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Offline MartinZ

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New Avast Secure Browser
« 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

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Re: New Avast Secure Browser
« Reply #1 on: May 30, 2018, 05:47:07 PM »
Extract from the bottom of the 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 ;)
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Re: New Avast Secure Browser
« Reply #2 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.

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Re: New Avast Secure Browser
« Reply #3 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)?
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Re: New Avast Secure Browser
« Reply #4 on: May 31, 2018, 06:46:25 AM »
Hi, ASB is a standalone product an can be used even without Avast installed.
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Re: New Avast Secure Browser
« Reply #5 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 ?
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Re: New Avast Secure Browser
« Reply #6 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
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Re: New Avast Secure Browser
« Reply #7 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.

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Re: New Avast Secure Browser
« Reply #8 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

It happens to be an excellent browser but it's your choice. :)
https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=93544.msg1456486#msg1456486
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Re: New Avast Secure Browser
« Reply #9 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?

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Re: New Avast Secure Browser
« Reply #10 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.
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Re: New Avast Secure Browser
« Reply #11 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

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.

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Re: New Avast Secure Browser
« Reply #12 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

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
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Re: New Avast Secure Browser
« Reply #13 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 :)
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Re: New Avast Secure Browser
« Reply #14 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.