On Tuesday, Avast PLC announced the release of a premium version of its free safe and private browser.
The company said that Avast Secure Browser PRO, a Chromium-based browser for Windows PCs, includes an integrated virtual private network and advanced Adblock technology for people who need a “lightweight but comprehensive” suite of security and privacy and performance services to combat web-based threats.
According to Fiona Cliffe, director of Browser Product at Avast, they’ve developed the browser around a security and privacy centre to give this in a way that is frictionless for the user and based on the concept that security and privacy must be simplified and demystified to maintain people’s digital freedom.
Listed on the FTSE 100 Avast Secure Browser PRO now includes up to five devices on both mobile and desktop, as well as associated privacy and compatibility features, according to the firm.
Avast didn’t comment on NortonLifelock’s anticipated takeover of the company. Avast agreed to be purchased by NortonLifeLock, located in Tempe, Arizona, in August’s US $8.6 billion transactions. The offer is USD2.37 in cash plus 0.1937 of a NortonLifeLock share for each Avast share.