Google Chrome is one of the best web browsers which has been used by a large number of people around the globe. It is secure and fast too, when compared to other browsers. It was from Google too, which makes its popularity higher. However, some may notice some issues with Google Chrome because of its slow start time (in some cases only). But as per the speed and loading time, Google Chrome always wins the competition.
If you are a Google Chrome Fan and if you are looking for a browser as an alternative to Google Chrome, then you must try Avast Secure Browser. It is a free web browser from Avast, the popular antivirus company. The web browser is a built-in Chromium engine, using the Open Source Chromium Project, which Google Chrome provides.
So both Google Chrome and Avast Secure Browser are using the Chromium Project source code. So we are actually getting a Google Chrome + additional features in the Avast Browser. You may notice the same layout and the same configuration options in both browsers. In Avast Browser, the company added more privacy and security-based improvements and features.
Features of Avast Secure Browser
Bank Mode: The built-in feature in the browser prevents hackers from seeing what you type so they cannot steal your passwords, credit card numbers, and other personal data.
Anti-Fingerprinting: Stops websites from identifying you by hiding your unique browser profile (browser version, language, timezone, add-ons, etc.).
Adblock: Stops ads to help webpages load faster while giving you the flexibility to choose whether you block everything or just the more aggressive and intrusive ones. The built-in features will block all the ads so that you can browse fast too. If you need to white-list any particular website, you can do it in the settings.
Anti-Phishing: Blocks malicious websites and downloads to prevent your PC from becoming infected with viruses, spyware, and ransomware.
Anti-Tracking: Protects your privacy by preventing websites, advertising companies, and other web services from tracking your online activity.
Stealth Mode: Prevents your browsing history from being stored and dumps any tracking cookies or web cache you pick up during that browsing session.
HTTPS Encryption: Forces supported websites to use encryption, hiding all data sent to and from your browser so that no one else can read it.
Password Manager: Safely store, create, and autofill your login credentials for your favorite sites. Other than the normal browser password saving option, you can download the Avast password extension, and it can store all your passwords in the password manager. If you download the extension for Chrome or Firefox, it will share your stored password in all the browsers. You can also generate a strong password with its built-in feature.
Extension Guard: Keeps you safer by blocking unwanted add-ons or plugins while letting you install the ones you know and trust. You can install any extension like the chrome extension from the chrome web store. Avast Secure browser will tell you which extension can be trusted and which one will be harmful.
Privacy Cleaner: Cleans your browser history, cached images, cookies, and other junk with just one click, to keep your activity private and free up disk space.
Flash Protect: Automatically blocks Flash-based content from running, unless you choose to allow it, to stop it from hogging computer resources.