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Consumer Products => Avast Secure Browser => Topic started by: sandervh on September 25, 2020, 03:44:10 PM

Title: Help us build a better browser!
Post by: sandervh on September 25, 2020, 03:44:10 PM
Hello everyone,

Our mission is to make the web more secure and private across all your devices. But we need your help!

That’s why we’ve launched Vote for Feature where you, the community, can help us decide on what to work on next by suggesting new ideas and upvoting suggestions from others.

You can check out our new ideas board here (https://feedback.avastbrowser.com)

Thanks,
Sander
Title: Re: Help us build a better browser!
Post by: Don 2 on December 24, 2020, 05:23:18 PM
FIRST ISSUE:
The short-cut tiles on the tabs continually change to the Avast advertising partners.
Title: Re: Help us build a better browser!
Post by: Don 2 on December 24, 2020, 05:27:08 PM
Second Issue:
The Bookmark Sync has made a mess of my bookmarks! Every time I boot up one of my computers, the bookmarks are added to what has already been synced! I have 5, 6, or more of the same things. But I need sync to function because I must save business sites for my work files!
THIS issue is about to make me give up the Avast browser until it is fixed.
Title: Re: Help us build a better browser!
Post by: Don 2 on December 24, 2020, 05:31:27 PM
Third Issue:
The browser will freeze for one to two minutes on various websites. I cannot identify any common factor between the sites. This is not a memory issue. I am typically in the middle of work and have to immediately open Chrome to access the site and required information.
Title: Re: Help us build a better browser!
Post by: Don 2 on December 24, 2020, 05:36:55 PM
Forth Issue:
Please improve the translation function. It occasionally works with Spanish and popular European languages. However, most of those have "English" as available options anyway. There does not seem to be any success with Malaysian or Indonesian, and other South East Asian languages.
Title: Re: Help us build a better browser!
Post by: Don 2 on December 24, 2020, 05:44:54 PM
Final Comment:
All Support Posts get asked about the systems used:
All of my desktop and laptop computers are HP. I am an Avast Premium and WINDOWS 365 subscriber. My internet connection is fiber optic line through Charter/Spectrum with speeds of 100+mbps.
Title: Re: Help us build a better browser!
Post by: polonus on January 19, 2021, 01:12:47 PM
With many browser there are some prominent preferred browser data collectors and data sellers.
For Brave browser on Windows we know that these are Amazon, Google, Salesforce, Linkedln, Reddit, Yahoo and Twitter.

How is this for Avast Secure Browser?

polonus (also browser beta tester)
Title: Re: Help us build a better browser!
Post by: Aleksandr Lustin on February 22, 2021, 08:05:41 PM
FIRST ISSUE:
The short-cut tiles on the tabs continually change to the Avast advertising partners.
Hello Don 2, thank you so much for your feedback! Unfortunately I can't reproduce this issue, could you please specify when are you facing it?
Title: Re: Help us build a better browser!
Post by: Aleksandr Lustin on February 22, 2021, 08:31:11 PM
Second Issue:
The Bookmark Sync has made a mess of my bookmarks! Every time I boot up one of my computers, the bookmarks are added to what has already been synced! I have 5, 6, or more of the same things. But I need sync to function because I must save business sites for my work files!
THIS issue is about to make me give up the Avast browser until it is fixed.
Thank you again Don 2, this one sounds very bad, sorry for that, we are working on it
Title: Re: Help us build a better browser!
Post by: Aleksandr Lustin on February 22, 2021, 08:41:27 PM
Third Issue:
The browser will freeze for one to two minutes on various websites. I cannot identify any common factor between the sites. This is not a memory issue. I am typically in the middle of work and have to immediately open Chrome to access the site and required information.
Hello again Don 2, thank you again, could you please send us your diagnostic information, if you don't know how to do that, you should:
1) In omnibox(address bar) of your Avast secure browser type and go to secure://settings/help
2) Click on "Diagnostic Information"
Also, it will be very helpfull if you could provide us some examples of these websites
Best regards,
Aleksandr.
Title: Re: Help us build a better browser!
Post by: Aleksandr Lustin on February 22, 2021, 08:43:48 PM
Forth Issue:
Please improve the translation function. It occasionally works with Spanish and popular European languages. However, most of those have "English" as available options anyway. There does not seem to be any success with Malaysian or Indonesian, and other South East Asian languages.
Hello Don 2, thank you for your feedback, really, we are very appreciate!
We are working on improving the translation function  make the translator integration work properly in all countries. We will have an update on that soon, but meanwhile, you can download the Google translate extension from the Chrome Web Store:
https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/google-translate/aapbdbdomjkkjkaonfhkkikfgjllcleb
Best regards,
Aleksandr.
Title: Re: Help us build a better browser!
Post by: rnathan on March 06, 2021, 01:09:41 AM
I would like to see a more selective History delete option.

Firefox allows deletion of old history by month, or all history older than six months. This slims down the history file, while preserving recent activity.
Title: Re: Help us build a better browser!
Post by: pjjoe on March 06, 2021, 05:57:58 PM
There is a website I keep visiting that will not show the background video on Avast Secure Browser but every other browser I used (Chrome, Edge, Firefox) works fine. Is there a setting or is this a bug? The site just shows up all black. It is https://www.powerjamproductions.com
Title: Re: Help us build a better browser!
Post by: bob3160 on March 06, 2021, 07:11:27 PM
There is a website I keep visiting that will not show the background video on Avast Secure Browser but every other browser I used (Chrome, Edge, Firefox) works fine. Is there a setting or is this a bug? The site just shows up all black. It is https://www.powerjamproductions.com (https://www.powerjamproductions.com)
I can confirm the problem and have reported it to Avast. Let's see if that helps.
(Remember, this is the weekend.)

Title: Re: Help us build a better browser!
Post by: pjjoe on March 08, 2021, 04:38:40 PM
Thank you!  :)
Title: Re: Help us build a better browser!
Post by: anthonyoconnell on May 10, 2021, 01:58:35 AM
Very happy to provide feedback on the browser. I really want a better browser that Chrome but I'm finding that Avast loses the ability to connect to any site on wake from sleep (Mac OS Big Sur) so I have to force quit it several times a day. Is there any way to provide feedback to you on this issue? Also upgrading to a newer version of Avast leads to all saved passwords disappearing - not a great outcome when I've saved tens of passwords.
Title: Re: Help us build a better browser!
Post by: Nothing_Special on June 15, 2021, 03:31:23 PM
I would like there to be a security window to block you from accindentally clicking some links to shady websites, for example recently there's been links hidden in some YouTube comments.
Would be good if there would be some confirmation asking if one really wants to open up that link so to say.
Title: Re: Help us build a better browser!
Post by: bob3160 on June 15, 2021, 03:51:39 PM
I would like there to be a security window to block you from accindentally clicking some links to shady websites, for example recently there's been links hidden in some YouTube comments.
Would be good if there would be some confirmation asking if one really wants to open up that link so to say.
Currently, Avast will certainly let you know if the link you click leads you into danger. It will block your access to dangerous or infected sites. It's very hard to miss one of these warnings.
Title: Re: Help us build a better browser!
Post by: C91 on July 03, 2021, 12:35:11 AM
Turn off the 'are you happy with us' pop up. It appears whenever I move to a new page, reload the page, even change tabs. It's fucking annoying and I want it to stop harassing me. This is why I used this in the first place. FIX THIS BULLSHIT >:( >:( >:(
Title: Re: Help us build a better browser!
Post by: bob3160 on July 03, 2021, 01:01:32 AM
Turn off the 'are you happy with us' pop up. It appears whenever I move to a new page, reload the page, even change tabs. It's annoying and I want it to stop harassing me. This is why I used this in the first place. FIX THIS BULLSHIT >:( >:( >:(
Please clean up your language. There are minors on this forum.
A screenshot of the popup might be helpful. Thanks
Title: Re: Help us build a better browser!
Post by: thomassisson on September 12, 2021, 01:58:15 PM
I did not voluntarily install "Avast Secure Browser." Apparently the last update to the free version of Avast Antivirus was automatic and no longer allowed users to uncheck the option to install the browser. I was extremely surprised when I rebooted my computer after an update to find a customized version of Google Chrome plastered on my screen. I wondered what had happened.

I originally started using Avast because it was an antivirus program that was not a resource hog. It just worked. I didn't care who made it. Despite the criticism and disparaging remarks that were neither deserved nor had nothing to do with the creators or the product, I promoted its use for decades. I understand that the freeware model isn't the best business plan, so promotion, subscriptions, and paid products must support the the company. However, pushing an internet browser and messing with my preferences is too far. Please only make installing products only a voluntary opt-in option.

For years of a quality product, I am being nice.

Thank you,
Tom Sisson
Title: Re: Help us build a better browser!
Post by: adrilabille on September 20, 2021, 02:14:58 PM
hello,
can you re give the choice to the users for select and delete cookies manually that's will be help full for juste actualise a cookie if a bug coming or something else...
if I want to delete a cookie manually, I have to delete them all or go through the Windows cookie manager and it's too boring because the cookies are not well referenced in relation to the website to which they belongs...
Title: Re: Help us build a better browser!
Post by: Elena Cismaru on September 23, 2021, 10:59:09 AM
Hello Adrilabille,

I have communicated further your feedback.

Title: Re: Help us build a better browser!
Post by: Tony494 on October 14, 2021, 12:39:12 AM
I did try to report this as an issue via the browser links in Avast's Browser - GoDaddy flatly refuses to allow me to log-in to my GoDaddy account using the Avast Browser and insists I use a different one.
Title: Re: Help us build a better browser!
Post by: Elena Cismaru on October 14, 2021, 01:54:35 PM
Hello Tony494,

Would it be possible to provide us with the diagnostic information or some screenshots ?

I was able to create an account and login using the Avast Secure Browser.