Avira browser (beta) is available for testing. German security company Avira has made a browser ‘Avira browser’ (beta) based on Chromium and is available for testing. Avira browser is a combination of extensions, Avira technology and Chromium.
“Now we are about to stretch even further and integrate a browser into our eco system. And in case you are wondering: There are very good reasons for that.” Avira’s research specialist Thorsten Sick said in a blog post.
Avira Secure browser?
“The Avira Browser integrates a collection of the most powerful protection technologies in a browser. A mixture of Open Source extensions, a browser maintained by Avira and Avira-internal technology covers the different threats a user is facing when using the internet. Compatible to the Chrome browser “.
Avira wants their browser to be more secure, how they do that?
Avira to integrate
- HTTPS Everywhere extension into the browser to protect users from connecting to insecure Wi-Fi’s.
- To block trackers and protect against malicious and phishing websites, they’ll install Avira browser safety extension
- Avira SafeSearch to do searches from the New Tab Page.
Note: From the above screenshot of Avira browser 1.0 beta UI, you can notice browser’s new tab page Search powered by Avira SafeSearch (available as a separate extension in the Chrome Web Store), and icons of HTTPS Everywhere and Avira browser safety on the toolbar.
Avira to contribute to Chromium. ” The whole project is based on extensions and chromium. Both are Open Source. We will pay for our ride: We contribute to them to guarantee a perfect browsing experience. Of course we will also integrate our Avira technology.”
You can apply for beta testing the product at the Avira beta center.