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Title: New Avast Secure Browser
Post by: MartinZ on May 30, 2018, 01:53:18 PM
Starting today, we offer new Avast Secure Browser during Avast Antivirus installation.
Our updated secure browser, designed to deliver both a secure and private browsing experience! Avast Secure Browser includes, Anti-Tracking, Anti-Fingerprinting, Bank Mode, Adblock and Extension Guard, all easily controllable from the Security & Privacy Center.

More information can be found at: https://blog.avast.com/take-back-control-of-your-privacy-with-avast-secure-browser-avast

It can be also downloaded from here: https://www.avast.com/secure-browser
Title: Re: New Avast Secure Browser
Post by: DavidR on May 30, 2018, 05:47:07 PM
Extract from the bottom of the https://www.avast.com/secure-browser (https://www.avast.com/secure-browser) page.
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System requirements

We’re not demanding. All you need is a PC running Windows 10, 8.1, 8 or 7 and 400 MB of hard disk space. And that’s it.

Pre-empting the demise of XP support by Avast ;)
Title: Re: New Avast Secure Browser
Post by: Robert_M on May 30, 2018, 10:25:02 PM
https://www.ghacks.net/2018/04/09/avast-secure-browser-review/

"Note: Avast collects and sends usage statistics and crash reports to company servers automatically. Users are not prompted about this during installation. You may disable the collecting and sending on secure://settings/ under privacy and security."

So much for the subject of privacy.
Title: Re: New Avast Secure Browser
Post by: ky331 on May 31, 2018, 12:09:52 AM
For the sake of clarification:

Since the secure browser has a separate download link listed above, is that aimed only at existing avast users who haven't yet updated to get the secure browser, or is it being made available to all internet users (who meet the other hardware/software requirements)?
Title: Re: New Avast Secure Browser
Post by: Asyn on May 31, 2018, 06:46:25 AM
Hi, ASB is a standalone product an can be used even without Avast installed.
Title: Re: New Avast Secure Browser
Post by: DavidR on May 31, 2018, 10:11:31 AM
Hi, ASB is a standalone product an can be used even without Avast installed.

I thought there were some elements in ASB that required Avast to be installed, but it is still a stand alone browser ?
Title: Re: New Avast Secure Browser
Post by: Asyn on May 31, 2018, 10:21:46 AM
Hi, ASB is a standalone product an can be used even without Avast installed.
I thought there were some elements in ASB that required Avast to be installed, but it is still a stand alone browser ?
Hi Dave, yes (e.g. for bank mode) and yes, it's still a stand alone browser.
More details in the FAQ: https://support.avast.com/article/Secure-Browser-FAQ
Title: Re: New Avast Secure Browser
Post by: RedKing on June 02, 2018, 07:29:52 PM
This has been pushed onto me since I updated my software recently, I presume. I did not ask for this and I cannot see a way in the 'Modify Installation' screen to get rid of it permanently. Is this possible? If not, I will be looking for another AV provider.
Title: Re: New Avast Secure Browser
Post by: bob3160 on June 02, 2018, 07:33:07 PM
This has been pushed onto me since I updated my software recently, I presume. I did not ask for this and I cannot see a way in the 'Modify Installation' screen to get rid of it permanently. Is this possible? If not, I will be looking for another AV provider.
Uninstall it - Programs and features
(https://screencast-o-matic.com/screenshots/u/Lh/1527960719367-37521.png)
It happens to be an excellent browser but it's your choice. :)
https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=93544.msg1456486#msg1456486 (https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=93544.msg1456486#msg1456486)
Title: Re: New Avast Secure Browser
Post by: Harry0001 on June 03, 2018, 07:10:14 AM
Hello everyone, I have a question on the browser. Is there no way to transfer bookmarks and passwords (from Firefox) without having to select Avast as the default browser?

If I do this, can I unselect Avast as the default  browser?
Title: Re: New Avast Secure Browser
Post by: bob3160 on June 03, 2018, 03:10:31 PM
Hello everyone, I have a question on the browser. Is there no way to transfer bookmarks and passwords (from Firefox) without having to select Avast as the default browser?

If I do this, can I unselect Avast as the default  browser?
Selecting the default browser and importing your bookmarks are two different functions. one has nothing to do with the other.
Title: Re: New Avast Secure Browser
Post by: RedKing on June 05, 2018, 11:19:13 PM
This has been pushed onto me since I updated my software recently, I presume. I did not ask for this and I cannot see a way in the 'Modify Installation' screen to get rid of it permanently. Is this possible? If not, I will be looking for another AV provider.
Uninstall it - Programs and features

It happens to be an excellent browser but it's your choice. :)
https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=93544.msg1456486#msg1456486 (https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=93544.msg1456486#msg1456486)

I understand how to use Add / Remove programs. I understand that I can find an uninstall.exe in the folder Avast Software has created, unasked, on my C:\\ drive. I use this to delete the unwanted programme, frequently. However, after I reboot the machine, there it is again. As I said, I didn't ask for it and I don't want it. It may be the best thing since sliced bread, but I've managed to live without it so far and that's the way I'd like to stay. If you'd like to show me how to * permanently * delete this unwanted and un-needed software, I'd be most grateful.
Title: Re: New Avast Secure Browser
Post by: bob3160 on June 06, 2018, 12:12:12 AM
This has been pushed onto me since I updated my software recently, I presume. I did not ask for this and I cannot see a way in the 'Modify Installation' screen to get rid of it permanently. Is this possible? If not, I will be looking for another AV provider.
Uninstall it - Programs and features

It happens to be an excellent browser but it's your choice. :)
https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=93544.msg1456486#msg1456486 (https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=93544.msg1456486#msg1456486)

I understand how to use Add / Remove programs. I understand that I can find an uninstall.exe in the folder Avast Software has created, unasked, on my C:\\ drive. I use this to delete the unwanted programme, frequently. However, after I reboot the machine, there it is again. As I said, I didn't ask for it and I don't want it. It may be the best thing since sliced bread, but I've managed to live without it so far and that's the way I'd like to stay. If you'd like to show me how to * permanently * delete this unwanted and un-needed software, I'd be most grateful.
Use the Secure Browser Removal Tool https://download.avastbrowser.com/avast_secure_browser_uninstall.exe
Title: Re: New Avast Secure Browser
Post by: black_coffee on June 06, 2018, 06:24:03 PM
nice product,
I tested on this *http://www2.putlockertv.io/* the ad blocker failed to block so many adds there and clicking on any part of the browser will open a pop up window,
but overall, it's a nice product :)
Title: Re: New Avast Secure Browser
Post by: RedKing on June 16, 2018, 03:24:49 PM
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Use the Secure Browser Removal Tool https://download.avastbrowser.com/avast_secure_browser_uninstall.exe

Thanks for the link, but I fear that that is the same uninstaller that gets pushed onto my C:// drive with the unwanted software. This uninstalls it temporarily, not permanently. It looks like the only solution is to totally uninstall Avast and replace it with something else. This will also lead me not to recommend Avast to other people, which is a great shame as I have been championing it for many years.
Title: Re: New Avast Secure Browser
Post by: bob3160 on June 16, 2018, 04:26:50 PM
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Use the Secure Browser Removal Tool https://download.avastbrowser.com/avast_secure_browser_uninstall.exe (https://download.avastbrowser.com/avast_secure_browser_uninstall.exe)

Thanks for the link, but I fear that that is the same uninstaller that gets pushed onto my C:// drive with the unwanted software. This uninstalls it temporarily, not permanently. It looks like the only solution is to totally uninstall Avast and replace it with something else. This will also lead me not to recommend Avast to other people, which is a great shame as I have been championing it for many years.
Since the Browser is a standalone product, you don't need Avast AV to use it.
Why would you want to uninstall the AV portion which has nothing to do with the stand alone Secure Browser ???
Title: Re: New Avast Secure Browser
Post by: andreajmullins on June 21, 2018, 08:50:45 PM
How can I turn off the pop up blocker? Where did the easy tool to go into bank mode go?
Title: Re: New Avast Secure Browser
Post by: bob3160 on June 21, 2018, 09:49:09 PM
How can I turn off the pop up blocker? Where did the easy tool to go into bank mode go?
(https://screencast-o-matic.com/screenshots/u/Lh/1529610343326-69143.png)


(https://screencast-o-matic.com/screenshots/u/Lh/1529610450174-29313.png)
Title: Re: New Avast Secure Browser
Post by: daan16 on June 27, 2018, 09:59:50 PM
Today Avast Secure Browser installed without my knowledge. But more annoying thing is that it changed my default browser to Avast Secure Browser and it automaticlly autoruns with Windows :o . I've changed it back, but please make it choosable by the user, not to force anyone to use it...

Why it installed on Windows XP despite it's not supported OS? Bug?
Title: Re: New Avast Secure Browser
Post by: DavidR on June 27, 2018, 11:24:00 PM
<snip>
Why it installed on Windows XP despite it's not supported OS? Bug?

The OS isn't compatible/supported.

A bit like Firefox (and Chrome also I believe) and XP, there is the ESR version of Firefox that supports XP, that however ends at the end of August 2018 and there will be no more updates for the ESR version and XP.
Title: Re: New Avast Secure Browser
Post by: chris.. on August 04, 2018, 06:55:57 PM
Why it installed on Windows XP despite it's not supported OS? Bug?
Hello , did you tried to desinstall it on XP (or Vista) , and tried to install again ?
It would seem that this is no longer possible, do you confirm?
Title: Re: New Avast Secure Browser
Post by: Asyn on August 04, 2018, 07:14:21 PM
Hi Chris, you need W7+ for ASB.
Title: Re: New Avast Secure Browser
Post by: chris.. on August 05, 2018, 09:20:27 AM
Yes I know  :D
that wasn't the point of my question.
What I wanted to highlight is that as long as ASB is installed on XP or VISTA as in my case or daan16's, it continues to work.
However, if you want to keep it on these OS, you should not uninstall it , otherwise byebye ASB
I was not totally convinced but there are already several people on another forum who have had this misadventure.
It's more a tip,keep in mind , to warn users of these OSes of the irreversible nature of an uninstall
Title: Re: New Avast Secure Browser
Post by: Asyn on August 05, 2018, 10:30:12 AM
Hmmm, are you sure this isn't a mix-up with old SZB..!?
I'd be surprised to hear that new ASB runs on XP/Vista.
Title: Re: New Avast Secure Browser
Post by: chris.. on August 05, 2018, 02:16:53 PM
Hmmm, are you sure this isn't a mix-up with old SZB..!?
Maybe, I can't say....
To do this, you would have to ask daan16 the exact name of the browser indicated when it says:
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Why it installed on Windows XP despite it's not supported OS?

Again, my intervention (answer to daan only) was not to take formally ,by the exact name of the browser  ;) ...but to take in the sense that, if you uninstall the browser avast, ASB or SZB, it is no longer possible to re-install it.
Unless perhaps find an older version of the antivirus where the browser (SZB) was one of the integrated components.
I seem to remember that avast had left out the integrated browser for over a year.
Could you tell us which is the latest version of the antivirus that still offered the browser in its components?
With my XP, I can no longer re-install the browser with the latest avast version.

My advice being therefore not to do as I did, i.e. not to uninstall the browser under XP or Vista if we still want to use the few advantages still available of a secure browser
Title: Re: New Avast Secure Browser
Post by: Asyn on August 05, 2018, 02:43:46 PM
Could you tell us which is the latest version of the antivirus that still offered the browser in its components?
With my XP, I can no longer re-install the browser with the latest avast version.
None, SZB has reached EOL/EOS a while ago and ASB won't run on XP/Vista.
Title: Re: New Avast Secure Browser
Post by: chris.. on August 05, 2018, 06:45:53 PM
and if we have all the old versions "offline" of the Avast antivirus, we should be able to go back before what you call "a while ago", when ASZ was still included in the installation file "offline", then to update the antivirus to the current version without losing ASZ?
FYI, those who have not uninstalled ASZ on XP or VISTA still have it, as said for example daan16 in # 18

Edit:Why the following article has not been removed by avast, read "show details"
https://support.avast.com/en-en/article/SafeZone-Secure-Browser-migration/
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Operating systems:

    Microsoft Windows 10 Home / Pro / Enterprise / Education - 32 / 64-bit
    Microsoft Windows 8.1 / Pro / Enterprise - 32 / 64-bit
    Microsoft Windows 8 / Pro / Enterprise - 32 / 64-bit
    Microsoft Windows 7 Home Basic / Home Premium / Professional / Enterprise / Ultimate - Service Pack 1, 32 / 64-bit
    Microsoft Windows Vista Home Basic / Home Premium / Business / Enterprise / Ultimate - Service Pack 2, 32 / 64-bit
    Microsoft Windows XP Home / Professional / Media Center Edition - Service Pack 3, 32-bit
Title: Re: New Avast Secure Browser
Post by: Asyn on August 05, 2018, 06:49:21 PM
and if we have all the old versions "offline" of the Avast antivirus, we should be able to go back before what you call "a while ago", when ASZ was still included in the installation file "offline", then to update the antivirus to the current version without losing ASZ?
Nope.
Title: Re: New Avast Secure Browser
Post by: bob3160 on August 05, 2018, 07:20:51 PM
and if we have all the old versions "offline" of the Avast antivirus, we should be able to go back before what you call "a while ago", when ASZ was still included in the installation file "offline", then to update the antivirus to the current version without losing ASZ?
Nope.
Simply try it and see.
Title: Re: New Avast Secure Browser
Post by: Asyn on August 05, 2018, 08:02:19 PM
and if we have all the old versions "offline" of the Avast antivirus, we should be able to go back before what you call "a while ago", when ASZ was still included in the installation file "offline", then to update the antivirus to the current version without losing ASZ?
Nope.
Simply try it and see.
No need to try, it won't work.
Title: Re: New Avast Secure Browser
Post by: chris.. on August 05, 2018, 08:13:18 PM
After research and according to the report of several users of the old ASZ browser on XP, it turns out that it is no longer executable for (only) less than a month, although it still appears in installed programs .
If you had this information, it would have been better to hear it rather than "node""a while ago" or "try it".
It may be fun for you to beat around the bush but your words are far from being gospel words.
You should also know that the loss of the XP browser does not bother me at all.
This is just to try to help users on the French forum that asked the question, forum that does not receive the visit of avast staff nor that of evangelists that you are both

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No need to try, it won't work.
even if there is no more precise explanation, thank you for not wanting to have fun with us as has the masochistic intention of bob. ;)
Title: Re: New Avast Secure Browser
Post by: Asyn on August 05, 2018, 08:25:49 PM
Hi Chris, while I know about the details, I'm not sure if it's allowed to post them openly. Best you wait for Martin.
Title: Re: New Avast Secure Browser
Post by: milewalker on August 16, 2018, 12:56:00 AM
Hello
Can i import the bookmarks from Firefox ??
When YES, please tell me how ...
Thank you
Sincerly Baotschin
Title: Re: New Avast Secure Browser
Post by: bob3160 on August 16, 2018, 01:14:45 AM
After research and according to the report of several users of the old ASZ browser on XP, it turns out that it is no longer executable for (only) less than a month, although it still appears in installed programs .
If you had this information, it would have been better to hear it rather than "node""a while ago" or "try it".
It may be fun for you to beat around the bush but your words are far from being gospel words.
You should also know that the loss of the XP browser does not bother me at all.
This is just to try to help users on the French forum that asked the question, forum that does not receive the visit of avast staff nor that of evangelists that you are both

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No need to try, it won't work.
even if there is no more precise explanation, thank you for not wanting to have fun with us as has the masochistic intention of bob. ;)
Before using such words, (masochistic (https://www.dictionary.com/browse/masochistic)) I suggest you first check their meaning.
Title: Re: New Avast Secure Browser
Post by: alanb on August 16, 2018, 11:52:39 AM
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...suggest you first check their meaning.

I will check the meaning; however much it pains me  ;D

Title: Re: New Avast Secure Browser
Post by: davexnet on August 16, 2018, 10:07:51 PM
Honest question - What is the benefit/purpose of this browser?

What does it do for you that running Firefox with Ublock Origin and/or NoScript doesn't already do?
Title: Re: New Avast Secure Browser
Post by: bob3160 on August 17, 2018, 01:18:12 AM
https://support.avast.com/en-us/article/Secure-Browser-FAQ (https://support.avast.com/en-us/article/Secure-Browser-FAQ)
Personally, one tool to make banking and shopping secure.
One browse to control the amount of data I share.
I combine mine with the addition of Avast SecureLine.
Title: Re: New Avast Secure Browser
Post by: Charvin on August 17, 2018, 05:59:42 PM
Honest question - What is the benefit/purpose of this browser?

What does it do for you that running Firefox with Ublock Origin and/or NoScript doesn't already do?

It's nothing other than google chrome with a slower update cycle and some additional extensions along with a custom themed UI, The same thing what Comodo Secure browser or any of the other variant of secure chromium based browsers offers.

All of the features can be attained by using other extensions. You can use containers in firefox along with your extensions and never bother about this reskinned/rebranded slow updated version of chrome.
Title: Re: New Avast Secure Browser
Post by: bob3160 on August 17, 2018, 07:04:09 PM
I'm glad to know you have all the answers. Please set up bankmode for me on one of the other browsers. The Secure Browser is also still a work in progress. Auto updates are scheduled for the next version.

Title: Re: New Avast Secure Browser
Post by: Charvin on August 18, 2018, 06:51:39 AM
I'm glad to know you have all the answers. Please set up bankmode for me on one of the other browsers. The Secure Browser is also still a work in progress. Auto updates are scheduled for the next version.

Well, Note: The Bank Mode feature is only available when Avast Antivirus is installed and running on your PC: So you need the av to set it up.

In that case you can download and install Comodo Antivirus and Run a Virtual "Kiosk" from that and get the secure banking mode, They already have a Secure DNS service included so you won't have to worry about the  "hijacked host or network" Along with using a Virtual keyboard which they have included as well to  "prevents keyloggers and network-based eavesdropping from capturing any of your data."

It's not a unique thing since it has been included in comodo since version 6 :
https://help.comodo.com/topic-72-1-766-9059-The-Virtual-Desktop.html
https://help.comodo.com/topic-72-1-766-9213-Comodo-Secure-Shopping.html

Comodo Secure Shopping provides unbeatable security for online banking and shopping sessions by ensuring you connect to those websites from within a security-hardened browsing environment. Browsers running in the secure environment are isolated from any potentially hostile processes running on your computer.

Hides sensitive online data from other processes running on your PC
Prevents key-loggers from recording your keystrokes
Warns you if there is a remote connection to your computer
Stops hackers and malware taking screenshots of your session
Detects fake SSL certificates to stop man-in-the-middle attacks

You can configure Secure Shopping to alert you whenever you visit  specific shopping, banking and other websites and ask you if you want to use Secure Shopping environment, open the website in a secure browser window or continue with the same browser.
It can run with any browser.
 
- Avast! is catching up, which is good, and what good is a "Secure Browser" if it does not  receive updates made to its core at the same time at which they are made available? what is the secure part about that?

You wanted to setup a safe banking mode. This is how you can set up one without avast or the "secure" browser. If you have an av which can't help you spot and block suspicious sites and existing keyloggers in your system in the first place no "Secure" browsing is going to help you at all.
Title: Re: New Avast Secure Browser
Post by: bob3160 on August 18, 2018, 03:18:09 PM
I've learned many years ago to stay as far a way from the Comodo Dragon as possible.
Hope you're enjoying the dragon.
This by the way isn't the Comodo endorsement forum. :)


Title: Re: New Avast Secure Browser
Post by: Asyn on August 19, 2018, 11:01:46 AM
Is this refer to the installation of free avast or this is something else? When i installed free avast I didn’t unchecked anything. Thanks!
Nope, this thread is solely about ASB.
Title: Re: New Avast Secure Browser
Post by: bob3160 on August 19, 2018, 03:37:03 PM
Starting today, we offer new Avast Secure Browser during Avast Antivirus installation.
Our updated secure browser, designed to deliver both a secure and private browsing experience! Avast Secure Browser includes, Anti-Tracking, Anti-Fingerprinting, Bank Mode, Adblock and Extension Guard, all easily controllable from the Security & Privacy Center.

More information can be found at: https://blog.avast.com/take-back-control-of-your-privacy-with-avast-secure-browser-avast (https://blog.avast.com/take-back-control-of-your-privacy-with-avast-secure-browser-avast)

It can be also downloaded from here: https://www.avast.com/secure-browser (https://www.avast.com/secure-browser)

This comes along with the avast free antivirus?
You'll find what's included in each version here:
https://www.avast.com/en-us/compare-antivirus (https://www.avast.com/en-us/compare-antivirus)
The Avast Secure Browser is a separate install unless you've updated from an old version of Avast that contained the SafeZone Browser.
Title: Re: New Avast Secure Browser
Post by: bob3160 on August 19, 2018, 07:58:28 PM
https://support.avast.com/en-us/article/Secure-Browser-FAQ (https://support.avast.com/en-us/article/Secure-Browser-FAQ)
Title: Re: New Avast Secure Browser
Post by: bob3160 on August 19, 2018, 10:16:24 PM
Thanks!
So, do you recommend to use it? Cause in the article avast reccomends it
I'm using it as my default browser:
This may help you: https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=93544.msg1456486#msg1456486
Title: Re: New Avast Secure Browser
Post by: bob3160 on August 19, 2018, 10:38:54 PM
It gives you added protection while doing your banking and shopping.
I suggest you do a bit more research and reading. You've been provided with a lot of information.
Time to digest that information. :)

Title: Re: New Avast Secure Browser
Post by: bob3160 on August 19, 2018, 11:35:12 PM
Thanks a lot! A last question: avast secure browser was released on april or may? Saw different dates
I don't remember and it really doesn't make a difference. :)
Title: Re: New Avast Secure Browser
Post by: schmidthouse on August 21, 2018, 12:24:01 AM
Just received auto update of ASB to version 68.0.746.60 and have notice improved difference in resource usage and speed. (Less RAM more Speed) :)
Title: Re: New Avast Secure Browser
Post by: bob3160 on August 21, 2018, 12:31:44 AM
Just received auto update of ASB to version 68.0.746.60 and have notice improved difference in resource usage and speed. (Less RAM more Speed) :)
Thanks. :)
(https://screencast-o-matic.com/screenshots/u/Lh/1534804266264-87839.png)
Title: Re: New Avast Secure Browser
Post by: schmidthouse on August 21, 2018, 12:40:17 AM
You're welcome Bob.  ;)
Title: Re: New Avast Secure Browser
Post by: bob3160 on August 21, 2018, 12:47:12 AM
You're welcome Bob.  ;)
On the Google homepage ( https://www.google.com/ ), the microphone still doesn't work still brings up no connection error.
(https://screencast-o-matic.com/screenshots/u/Lh/1534805203521-81559.png)
Title: Re: New Avast Secure Browser
Post by: Sam 2 on August 21, 2018, 06:25:46 AM
New version won't install themes (invalid manifest error)  >:(


Can't stand the white theme and won't use this browser until fixed.
Title: Re: New Avast Secure Browser
Post by: mchain on August 21, 2018, 08:45:47 AM
@  Sam 2

Suggest use Chrome browser instead. 
Title: Re: New Avast Secure Browser
Post by: jraju on September 21, 2018, 11:44:14 AM
Hi, Bob
1.Which search engine this browser use?
Will it list the search items as major browsers?
How it is different from other browsers in security aspect?
Please say
Or is it a kind of add on to existing user browsers?
Please just do not give link to FAQ
Title: Re: New Avast Secure Browser
Post by: bob3160 on September 21, 2018, 03:22:13 PM
Hi, Bob
1.Which search engine this browser use?
Will it list the search items as major browsers?
How it is different from other browsers in security aspect?
Please say
Or is it a kind of add on to existing user browsers?
Please just do not give link to FAQ
Why don't you install it and find out for yourself ???
https://youtu.be/r_VLA0HMLQM
Search engine is selectable like in all other chromium base browsers. Mine is set to Google - you choose your own.

It's easy enough to remove if you decide you don't like it. :)
Title: Re: New Avast Secure Browser
Post by: jraju on September 22, 2018, 09:22:24 AM
Hi, BoB Thank you so much. I ask he query quoting your name  is because, you have given me solultions in the past. I ask the query because, when i use certain browser, the search was not as we usually have in google search. Now i have got a clearance kind of answer, that anybody could choose any browser. Thansk for the link also, that has given me an idea of the avast. Kudos to avast team for their innovative softwares.
Title: Re: New Avast Secure Browser
Post by: bob3160 on September 22, 2018, 02:25:32 PM
You're welcome. :)
Title: Re: New Avast Secure Browser
Post by: jraju on October 01, 2018, 05:39:09 AM
Hi, Bob,
                How o access the menubar kind in avast secure browser. hithero using firefox, which has those. Please tell if it is there or any alternattive to how to get the menu like tools , download add on, File, etc as in firefox.Now i am just browsing thro the avast browser and had to accustomed to it.
Title: Re: New Avast Secure Browser
Post by: bob3160 on October 01, 2018, 03:20:30 PM
Hi, Bob,
                How o access the menubar kind in avast secure browser. hithero using firefox, which has those. Please tell if it is there or any alternattive to how to get the menu like tools , download add on, File, etc as in firefox.Now i am just browsing thro the avast browser and had to accustomed to it.
(https://screencast-o-matic.com/screenshots/u/Lh/1538399698458-85000.png)


(https://screencast-o-matic.com/screenshots/u/Lh/1538399845488-81787.png)


Title: Re: New Avast Secure Browser
Post by: jraju on October 02, 2018, 06:48:54 AM
Hi, Bob You have given me bookmark bar. I asked for menubar in firefox like, File, tools , help etc on the top of the bar.
I think by default avast select google as the search engine. I do hope that firefox also has google as search engine by default.
Can i use firefox with this browser.
One issue, when i use firefox my default browser for long time, i am having redirect to suspicious sites issues, redirecting to a web page to update flash player.
So, i decided to use avast browser, which also has google engine as the default engine.
But i do not find those menu bar like menus i have given in this post.
I request you to provide , where could i find?
I do not experience any kind of redirect when using the same google search engine when i use avast security browser?
Does this browser has safety marking like mcafee site advisor? please
Title: Re: New Avast Secure Browser
Post by: jraju on October 02, 2018, 09:15:50 AM
Hi, When i go to speedtest net, the secure browser adblock is off. So, i doubt, that the site has been compromized by attackers and it even made default settings of adblock feature adblock to off position. i clicked on it but could not revive. Moreover, when i see the adblock tab in the menu, the adblock is in green, ie enabled position. Please check. It is better to start a separate discussion sub group of avast secure browser, as most discussions are expected on this browser. Everybody will be switching over to this browser, once they make a use of it.
Title: Re: New Avast Secure Browser
Post by: Asyn on October 02, 2018, 09:21:34 AM
It is better to start a separate discussion sub group of avast secure browser...
-> https://forum.avast.com/index.php?board=78.0
Title: Re: New Avast Secure Browser
Post by: jraju on October 02, 2018, 10:05:28 AM
Hi, Asyn, ok, saw the link.
But what about the issue resolution? Why it eats the adblock? solution?
Title: Re: New Avast Secure Browser
Post by: Asyn on October 02, 2018, 10:20:58 AM
1. Hi, Asyn, ok, saw the link.
2. But what about the issue resolution? Why it eats the adblock? solution?
1. You're welcome.
2. Best you post/ask in the dedicated forum section.
Title: Re: New Avast Secure Browser
Post by: jraju on October 02, 2018, 11:00:21 AM
Hi, Tehn i request you to move this thread to the correct section, instead of me repeating everything again. Will you or moderator
Title: Re: New Avast Secure Browser
Post by: Asyn on October 02, 2018, 11:29:27 AM
Hi, Tehn i request you to move this thread to the correct section, instead of me repeating everything again. Will you or moderator
That's up to Martin. But even if it gets moved, you'd still need to start a new topic.
Title: Re: New Avast Secure Browser
Post by: bob3160 on October 02, 2018, 02:49:58 PM
Hi, Asyn, ok, saw the link.
But what about the issue resolution? Why it eats the adblock? solution?
(https://screencast-o-matic.com/screenshots/u/Lh/1538484200502-43128.png)
I use uBlock origin instead of the adblock that comes with the browser.
Avast Online Security does the site rating and search result security checks.
There is no toolbar in the Secure Browser. You need to get to those settings via the three bar menu.
Title: Re: New Avast Secure Browser
Post by: jraju on October 02, 2018, 04:01:19 PM
Hi, Ok,
Can i use the firefox browser in the secure browser settings. It has all menus in the top.
Even for history you have to go to the three dot menu.
Will the avast browser work with my firefox. how to change the settings then?
I think firefox also uses google like avast browser. But google has no menubar, i supporse,
Title: Re: New Avast Secure Browser
Post by: bob3160 on October 02, 2018, 04:21:51 PM
Hi, Ok,
Can i use the firefox browser in the secure browser settings. It has all menus in the top.
Even for history you have to go to the three dot menu.
Will the avast browser work with my firefox. how to change the settings then?
I think firefox also uses google like avast browser. But google has no menubar, i supporse,
No to using Firefox. You're using a customized browser designed by Avast based on Chromium.
Can you request a menubar? Certainly. Will you get it? Only Avast can answer that. :)
Title: Re: New Avast Secure Browser
Post by: schmidthouse on October 02, 2018, 08:57:03 PM
Hi, Ok,
Can i use the firefox browser in the secure browser settings. It has all menus in the top.
Even for history you have to go to the three dot menu.
Will the avast browser work with my firefox. how to change the settings then?
I think firefox also uses google like avast browser. But google has no menubar, i supporse,
No to using Firefox. You're using a customized browser designed by Avast based on Chromium.
Can you request a menubar? Certainly. Will you get it? Only Avast can answer that. :)

I personally think There should be a menu bar include in ASB!
As of yet I have had no response from anyone with Avast :-\
https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=222210.0 (https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=222210.0)
Title: Re: New Avast Secure Browser
Post by: Dasty on October 03, 2018, 10:15:55 PM
+1.

No way should this be installed by default if you simply update the free product.  Those who came up with this idea are tarnishing the Avast name.
Title: Re: New Avast Secure Browser
Post by: jraju on October 07, 2018, 04:23:54 AM
Hi, Bob, bY the time avast introduce the menu bar, which i think , is not on the cards now and fix the slowness of browser in browsing (dead slow), this produce remain just as a trail browser. Comparing firefox browser speed with my 10 mbps bandwidth, the security browser browsing is too slow. ON opening,it opens takingabout a minute full.
Title: Re: New Avast Secure Browser
Post by: bob3160 on October 07, 2018, 05:40:21 AM
No slowness of the browser here on my system. ??? ???
Title: Re: New Avast Secure Browser
Post by: jraju on October 07, 2018, 06:55:05 AM
Hi, I tried and it was slow compared to other browsers. Your bandwidth may be higher, so you do not have the problem. But my bandwidth is around 10mbps and i experience slowness in opening and browsing..
Regarding menubar, no body would like to go to the three dots or dash to reach the menu as history and add on.
That should be visible in the top of the screen.
I think, since chromium is like that, they will introduce when chrome introduces those things.
Title: Re: New Avast Secure Browser
Post by: WILELYONE on October 21, 2018, 07:41:02 PM
 Continuing to have problem with Bank Mode. I use Avast password and it works in secure mode but quits working in Bank Mode. Icon disappears. Reboot does nothing for this problem.
Title: Re: New Avast Secure Browser
Post by: bob3160 on October 21, 2018, 11:00:20 PM
Continuing to have problem with Bank Mode. I use Avast password and it works in secure mode but quits working in Bank Mode. Icon disappears. Reboot does nothing for this problem.
Reported to Avast.
Title: Re: New Avast Secure Browser
Post by: a1avast user on October 22, 2018, 07:36:00 PM
Hi everyone,

I have just been using the Avast Secure Browser for a day now and I like it. :)
However I would like to know the following please:

1. Is ASB safer and more secure than say Microsoft Edge or the latest version of Firefox?

2. Is ASB FREE of charge?

3. Who else uses the latest version of ASB?

Sorry for these silly questions, but just wanted to find out and also to put my mind at ease that's all.

Thank you in advance and hope to hear from you soon. :)

Kind Regards

a1avast user 
 
Title: Re: New Avast Secure Browser
Post by: schmidthouse on October 22, 2018, 07:43:03 PM
Hi everyone,

I have just been using the Avast Secure Browser for a day now and I like it. :)
However I would like to know the following please:

1. Is ASB safer and more secure than say Microsoft Edge or the latest version of Firefox?

2. Is ASB FREE of charge?

3. Who else uses the latest version of ASB?

Sorry for these silly questions, but just wanted to find out and also to put my mind at ease that's all.

Thank you in advance and hope to hear from you soon. :)

Kind Regards

a1avast user

IMO
1. Yes
2. Yes
3. ASB I believe is becoming more popular and the securty of the Browser is known.
It is my default Browser on one of my OS's

https://www.avast.com/en-us/secure-browser (https://www.avast.com/en-us/secure-browser)  :)
Title: Re: New Avast Secure Browser
Post by: a1avast user on October 24, 2018, 04:19:30 PM
Hi schmidthouse,

Thank you so much for your reply, I really appreciate it. :)
Sorry it has taken me a while to say thank you to you for your reply.

Kind Regards

a1avast user :)
Title: Re: New Avast Secure Browser
Post by: schmidthouse on October 24, 2018, 05:37:30 PM
You're Welcome :)
Title: Re: New Avast Secure Browser
Post by: goodspeed7292 on October 24, 2018, 06:06:21 PM
Starting today, we offer new Avast Secure Browser during Avast Antivirus installation.
Our updated secure browser, designed to deliver both a secure and private browsing experience! Avast Secure Browser includes, Anti-Tracking, Anti-Fingerprinting, Bank Mode, Adblock and Extension Guard, all easily controllable from the Security & Privacy Center.

More information can be found at: https://blog.avast.com/take-back-control-of-your-privacy-with-avast-secure-browser-avast

It can be also downloaded from here: https://www.avast.com/secure-browser

How do you access the banking mode?
Title: Re: New Avast Secure Browser
Post by: schmidthouse on October 24, 2018, 06:10:47 PM
Starting today, we offer new Avast Secure Browser during Avast Antivirus installation.
Our updated secure browser, designed to deliver both a secure and private browsing experience! Avast Secure Browser includes, Anti-Tracking, Anti-Fingerprinting, Bank Mode, Adblock and Extension Guard, all easily controllable from the Security & Privacy Center.

More information can be found at: https://blog.avast.com/take-back-control-of-your-privacy-with-avast-secure-browser-avast

It can be also downloaded from here: https://www.avast.com/secure-browser

How do you access the banking mode?

You need to have Avast Installed on your PC> Right Click Avast Icon in Task Bar
Title: Re: New Avast Secure Browser
Post by: love.violet524 on November 01, 2018, 10:49:38 PM
Avast Secure Browser is not allowing entry form to be shown for HGTV Sweepstakes. https://www.hgtv.com/design/hgtv-urban-oasis/sweepstakes The entry form area is blank. What can I do to fix this?
Title: Re: New Avast Secure Browser
Post by: bob3160 on November 01, 2018, 10:54:46 PM
Avast Secure Browser is not allowing entry form to be shown for HGTV Sweepstakes. https://www.hgtv.com/design/hgtv-urban-oasis/sweepstakes (https://www.hgtv.com/design/hgtv-urban-oasis/sweepstakes) The entry form area is blank. What can I do to fix this?
It's the ad-blocker that's preventing it. You need to allow their site to show ads, etc.
Title: URL; phising
Post by: 202maths on November 12, 2018, 08:45:17 AM
Good morning
im knew to this forum
i just bought Avast premium because i cant access my website
keep on saying  URL;Phishing

ive been using Avast 3 years, but lat 6 weeks big problems

when i disable avast and enable malware, my website work perfectly

site is   wiskunderocks.com
my email adres is   202maths@gmail.com

pleae help
Title: Re: New Avast Secure Browser
Post by: Asyn on November 12, 2018, 08:53:57 AM
-> https://sitecheck.sucuri.net/results/wiskunderocks.com
-> https://www.virustotal.com/#/url/b968bbda0def100282d5de377a7d5986fda8def0c6ba5c5f62958a3a02b00d44/detection
Title: Re: New Avast Secure Browser
Post by: DavidR on November 12, 2018, 10:19:22 AM
@ 202maths
I would suggest that you edit your post and remove your email address.  The forums are open to the public and emails could be harvested by spammers.
Title: Re: New Avast Secure Browser
Post by: bob3160 on November 12, 2018, 02:44:58 PM
How is this related to the Avast Secure Browser ???
Please post in the correct part of the forum.
Title: Re: New Avast Secure Browser
Post by: FrFc1908 on January 04, 2019, 09:40:00 PM
I am running this for a couple of days now and I like the browser so much , that I am now running it as my main browser , dropped google chrome. it does feel like that asb is faster than chrome.