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Offline VFN

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Avast! Online Security plugin for Google Chrome
« on: September 30, 2013, 09:50:10 PM »
Finally updated from last & version to 8.0.1497. Was sent to website to get avast! Online Security plugin for Google Chrome. Is this necessary and is it actually a good extension? Thanks.

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Re: Avast! Online Security plugin for Google Chrome
« Reply #1 on: September 30, 2013, 10:11:12 PM »
It all depends on your personal preferences, but some extra security never hurts... :-)

Personally, I do not like Chrome since it is really slow.
Especially compared to Opera.

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Re: Avast! Online Security plugin for Google Chrome
« Reply #2 on: September 30, 2013, 10:42:27 PM »
Is this necessary and is it actually a good extension? Thanks.
Yes! As the AOS has anti-phishing capabilities built in.
The AOS has given me another dimension of security.
The AOS also has anti-tracking abilities, which is a plus.  :)

As far as Chrome goes it's been my default browser for several months.
It's lighter, faster than Firefox or Opera. And it's the most popular browser in use today.

Check out these browser statistics.
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Re: Avast! Online Security plugin for Google Chrome
« Reply #3 on: September 30, 2013, 11:20:33 PM »
Ok, so one of you says Chrome is faster, another slower. That's a bit strange.

AOS doesn't slow Chrome down at all?

And how does phishing work with using your browser? Fake pop-ups on webpages/websites?

Thanks.

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Re: Avast! Online Security plugin for Google Chrome
« Reply #4 on: October 01, 2013, 01:00:36 AM »
1) Ok, so one of you says Chrome is faster, another slower. That's a bit strange.
2) AOS doesn't slow Chrome down at all?
3) And how does phishing work with using your browser? Fake pop-ups on webpages/websites?
1) I have tried Opera and found it to be slower than Chrome.
2) Not in the least. I also use PrivDog along side.
3) Information about phishing can be found  here. avast will help protect you from phishing sites.  8)
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Re: Avast! Online Security plugin for Google Chrome
« Reply #5 on: October 01, 2013, 04:42:30 AM »
Thanks so much for the responses.