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avast secure browser review is an internet browser that places a big emphasis on privacy and security with features such as Bank Mode and anti-tracking technology. It also comes with an VPN built-in, which allows you to connect quickly and remain secure. It is built on Chromium. This means that it appears good, works and can be used with Chrome extensions.

Avast Secure Browser comes with a variety of privacy and security extensions that are pre-installed with it, including 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 such as HaveIBeenPwned. You can access all of these extensions in the browser’s Security & Privacy Center. You can also configure each of them individually according to your personal preferences.

The ad blocker is quite robust, and the mode of strict blocking can be used to keep the majority of advertisements out of view. It can also block flash data files which helps pages load faster. The browser can identify sites that are fraudulent and warn you about scams that could be a possibility. However it is not as powerful than Google’s Scam Alert.

The browser claims to “track proof,” which is just a fancy name for the Do Not Track standard. The standard isn’t as solid as it could be. The anti fingerprinting capabilities of the browser are also limited and only scramble a portion the user agent string.