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Avast SafeZone Browser is one of the components that may gets added to your Windows machin e when you install the antivirus solution. It is selected by default and if you don’t select the customize option in the installer to pick the modules that you want installed, will be installed on your system. Avast users on sites like Reddit reported recently that Avast SafeZone Browser was installed on their system afterwards as well, which they noticed immediately as Avast put a SafeZone Browser icon on the desktop of the system.
Avast SafeZone Browser According to Avast , SafeZone Browser has been designed with “built-in privacy features” that promises better privacy and safety while on the Internet. While it includes features such as ad-blocking or filters that block pages with poor reputation, and specialized browsing modes for “safe transactions”, it ships with a price comparison component as well.
Google researcher Travis Ormandy revealed in February that the program put users at risk simply by being installed on the system. While the issue has been resolved in the meantime, serious security issues like the one discovered are not helping Avast make the case that their browser should be used for better security and privacy online. Block the installation of Avast SafeZone Browser If you are installing Avast anew, and don’t have any need for the web browser to be installed on your system, then you should block its installation outright.
While that won’t help you if Avast later on decides to push the browser anyway on your system, you can at least make certain that it is not installed directly by you. To block the installation of the web browser while you are installing Avast Antivirus on a machine, do the following: When the first setup page appears, hit the customize button right away.
You find it below the big orange install button on the page. The next page displays all the additional components that Avast will install on the computer. Locate the Avast SafeZone Browser entry and uncheck it. While you are at it, uncheck any component that you don’t require, e. SecureLine or Mail Shield. Step 1: Hit Windows-Pause to open the Control Panel of the operating system.
Step 2: Select “Control Panel Home”, and on the screen that opens “uninstall a program”. Step 3: Right-click on Avast Free Antivirus your version may have a different name , and select the change option from the context menu. Alternatively, left-click on the Avast entry and pick change from the menu at the top. Step 4: On the page that opens, select change again. You find it listed next to update and repair. Step 5: Locate SafeZone Browser and uncheck the box next to it.
Do the same for any of the other components that you may not require. All components will be removed from the PC if they are installed. Click on change afterwards to start the removal process. You will receive a “the product was updated successfully” message afterwards.
A restart of the computer may be required to complete the process.
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In Firefox v Online Security , choose settings a grey box at the very left BOTTOM below the avast logo , scroll down to the very bottom of that page and uncheck the box for SafePrice. It is NOT listed as an extension or plugin in Firefox v
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Avast SafeZone Browser is one of the components that may gets added to your Windows machin e when you install the antivirus solution. It is selected by default and if you don’t select the customize option in the installer to pick the modules that you want installed, will be installed on your system.
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From Avast: “Unfortunately we are working to solve this issue in Firefox 27, it should be solved soon. The extension cannot be removed in this. Like the title said if a open a new website my avast pop up and says threat has I ran avast full scan and adwcleaner- deleted suspicious extensions in chrome. As of yesterday, whenever I open chrome I get an advertisement for my home page: getmefree.me Avast Anti-Virus came up clean. Is If none of the other suggestions work, try disabling every extension, resetting.