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Offline Sandu-RM

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New browser version 121.0
« on: February 01, 2024, 04:32:27 PM »
We are thrilled to announce the release of the Browser 121.0, brimming with significant updates and improvements designed to elevate your browsing experience. This update is scheduled to roll out in the coming days. Please find below a summary of the key changes:
   
  • Chromium Major Update: Our team has meticulously integrated the latest Chromium engine, resulting in enhanced performance and efficiency. This upgrade ensures improved stability and heightened compatibility with modern web technologies. Indulge in a smoother and more optimized browsing experience.
  • Latest Chromium Security Patch: In adherence to our commitment to your online safety, we have promptly incorporated the most recent security patch from the Chromium project. This fortifies the browser against potential vulnerabilities, securing your sensitive information and shielding you from potential threats while navigating the vast expanse of the internet.
  • Minor Fixes and Improvements: In our continuous endeavour to provide a seamless and dependable browsing experience, we have addressed various minor issues and introduced behind-the-scenes improvements. These enhancements contribute to improved performance, optimized resource utilization, and overall stability, ensuring a seamless browsing experience for our users.

We extend our deepest gratitude for your unwavering support and valuable feedback. Your input plays a pivotal role in shaping the direction of Secure Browser. We remain steadfast in our commitment to delivering a secure, efficient, and user-friendly browsing platform.

Thank you for choosing Secure Browser.

Best regards,
The Secure Browser Team

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Re: New browser version 121.0
« Reply #1 on: February 08, 2024, 02:19:17 AM »
Avast Secure Browser is up to date
Version 121.0.23801.87 (Official Build) (64-bit)

Is Startpage supposed to be the new default search engine?  Can I not use DuckDuckGo anymore? I feel like Secure Browser has been hijacked.

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Re: New browser version 121.0
« Reply #2 on: February 09, 2024, 07:59:21 AM »
Hi Lpcast

Just updated Avast Secure Browser to version 121.0.23861.160 (Official Build) (64-bit).

Go to 3 dots>Settings>Search Engine and click 'Activate' to make duckduckgo the default home page again.

You may have to do this every time ASB is updated.

See screenshots below.
Windows 10 Home 64-bit 22H2 Avast Premier Security version 23.11.6090 (build 23.11.8635.809)
 UI version 1.0.788.  Windows 11 Pro 22H2 Avast Premier Security version 23.11.6090 (build 23.11.8635.809)

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Re: New browser version 121.0
« Reply #3 on: February 09, 2024, 07:53:59 PM »
Avast Secure Browser
Avast Secure Browser is up to date
Version 121.0.23861.160 (Official Build) (64-bit)

Thanks for responding, but just like in your 2nd screen image "make default" is dimmed for every way I try to add DuckDuckGo.  The new update added back Yahoo! and Bing that I'd deleted 2 days ago but won't let me add DDG.  I'm surprised no-one else is concerned about this yet.  I know DDG is related to Microsoft, but if Startpage is intended to be default search engine please comfort us by telling us why.  Older reviews of it on this forum from years ago were critical of it.

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Re: New browser version 121.0
« Reply #4 on: February 09, 2024, 10:36:39 PM »
Sorry you've issues you shouldn't have.

Perhaps if you remove Avast DuckDuckGo Privacy Essentials extension, reboot browser and then install new version, you might have the option to put DuckDuckGo as home page again?

Other option would be to reset ASB to default settings and reboot browser after.  Worked?

[EDIT]  Be sure to back up all bookmarks and passwords before you reset.  You could lose all data when you reset.
« Last Edit: February 09, 2024, 10:49:20 PM by mchain »
Windows 10 Home 64-bit 22H2 Avast Premier Security version 23.11.6090 (build 23.11.8635.809)
 UI version 1.0.788.  Windows 11 Pro 22H2 Avast Premier Security version 23.11.6090 (build 23.11.8635.809)

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Re: New browser version 121.0
« Reply #5 on: February 12, 2024, 08:27:58 AM »
Avast Secure Browser is up to date
Version 121.0.23801.87 (Official Build) (64-bit)

Is Startpage supposed to be the new default search engine?  Can I not use DuckDuckGo anymore? I feel like Secure Browser has been hijacked.

Hi Lpcast,

thank you for reaching out & happy to hear that you're using a private search solution! We recently integrated Startpage to ensure maximum privacy while also providing relevant search results. Learn more about Startpage here:
https://www.startpage.com/en/how-startpage-works/?t=device

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