Avast Online Security & Privacy is a Chrome extension by https://www.avast.com. It was previously known as Avast Online Security. It has 10,000,000+ weekly active users and an average rating of 4.44. Avast Online Security & Privacy is similar to AVG Online Security and Comodo AdBlocker. The latest version is 22.4.149 and was updated 19 days ago. Avast Online Security & Privacy is available in English and 39 other languages. Within Chrome Web Store, its overall ranking is #14.
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.
It looks like an advertisement for Avast One (which is good for a cellphone), and offers a free download. But, the download is for windows or mac and I'm on a chromebook so I can't use it. A couple of pop up ads came thru and that never happened before. It does let me know if I'm being tracked. If you block 3rd party cookies it won't let you opt out of some tracking. It let me block all but one.
Nice extension, works well. I've particularly enjoyed the (until recently) free anti-tracking feature!
I am of course, writing this review since they now demand payment for this service.
I have some sarcastic remarks I'd like to make, but for now I will hold my tongue and offer some help to any other users who recently noticed this.
If you go find where Chrome stores extensions and determine which folder holds this one, it seems 22.3.143_0 was added today (May 31, 2022). If Chrome hasn't deleted the previous version, you may be able to reinstate it. Good luck!
Now, I suppose I could just … not be a cheapskate, and buy Avast One Premium like it says to but... no.
I find it funny they renamed the extension "Avast Online Security *and Privacy*" only to now remove the best (and quite a long-standing) privacy feature.
I really want to rant about it, but this review is too long already.