New Update avast! Online Security for Google Chrome

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Chrome Web Store: Avast! Online Security
http://www.avast.com/lp-online-security-plugin


avast! Online Security and Web Reputation Plugin.

Protection from AVAST for your Google Chrome browser.

Main features:
  • Collects data on phishing sites and warns if you visit them
  • Lets you create your own trusted pages
  • Gives access to our website-reputation system, powered by a community of over 160M users
  • Shows a content rating system (e.g. gambling, pornography, violence, etc.)
  • Warns when visiting websites with a bad reputation
  • Indicates a site's rating next to its link in your search results
  • Enables you to rate any website, improving the system and helping other users
Extra function available just when avast! program installed:
  • SiteCorrect feature: Automatic redirection of mistyped URLs to the legitimate one (e.g. llego.com --> lego.com).

Updated: October 14, 2013.

NEW in version 2014:
  • Interface is a lot simpler – just a ‘thumbs-up’ or ‘thumbs-down’ to rate websites.
  • New Do Not Track feature to block those annoying advertising and analytics sites from following you everywhere you go online.
  • Switches automatically to SafeZone when visiting sensitive financial sites (requires avast! Pro Antivirus or higher installed)
Updated: December 16, 2013.
  • SafePrice Receive - SafePrice shopping recommendations on relevant sites
Updated: July 22, 2014
  • SafePrice removed from avast! Online Security to comply with Google's advice for a single purpose policy.
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  • SafePrice is still available here - avast! SafePrice.
 
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ZeroDay

RE: Avast Online Security (Browser Plugin)

Nice find. I don't need to use it, but it's great that Avast are offering this. Good on them.
 

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RE: Avast Online Security (Browser Plugin)

its just using their reputation database like WOT, OR their url protection service which is available with Avast free, is also available with this Online Security ( like Bitdefender Trafficlight ) ??
 

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RE: Avast Online Security (Browser Plugin)

I would take a guess it's Avast WebRep, but now available on Chrome Web Store.

I've not used WebRep to be able to compare the two.
 

nishaddesilva

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RE: Avast! Online Security + New BETA

Thanks Earth for the share! :) This beta seems to do something unlike the old extension.
May I ask what that extension with a thumbs up icon is?
 

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RE: Avast! Online Security + New BETA

That's AdBlock, it's available on the Chrome Web Store, and Safari. It's green, because I've disabled AdBlock on that domain.
Dev: https://getadblock.com
 

nishaddesilva

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RE: Avast! Online Security + New BETA

Saw this on Comodo Dragon 29 now. I think Ghostery and Avast Online Security extensions are having conflicts with each other.
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RE: Avast! Online Security + New BETA

Make that 2, because AdBlock and Avast Online Security (beta) also conflict with one another.
 

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Updated on October 14, 2013.

See for New Features > http://malwaretips.com/Thread-Avast-Online-Security-Browser-Add-on?pid=127030#pid127030

9M+ users. :shok:
 

aztony

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Well I hope it works better than the IE plugin. Over the weekend with avast RC3 I couldn't click on links or do a download. Since updating to the 9.0.2006 my issue was solved but lots of users on avast's forum are still having issues with AOS, particulary with IE and FF.
 

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When I used the earlier beta version, I found a!OS to clash with my AdBlock on Chrome, do you know it's due to Ad-Tracking blocking?

Also I don't think a!OS would work with IE10/11 since Enhanced Protected Mode is enabled by default, unless avast! wants users to lower their protection by disabling EPM.
 

aztony

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Earth said:
When I used the earlier beta version, I found a!OS to clash with my AdBlock on Chrome, do you know it's due to Ad-Tracking blocking?
Now that you mention it, that probably had something to do with why Ghostery stopped working in IE.
 

Michael Doherty

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Hi, I'm new here so don't know if this is the right place for a general question about the Add-on. On Monday 14th Oct the share buttons and widgets on my blog disappeared along with similar stuff on other sites. I ran a virus and a malware scan, no problems found. After hours of searching, I discovered that everything returned when I disabled the Avast-Online-Security-Browser-Add-on, and disappeared when I enabled it again.Nothing had been installed or uninstalled recently, other than normal automatic updates.

Any ideas would be gratefully received.

Mike.
 

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SafePrice has been added to Avast! Online Security.

Does it mean avast intercepts your browsing when you're shopping online?
 

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Download avast Online Security (BETA) from Chrome Web Store
https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/avast-online-security-bet/daanglpcpkjjlkhcbladppjphglbigam

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Avast Browser Security and Web Reputation Plugin.

Be free from worry and improve your overall browser experience with the newest version of Avast Browser Security and Web Reputation Plugin. Check out the list of features below to see what it can do for you.
What does it do?
  • Gathers data on phishing sites and warns you if you visit one.
  • Provides you with access to Avast’s website reputation system, powered by a community of more than 220M users.
  • Shows you a site's rating next to its link in your search results.
  • Warns you when you’re visiting websites with a bad reputation.
  • Allows you to rate a site with a simple thumbs-up or thumbs-down, thus improving the system and helping other users.
  • Automatically redirects you to a legitimate site when you mistype a URL (e.g., llego.com --> lego.com).
  • Switches you to SafeZone when you’re visiting sensitive financial sites (requires installation of avast! Pro Antivirus or higher).
  • Blocks those annoying advertising and analytics sites and keeps you from being followed online.
Avast Online Security (BETA) Default Settings for Chrome
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Note: This version may be installed when you use Avast for Business FREE.

Avast Online Security (STABLE) is still available here:
https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/avast-online-security/gomekmidlodglbbmalcneegieacbdmki
 
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