Don’t use your antivirus’ browser extensions: they can actually make you less safe

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Your web browser is integral to your mạng internet security. You access online services, check your email, consume truyền thông media, và much more, all through your internet browser.

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As safe as your browser is, you can always add browser extensions khổng lồ increase your security & privacy. Avast Online Security is one such security extension available for Google Chrome.

So, does the Avast Online Security extension boost your security? Or are there better security extensions available?


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To be fair to Avast, they’re not claiming that it’ll help with any of those very real but hypothetical situations. Nonetheless, you should use Avast Online Security as part of a broader approach to system security, rather than relying on the extension solely.

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Windows comes with integrated antivirus, known as Windows Security (formerly Windows Defender). You can use Windows Security to protect your system in combination with another tool, such as Malwarebytes Premium, receiving almost complete protection for your system.

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You can still use the Avast Online Security Extension with these other tools, but you see how the approach lớn security must comprise multiple layers for maximum effect.


Gavin is a professional technology writer with a decade of experience covering security, gaming, cryptocurrencies, Windows, and Linux, plus some diversions into lớn copywriting for real estate, sports, và PC hardware businesses. He graduated in 2010 with a BA (Hons) Contemporary Writing with Digital Arts và has been putting those writing skills to work ever since. Gavin lives in the depths of Cornwall with his family and enjoys hiking, board games, sea swimming, football, và tea. Read Gavin"s Full Bio


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