The Avast SafeZone browser has been designed with built-in privacy features, in order to make your Internet experience to a better privacy and safety level. It also includes some features like filters or ad-blocking that blocks the pages with a poor reputation and specialized browsing modes for safe transactions, and it also ships with the price comparison component. So, it’s good… Then why should I uninstall Avast SafeZone Browser???…. We will tell you why…
Avast SafeZone Browser is a forked version of Chromium in its core. The problem is, recently Google Security researcher, Travis Ormandy, have revealed that vulnerability in the SafeZone browser allows the attackers to list and read the files from your computer when you click to a malicious link. This is one of the most serious security flaws, but it has been fixed by the Avast. However, if you feel still not secure about the Avast SafeZone Browser, you can simply uninstall it. To help you with this we will show you how to block and remove the Avast SafeZone browser.
How to block the installation of Avast SafeZone Browser
If you are going to install the Avast anew, and if you don’t want to install the browser on your system, then you need to block the installation at the initial stage itself. This is just a temporary solution, as Avast later decides to push the browser anyway on your system. This just to make sure that the browser is not installed by you. Get the latest version of Avast Antivirus.
To block the installation of a web browser at the time of installing Avast Antivirus, do as follow:
- At the first setup page, click the customize button. It will be present at the below the big orange install button on the page.
- This will navigate you to the page which lists out the additional components that Avast will install along with it.
- Search for the Avast SafeZone browser and uncheck its block. You can also uncheck any other components that you don’t need.
How to Remove Avast SafeZone Browser
Step 1: Go to the search bar and type control panel and select it.
Step 2: Select Programs >> Programs and Features
Step 3: List of all the programs/applications will appear.
Step 4: Search for the Avast Free Antivirus, Right Click on it. From the context menu select the change option. Alternatively, Left-click on the Avast entry and pick change form menu at the top.
Step 5: On the next page that opens, select change again that is present next to the Repair option.
Step 6: Now, search for the SafeZone Browser and uncheck the box next to it. You can do the same for other components to that you feel not needed. After unchecking the box click change to start the removal process. After some time you will receive a message saying that “The product was updated successfully”.
Step 7: Restart the computer to complete the process.
This is how you can uninstall Avast SafeZone Browser. Try it out… The vulnerability in the SafeZone browser was fixed by Avast and is safe now. If in case you are not satisfied with the authentication then you may try the above methods. If you have any issues with the above content or any betterment suggestions, kindly comment below.