Avast WEBforum

Consumer Products => Avast Secure Browser => Avast Secure Browser for Windows => Topic started by: figueroa419 on September 06, 2017, 08:46:28 PM

Title: SafeZone discontinued - eta on new browser?
Post by: figueroa419 on September 06, 2017, 08:46:28 PM
While trying to figure out why my SafeZone no longer loaded Bank Mode or Passwords I came to the site to see why my new install no longer showed SafeZone at all.  See that Avast is discontinuing it.  (See here: https://www.avast.com/faq.php?article=AVKB209)

Does anyone know the eta of when the newer/better browser will be available? 

Also will it include a type of Bank Mode with it as well?  That's the only reason I even used SafeZone, to pay bills, order online etc through Bank Mode.  I also loved the fact that I could open my Excel file from within Bank Mode.  I really hope that you keep that feature. It was a pain in the bum to keep getting out of Bank Mode and going back and forth to see my spreadsheet before that was implemented.

Title: Re: SafeZone discontinued - eta on new browser?
Post by: rrtahoe on September 07, 2017, 01:58:29 PM
It looks like the new browser is rolling out but it has some issues as noted on this separate board posting https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=207624.0
I am sure they working out the bugs but, in the meantime I am going to see if I can backup my favorites from the Avast browser in case it takes a while to resolve.
Title: Re: SafeZone discontinued - eta on new browser?
Post by: Asyn on September 07, 2017, 02:01:52 PM
It looks like the new browser is rolling out...
Nope, not yet.
Title: Re: SafeZone discontinued - eta on new browser?
Post by: pk on September 09, 2017, 12:04:37 AM
Well, FAQ is not totally right. SafeZone Browser was based on Opera browser (Chromium-based browser) with support from Avast (bank mode, secure DNS, ...), but Avast Software acquired Safer browser ~9 months ago and next SafeZone browser will be built on Safer (Chromium-based browser as well). Avast component will be included winthin 6 months, you will definitely not miss Avast features.
Title: Re: SafeZone discontinued - eta on new browser?
Post by: MartinZ on September 11, 2017, 12:13:13 PM
we will start shipping the new browser in October
Title: Re: SafeZone discontinued - eta on new browser?
Post by: bob3160 on September 11, 2017, 01:09:16 PM
we will start shipping the new browser in October
Martin, will it still be free ??? Will it be part of the Avast install or a standalone browser.
Title: Re: SafeZone discontinued - eta on new browser?
Post by: MartinZ on September 13, 2017, 12:21:47 PM
it will be free and more independent on AV. but still distributed with it ;-) for some features aka Bank mode the AV is still needed.
Title: Re: SafeZone discontinued - eta on new browser?
Post by: carltillotson@outlook.com on September 13, 2017, 07:55:06 PM
Can I ask if it will include a feature to change your search engine that I (the customer) wants, rather than a select list based no doubt on some 3rd party arrangement  ;D

Or am I missing something so obvious here?

I want to select DuckDuckGo  :-X
Title: Re: SafeZone discontinued - eta on new browser?
Post by: carltillotson@outlook.com on September 13, 2017, 07:58:21 PM
we will start shipping the new browser in October

Great news, as I a 3-PC licence but can only use the browser on one PC due to installing on the other PC's just after you withdrew it  ::)
Title: Re: SafeZone discontinued - eta on new browser?
Post by: bob3160 on September 14, 2017, 12:30:56 AM
we will start shipping the new browser in October

Great news, as I a 3-PC licence but can only use the browser on one PC due to installing on the other PC's just after you withdrew it  ::)
If you still have the installation program of Avast from the older version, why not remove Avast from the 2 systems that installed the newer version,
install the older version on those systems and then simple update the older version of Avast after it has installed SafeZone browser.
Title: Re: SafeZone discontinued - eta on new browser?
Post by: marc_mib on September 30, 2017, 09:54:17 AM
f**k I uninstall Avast Premier because I had conflicts with another program then I installed it back then no more conflicts but what the f**k no more SafeZone what am I supposed to use ? all the others browsers are crap.
Title: Re: SafeZone discontinued - eta on new browser?
Post by: Eddy on September 30, 2017, 10:08:45 AM
Safezone is still there, it is the Safezone Browser that is gone.

All others are crap?
Yeah right, you have tried the 100's of other browsers.
https://browsers.evolt.org/
Title: Re: SafeZone discontinued - eta on new browser?
Post by: marc_mib on September 30, 2017, 03:34:48 PM
yes I tried
Title: Re: SafeZone discontinued - eta on new browser?
Post by: Asyn on September 30, 2017, 03:51:00 PM
...no more SafeZone what am I supposed to use ? all the others browsers are crap.
Just wait a bit, new browser will be out soon. (See Reply #4.)
Title: Re: SafeZone discontinued - eta on new browser?
Post by: martok2112@msn.com on October 21, 2017, 06:23:51 AM
I just hope the new browser version supports extensions. I want add adblockplus and socialfixer to block all the nonsense on facebook and ads everywhere. The current adblocker on safezone really stinks. Im also tired of having to use more than one browser because of safezones lack of extension support
Title: Re: SafeZone discontinued - eta on new browser?
Post by: noelrojasc on October 26, 2017, 01:41:56 PM
we will start shipping the new browser in October

Still waiting for SafeZone Browser ...  :-\
Title: Re: SafeZone discontinued - eta on new browser?
Post by: bob3160 on October 26, 2017, 03:45:24 PM
we will start shipping the new browser in October

Still waiting for SafeZone Browser ...  :-\
That was changed to November.  :'(  I've still got the old one working on 4 systems. :)
Title: Re: SafeZone discontinued - eta on new browser?
Post by: metine24ever@gmail.com on November 02, 2017, 08:48:51 PM
I have to make windows clean install but i don't want to lose avast because if i install this program again i will not get safebrowser
I have to wait until new browser be released ....   :'(
Title: Re: SafeZone discontinued - eta on new browser?
Post by: bob3160 on November 02, 2017, 09:18:20 PM
I have to make windows clean install but i don't want to lose avast because if i install this program again i will not get safebrowser
I have to wait until new browser be released ....   :'(
You could install an old version that still contains the SafeZone browser and then update that version after the install. :)
Title: Re: SafeZone discontinued - eta on new browser?
Post by: metine24ever@gmail.com on November 03, 2017, 03:38:35 PM
I have to make windows clean install but i don't want to lose avast because if i install this program again i will not get safebrowser
I have to wait until new browser be released ....   :'(
You could install an old version that still contains the SafeZone browser and then update that version after the install. :)
I don't know where I can find an older version ...
Title: Re: SafeZone discontinued - eta on new browser?
Post by: bob3160 on November 03, 2017, 04:02:12 PM
I have to make windows clean install but i don't want to lose avast because if i install this program again i will not get safebrowser
I have to wait until new browser be released ....   :'(
You could install an old version that still contains the SafeZone browser and then update that version after the install. :)
I don't know where I can find an older version ...
http://avast_free_antivirus.en.downloadastro.com/old_versions/
Title: Re: SafeZone discontinued - eta on new browser?
Post by: noelrojasc on November 23, 2017, 05:38:38 PM
we will start shipping the new browser in October

Still waiting for SafeZone Browser ...  :-\
That was changed to November.  :'(  I've still got the old one working on 4 systems. :)

STILL WAITING!!!  :-\
Title: Re: SafeZone discontinued - eta on new browser?
Post by: bob3160 on November 23, 2017, 07:51:18 PM
Limited Beta testing going on now. :)
Title: Re: SafeZone discontinued - eta on new browser?
Post by: pcrofts4@bigpond.com on November 24, 2017, 09:14:11 AM
Limited Beta testing going on now. :)

Thanks for that bob3160 :D
Title: Re: SafeZone discontinued - eta on new browser?
Post by: rhultman on November 29, 2017, 02:34:37 AM
I saw somewhere that the new browser will replace Safezone on PC's that have it installed.  It lost all of the extensions and I thought something had been fouled up, so I did an uninstall with the intent of re-installing.  Of course, it's now gone so I can't reinstall.  I can live with that, but my question is this ... with Safezone now uninstalled, will my system auto-update with the new browser when it is released?  If not, how will I know about it so I can manually install it?
Title: Re: SafeZone discontinued - eta on new browser?
Post by: meaznet@gmail.com on November 29, 2017, 09:25:52 AM
we will start shipping the new browser in October

What year?  I just re-installed to find that it's no longer included.  That's the only reason I have renewed my license.  When will this be provided?
Title: Re: SafeZone discontinued - eta on new browser?
Post by: bob3160 on November 29, 2017, 01:28:37 PM
we will start shipping the new browser in October

What year?  I just re-installed to find that it's no longer included.  That's the only reason I have renewed my license.  When will this be provided?
See reply #22. Delivery date is totally up to Avast. Since it's still in beta, it isn't yet ready to be released.
Title: Re: SafeZone discontinued - eta on new browser?
Post by: Lisandro on December 01, 2017, 05:37:52 PM
we will start shipping the new browser in October
What year?  I just re-installed to find that it's no longer included.  That's the only reason I have renewed my license.  When will this be provided?
It's already being tested in some countries all over the world.
Title: Re: SafeZone discontinued - eta on new browser?
Post by: -midnight on December 13, 2017, 10:53:52 PM
we will start shipping the new browser in October
This is December so where is the new browser?
Title: Re: SafeZone discontinued - eta on new browser?
Post by: bob3160 on December 14, 2017, 12:17:13 AM
we will start shipping the new browser in October
This is December so where is the new browser?
Still in beta testing stage.
Title: Re: SafeZone discontinued - eta on new browser?
Post by: SpeedyPC on December 14, 2017, 11:26:52 AM
Still in beta testing stage.

Hurry up Avast been wait too long at the moment and is nearly Christmas  :-\

(https://i.imgur.com/jCViNAF.gif)
Title: Re: SafeZone discontinued - eta on new browser?
Post by: msnplshelp@outlook.com on December 16, 2017, 12:59:21 AM
Common Avast!! I'm missing that Safezone Browser.. :(
Title: Re: SafeZone discontinued - eta on new browser?
Post by: bob3160 on December 16, 2017, 01:00:20 AM
Common Avast!! I'm missing that Safezone Browser.. :(
When ready, it'll be released. :)
Title: Re: SafeZone discontinued - eta on new browser?
Post by: mchain on December 20, 2017, 06:33:03 PM
Avast Hero Browser FAQ's:  https://support.avast.com/en-us/article/Hero-Browser-FAQ (https://support.avast.com/en-us/article/Hero-Browser-FAQ)

(New browser replaces retired avast Safe Zone Browser)
Title: Re: SafeZone discontinued - eta on new browser?
Post by: bob3160 on December 20, 2017, 08:29:40 PM
Avast Hero Browser FAQ's:  https://support.avast.com/en-us/article/Hero-Browser-FAQ (https://support.avast.com/en-us/article/Hero-Browser-FAQ)

(New browser replaces retired avast Safe Zone Browser)
I don't know how old this information is ???
The replacement browser currently in Beta is called:
(http://screencast-o-matic.com/screenshots/u/Lh/1513798136303-30710.png)

Title: Re: SafeZone discontinued - eta on new browser?
Post by: Lisandro on December 21, 2017, 01:43:59 AM
Avast Hero Browser FAQ's:  https://support.avast.com/en-us/article/Hero-Browser-FAQ (https://support.avast.com/en-us/article/Hero-Browser-FAQ)

(New browser replaces retired avast Safe Zone Browser)
I don't know how old this information is ???
The replacement browser currently in Beta is called:
(http://screencast-o-matic.com/screenshots/u/Lh/1513798136303-30710.png)
Name could change...
Title: Re: SafeZone discontinued - eta on new browser?
Post by: bob3160 on December 21, 2017, 03:27:07 PM
Avast Hero Browser FAQ's:  https://support.avast.com/en-us/article/Hero-Browser-FAQ (https://support.avast.com/en-us/article/Hero-Browser-FAQ)

(New browser replaces retired avast Safe Zone Browser)
I don't know how old this information is ???
The replacement browser currently in Beta is called:
(http://screencast-o-matic.com/screenshots/u/Lh/1513798136303-30710.png)
Name could change...
True but not likely. :) I just want to see it completed and released regardless of the name that it ends up with.
Title: Re: SafeZone discontinued - eta on new browser?
Post by: Dix Huit on December 22, 2017, 11:48:09 PM
The Avast Hero Browser FAQ (https://support.avast.com/en-us/article/Hero-Browser-FAQ (https://support.avast.com/en-us/article/Hero-Browser-FAQ)) implies that this new browser will only run on Windows 7 and later.  Is that really the plan? :-\
Title: Re: SafeZone discontinued - eta on new browser?
Post by: martok2112@msn.com on December 28, 2017, 06:58:53 PM
I have to make windows clean install but i don't want to lose avast because if i install this program again i will not get safebrowser
I have to wait until new browser be released ....   :'(
You could install an old version that still contains the SafeZone browser and then update that version after the install. :)
I don't know where I can find an older version ...
http://avast_free_antivirus.en.downloadastro.com/old_versions/

I cant get any of the old versions to work. I tried clicking a bunch of versions from 2016 and I always get an error saying that the website tried redirecting me too many times. Is there another way to get the latest version that still came with safe zone?
Title: Re: SafeZone discontinued - eta on new browser?
Post by: bob3160 on December 28, 2017, 08:33:01 PM
I have to make windows clean install but i don't want to lose avast because if i install this program again i will not get safebrowser
I have to wait until new browser be released ....   :'(
You could install an old version that still contains the SafeZone browser and then update that version after the install. :)
I don't know where I can find an older version ...
http://avast_free_antivirus.en.downloadastro.com/old_versions/

I cant get any of the old versions to work. I tried clicking a bunch of versions from 2016 and I always get an error saying that the website tried redirecting me too many times. Is there another way to get the latest version that still came with safe zone?
I Have this one available that I can upload to my Google Drive:
(http://screencast-o-matic.com/screenshots/u/Lh/1514489399958-77273.png)
Remember that before installing this old version, you'll need to go offline and change your settings
so that the auto update doesn't update to a new version. (Let me know.)
Title: Re: SafeZone discontinued - eta on new browser?
Post by: Rednose on January 13, 2018, 03:08:33 AM
Hi guys :)

Upcomming week, Avast will share information about the new browser with some of us ( Uber ) Evangelist guys.
And if we are allowed, we will share this here with you as well.

Greetz, Red.
Title: Re: SafeZone discontinued - eta on new browser?
Post by: SpeedyPC on January 13, 2018, 03:40:24 AM
Hi guys :)

Upcomming week, Avast will share information about the new browser with some of us ( Uber ) Evangelist guys.
And if we are allowed, we will share this here with you as well.

Greetz, Red.

(https://media.giphy.com/media/xBVH2wE9eUUtq/giphy.gif)(https://media.giphy.com/media/gmhJbyiaeqoX6/giphy.gif)
Title: Re: SafeZone discontinued - eta on new browser?
Post by: Rednose on January 13, 2018, 03:50:27 AM
LOL ;D

Nice to see a fellow fan of the Big Bang Theory here.

But if you want the information first hand, you should know what to do ;)

Greetz, Red.
Title: Re: SafeZone discontinued - eta on new browser?
Post by: metine24ever@gmail.com on January 19, 2018, 10:23:58 PM
any news ?
Title: Re: SafeZone discontinued - eta on new browser?
Post by: bob3160 on January 20, 2018, 03:57:57 PM
any news ?
Beta expected in Feb.
Title: Re: SafeZone discontinued - eta on new browser?
Post by: marc_mib on February 12, 2018, 11:22:05 AM
still no SafeZone browser for me ?
Title: Re: SafeZone discontinued - eta on new browser?
Post by: metine24ever@gmail.com on February 12, 2018, 12:55:23 PM
I am waiting too from november...
Title: Re: SafeZone discontinued - eta on new browser?
Post by: feigllor@gmail.com on May 05, 2018, 12:38:56 PM
Avast new secure browser is finally available for standalone download here: https://www.avast.com/en-us/secure-browser and it integrates into your Avast menu after install  ;D
Title: Re: SafeZone discontinued - eta on new browser?
Post by: bob3160 on May 05, 2018, 04:20:16 PM
Avast new secure browser is finally available for standalone download here: https://www.avast.com/en-us/secure-browser (https://www.avast.com/en-us/secure-browser) and it integrates into your Avast menu after install  ;D
https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=93544.msg1456486#msg1456486