Avast Software released a major update for Chromium-based Avast Secure browser and the version 75.1.1528.101 is now available for download with new features and improvements. Avast Secure Browser now automatically suspends inactive tabs by default, Avast claims, by doing so the browser uses 50% less memory and CPU.
The company also introduced a feature to extend the battery life of laptops when using their browser and Security vendor boasts the laptop battery can be extended by 20% because of this. Avast names this release as “Zermatt”, which is also the name of the Swiss mountain town.
When coming to new features, Avast Secure browser with new “Performance Manager” section in Advanced Settings has “Optimize RAM and CPU” setting turned on by default. With the setting active, the browser suspends tabs that haven’t been active for 10 minutes, you can able to change this and also disable the feature in settings.
The new battery life-extending feature setting can only appear on the laptop. FY, this is not the first browser to extend battery life, Opera already offers a battery saver feature.
The Hack Check feature which Avast Secure browser introduced with the previous version has been integrated into the browser and enabled by default. With the new notification system in place, the browser alerts you if you’re a victim of the data breach.
This is how the Hack Check feature works in Avast Secure browser: whenever you enter credentials into a website, the browser checks them against Avast database of breached data and alerts you immediately to change your password if your password was found exposed.
Anti-Fingerprinting feature has been updated to protect against
- Audio fingerprinting
- Device Fingerprinting
- WebGL fingerprinting
- Rendering Fingerprinting.
You can download the latest version of Avast Secure browser from here.