avast Secure Browser includes a variety of privacy and security extensions that are pre-installed. They include an adblocker as well as an antiphishing extension, an extension that helps with anti-tracking and fingerprint concealment, HTTPS encryption, extension guard, a password manager and even the ability double-check credentials on websites like HaveIBeenPwned. You can find all these extensions within the browser’s Security & Privacy Center. You can also customize each extension individually according to your preferences.
The ad blocker is robust and the strict blocking mode can be used to keep a majority of ads out of view. It is also able to block flash data files, which can help pages load faster. The browser also can detect phishing sites and warn you of any potential scams however, this feature isn’t as robust 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 isn’t quite as robust as it could be. The browser’s anti-fingerprinting capabilities seem pretty limited as well and only scrambles the user agent’s strings.