Avira Browser Safety
The free, discreet add-on that secures your surfing and protects your privacy
All the benefits, right from your browser
- Block annoying and infected ads
- Stop malicious & phishing websites
- Prevent companies from tracking you
- Prevent browser hijackings
- Detect unwanted apps in your downloads
Find the best deals on items you’re shopping for
Make Avira Browser Safety your own
You can tailor Avira Browser Safety to your needs—just switch individual features on or off.
Your extension displays the number of blocked ads and trackers on each page. The rest of the time, you won’t even know it’s there.
Surf more safely online
You’re probably reading this online. How did you find this page? A quick Google search? While you’re casually browsing, there’s a lot happening behind the glossy façades of websites: Click on a malicious ad and it could redirect you to online shops stocked with fake goods, where cybercriminals may be lurking to intercept your personal details. Companies are also hard at work monitoring your internet behavior, so they can send you targeted ads and tempt you to spend more money than you intended. Trackers can be embedded on the websites you visit and collect your data when you’re on that webpage. Their nastier friends come in the form of viruses that spy on your every move, including keystrokes, location, and even personal data… It’s a digital jungle.
The internet is run as an ad-based business model and you’re a revenue stream. If you want to be back in charge of your data and online privacy, you have a lot in common with Avira. Their extensive portfolio of online privacy and security solutions includes a Browser Safety add-on for Opera, Firefox, and Microsoft Edge. There is a “light” version available for Google users, called Avira Safe Shopping. This contains a price comparison tool only. So, you can still grab a bargain and rest assured it’s from a trusted site, but you’ll be doing so without additional online protection. More about that below…
All about Browser Safety
Your browser is your gateway to the internet. Think of Avira Browser Safety (for Opera, Firefox, and Microsoft Edge only) as an ideal guard. It doesn’t eat, sleep, or take a day off. Here’s what it’s quietly up to while you…
Search: Know before you go! Avira Browser Safety can highlight infected sites in your search results, so you’re forewarned. Its anti-hijacking powers means you’re less likely to be redirected to malicious sites and browsers.
Surf: Trust its anti-tracking capabilities to help prevent thousands of ad networks from monitoring your online activities. It also helps block millions of malicious sites by identifying internet addresses that may be harmful to your device. It can also prevent potentially unwanted applications (PUAs) from hiding in your downloads. Once cozily embedded in your system, these may spy on you or display an annoying stream of ads.
Shop: Great deal? Or dodgy deal? Get support for safer online shopping with both Avira Browser Safety and Avira Safe Shopping (for Google). They compare offers from trusted sites for you, so you really get what you’ve bargained for.
Save! Like many Avira products and services, Avira Browser Safety and Avira Safe Shopping are free. In fact, in Germany, Avira was one of the pioneers of the freemium security business model. You can rest assured that you’re dealing with a company that takes your privacy to heart. Read on to find out more about Avira Browser Safety, plus the ecosystem of solutions that surrounds it.
Don’t stop now. There’s more online security
You may have downloaded Avira Browser Safety or Avira Safe Shopping. For greater peace of mind, it’s essential to take a multi-pronged approach to helping keep online risks at bay.
Do you have trusted anti-malware? Avira Free Antivirus helps protect your device against many types of online threats, including ransomware, adware, and phishing attempts. Consider upgrading to Avira Antivirus Pro for their powerful online protection, including anti-ransomware. All Avira Pro offers come with a monthly or annual subscription. You’re also free to change your mind—there’s a 14-day money back guarantee from the date of purchase for a monthly subscription and a 60-day money back guarantee for an annual subscription.
Now, take a closer look at your passwords.Password123? Your dog’s name? If you can easily remember a password, it’s generally quick to crack. Strong passwords are at least 8 characters long, and a combination of numbers, letters, and symbols. The free Avira Password Manager can make your online world simpler and safer, while causing misery for hackers. You remember just one master password, while it stores and manages your passwords more securely. It can also automatically fill in your details when you log into your online accounts. The Pro version even scans your passwords to help check for weak or reused ones. Compare both Password Managers here.
Do you click update reminders away? Beware. Outdated software contains security holes that cybercriminals can slip through. It’s like locking your door with an antivirus but leaving the windows open. Avira Software Updater helps fix security flaws in common software, including apps like Zoom. It also updates your drivers for greater system stability. Avira Software Updater Pro includes premium features, like automatic updates. Be gone pesky update reminders!
Avira recommends multiple layers of online security. To take the headache out of choosing which one you need, consider a suite of solutions. Avira Free Security (yes, it really is free) offers all the free features mentioned above, plus a VPN for safer, anonymous browsing and even a PC cleaner. If you fancy VIP customer service and access to multiple Avira premium features, consider Avira Prime. It works across all your devices.
Stay safe out there! Remember: Even the smartest security technology can’t protect you from silly human behavior. Please think before you click.
Avira Browser Safety is a free add-on that helps protect you from browser hijacking as well as harmful and phishing websites — it also blocks ads and online tracking. In addition, it scans all software downloads for potentially unwanted applications (PUAs). Avira Browser Safety notifies you as soon as you click a download link that contains PUAs, providing you with a safer alternative.
Avira Browser Safety offers you online protection that you can count on. It checks the source code of websites for malware as well as other dangerous content and trackers that harvest your private data. If a website is detected that is classified as unsafe, you’ll be alerted. When using a search engine, Avira Browser Safety also matches the URLs with the Avira URL Cloud before they are displayed to you, highlighting potentially dangerous websites in the search results.