Avast Secure Browser review

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A Chromium-based browser with handy security features
Avast is at its best when ad-blocking and other security features are enabled, making it a swift, sleek, and safe competitor in the browser market.

Avast Secure Browser isn't a browser with many bells and whistles, especially outside of the privacy and security realm. That may be just fine with you, though. If you want a browser that's a cinch to install and use, and you care much more about privacy than customization, you'll barely notice that Avast is limited when it comes to features.

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Avast works pretty well without you making any significant changes to its settings. It looks and functions similar to Chrome, and the default search engine is Google, so you can get started in a familiar environment right away. With a few tweaks to the comprehensive security settings page, you'll be done personalizing your browser altogether (unless you want to change its aesthetics).

Also check out our roundup of the best privacy tools for anonymous browsing


If you have a bunch of tabs open and want to group them for easier at-a-glance visibility, you can right-click the tab and choose "Add to Tab Group", then create a new group or add the tab to an existing one. Name the group whatever you like, and choose a color. In the screenshot above, you can see that a few tab groups have been created.

The Avast Addons store has extensions in various categories to extend the functionality of your browser.

Otherwise, Avast's features are what you'd expect. You can change the theme and color scheme a bit, decide what happens when you open a new window, set Avast as your default browser, and play around with other basic settings.


When you spend time online with Avast, your data remains safe from hackers, and tracking from third parties is also blocked. Malicious downloads and websites are blocked too (Anti-Phishing), along with dangerous extensions (Extension Guard), and Avast forces sites to use…
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