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Before I leave this interesting thread, I  would emphasise the following -

1. Avast AV free does apparently include "Security Browser extension".
    See - top item, second column -
     

2. All I can say is that it cannot be the same as my AOS extension.
3. If I disable my AOS, the Adware tracking cookies flood in.
4. IF the Security Browser Extension was the same as AOS, this would not happen.
5. Conclusion - Avast AV free does not include the Avast Online Security extension.
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Hi wittmann44,

The "Security browser extension" is the AOS extension.

If this component is selected, the AOS extension should be installed into your browser by Avast Free. If you have already manually added AOS to your browser, a second copy of AOS will not be added by the Avast free application.

This is the reason why the "Adware tracking cookies flood in" when you disable AOS - there is no second extension providing the same features; AOS and the "Security browser extension" are the same extension, and there will be no functionality if you disable the extension. Avast Free will not re-activate the extension if you have disabled it in Chrome.

You can test this by completely removing the AOS extension from Chrome (not just disabling it), then uninstalling the "Security browser extension" component in Avast Free (by de-selecting it in the add/remove components screen and clicking the "Change" button), then installing the component again. The AOS extension will then be added to Chrome to Avast Free.

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Hi wittmann44,

The "Security browser extension" is the AOS extension.

If this component is selected, the AOS extension should be installed into your browser by Avast Free. If you have already manually added AOS to your browser, a second copy of AOS will not be added by the Avast free application.

This is the reason why the "Adware tracking cookies flood in" when you disable AOS - there is no second extension providing the same features; AOS and the "Security browser extension" are the same extension, and there will be no functionality if you disable the extension. Avast Free will not re-activate the extension if you have disabled it in Chrome.

You can test this by completely removing the AOS extension from Chrome (not just disabling it), then uninstalling the "Security browser extension" component in Avast Free (by de-selecting it in the add/remove components screen and clicking the "Change" button), then installing the component again. The AOS extension will then be added to Chrome to Avast Free.
Your post sounded so logical that I tried it.
I removed Security Browser Extension from Avast Free. I removed AOS from Chrome. I re-entered Security Browser Extension into Avast Free. I rebooted my PC.
Answer = NO AOS or Security Browser Extension icon appeared.

Conclusion = Sticking to what my previous post said - Security Browser Extension and AOS are not the same and Avas Free does not put an Security Browser Extension icon on my screen
No more time to waste on this, my combination of Avast Free plus AOS works perfectly.
Following the rule of if it works OK - don't fix it.
« Last Edit: May 23, 2019, 03:20:03 PM by wittmann44 »
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Hi wittmann44,

The "Security browser extension" is the AOS extension.

If this component is selected, the AOS extension should be installed into your browser by Avast Free. If you have already manually added AOS to your browser, a second copy of AOS will not be added by the Avast free application.

This is the reason why the "Adware tracking cookies flood in" when you disable AOS - there is no second extension providing the same features; AOS and the "Security browser extension" are the same extension, and there will be no functionality if you disable the extension. Avast Free will not re-activate the extension if you have disabled it in Chrome.

You can test this by completely removing the AOS extension from Chrome (not just disabling it), then uninstalling the "Security browser extension" component in Avast Free (by de-selecting it in the add/remove components screen and clicking the "Change" button), then installing the component again. The AOS extension will then be added to Chrome to Avast Free.
Your post sounded so logical that I tried it.
I removed Security Browser Extension from Avast Free. I removed AOS from Chrome. I re-entered Security Browser Extension into Avast Free. I rebooted my PC.
Answer = NO AOS or Security Browser Extension icon appeared.

Conclusion = Sticking to what my previous post said - Security Browser Extension and AOS are not the same and Avas Free does not put an Security Browser Extension icon on my screen
No more time to waste on this, my combination of Avast Free plus AOS works perfectly.
Following the rule of if it works OK - don't fix it.
Amazing, some people don't believe an answer even when it comes directly from the horses mouth (Avast).  :(
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Hi wittmann44,

The "Security browser extension" is the AOS extension.

If this component is selected, the AOS extension should be installed into your browser by Avast Free. If you have already manually added AOS to your browser, a second copy of AOS will not be added by the Avast free application.

This is the reason why the "Adware tracking cookies flood in" when you disable AOS - there is no second extension providing the same features; AOS and the "Security browser extension" are the same extension, and there will be no functionality if you disable the extension. Avast Free will not re-activate the extension if you have disabled it in Chrome.

You can test this by completely removing the AOS extension from Chrome (not just disabling it), then uninstalling the "Security browser extension" component in Avast Free (by de-selecting it in the add/remove components screen and clicking the "Change" button), then installing the component again. The AOS extension will then be added to Chrome to Avast Free.
Your post sounded so logical that I tried it.
I removed Security Browser Extension from Avast Free. I removed AOS from Chrome. I re-entered Security Browser Extension into Avast Free. I rebooted my PC.
Answer = NO AOS or Security Browser Extension icon appeared.

Conclusion = Sticking to what my previous post said - Security Browser Extension and AOS are not the same and Avas Free does not put an Security Browser Extension icon on my screen
No more time to waste on this, my combination of Avast Free plus AOS works perfectly.
Following the rule of if it works OK - don't fix it.
Amazing, some people don't believe an answer even when it comes directly from the horses mouth (Avast).  :(

Bob, it was said that a URL bar icon would appear if the Secure Browser Extension was enabled and the AOS deleted.
It did not. That is not disbelieving, that  it is proving.
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OK already! Agree to disagree and move on!  >:(

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OK already! Agree to disagree and move on!  >:(

Good idea - I am happy with that.
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Nothing to disagree about. :)
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Well best way is to use Avast Safezone Browser. or Avast Secure Browser This is the best browser in terms of security. Avast Browser is having many security features embeded online. Talking of Browser then you can learn more features and reviews for Avast Safezone Browser, https://cybergeeksoftware.com/antivirus/avast-secure-browser/

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Well best way is to use Avast Safezone Browser. or Avast Secure Browser This is the best browser in terms of security. Avast Browser is having many security features embeded online. Talking of Browser then you can learn more features and reviews for Avast Safezone Browser, https://cybergeeksoftware.com/antivirus/avast-secure-browser/
SafeZone browser is no longer being used. To learn more about the Avast Secure Browser, visit the website, https://www.avast.com/en-us/secure-browser
more about the browser, https://youtu.be/r_VLA0HMLQM
« Last Edit: June 21, 2019, 11:57:25 PM by bob3160 »
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