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Offline figueroa419

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SafeZone discontinued - eta on new browser?
« 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.


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Re: SafeZone discontinued - eta on new browser?
« Reply #1 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.

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Re: SafeZone discontinued - eta on new browser?
« Reply #2 on: September 07, 2017, 02:01:52 PM »
It looks like the new browser is rolling out...
Nope, not yet.
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Re: SafeZone discontinued - eta on new browser?
« Reply #3 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.

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Re: SafeZone discontinued - eta on new browser?
« Reply #4 on: September 11, 2017, 12:13:13 PM »
we will start shipping the new browser in October

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Re: SafeZone discontinued - eta on new browser?
« Reply #5 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.
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Re: SafeZone discontinued - eta on new browser?
« Reply #6 on: September 13, 2017, 12:21:47 PM »
it will be free and kinda standalone ;-) for some features aka Bank mode the AV is still needed.

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Re: SafeZone discontinued - eta on new browser?
« Reply #7 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

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Re: SafeZone discontinued - eta on new browser?
« Reply #8 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  ::)

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Re: SafeZone discontinued - eta on new browser?
« Reply #9 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.
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