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avast secure browser review is an internet browser that places the highest importance on privacy and security with features like Bank Mode and anti-tracking technology. It also has a VPN built-in, allowing you to get online fast and remain secure. It is built on Chromium which means it functions and looks just like Chrome and supports Chrome extensions as well as its own set of security-oriented extensions.

Avast Secure Browser includes a variety of privacy and security extensions already installed. This includes an adblocker, a antiphishing extension, an extension for anti-tracking and fingerprint concealment, HTTPS encryption, extension guard, password manager, and even the ability to double-check credentials on websites like HaveIBeenPwned. All these extensions are available in the browser’s Security & Privacy Center. You can also customize each extension according to your preferences.

The adblocker’s performance is strong and can be set to block all ads. It is also able to block flash data files which will help websites load faster. The browser can detect phishing websites and warn you about any scams that might be in the pipeline. However, this feature is less robust than Google’s Scam Alert.

The browser claims to «track proof,» which is just a fancy name for the Do Not Track standard. This standard isn’t quite enough strong as it should be. The browser’s anti fingerprinting capabilities are also limited, and can only scramble a portion of your user agent’s string.