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Title: SafeZone browser is now available for all Avast users
Post by: Jiri2 on March 23, 2016, 11:54:40 AM
Hi everyone,

It is my pleasure to inform you that SafeZone Browser is now available for all Avast users. It has been one of the key features of the premium (paid) versions of Avast for many years, and we've now made it available to our free users as well.

SafeZone is designed to be a fully fledged web browser. It can be used for everyday browsing and contains great features, including:

Pay Mode - SafeZone Browser takes the worry out of online banking and shopping. When SafeZone detects that a user has visited a banking website, it will automatically open the web page in an isolated session. This provides a secure connection where a user can proceed with financial transactions without the fear of his/her password or personal financial information being stolen. To further increase security, the browser provides an encrypted connection through Avast’s own DNS servers, protecting users who connect using an unsecured Wi-Fi network.

Ad Blocker - SafeZone Browser includes a built-in Ad Blocker that stops annoying ads using lists established by the community, and therefore improves the browsing experience by enabling faster website loading. Thus, the user can browse on websites or read online articles without viewing pages packed with banners, pop-ups and other bothersome ads.

Video downloader - This feature allows YouTube, Vimeo and other streaming websites’ fans to quickly and easily download videos to watch later, even when they are not connected to the Internet.

SafeZone is also designed to provide the ultimate online protection and protects users against potential attacks, malware and phishing schemes. Unwanted toolbars and add-ons have no chance to get into SafeZone and spy on you.
Title: Re: SafeZone browser is now available for all Avast users
Post by: Be Secure on March 23, 2016, 01:45:59 PM
Great News Avast! team 8)
Where is the download links?
Title: Re: SafeZone browser is now available for all Avast users
Post by: ann_mcclean on March 23, 2016, 01:57:07 PM
I've just updated my Avast AntiVirus and the SafeZone browser was downloaded with it.
Title: Can i trust you now?
Post by: windessy on March 23, 2016, 02:21:48 PM
Cool news, except the fact that browser was downloaded without my permission (size~170Mb).
Last time you installed and enabled "Passwords" tool in antivirus and start to parse my browsers for my passwords.  >:(
Now - new browser (with huge size and unknown stability, reliability and speed). And again without any permission or notification.  >:(  >:(
All of this practically means that i can not trust avast team anymore.  :(

So i have a question: how i can remove that software from my PC?
Title: Re: SafeZone browser is now available for all Avast users
Post by: Eddy on March 23, 2016, 02:36:17 PM
It happened with the users permission.
https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=184616.0
Title: Re: Can i trust you now?
Post by: Asyn on March 23, 2016, 02:47:05 PM
So i have a question: how i can remove that software from my PC?
See: https://www.avast.com/faq.php?article=AVKB96#artTitle
Title: Re: SafeZone browser is now available for all Avast users
Post by: DavidR on March 23, 2016, 03:08:46 PM
Great News Avast! team 8)
Where is the download links?

Tons of complaint topics to see you don't have to download/install it, avast did it automatically and people didn't like that one little bit.
Title: Re: SafeZone browser is now available for all Avast users
Post by: Be Secure on March 23, 2016, 03:13:30 PM
Great News Avast! team 8)
Where is the download links?

Tons of complaint topics to see you don't have to download/install it, avast did it automatically and people didn't like that one little bit.
Yes i notice that and i also not like that.Out of nowhere :( Avast! should add this in the Beta ;)This will help people to understand.
Title: Re: SafeZone browser is now available for all Avast users
Post by: Asyn on March 23, 2016, 03:26:10 PM
Avast! should add this in the Beta ;)This will help people to understand.
They did, I'm beta tester and I also got it. ;)
Title: Re: SafeZone browser is now available for all Avast users
Post by: DavidR on March 23, 2016, 03:28:55 PM
Avast! should add this in the Beta ;)This will help people to understand.
They did, I'm beta tester and I also got it. ;)

Little point in adding it to beta when avast have already released/implemented in the regular avast free version 11.1.2253.
Title: Re: SafeZone browser is now available for all Avast users
Post by: Be Secure on March 23, 2016, 03:29:46 PM
Avast! should add this in the Beta ;)This will help people to understand.
They did, I'm beta tester and I also got it. ;)
But they should add this into new beta version and not in stable version out of nowhere :(And also infromed the users.
Title: Re: SafeZone browser is now available for all Avast users
Post by: DavidR on March 23, 2016, 03:32:05 PM
Avast! should add this in the Beta ;)This will help people to understand.
They did, I'm beta tester and I also got it. ;)
But they should add this into new beta version and not in stable version out of nowhere :(And also infromed the users.

Too damn late, you can't un-ring the bell.
Title: Re: SafeZone browser is now available for all Avast users
Post by: jc59 on March 23, 2016, 03:57:15 PM
Hello,

Since this morning I'm on SafeZone Browser and after setting it as my other browsers (especially FF) I can say that, of course there are changes in habits .. but this browser offers a friendly interface even if she "rout" a bit ... and it seems at least as fluid as its competitors, and more ... it has increased security (payment method etc ..) I have not tried but me seem to be more ...
A shame not to have warned his installation ...

PS) For those who want the delete ... go to Programs and Features .. .. Avast right-click-click "edit" and uncheck the Safe Zone component ...
@ ++!
Title: Re: SafeZone browser is now available for all Avast users
Post by: PatC on March 23, 2016, 03:59:36 PM

Tons of complaint topics to see you don't have to download/install it, avast did it automatically and people didn't like that one little bit.

I do not understand Eddy's assertion that it can't happen. On all four of my computers running Avast Free, this morning I found a Desktop shortcut to SafeZone. Not particularly a problem and easily uninstalled if you don't want it, but it certainly did not happen "with user's permission".

By the way, I would have preferred a direct response, but Eddy's post has no 'quote' option. Why is that?
Title: Re: SafeZone browser is now available for all Avast users
Post by: SherriBabee on March 23, 2016, 04:05:41 PM
Goodmorning,

I too woke up to an ICON for the SafeZone browser installed on my laptop today. It self-installed at 3:53am.

Im not happy that it did this and maybe should be more appreciative, but it's the principle of the matter. I've been an Avast user for
10 yrs now.

Rgds,
Sherri
Title: Re: SafeZone browser is now available for all Avast users
Post by: DavidR on March 23, 2016, 04:23:43 PM
It happened with the users permission.
https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=184616.0

Tons of complaint topics to see you don't have to download/install it, avast did it automatically and people didn't like that one little bit.

I do not understand Eddy's assertion that it can't happen. On all four of my computers running Avast Free, this morning I found a Desktop shortcut to SafeZone. Not particularly a problem and easily uninstalled if you don't want it, but it certainly did not happen "with user's permission".

By the way, I would have preferred a direct response, but Eddy's post has no 'quote' option. Why is that?

It has a Quote option in it, I just checked, it is the same with all other posts; my guess, some sort of page layout hiccup as users can't remove forum layout options.
Title: Re: SafeZone browser is now available for all Avast users
Post by: windessy on March 23, 2016, 04:44:15 PM
Uninstalled it via Add/Remove of Avast, tnx.
Also found that avast installed several unnoticed and unneeded components, like "Passwords" i mentioned before and "Virtual Machines" that is useless on free version.  :'(

And i agreed with SherriBabee: it a principle, nobody want to spend time checking if anti-adware software installed its own adware, or useless service that consume RAM/HDD and increase load time. If i unchecked "Oh dear, install me a Google Chrome, depper, deeper please!" on Avast installation, that does not mean i need another raw browser.

PS: Avast is the best AV i know, i love it  :-*
Title: Re: SafeZone browser is now available for all Avast users
Post by: Be Secure on March 23, 2016, 04:55:33 PM
How to know that SafeZone browser is download itself?
Title: Re: SafeZone browser is now available for all Avast users
Post by: windessy on March 23, 2016, 05:05:46 PM
How to know that SafeZone browser is download itself?
Check "C:\Program Files\AVAST Software\" for folder  \SZBrowser\
Title: Re: SafeZone browser is now available for all Avast users
Post by: Be Secure on March 23, 2016, 05:07:24 PM
How to know that SafeZone browser is download itself?
Check "C:\Program Files\AVAST Software\" for folder  \SZBrowser\
No i don't have it.
Title: Re: SafeZone browser is now available for all Avast users
Post by: izinedane on March 23, 2016, 05:15:24 PM
How do I use the Video Downloader? :O
Title: Re: SafeZone browser is now available for all Avast users
Post by: DavidR on March 23, 2016, 05:20:26 PM
How to know that SafeZone browser is download itself?

I'm surprised that you wouldn't know, given all of the additional security based apps in your signature - I would suggest that you get WinPatrol or similar monitoring software as that notified me immediately of a scheduled task to install SafeZone Scheduled Auto Update.
Title: Re: SafeZone browser is now available for all Avast users
Post by: DavidR on March 23, 2016, 05:22:39 PM
How do I use the Video Downloader? :O

What Video Downloader ?

Doesn't seem related to this SafeZone Browser topic ?
If unrelated then please create your own new topic.
Title: Re: SafeZone browser is now available for all Avast users
Post by: izinedane on March 23, 2016, 05:26:16 PM
The one mentioned on the First Post :)

"Video downloader - This feature allows YouTube, Vimeo and other streaming websites’ fans to quickly and easily download videos to watch later, even when they are not connected to the Internet."
Title: Re: SafeZone browser is now available for all Avast users
Post by: Be Secure on March 23, 2016, 05:26:54 PM
Sorry for that :P@DavidR.
Title: Re: SafeZone browser is now available for all Avast users
Post by: windessy on March 23, 2016, 05:28:56 PM
It happened with the users permission.
https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=184616.0
Could you please clarify?
I have not granted such permission, no manually, no by EULA.
Title: Re: SafeZone browser is now available for all Avast users
Post by: DavidR on March 23, 2016, 05:39:13 PM
The one mentioned on the First Post :)

"Video downloader - This feature allows YouTube, Vimeo and other streaming websites’ fans to quickly and easily download videos to watch later, even when they are not connected to the Internet."

Thanks for the clarification - I only used the SafeZone Browser for a short time when it was available beta testing (after that it was removed) and I wasn't aware of this function, so I didn't use it.

Quote from: Jiri2
SafeZone is designed to be a fully fledged web browser. It can be used for everyday browsing and contains great features, including:

Given that this Video downloader point in the first post - is in what appears to be a list of features available in the SafeZone Browser, I would have thought it was integral in the settings somewhere.

Title: Re: SafeZone browser is now available for all Avast users
Post by: SherriBabee on March 23, 2016, 05:42:29 PM
It happened with the users permission.
https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=184616.0

Thank you DavidR for posting that link from Eddy's post.
YUP, I'm not as informed these days as I was years ago.  It's all about reading them T.O.S. etc...
No complaints here, but I'm glad to know I can remove it with the Avast Repair feature.

Thanks again Folks !  ;D
Sherri
Title: Re: SafeZone browser is now available for all Avast users
Post by: izinedane on March 23, 2016, 05:44:09 PM
The one mentioned on the First Post :)

"Video downloader - This feature allows YouTube, Vimeo and other streaming websites’ fans to quickly and easily download videos to watch later, even when they are not connected to the Internet."

Thanks for the clarification - I only used the SafeZone Browser for a short time when it was available beta testing (after that it was removed) and I wasn't aware of this function, so I didn't use it.

Quote from: Jiri2
SafeZone is designed to be a fully fledged web browser. It can be used for everyday browsing and contains great features, including:

Given that this Video downloader point in the first post - is in what appears to be a list of features available in the SafeZone Browser, I would have thought it was integral in the settings somewhere.

Right clicking the video doesn't seem to help. XD Anways I hope someone clarifies this little question of mine on how to do it. Thanks David :)
Title: Re: SafeZone browser is now available for all Avast users
Post by: Be Secure on March 23, 2016, 05:46:32 PM
DavidR do you use Safezone Browser now?
Title: Re: SafeZone browser is now available for all Avast users
Post by: stam1na on March 23, 2016, 06:10:28 PM
Goodmorning,

I too woke up to an ICON for the SafeZone browser installed on my laptop today. It self-installed at 3:53am.

Im not happy that it did this and maybe should be more appreciative, but it's the principle of the matter. I've been an Avast user for
10 yrs now.

Rgds,
Sherri

Same here. I don't like this "silent install" at all.
Title: Re: SafeZone browser is now available for all Avast users
Post by: DavidR on March 23, 2016, 06:37:55 PM
DavidR do you use Safezone Browser now?

No, I did a clean installation after the beta testing (some time ago) was over.

Since this safezone update (free upgrade) was pushed to the avast free installation - I removed it. I only install what I have a need for and I have no need outside of what I already have installed already.
Title: Re: SafeZone browser is now available for all Avast users
Post by: nana3 on March 23, 2016, 06:39:29 PM
Today past 12 at night all of a sudden I saw Avast SafeZone shortcut on my PC and it shocked the hell out of me and was very angry that Avast would install this without my consent.   >:( >:(  I consider this overstepping the boundaries and removed it immediately!  I'm still very angry about it and lost my trust in Avast! 
Title: Re: SafeZone browser is now available for all Avast users
Post by: RejZoR on March 23, 2016, 08:32:25 PM
I had SafeZone option yesterday when I was installing avast!. Decided not to install it back then. Want to do it now, SafeZone browser not even listed when I used the "Modify" installation option. Ugh?
Title: Re: SafeZone browser is now available for all Avast users
Post by: PatC on March 23, 2016, 08:37:11 PM
It happened with the users permission.
https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=184616.0

Tons of complaint topics to see you don't have to download/install it, avast did it automatically and people didn't like that one little bit.

I do not understand Eddy's assertion that it can't happen. On all four of my computers running Avast Free, this morning I found a Desktop shortcut to SafeZone. Not particularly a problem and easily uninstalled if you don't want it, but it certainly did not happen "with user's permission".

By the way, I would have preferred a direct response, but Eddy's post has no 'quote' option. Why is that?

It has a Quote option in it, I just checked, it is the same with all other posts; my guess, some sort of page layout hiccup as users can't remove forum layout options.

Thanks. At the time, it was the only post without a 'quote' option, and believe me I checked ten times over because I thought it was so odd. However, I've since needed to restart computer and now it has mysteriously appeared. Ahh.. the wonders of the internet!
Title: Re: SafeZone browser is now available for all Avast users
Post by: xlblackopslx on March 23, 2016, 10:23:48 PM
Screw you Avast and your installing an unwanted program on my PC without asking permission or even leaving a notification!
I've used Avast for close to a decade now. But no more. This move has caused Avast to lose all of my trust. That's not a good thing coming from an anti-virus company. Because of your stupidity I will now be receiving my anti-virus services from a reputable company since you no longer are one. I actually feel violated. I feel like someone broke into my house, rummaged through all my belongings and then left a huge steaming pile of shit on my floor that I now have to get rid of. I'm seriously wondering if what you did may even be illegal.
There is even some circumstantial proof that you knew it was wrong to do this by that fact that the updates for this installation occurred in the early morning hours when everyone is asleep and won't notice. Shame on you Avast.
Title: Re: SafeZone browser is now available for all Avast users
Post by: Subverted on March 23, 2016, 10:33:34 PM
xlblackopslx,

as has been explained numerous of times already..
You did gave permission.
By installing avast you agreed to the license/terms.
Eddy, please stop with this disrespectful crap. Blaming people who didnt ask for this to be added to their system and is OBVIOUSLY beyond any reasonable interpretation of the EULA you are only making the situation worse.
Title: Re: SafeZone browser is now available for all Avast users
Post by: kurgan2001 on March 23, 2016, 11:30:25 PM
Well, looks like it's time to uninstall from all my machines.  I want an ANTIVIRUS solution, not a browser/password/software/etc.. piece of junk.

I installed the free antivirus because that's all I wanted.  Now to be opted in instead of letting the user make the decision to install it or not reeks of being shady. 

Eddy, you can spout all you want about the EULA and that and how we 'agreed' to it when we installed it, but the truth of the matter is when a company decides to install more than what you expect and even 'silent' install items without the user's consent .. that borders on being malware at that point.  I am the one who controls my computer.  I am the one who decides.  They can 'ask' if I'd like it installed, but to force it on those who didn't ask is shady no matter how you look at it.
Title: Re: SafeZone browser is now available for all Avast users
Post by: Rundvleeskroket on March 23, 2016, 11:54:13 PM
My firewall just asked me if safezone_windows-release-i386.exe could connect to the internet. I denied it. And then uninstalled the Safezone Browser via the Windows control panel.

I did not ask for this piece of software. I wasn't asked if I would like to download it, and I certainly was not asked if I would like to run an unknown executable on my machine. All this happened without my consent. This is behaviour I would expect from malware, not my AV-software!!

Providing me with free AV does not grant you permission to install other software without express approval. It is simply a breach of trust between Avast and me to do so. And if I can't trust my AV to behave, it is time to move on.

Please don't ever try to pull a stunt like this again.
Title: Re: SafeZone browser is now available for all Avast users
Post by: Rundvleeskroket on March 24, 2016, 12:12:54 AM
Also: It is a mentality problem to think this kind of thing is acceptable, despite what the fine print may say Avast is allowed to do to a user's machine. You don't just install crap without asking. You give the option, and if a user accepts, then and only then you start downloading executables and running them.

Just a short while ago I had to figure out why my machine BSOD'd, and that too was Avast installing stuff without asking and without proper testing (HW-assisted Virtualization). What the hell?
Title: Re: SafeZone browser is now available for all Avast users
Post by: zorgon on March 24, 2016, 12:24:00 AM
Also: It is a mentality problem to think this kind of thing is acceptable, despite what the fine print may say Avast is allowed to do to a user's machine. You don't just install crap without asking. You give the option, and if a user accepts, then and only then you start downloading executables and running them.

Just a short while ago I had to figure out why my machine BSOD'd, and that too was Avast installing stuff without asking and without proper testing (HW-assisted Virtualization). What the hell?

Well, at least you didn't get the dropbox client installed with no notification like I did when using the stub installer.  :-\
Title: Re: SafeZone browser is now available for all Avast users
Post by: daveweb on March 24, 2016, 03:54:33 AM
How do I use the Video Downloader? :O

I think if you hover the cursor over a video you get an option to download. I haven't tried this yet, but it looks like a useful function.
Title: Re: SafeZone browser is now available for all Avast users
Post by: smokethapimp on March 24, 2016, 05:07:48 AM
Lame excuses about "allowed by EULA acceptance" aside, this is the type of thing that gives companies, especially security based companies, a bad reputation. Very Microsoft-ish. As in Windows 10 "forced" upgrades. I am sure you know the ill will that approach has garnered Microsoft.

IMO this type implementation is a VERY poor decision. One that has already damaged your brand and will continue to damage it so long as your company has the mindset that "sneak" installs are ok.

It's not about whether you had permission or not, it's about doing things the right way. And using sneak installs is definitely not doing things the right way.
Title: Re: SafeZone browser is now available for all Avast users
Post by: guibin on March 24, 2016, 10:08:50 AM
While I appreciate the sentiment of you offering what was a paid product to free users, I wish you asked me first before installing something on my PC. I wanted the option of accepting or declining it myself. Is this how an anti-virus program is supposed to operate? Installing software without its user's permission. Yes, I've read all the posts about this was within the EULA but this was still a silent install. Please do not do this again.
Title: Re: SafeZone browser is now available for all Avast users
Post by: JezW on March 24, 2016, 01:33:32 PM
xlblackopslx,

as has been explained numerous of times already..
You did gave permission.
By installing avast you agreed to the license/terms.

Can you point me to the specific clause of the EULA where we as users stated that Avast is allowed to push additional modules onto users? Because I read it and can't find a single word to that effect (https://www.avast.com/eula-avast-free-products). The closest is that Avast "provides upgrades" and "makes upgrades available", but does not give any right to install anything without the user's consent.
Title: Re: SafeZone browser is now available for all Avast users
Post by: daveweb on March 24, 2016, 03:52:24 PM
I've been experimenting with the video downloader, it works on many videos but not on others. Is this a codec/format thing?
Title: Re: SafeZone browser is now available for all Avast users
Post by: daveweb on March 24, 2016, 04:45:32 PM
Can SafeZone alter DNS settings? I have been unable to access Wilders Security Forums from any computer.
Title: Re: SafeZone browser is now available for all Avast users
Post by: Charyb on March 24, 2016, 05:07:52 PM
Can SafeZone alter DNS settings? I have been unable to access Wilders Security Forums from any computer.
I can not access it either and I do not have Safe Zone installed.

Title: Re: SafeZone browser is now available for all Avast users
Post by: Gandalf1369 on March 24, 2016, 05:17:04 PM
Just tried - no problem accessing it here.  I'm running Avast Free and have uninstalled Safezone this morning.
Title: Re: SafeZone browser is now available for all Avast users
Post by: zorgon on March 24, 2016, 05:18:31 PM
Nothing to do with avast. The site is down. At least it is from my location.

http://www.downforeveryoneorjustme.com/http://www.wilderssecurity.com/
Title: Re: SafeZone browser is now available for all Avast users
Post by: daveweb on March 24, 2016, 05:26:22 PM
OK, thanks everyone. Some Is it Up? type sites say it's up and some don't. It's really weird.
Title: Re: SafeZone browser is now available for all Avast users
Post by: smokethapimp on March 24, 2016, 06:54:28 PM
It's up for me right now.
Title: Re: SafeZone browser is now available for all Avast users
Post by: Rednose on March 25, 2016, 02:26:43 AM
Hi guys :)

Although I like that SafeZone browser is now available with Avast Free as well, I agree with the users who complain that is was installed withought their approval.
This is simply not how an AV-company should act.

Greetz, Red.
Title: Re: SafeZone browser is now available for all Avast users
Post by: Be Secure on March 25, 2016, 03:37:03 AM
https://blog.avast.com/what-is-safezone-browser (https://blog.avast.com/what-is-safezone-browser)Look at that blog post of Avast!.It makes clear that this is stay available to a portion of our free users for a limited time >:( The Beta thing back again!!! in stable version???
Title: Re: SafeZone browser is now available for all Avast users
Post by: RejZoR on March 25, 2016, 09:37:53 AM
This doesn't mean it's beta, the are just testing it with Free users since this secure browser was only available for paid users before...
Title: Re: SafeZone browser is now available for all Avast users
Post by: daveweb on March 25, 2016, 12:05:43 PM
It's up for me right now.

It's up now for me. Apparently Digital Ocean's DNS servers were having issues.
Title: Re: SafeZone browser is now available for all Avast users
Post by: stibi on March 25, 2016, 07:44:46 PM
Hi,
 I use Avast free 11.1.2253 - didn't get an unwanted istallation of SafeZone browser.
Title: Re: SafeZone browser is now available for all Avast users
Post by: daveweb on March 25, 2016, 08:49:53 PM
Well, I uninstalled it just to see how easy it was to do, intending to reinstall, as sometimes this is needed with browsers occasionally especially on Windows, and now I can't reinstall as it isn't in the choices check list.  :o
Title: Re: SafeZone browser is now available for all Avast users
Post by: Dave Dogbreath on March 25, 2016, 09:10:51 PM
I just tried logging in via the new desktop login. I could not due to the same problem I am having with Google Chrome.  >:(
I copied and pasted the URL and registered with AVAST using another browser. If you will send me a  send me a "Support" email I will include a screenshot of this error. Thanks in advance.
Title: Re: SafeZone browser is now available for all Avast users
Post by: bob3160 on March 25, 2016, 11:06:48 PM
I just tried logging in via the new desktop login. I could not due to the same problem I am having with Google Chrome.  >:(
I copied and pasted the URL and registered with AVAST using another browser. If you will send me a  send me a "Support" email I will include a screenshot of this error. Thanks in advance.
Welcome to the forum. :)
Most likely a server problem:
(http://screencast-o-matic.com/screenshots/u/Lh/1458943462761-45038.png)
This usually clears up in a few hrs.
If you need more help, please start your own topic. It's not related to SafeBrowser.
Use https://my.avast.com/en-us/#home to get to your account.
Title: Re: SafeZone browser is now available for all Avast users
Post by: Shiw Liang on March 26, 2016, 02:46:40 AM
Are you guys having the same problem? My avast is detecting avast SafeZone as a malware....
Title: Re: SafeZone browser is now available for all Avast users
Post by: Be Secure on March 26, 2016, 02:50:38 AM
Are you guys having the same problem? My avast is detecting avast SafeZone as a malware....
Any ScreenShot of it?
Title: Re: SafeZone browser is now available for all Avast users
Post by: bob3160 on March 26, 2016, 02:52:20 AM
Are you guys having the same problem? My avast is detecting avast SafeZone as a malware....
??? Not here:
(http://screencast-o-matic.com/screenshots/u/Lh/1458957091970-7553.png)
Title: Re: SafeZone browser is now available for all Avast users
Post by: Shiw Liang on March 26, 2016, 06:29:24 AM
Here
Title: Re: SafeZone browser is now available for all Avast users
Post by: zorgon on March 26, 2016, 04:15:27 PM
I don't think avast is telling you SZBrowser is malware but a file in it's cache, possibly picked up from a bad site you browsed using SafeZone.
Title: Re: SafeZone browser is now available for all Avast users
Post by: DavidR on March 26, 2016, 05:49:59 PM
I don't think avast is telling you SZBrowser is malware but a file in it's cache, possibly picked up from a bad site you browsed using SafeZone.

If it were in fact a detection in the SafeZone Browser Cache, I would have to ask why it wasn't detected during the SZ browser use by the web shield.

This is certainly something that requires investigation by avast.
Title: Re: SafeZone browser is now available for all Avast users
Post by: sj.vegetto on March 26, 2016, 06:19:36 PM
This was AUTO INSTALLED on my system with out and acutal program update only Definiton updates are auto, SO how and why was this auto installed on my PC?

I pretty sure I not alone when I say people dont like programs silent installed with there knowledge, about 30 minutes after it was installed i noticed it and how to go in uninstall and modify install to remove.

This 2nd time in month avast as slient installed something, first it was asww10mn.exe  and now this.

IF avast is gona start silently install things on my pc  I gona stop using it.
Title: Re: SafeZone browser is now available for all Avast users
Post by: Eddy on March 26, 2016, 06:25:02 PM
Not only definitions updates are automatic, also application updates are automatic and this was a application update.
Title: Re: SafeZone browser is now available for all Avast users
Post by: wrooot on March 26, 2016, 06:54:15 PM
+1 against the installation of additional modules without user's permission. I have done a custom install because if this reason - i don't want programs i don't need, i only need antivirus. Period.
Title: Re: SafeZone browser is now available for all Avast users
Post by: Skakara on March 26, 2016, 07:02:25 PM
Not only definitions updates are automatic, also application updates are automatic and this was a application update.
That's a bunch of bull. I have only virus definitions set to update automatically and SafeZone browser was installed silently on my pc.
Title: Re: SafeZone browser is now available for all Avast users
Post by: aliabbasgaming on March 26, 2016, 10:23:52 PM
Well I was under the impression only a select users where given this for free, but a recent pop up from my free avast antivirus stated the following:

"Avast safezone browser is now free for everyone"

based on this, it seems they are giving it free to every free user, but the question to ask here, is it for a limited time? or for the entire lifetime of ur antivirus? only avast can say.

I have been with avast since the time of XP, vista, windows 7, 8 and now 10. I do find this slient install a bit rude. I agree there should have been a message box or a pop up telling you this is going to be installed. When this browser first poped up on my pc, I thought my pc downloaded a program from a url that I may have clicked on. I spent a entirer day formating my pc, doing clean installs and re-installing software on a working pc.

There were no reports on Avast's social media pages or any news they were giving i away for free. Not even a heads up by Avast saying, hey we gona give you this, ands its going to be installed on ur pc, I dont mind the slient install, Just wished avast could have informed there customers via there social media pages or on there forums if they couldnt implement a popup of some sort.

Title: Re: SafeZone browser is now available for all Avast users
Post by: aliabbasgaming on March 26, 2016, 10:31:22 PM
Right guys,

I dont know how to directly reply to a person here, as i cant see the reply button/icon to certain individuals. As for avast picking up safezone as a threat, the reason for this your running JAVA.
Title: Re: SafeZone browser is now available for all Avast users
Post by: Eddy on March 26, 2016, 10:33:02 PM
The first announcement from avast was that it would be for a limited amount of users to get more feedback.
A few hours later they said it was for everyone.

It is for a unlimited of time as far as I know now.
Although unlimited is relative ofcourse.
Who knows what changes their will be in the (near) future when it comes to hardware/software.
Title: Re: SafeZone browser is now available for all Avast users
Post by: Skakara on March 26, 2016, 11:15:53 PM
I dont know how to directly reply to a person here, as i cant see the reply button/icon to certain individuals. As for avast picking up safezone as a threat, the reason for this your running JAVA.

If you were answering to "Shiw Liang", then you're mistaken. Java is not same as JavaScript. Check this for short explanation: https://java.com/en/download/faq/java_javascript.xml
Title: Re: SafeZone browser is now available for all Avast users
Post by: sj.vegetto on March 27, 2016, 01:48:39 AM
Not only definitions updates are automatic, also application updates are automatic and this was a application update.

An application I didnt have installed to begin with which is my point, Like said 1 more silent install from avast and it will be removed from all my pc's and will no longer be recommended  by me
Title: Re: SafeZone browser is now available for all Avast users
Post by: straightedge on March 27, 2016, 07:58:23 PM
Forcing users to have SafeZone Browser installed silently (that's the way malware and PUP act!) has already become a great disaster for Avast, I don't understand why you continue to promote this... it's getting worse every day. And I don't believe that you really could think that most users would be happy with having no choice.

I can agree with almost all this user says:
I too came here to see what's going on. To sum it up, I find it unpleasant because:

1: You install secretly, no mention, no prompt, but without my knowledge or consent. And what comes to mind when I think of programs secretly installing, it's viruses, worms, cryptoware software, ads, basically a whole host of bad things that I try to use my common sense + stuff like avast antivirus to protect myself against. So most people are upset because their trust(protecting) got violated by doing something we actively search protection against.

2: You know people would react like that, or you should've known, being a security company especially. I know why you did it silently and act surprised that people are 'offended'. And that is because opt-in will get you a lot less installations than opt-out. People who complain on this forum will delete the new browser themselves, they have the interest to delete it, the knowledge and are motivated to do it. But the regular user, they will not want to go through the trouble of uninstalling this part of the antivirus(probably also afraid they are actually uninstalling their entire browser). And of course with opt-in a lot of regular user would still have chosen not to install it.

3: Regardless of what it says in the EULA, I do not consider this an ethical move from a security business. I do not have the right to complain in a sense since 1: this might be covered in the eula(although this is most likely still illegal in my country, regardless of what the eula claims) and 2: this is a free program. But still, it's annoying.

4: I do hope however that this product of yours is not another company's attempt to gather information about us, our interest so that it might be used for advertising. And no, I do not believe in "specifically selected, trustworthy, i-swear-they-will-never-do-anything-bad" third parties. I have no proof for this, just saying that I hope that this browser is not the first step in this. Because a browser, unlike other premium features you could've offered for free(firewall etc) is a very personal tool.

5: Anyway, I will still continue using avast for now because I at least have the option to remove the browser afterwards and it does not seem like the core product, the av, got changed.
Title: Re: SafeZone browser is now available for all Avast users
Post by: aliabbasgaming on March 27, 2016, 10:23:31 PM
Please show me where i stated its "javascript" you seemed very confused here, please go re-read what I said. It seems like you do not know the difference your self. I will repeat what I said, because it seems your lacking very basic comprehension skills here. THEY ARE RUNNING JAVA. Do the caps help in anyway shape or form? If they dont then i suggest you go see a doctor.
Title: Re: SafeZone browser is now available for all Avast users
Post by: Skakara on March 28, 2016, 12:27:27 PM
Please show me where i stated its "javascript" you seemed very confused here, please go re-read what I said. It seems like you do not know the difference your self. I will repeat what I said, because it seems your lacking very basic comprehension skills here. THEY ARE RUNNING JAVA. Do the caps help in anyway shape or form? If they dont then i suggest you go see a doctor.
You're reported to moderators. There's no need for that kind of behavior.

I dont know how to directly reply to a person here, as i cant see the reply button/icon to certain individuals. As for avast picking up safezone as a threat, the reason for this your running JAVA.
I ask again, were you answering to "Shiw Liang" user and the screenshot that shows "JS:ScriptPE-inf[Trj]" infection? JS is short for JavaScript.
Title: Re: SafeZone browser is now available for all Avast users
Post by: stibi on March 28, 2016, 05:52:40 PM
Hi,
 I use Avast free 11.1.2253 - didn't get an unwanted istallation of SafeZone browser.
In the meantime I got it too.
And I agree with Rednose:
Although I like that SafeZone browser is now available with Avast Free as well, I agree with the users who complain that is was installed withought their approval.
This is simply not how an AV-company should act.

Once it was MY decision to give administrator rights for actualizing my malware program. I didn't give them access to install what they want  :(
Title: Re: SafeZone browser is now available for all Avast users
Post by: Dana MW on April 06, 2016, 11:42:24 PM
This company has now become the most no-listening bunch of ... let me stop there. Hey avast you know where you can slickly slide your browser? Because i have 7 extra copies I don't want. So I'll mail them to you and save a gerbils life. As SOON as possible your AV product hits the dumpster on all these machines because I found it is just as easy to remove your whole product as to just remove the browser for the second and last time. (friend: Hey I was thinking of install an AV, what do you think of avast? Me: NO here let me help you avoid that fricken nightmare of a company). So with that I say good bye.
Title: Re: SafeZone browser is now available for all Avast users
Post by: bob3160 on April 07, 2016, 01:08:16 AM
After the initial outcry, there should have been an option to bypass SafeZone Browser in the inplace upgrade option.  :(
Title: Re: SafeZone browser is now available for all Avast users
Post by: DavidR on April 07, 2016, 01:28:35 AM
After the initial outcry, there should have been an option to bypass SafeZone Browser in the inplace upgrade option.  :(

Agreed as some users having got rid of it first time round are getting bitten again.

Personally I would like to see the ability to do a custom update from the avastUI, rather than have to download the full off-line installation file (at 202MB) to do a custom installation over the top of the existing installation.
Title: Re: SafeZone browser is now available for all Avast users
Post by: Eddy on April 07, 2016, 01:33:11 AM
https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=185199.0

What's new:
Quote
+ SafeZone browser is now included also in free version
As if people didn't noticed already. >:(

The problem is not the SafeZone Browser, but the way it gets installed.
I already have seen posts from people where it got installed without any notification in the latest version if people update to it while they don't had the SafeZone browser installed in the previous version.

Come on avast, haven't you really not learned a darn thing ? >:(

It is just my opinion, but I say it is time to fire some of the decision makers.
Title: Re: SafeZone browser is now available for all Avast users
Post by: bob3160 on April 07, 2016, 01:41:22 AM
I don't want to see anyone get fired but, they should be made to feel the pinch that Avast certainly is feeling.
How many strikes does it take ???
Title: Re: SafeZone browser is now available for all Avast users
Post by: Eddy on April 07, 2016, 01:56:00 AM
Don't fire them ?

Come on, wake up.
There are a few decision makers at avast that for years are making the wrong decisions.
They just aren't capable to make the right decisions as it seems.

If they where my employees I would fire them right away.
They are costing me money, but even worse..
They are giving my company a bad name.
Title: Re: SafeZone browser is now available for all Avast users
Post by: bob3160 on April 07, 2016, 04:43:11 PM
Is there an easy way to move selected imported Bookmarks to the Bookmarks Bar ???
Title: Re: SafeZone browser is now available for all Avast users
Post by: Dch48 on April 13, 2016, 03:16:23 PM
My biggest question about including Safe Zone in the free version is this. Where is the incentive to buy a paid product? The firewall? We all know the Avast firewall is pretty useless. It just doesn't seem like a good business decision.
Title: Re: SafeZone browser is now available for all Avast users
Post by: davexnet on April 13, 2016, 06:37:53 PM
I don't mean to be too cynical, but it occurred to me that avast were desperate to push (literally) this product on everybody,
there must be something in it for them.  Do they collect more data on users, possibly ? And then sell it ?  That could be quite a revenue stream.

When I look at avast, I see a company who appear to have no coherent strategy at all.  Instead, they've done everything to maximize short term
profit.  At some cost to their reputation, I might add.
Title: Re: SafeZone browser is now available for all Avast users
Post by: Hurt_Locker on April 13, 2016, 07:00:29 PM
They simply don't care.  Avast used to be a reputable company.  Not any more.  By force installing browser safezone, and these annoying popups, each one of the users privacy is up for sale.  I talked to many computer techs about this program and they simply go to something with a better reputation.  Avast listen up, we are tired of having things forced onto our computers.  What you are doing is against the law.
Title: Re: SafeZone browser is now available for all Avast users
Post by: Pilatos25 on April 15, 2016, 12:13:16 PM
It's simply to satisfy most of the users avast!:

WHEN YOU ADD SOME NEW SOFTWARE GIVE US THE OPPORTUNITY OF CHOOSE IF WE WANT TO INSTALL IT OR NOT
Title: Re: SafeZone browser is now available for all Avast users
Post by: daveweb on April 15, 2016, 07:14:46 PM
I don't think it's a bad browser TBH. I still can't figure why it won't download certain videos, is it a codec thing?
Title: Re: SafeZone browser is now available for all Avast users
Post by: daveweb on April 15, 2016, 07:29:22 PM
I don't mean to be too cynical, but it occurred to me that avast were desperate to push (literally) this product on everybody,
there must be something in it for them.  Do they collect more data on users, possibly ? And then sell it ?  That could be quite a revenue stream.

(http://i386.photobucket.com/albums/oo307/Davebucket17/av1_zpsjgfgenf7.jpg)

My guess ...
Title: Re: SafeZone browser is now available for all Avast users
Post by: yardbird on June 06, 2016, 10:36:54 PM
Nice that it is available for free users as well.

As for SafeZone Browser itself, I do have a question:

Should I use SafeZone browser only for important things, like visiting my bank account and/or buying things or can I use it for casual surfing too in order to avoid ads and suspected sites. I've got different advices considering this
Title: Re: SafeZone browser is now available for all Avast users
Post by: mchain on June 06, 2016, 10:44:38 PM
I believe a security feature such as this one should only be used for banking and other sites requiring secure connections posted outside normal windows used in your session.  Use it only for what it is designed for and use a sandboxed browser for other things:  http://www.sandboxie.com/ (http://www.sandboxie.com/)

Free versions here:  http://www.sandboxie.com/index.php?DownloadSandboxie (http://www.sandboxie.com/index.php?DownloadSandboxie)

Paid versions of avast offer an avast sandbox:  https://www.avast.com/en-us/f-sandbox (https://www.avast.com/en-us/f-sandbox)
Title: Re: SafeZone browser is now available for all Avast users
Post by: stibi on June 06, 2016, 10:49:29 PM
SafeZone Browser has a special problem with banking: it's not possible to make a screenshot from important transactions.
This way I will never use this tool !!
Title: Re: SafeZone browser is now available for all Avast users
Post by: DavidR on June 06, 2016, 11:50:21 PM
SafeZone Browser has a special problem with banking: it's not possible to make a screenshot from important transactions.
This way I will never use this tool !!

Personally I don't use the SafeZone Browser, I have never got on with Chrome or its Chromium cousins.

Most banking sites, certainly mine has a print function for any pages transactions, etc. I never take a screenshot but a hard copy. I also use personal finance software and I keep that updated and reconcile that against what is on my bank account/s.
Title: Re: SafeZone browser is now available for all Avast users
Post by: Dch48 on June 07, 2016, 10:23:34 AM
I don't use any kind of sandboxing at all. I just browse normally everywhere, including my banking and PayPal sites with nothing more than the Windows Firewall and Panda Free AV. I don't even use the In Private feature of IE.
Title: Re: SafeZone browser is now available for all Avast users
Post by: bob3160 on June 07, 2016, 05:23:20 PM
I don't use any kind of sandboxing at all. I just browse normally everywhere, including my banking and PayPal sites with nothing more than the Windows Firewall and Panda Free AV. I don't even use the In Private feature of IE.
One can go overboard on their protection and make using the internet a royal pain.
The opposite is also possible. :)
Title: Re: SafeZone browser is now available for all Avast users
Post by: bob3160 on June 07, 2016, 05:44:56 PM
SafeZone Browser has a special problem with banking: it's not possible to make a screenshot from important transactions.
This way I will never use this tool !!
I have no problems doing screenshots while using SafeZone Browser at my bank ???
(http://screencast-o-matic.com/screenshots/u/Lh/1465314221147-65613.png)
Maybe the problem is the software used to do the screenshot ???
Title: Re: SafeZone browser is now available for all Avast users
Post by: Micheal86 on June 08, 2016, 08:12:20 PM
Your right its a great safe zone for anyone who needs to feel safe when on there mobile device. thanks for the input.Keep it coming. If there is any upcoming software please inform me . thanks ......thumbs up #1
Title: Re: SafeZone browser is now available for all Avast users
Post by: Dch48 on June 10, 2016, 01:27:03 AM
Your right its a great safe zone for anyone who needs to feel safe when on there mobile device. thanks for the input.Keep it coming. If there is any upcoming software please inform me . thanks ......thumbs up #1
If your mobile device is a windows phone, there's no need to worry. Windows Mobile is by far the most secure mobile OS. It's practically impervious. Android is the worst.
Title: Re: SafeZone browser is now available for all Avast users
Post by: DavidR on June 10, 2016, 01:32:37 AM
Your right its a great safe zone for anyone who needs to feel safe when on there mobile device. thanks for the input.Keep it coming. If there is any upcoming software please inform me . thanks ......thumbs up #1
If your mobile device is a windows phone, there's no need to worry. Windows Mobile is by far the most secure mobile OS. It's practically impervious. Android is the worst.

And with less than 1% market share of little interest to hackers.

I just wonder how much longer it will be around as MS are according to an article I read Nokia is being off loaded.
Title: Re: SafeZone browser is now available for all Avast users
Post by: Dch48 on June 10, 2016, 08:16:15 AM
Your right its a great safe zone for anyone who needs to feel safe when on there mobile device. thanks for the input.Keep it coming. If there is any upcoming software please inform me . thanks ......thumbs up #1
If your mobile device is a windows phone, there's no need to worry. Windows Mobile is by far the most secure mobile OS. It's practically impervious. Android is the worst.

And with less than 1% market share of little interest to hackers.

I just wonder how much longer it will be around as MS are according to an article I read Nokia is being off loaded.
Okay, here are the facts. Microsoft sold off the low end feature phone segment (mostly basic Nokia models). Those phones did not run Windows Mobile at all and were a drag on support and other resources.

They are going full blast on the mobile front in 2017 with plans for new high end Surface branded phones. Mobile was not the first priority this year as the focus was and is on the full version of Windows 10 and the establishment of the UWP platform. They have also pretty much admitted that the launch of the Lumia 950 models was a failure. Lumia will still be supported but they haven't shed any light on whether or not there will be new Lumia models alongside of the Surface phones.

After the Redstone updates and getting UWP fully up and running the plan is to go all out on the mobile front which will integrate with the PC and even Xbox devices. Windows phones are not dead. There are big things coming in the near future. This was all revealed by Microsoft and you can find the info if you look hard enough. They have a plan but consumers and the media get too impatient and some are all too ready to declare the demise of anything connected with Microsoft.

Those who are resisting the shift to Windows 10 will soon find themselves missing out on quite a lot.

As far as the security issue goes, from what I have read, in this case, market share really has nothing to do with it. Windows Mobile really is the most secure and rock solid mobile OS. There aren't even any real AV or anti-malware apps for it because they are not needed. There are a few snake oil products available that actually do nothing and are merely placebos to make people feel safer.
Title: Re: SafeZone browser is now available for all Avast users
Post by: bob3160 on June 10, 2016, 12:13:17 PM
When no one uses the device, no one will spend the time, energy and expense to develop an infection.
Just not financially rewarding. :)
Title: Re: SafeZone browser is now available for all Avast users
Post by: stibi on June 10, 2016, 07:11:46 PM
Maybe the problem is the software used to do the screenshot ?

No, Bob: I use the Print-Button that always works for screenshots sending to the clipboard.
And: somone from the Avast-team told me that this is a function for security and no error. They will work on it in the future.
I will not wait until I can work as I want. Work-around was - take your camera  >:(
Title: Re: SafeZone browser is now available for all Avast users
Post by: bob3160 on June 10, 2016, 10:57:34 PM
Maybe the problem is the software used to do the screenshot ?

No, Bob: I use the Print-Button that always works for screenshots sending to the clipboard.
And: somone from the Avast-team told me that this is a function for security and no error. They will work on it in the future.
I will not wait until I can work as I want. Work-around was - take your camera  >:(
Guess you didn't see the screen shot I took without any problems ???
Title: Re: SafeZone browser is now available for all Avast users
Post by: Dch48 on June 11, 2016, 12:34:32 AM
When no one uses the device, no one will spend the time, energy and expense to develop an infection.
Just not financially rewarding. :)
In this case, that is not a factor.
Title: Re: SafeZone browser is now available for all Avast users
Post by: croftypedro on June 11, 2016, 01:20:17 PM
Maybe the problem is the software used to do the screenshot ?

No, Bob: I use the Print-Button that always works for screenshots sending to the clipboard.
And: somone from the Avast-team told me that this is a function for security and no error. They will work on it in the future.
I will not wait until I can work as I want. Work-around was - take your camera  >:(

Thought I would try doing a screen shot with safezone browser, using the PrintScreen key.

Just using Safezone as a ordinary browser can take a screenshot okay.

If I use Pay Mode I am unable to take a screen shot.
Title: Re: SafeZone browser is now available for all Avast users
Post by: stibi on June 11, 2016, 02:43:06 PM
And? Safe Mode is made for using bank-sites. And that doesn't work, and shall not work as someone from the Avast team told me.

4 weeks ago someone from the team wrote:
"Currently it is not possible to do it because it is one of the protection which Pay mode is specific for. It protects from spyware which may try to read what you are typing or try to make screenshots of your sensitive information."


I don't need this browser without Safe Mode. And in Safe Mode it's crippled...
Title: Re: SafeZone browser is now available for all Avast users
Post by: Disgruntled2 on July 12, 2016, 06:52:20 PM
Well, it seems like SafeZone browser installed itself on my machine. I can't remember being asked about that (or updating anything) and I usually confirm updates manually. Maybe I did something to initiate this behavior without noticing, but I'm irritated, to say the least. Will uninstall the browser (and avast as well, if anything like that happens again.)
Title: Re: SafeZone browser is now available for all Avast users
Post by: Csicso on July 18, 2016, 11:28:53 PM
Hello, In it VIRTUAL KEYBOARD?
Title: Re: SafeZone browser is now available for all Avast users
Post by: lotsofluck on July 29, 2016, 03:09:43 AM
I just deleted all my passwords. SafeZone WAS my default browser but changing after I finish this. When signing on to my laptop, I was automatically updated with Avast New Version. I already was using Avast anti-virus pro and Safezone w/Passwords. The problem is in PASSWORDS. I went from status good to average  in passwords and ALL my passwords changed to reused from most being strong. Trying to add back one of the websites I just deleted, it displayed reused. I worked hard on updating most of my passwords the last couple months with most being different and unique. Now I feel there has been some sort of leak with conflicting and contradicting information shown. Have my passwords been compromised? Is this a ploy to get me to purchase an upgrade by using the Improve link in the Password icon? Either makes me go from loving Avast SafeZone to despising this fox in the hen house approach. I also read today that mixing anti-virus software with password security is not wise. The article made sense especially with this happening. Now I have to change all these unique passwords on all these sites but to protect myself from Avast's false sense of protection.
Title: Re: SafeZone browser is now available for all Avast users
Post by: David881 on July 29, 2016, 04:03:43 PM
 :( Same thing happened to me. I have 77 passwords stored in the PW Manager of Avast Free, they are all different, one for each site and yet the 77 are flagged as reused. I hope that it's only a false positive or a bug and that it will be corrected soon with a new update of the program. Thanks in advance to let us know what's the problem.
Title: Re: SafeZone browser is now available for all Avast users
Post by: lotsofluck on July 29, 2016, 08:02:24 PM
Safezone Passwords - I doubt this is just a bug. Clicking on the orange Avast taskbar icon displayed ALL my passwords! I mean directly to the open window displaying full exposure of websites, user names, status and passwords. Trying to go to the main home scan page was futile, Avast anti-virus was completely gone showing I only had passwords.  I removed every remnant of Avast from my PC. This goes far beyond creating new passwords and a minute later showing as reused in Safezone along with having all passwords showing as reused after the forced upgrade. Having the Avast anti-virus just disappear and not knowing my passwords were exposed for how long when browsing, is very troubling. I have been a long time customer of Avast and has worked well. This past year I decided to use the Safezone browser as my default, customizing it and using it everyday. Passwords is obviously not ready for primetime or maybe it is the Safezone that is not ready. At this point, I don't know what to do since I feel I have to start from scratch.
Title: Re: SafeZone browser is now available for all Avast users
Post by: Asyn on July 30, 2016, 06:28:49 AM
Hi guys, see: https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=189131.msg1327943#msg1327943
Title: Re: SafeZone browser is now available for all Avast users
Post by: Zandra on August 04, 2016, 11:53:02 AM
After installing the update I saw an x'd-out icon for the SafeZone browser.  After restarting my pc the icon disappeared and the browser is nowhere to be found.  What am I missing (be kind :D)?
Title: Re: SafeZone browser is now available for all Avast users
Post by: bob3160 on August 04, 2016, 02:51:41 PM
After installing the update I saw an x'd-out icon for the SafeZone browser.  After restarting my pc the icon disappeared and the browser is nowhere to be found.  What am I missing (be kind :D )?

Repair Avast:
Control Panel> Program and Features (Add/remove program)>Select Avast> Select Repair. Reboot when completed
https://www.avast.com/faq.php?article=AVKB204
If Repair doesn't fix the problem, try the following:
Clean Install of Avast:
https://goo.gl/4Ptzkf
Title: Re: SafeZone browser is now available for all Avast users
Post by: bob3160 on August 04, 2016, 02:53:54 PM
Why isn't the SafeZone Browser listed under Components ???

Title: Re: SafeZone browser is now available for all Avast users
Post by: -midnight on August 04, 2016, 03:18:01 PM
SafeZone browser messed up after installing the anniversary update.  Just an orange circle keeps spinning.
Title: Re: SafeZone browser is now available for all Avast users
Post by: bob3160 on August 04, 2016, 03:52:19 PM
Not a problem here:
(http://screencast-o-matic.com/screenshots/u/Lh/1470318697605-18155.png)
Try the following:

Repair Avast:
Control Panel> Program and Features (Add/remove program)>Select Avast> Select Repair. Reboot when completed
https://www.avast.com/faq.php?article=AVKB204
If Repair doesn't fix the problem, try the following:
Clean Install of Avast:
https://goo.gl/4Ptzkf
Title: Re: SafeZone browser is now available for all Avast users
Post by: -midnight on August 04, 2016, 04:52:13 PM
A repair didn't change anything so I'm going to hook up my other win 10 pc.  SafeZone Browser works fine on that one. 
Title: Re: SafeZone browser is now available for all Avast users
Post by: bob3160 on August 04, 2016, 04:55:14 PM
A repair didn't change anything so I'm going to hook up my other win 10 pc.  SafeZone Browser works fine on that one.
The second part of the instruction said to do a clean install if repair didn't work. :)
Title: Re: SafeZone browser is now available for all Avast users
Post by: -midnight on August 04, 2016, 05:01:35 PM
I didn't want to do a clean install so I just hooked up my other win 10 pc.  I'm using the SafeZone Browser now.
Title: Re: SafeZone browser is now available for all Avast users
Post by: bob3160 on August 04, 2016, 05:11:30 PM
I didn't want to do a clean install so I just hooked up my other win 10 pc.  I'm using the SafeZone Browser now.
So you haven't fixed your problem.  :o
Title: Re: SafeZone browser is now available for all Avast users
Post by: William292 on August 08, 2016, 09:04:28 PM
        Hi all,
How about a settings change : Avast/Settings/Components/SafeZone Browser/  ON-OFF switch.
      This would make it easy to load or unload SafeZone.
Title: Re: SafeZone browser is now available for all Avast users
Post by: bob3160 on August 08, 2016, 09:20:58 PM
        Hi all,
How about a settings change : Avast/Settings/Components/SafeZone Browser/  ON-OFF switch.
      This would make it easy to load or unload SafeZone.
Good suggestion. Something already on the list of things to be added. :)
Title: Re: SafeZone browser is now available for all Avast users
Post by: ky331 on August 18, 2016, 04:52:10 PM
Is Safezone a fully-functional option under XP?   The reason I'm asking is that I thought SafeZone was Chrome-based, and Chrome stopped supporting XP a few months ago.
(I apologize if this has already been answered elsewhere...)
Title: Re: SafeZone browser is now available for all Avast users
Post by: bob3160 on August 18, 2016, 09:38:17 PM
Is Safezone a fully-functional option under XP?   The reason I'm asking is that I thought SafeZone was Chrome-based, and Chrome stopped supporting XP a few months ago.
(I apologize if this has already been answered elsewhere...)
SafeZone browser isn't Chrome. It's supported by Avast. :)
Title: Re: SafeZone browser is now available for all Avast users
Post by: KEV815PAN on September 01, 2016, 10:08:06 PM
Avast Safe Zone Web Browser looks very similar to Google Chrome Web Browser so it makes since that some people may think that the two web browsers are related. Perhaps Avast maybe borrowed the design of the Google Chrome Web Browser and paid Google Cash 4 the Copy Right User Fees.
Title: Re: SafeZone browser is now available for all Avast users
Post by: bob3160 on September 01, 2016, 11:10:17 PM
Avast Safe Zone Web Browser looks very similar to Google Chrome Web Browser so it makes since that some people may think that the two web browsers are related. Perhaps Avast maybe borrowed the design of the Google Chrome Web Browser and paid Google Cash 4 the Copy Right User Fees.
Chromium is open source. :)
Title: Re: SafeZone browser is now available for all Avast users
Post by: mchain on September 01, 2016, 11:27:48 PM
http://lmgtfy.com/?q=What+is+open+source+software%3F#seen (http://lmgtfy.com/?q=What+is+open+source+software%3F#seen)   :)
Title: Re: SafeZone browser is now available for all Avast users
Post by: Chim on September 12, 2016, 01:28:50 AM
I'm way behind on things as I didn't check things out as much as I used to due to my not being able to log in into the avast forums in ages.  With some help from someone on another forum, I tried their tip of trying a Private Tab.  After several grueling tries, I finally managed to log in.  The log in process is still obviously very inconsistent, but I'm nevertheless in.

Anyway ... straight up question.  In Googling up info on SafeZone Browser, I saw some articles, albeit from February 2016, that mentioned that there was a Google Researcher who discovered a huge security flaw in SafeZone Browser.  Point blank --- HAS that huge security flaw been fixed?
Title: Re: SafeZone browser is now available for all Avast users
Post by: Ikechi on October 03, 2016, 12:56:14 AM
i tried opening this url http://wapreals.com.ng (http://wapreals.com.ng) with the browser, it kept on saying unavailable, but it opens with mozilla, please fix this
Title: Re: SafeZone browser is now available for all Avast users
Post by: Furious7TRD on December 02, 2016, 07:52:27 PM
It would be cool if there was separate download links for SafeZone for all Avast and non-Avast users.
Title: Re: SafeZone browser is now available for all Avast users
Post by: bob3160 on December 02, 2016, 09:29:11 PM
It would be cool if there was separate download links for SafeZone for all Avast and non-Avast users.
Not currently available. It's already on the wish list. :)