Author Topic: Bank Mode bottom bar now shows icons for Firefox and Avast SecureBrowser  (Read 980 times)

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Offline loungehake

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Why is the Firefox icon in the bottom bar? Has Avast bestowed Avast SecureBrowser security on Firefox?

Hmmmmmmm!  (There now follows a long pause while both of my brain cells ponder this)

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I think I get it.  Firefox runs under the SecureBrowser environment with the extra protection that entails?  If this is the case, I will be very pleased because a hardened Firefox, especially ESR, will be SECURE.

Am I right?
« Last Edit: March 11, 2023, 11:58:15 AM by loungehake »
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Another quandary.  Avast Secure Browser reports its version status as: -

"Avast Secure Browser is up to date
Version 109.0.19987.120 (Official Build) (beta) (64-bit)"

Really?  I thought that it was supposed to be version 110.

I have just downloaded the installer and that makes no difference.  Still version 109!

I will keep a trial version of a spare Windows 10 system to observe developments.  I wanted Avast SecureBrowser in order to actually use it.  I don't think that it is really ready for use as I intended but I will keep tabs on it.
« Last Edit: March 12, 2023, 01:00:18 PM by loungehake »
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Offline Misha Zekovova

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Hello,
with last AV release there's this problem with other browsers that slipped our attention, sorry for this. We're on it.
If you're using Free Antivirus I would advise to proceed using Avast browser.

About the browser's version, can you please share your diagnostic information from secure://settings/help and paste it here? Thank you.

Sorry for inconveniences caused!

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Hi Misha.  Firefox 108.2.0 ESR en-gb 64bit works OK in SecureBrowser.  I can't use the Avast browser because no icon for that appears in the bottom bar.

All browsers which are not Firefox are of the Chromium stable. Google is the effective controller. I have read that the code used in Chromium browsers is not open source whereas Firefox is developed using open source code which is scrutinised by a large number of knowledgeable people and is found not to contain 'tricks'.

When SecureBrowser settles down to stability, I might resume trialling it.  Personally, I would like to see it develop as a secure environment in which to more securely run Firefox.  That would be an unbeatable secure combination.
« Last Edit: March 14, 2023, 08:45:45 PM by loungehake »
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