avast Secure Browser is a privacy-oriented browser with additional security and privacy features. Its built-in anti-phishing and anti-tracking features help make online browsing safer. Its Bank Mode also protects you while you do internet banking or shop. It even blocks your typing to help keep your information safe from keylogging and eavesdropping malware. It is also compatible with Avast Free Antivirus.
When you first open up Avast Secure Browser, you might notice that it has a look similar to Chrome. The browser is built on Chromium. Its home page includes the search bar and web shortcuts that you are able to edit and modify however you want. It also has an adblock feature that uses the uBlock plugin to effectively stop unwanted ads from websites. You can choose between three different settings for blocking ads which are Balanced, Strict and Essential. Strict provides the highest level of protection, but can cause some websites to not load properly. You can add websites to the exclusions list when you don’t wish to see any advertisements on the site, or if adblocking causes rendering issues.
Avast Secure Browser Pro also comes with a selection of other extensions you can install. This is a great way to customize the browser’s functionality. Another benefit is that the browser allows you to transfer your bookmarks and your history across platforms, including mobile devices.