Avast Secure Browser Review

If you’re using Chrome, Firefox, or Edge you might not consider giving other web browsers a second look. Avast Secure browser is a good option if you want a browser that places a lot of emphasis on privacy and safety. The Chromium browser includes the ability to click-reference VPN and ad blocker among other features.

You can customize the settings of the ad blocker and set the mode to strict to block the most persistent ads. It also supports the uBlock Origin plug-in, which offers dynamic filters and third-party lists to help you manage your ads. Its phishing prevention helps you stay safe from scammy websites and its banking mode shields your passwords and credit card details from prying eyes.

Other features include tab grouping, which makes navigating multiple open tabs easier by keeping them all together and organized. It also syncs bookmarks and history across platforms so you can continue browsing the same place you left off on another device. It also blocks online ads to drastically improve website load times.

If you’re accustomed to using Google Chrome, you’ll feel right at home with Avast’s version of the browser since it looks like Google Chrome. It lets you import your existing official site bookmarks, configuration settings, and other optional features as you switch to the new browser. The only drawback is that it sends usage statistics and crash reports to Avast’s servers, which you can change at secure://settings/importData. It’s a great web browser with plenty of privacy and security features.