Avira wants to give online surfers a little extra security.
That security comes in the form of Avira Scout, a free browser that works to eliminate the risks of malware, malvertising and obtrusive trackers.
Scout, which is out of beta and available to the public, offers multiple layers of security and privacy without compromising user experience.
“We’ve integrated together a selection of best-in-class security and privacy features, stripped out the Chromium always-on tracking elements, and created a safer and more private online user experience,” Avira Scout product manager Daniel Popa said.
During beta, Scout detected and blocked a total of 3.5 million trackers per day for more than 1.5 million early access users.
Avira sees its new Scout browser — available to PCs running Windows 7 and onwards — as “the first line of defense” against hackers and other threats such as invasive ads, trackers and social media widgets that report back on user activity.
“Trackers cumulatively build a portrait of your online life which can be sold and resold to whomever,” Avira browser extension development manager Kirill Krechetnikov said. “With Scout, people are empowered to control what trackers can learn about them.”
Here is a look at what Scout offers:
To learn more about Scout’s features and abilities, click here.
Scout can be downloaded for free at Avira.com and is available in English, German, French, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese (Brazil), and Russian.
Jennifer Cowan is the Managing Editor for SiteProNews.
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