After discontinuing the Avast SafeZone browser, Avast Software recently released a standalone version of avast safe browser and made it available for download with enhanced speed and privacy features. As of May 30, 2018, Avast is offering the Avast Secure browser with Avast Antivirus. It is installed via an Avast antivirus update. So if you install Avast, you will end up getting the Avast Secure browser.
November 18, 2018 Update: care! Avast Free Antivirus installer now comes with Avast Secure browser, Avast Secure browser will install if you don’t uncheck it in the configuration dialog, pay attention and avoid it if you don’t want to, check the screenshot below.
If you don’t want to use Avast Secure Browser that installed itself automatically without your consent, you can uninstall or even to remove using the official removal tool provided by Avast if you can’t get rid of it via the Control Panel in Windows, here’s how it can be done.
Avast discontinues the SafeZone browser
How to uninstall or remove Avast SafeZone browser?
Note: If you already installed Avast Secure Browser (standalone version) before installing Avast Antivirus, let me tell you that Avast Secure Browser will not be offered to you.
FYI, configuring Avast with Custom Mode also does not display the option to disable Avast Secure Browser as it will be installed later via an update. Therefore, after installing Avast, you will not get the browser right away, but it will appear for you after some period of time.
Some Avast Secure browser features require Avast antivirus to be installed
If you’re new to Avast Secure Browser, let me summarize its new features and improvements.
The browser comes with anti-tracking, anti-picture printing and adblock. extension protection and banking mode features, which you can easily manage and access by visiting the Security & Privacy Center that your browser offers.
Above we mentioned the features of Avast Secure browser, for some of the features to work you need to be using Avast antivirus, for example bank mode.
You can read more about Avast Secure Browser here, Avast launches Secure Browser, download it now.
Note: If you are using the Avast SafeZone browser, you will have already upgraded to the Avast Secure browser.
Uninstall Avast Secure Browser
1. Open Control Panel > Programs > Programs and Features
2. Select Avast Secure Browser
3. Click Uninstall, select ‘Also delete your browsing data’ and click Uninstall and follow the onscreen instructions.
Tip: Do not delete browsing data if you plan to reinstall the Avast Secure browser.
Remove Avast Secure Browser Using Official Removal Tool
If you are unable to uninstall Avast Secure Browser from the Control Panel in the traditional way, don’t worry! Avast is offering removal tool for ele- Avast Secure Browser Removal Tool -which you can download and run on your computer to get rid of it.
- download avast_secure browser_uninstall.exe link file below
- Run it and select ‘Also delete your browsing data’ and click ‘Uninstall’
- Wait for the Avast Secure Browser Remove Tool, once the uninstallation is complete, you will be asked why you uninstalled it, which takes you to a search page in the browser, to avoid this, you can close the dialog window.
Summary: The Avast Secure browser is perfectly safe to use, if you found it installed with Avast without your permission, you can uninstall or remove it by visiting the Programs and Features Control Panel applet or using the Avast Secure browser removal tool. You can continue to use the browser if you like.