- Jan 23, 2021
I apologize if this is a noob type question. I am using Avast Free with the Avast Security extension on Windows 10 v 21H1. I have been testing Firefox and it works well but I get a message when adding extensions that says my browser is being managed by my organization. I have found that is because the Avast web shield protection and it wants to act as a MITM to intercept and monitor my web/internet traffic. Given that Firefox has a reputation as a safe browser I am just wondering just how good is the Firefox internet/browser protection compared to Avast or any other third party AV? Has anyone here tested it? I can do a registry hack for Firefox to stop the browser management message which I think will allow the Firefox built-in browser shield to work, but I am not sure I want to do that. Avast protection is very good too. When I run the AMTSO phishing test and EICAR virus tests I get warnings from Avast, not Firefox. I am just wondering if one might do better than the other or if anyone here at MT has any info or might have tested this?