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The avast Secure Browser Review one of the best browsers that place an emphasis on security and privacy with features like Bank Mode and Anti-Tracking Technology. It also has a VPN built-in, which allows you to access the internet quickly and remain secure. It is based on Chromium, meaning that it 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. These include an adblocker and antiphishing extension that allows for anti-tracking and fingerprint concealment, HTTPS encryption, extension guard, password manager, and even the ability double-check credentials on websites such as HaveIBeenPwned. You can find all these extensions within the browser’s Security & Privacy Center. You can also customize each extension individually based on your preferences.
The adblocker is powerful and can be set to block the majority of ads. It can also block flash data files, which can make pages load faster. It can also identify websites that are phishing 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 a fancy term for using the Do Not Track standard. This standard is not as solid as it could be. The anti-fingerprinting capabilities of the browser are to be a bit limited as they only scramble only a small portion of your user agent string.