Avast Online Security & Privacy

Avast Online Security & Privacy

Avast browser security and web reputation plugin.

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What is Avast Online Security & Privacy?

Avast Online Security & Privacy is a very popular Chrome extension by www.avast.com. This extension has 10,000,000+ weekly active users, a good user rating of 4.44, and is most similar to AVG Online Security and 360 Internet Protection. The latest version, 22.11.177, was updated 20 days ago.

Stats
Stats date:
Install link: Chrome Web Store
Users: 10,000,000+
Version: 22.11.177 (Last updated: 2023-01-13)
Creation date: 2020-06-02
Manifest version: 2
Permissions:
  • https://*/*
  • http://*/*
  • storage
  • tabs
  • webNavigation
  • webRequest
  • webRequestBlocking
Featured: Yes
Size: 1.96M
Email: Click to see
Risk impact: High risk impact
Risk likelihood: Very low risk likelihood
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Summary
Secure your Google Chrome browser against real-time online threats, trackers, and scams.

Browse with confidence using Avast Online Security & Privacy. We’ll check every site you visit, from Facebook to your bank, so nothing puts you or your data at risk. Join a growing community of 400 million Avast users.

- Identify and block phishing sites trying to steal your data.
- Quickly check the risk rating of any website just by hovering over the link.
- Block invasive tracking cookies that collect data on your browsing activities.
- Block online advertising and remove your details from advertisers’ databases. 
- Optimize your privacy preferences and settings across your favorite online platforms.
- Automatically ask sites to stop tracking you and selling your data. Learn more at https://globalprivacycontrol.org.

The data we collect includes:
- URL - to check if the website is safe or not
- Usage data - to measure the user’s behavior on the interface and understand how the user interacts with the extension
- Internal extension identifier (GUID) - to distinguish unique malware hits, to measure product telemetry and calculate aggregated statistics
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Safety
Risk impact

Avast Online Security & Privacy requires a number of risky permissions that can potentially harm your browser and steal your data. Exercise caution when installing this extension. Review carefully before installing. We recommend that you only install Avast Online Security & Privacy if you trust the publisher.

Risk impact measures the level of extra permissions an extension has access to. A low risk impact extension cannot do much harms, whereas a high risk impact extension can do a lot of damage like stealing your password, bypass your security settings, and access your personal data. High risk impact extensions are not necessarily malicious. However, if they do turn malicious, they can be very harmful.

Risk likelihood

Avast Online Security & Privacy has earned a good reputation and can be trusted.

Risk likelihood measures the probability that a Chrome extension may turn malicious. This is determined by the publisher and the Chrome extension reputation on Chrome Web Store, the amount of time the Chrome extension has been around, and other signals about the Chrome extension. Our algorithms are not perfect, and are subject to change as we discover new ways to detect malicious extensions. We recommend that you always exercise caution when installing a Chrome extension, especially ones with higher risk impact and/or higher risk likelihood.

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User reviews
É leve e funcional, indica o nível de segurança do sites. Só a função de anti-rastreamento que faz parte da versão Pramium, por isso há outras extensões que a tem gratuitamente.
by Max Morais Max Morais, 2023-01-25

If figured out Avast is tracking and selling data to advertisers. I have uBlock Origin installed and I was randomly getting a popup warning about advertising tracking no matter what site I'm on. At first I didn't know what was causing it. When I disable the Avast extension this it warning stops.
by Christopher Davis Christopher Davis, 2022-12-10

along with total ad blocker and guardio, which i use along with avast, this extension is really nice in the realm of free security extensions! highly reccomend
by Marley Hellerstein Marley Hellerstein, 2022-11-28
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Manifest

The manifest file declares the requirements and permissions that a Chrome extension will have access to. By reviewing the manifest, you may be able to determine if a Chrome extension is over-reaching (for example, if an extension is overriding your new tab page, or search provider, or requesting access to your web activities without any good reason).

{
  "update_url": "https://clients2.google.com/service/update2/crx",
  "manifest_version": 2,
  "name": "__MSG_appName__",
  "version": "22.11.177",
  "description": "__MSG_appDesc__",
  "default_locale": "en",
  "author": "Avast",
  "incognito": "split",
  "background": {
    "scripts": [
      "scripts/background.js"
    ]
  },
  "browser_action": {