For its users, Avast Software has recently launched Avast Secure Browser and made it available for download after discontinuing the Avast SafeZone browser. It has improved speed and privacy features and comes with Avast Antivirus from the house of Avast. As the Avast Free Antivirus installer now comes with Avast Secure browser, Avast Secure Browser will be installed automatically. If you don’t pay attention to uncheck it in the setup dialog, you’ll end up getting an Avast Secure browser as it gets installed itself via an update to Avast antivirus. However, if you’ve already installed Avast Secure Browser before installing Avast Antivirus, be assured that Avast Secure browser won’t be offered to you.
However, after installing it, if you don’t want to use Avast Secure Browser which installed itself automatically without your consent, you can also uninstall or even remove it. This needs to be done using the official removal tool provided by Avast. If you can’t remove it using the Control Panel in Windows, continue reading this article as we will explain every point to you precisely.
Keep in mind that Avast setup with custom mode also doesn’t display the option to disable Avast Secure Browser. The browser will be installed later via an update and thus, after installing Avast, you will not get the browser immediately.
Some facts about the Avast Secure browser
The Avast Secure browser comes with features such as anti-tracking, anti-figure printing, and AdBlock. As an added advantage, this browser also comes with an extension guard and bank mode features, which can be easily managed and accessed by visiting the Security & Privacy Center of the software.
But, all of the features are not fully functional without the Avast antivirus. Features of Avast Secure browser such as bank mode for instance, as we have mentioned earlier, need you to use the Avast antivirus to function properly.
How to uninstall Avast Secure Browser?
Many times we don’t like the extensions provided by various software companies along with their products. The same is the case here for the Avast Secure browser. While many of us like the Avast antivirus that successfully tracks down and removes harmful files, we might have some better options than using the Avast Secure browser. Here, we will discuss the steps that you need to follow to uninstall the Avast Secure Browser and go with the search engine you like.
- First of all, open the Control Panel and go to Programs.
- Click on Programs and Features and select Avast Secure Browser.
- We will then uninstall the Avast secure browser by clicking on the Uninstall.
Also, select ‘Also delete your browsing data’ and click Uninstall, and follow the instructions on the screen as you progress on your track.
Remove Avast Secure browser using the official removal tool:
It might happen that you are not able to uninstall Avast Secure Browser from the Control Panel. Much to our pleasure, Avast is offering a removal tool for it, also known as the Avast Secure Browser removal tool. You can download the tool and run on your computer to get rid of the search browser
For this, you need to download the .exe file, run it and select ‘Also delete your browsing data.’ Finally, click ‘Uninstall’ and you are done. After that, wait for the tool to remove Avast Secure browser. Avast will then ask why you have uninstalled it, which takes you to a survey page in the browser once the uninstallation is complete. To avoid this, you can close the dialog window and that’s it the Avast Secure Browser will be removed from your PC automatically.
We hope that you have found the solution to what you were looking for and are satisfied with our solutions. Be assured that the Avast Secure browser is perfectly safe to use, and will not cause any harm to your PC or your privacy even if you use it for a long time. However, if you’ve found it installed with Avast without your permission, you can uninstall or remove it and use a browser of your choice. As already discussed, it can be done in two ways, either by visiting the Programs and Features Control Panel applet or by using Avast Secure browser removal tool.