State-of-the-art Avast web browser provides additional security, privacy protection, and speed.
As the digital landscape evolves, so must the tools we use to securely and privately access it. Today’s mainstream browsers don’t adequately address both security AND privacy. Users are left on their own to find additional layers of protection via extensions and other software, and there is much misunderstanding amongst consumers regarding this topic.
In a poll of 10,000 people, 42% stated they use the Incognito or Private Browsing Modes offered by today’s browsers, and 65% mistakenly believe these modes anonymize their identity and obscure their browsing habits from spying eyes like governments, organizations, and advertisers. Additionally, 77% wrongly believe that their browser will alert them to potential web-based threats, including those from installed third-party extensions.
Avast, a global leader in digital security products, is proud to announce its updated secure browser with one unwavering purpose: to deliver both a secure and private browsing experience with all the necessary features and controls to more easily manage online identities and personal information. This will come as good news to the 89% of consumers polled who consider their web-browsing privacy important, and the 93% that are concerned about being monitored by third parties.
Cybersecurity and browser experts came together to develop this Chromium-based browser, designed to challenge other browsers in these three areas:
“People take browser security and privacy for granted, but web-based attacks are a leading source of cyberthreats,” said Matt Adkisson, New Product Innovation and Strategy at Avast. “With Avast Secure Browser, people get an elevated level of protection that’s easy, fast, and comprehensive. It will not only protect users from online threats such as cryptojacking, phishing, and malicious ads, but also can prevent the privacy-intrusive tracking conducted by companies, governments and other groups that monitor and collect people’s activity as they bank, shop, communicate, and interact online.”
Avast Secure Browser comes equipped with a Security and Privacy Center that makes it easier to control and layer in additional security and privacy features and settings.
Easy to turn on, off, or set a specific level of security or privacy, here are five key feature controls in the Security and Privacy Center:
Get the full feature list here.
Avast Secure Browser is being distributed as an update to existing SafeZone Browser users who will get the new browser on their PCs by the end of April 2018. Eligible new customers installing Avast Free Antivirus will also be offered the option to download the browser.
Avast Secure Browser is compatible with Windows 10, 8, 7. Mobile versions for iOS and Android are planned for release later in 2018. Learn more about Avast Secure Browser and download it today to enjoy browsing with confidence that your online activities are now safe and private.
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