The Avast Online Security extension is available in the Microsoft store for nearly two months, but it was only announced in official blog posts until yesterday. In the release notes for Avast Antivirus version 18.6.2349, a new extension to the official announcement “Avast Online Security” is now available for Microsoft Edge, and the new Edge extension has replaced the old IE extension.
Microsoft Edge’s Avast Online Security extension is used to identify and block phishing sites that may attempt to steal your data.
You can also use this extension to view the site’s ratings, which are based on comments from the Avast community, which has nearly 400 million users.
Microsoft Edge’s Avast Online Security extension has the following features:
- Identifies and blocks phishing sites trying to steal your data
- See how website has been rated by a growing community of 400 million Avast users
- Easily check the rating of any website just by hovering over the link
- Warns you when you’re visiting websites with bad reputations
- Rate a website effortlessly, marking them with a thumbs up or a thumbs down, to help other users know where to avoid
- Blocks annoying tracking cookies that collect data on your browsing activities
You can get it here.