If you use Chrome, Firefox, or Edge it’s unlikely that you’ll give alternative web browsers a second thought. But if you’re looking for one that places an emphasis on privacy and security Avast Secure Browser is worth considering a take a look. The browser that is based on Chromium offers a click reference VPN, ad blocking and other features.
Its ad blocker allows you to customize the settings and allow strict blocking mode in order to block out even the most persistent ads. And it can be used with the uBlock Origin plugin, which includes third-party filter lists and dynamic filters for better control. Its phishing defense helps keep your information safe from fraudulent websites while its banking mode protects your passwords, credit card details and other sensitive data from the prying eyes of others.
Other features include tab grouping, which makes navigation through multiple tabs easier by keeping them in one place and organized. It will sync bookmarks, history, and other data across platforms so that you can continue browsing from where you have left off. And it automatically blocks ads on websites to drastically improve website load times.
If you’re already familiar with Google Chrome, you’ll feel at home with Avast’s browser, as it appears almost identical. And it allows you to import your settings, bookmarks, and other optional features when you switch to it. The only drawback is that it sends usage statistics and crash reports to Avast’s servers, which you can change at secure://settings/importData. In other words, it’s a great browser with plenty of privacy and security features that could make an excellent alternative to the big three.