AVG Online Security

AVG Online Security

AVG Browser Security and Web Reputation Plugin. Offering protection against known phishing and malware sites, improving your browsing overall browsing experience with crowd sourced web reputation rating.

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What is AVG Online Security?
"AVG Online Security" is a powerful Firefox extension designed to protect your online activities. It blocks phishing sites, rates websites based on security assessments from a 400 million strong community of users, warns against sites with bad reputations, and blocks intrusive tracking cookies. It ensures a secure browsing experience by integrating seamlessly with AVG's security framework.
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Stats
Rating: 4.49 (702)
Version: 20.5.12 (Last updated: 2024-05-14)
Creation date: 2019-06-27
Weekly download count: 2,528
Firefox on Android: No
Risk impact: High risk impact
Risk likelihood: Moderate risk likelihood
Manifest version: 2
Permissions:
  • https://*/*
  • http://*/*
  • tabs
Size: 204.24K
Stats date:

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AVG Online Security
AVG Online Security (v21.1.1)
4.70 (610) 700,000
AVG Online Security
AVG Online Security (v20.3.10)
4.60 (347) 201,623
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Summary

AVG Browser Security - web reputation plugin AVG-powered security for your Firefox browser

Browse without worry or fear with AVG in your corner: we’ll check every site you visit, from Facebook to your bank, to ensure nothing puts you or your data at risk. We stop phishing attacks, show user reviews, and warn you if a site is deemed untrustworthy by our community of 400 million.

Main 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
  • If you have Avast Secure Browser installed, we’ll open it automatically when you shop or bank online to help protect your data
  • Blocks annoying tracking cookies that collect data on your browsing activities
What data we collect and send to our servers
  • URL - to check if the website is safe or not
  • user's feedback - to tell whether the site rating and classification you received are relevant
  • Usage data - To measure user’s behavior in UI and how user interacts with the extension
  • Internal extension identifier(GUID) - to distinguish unique malware hits, to measure product telemetry and calculate aggregated statistics
  • Information about device (Browser type, Operating System Version) - To obtain usage aggregated statistics
  • Country - to detect country specific malware campaigns, to measure product telemetry and calculate aggregated statistics
  • Status of AVG Antivirus - To be able to turn on Bank Mode on specific sites
By installing this extension to your browser, you confirm you read and agree to AVG's Privacy Policy (https://www.avg.com/privacy) and End User License Agreement (https://www.avg.com/eula) which govern your download and use of the selected product.
User reviews
User reviews summary
These summaries are automatically generated weekly using AI based on recent user reviews. Firefox Browser Add-ons does not verify user reviews, so some user reviews may be inaccurate, spammy, or outdated.
Pros
  • Quick and easy to use
  • Good protection
  • Trustworthy company
Cons
  • Discontinued support
  • Invasive
  • Add-on removal
Most mentioned
  • Discontinued support
  • Trust in company
  • Invasive
Recent reviews
by PYDC19, 2024-05-20

by PYDC19, 2024-05-20

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Safety
Risk impact

AVG Online Security is risky to use as it requires a number of sensitive permissions that can potentially harm your browser and steal your data. Exercise caution when installing this add-on. Review carefully before installing. We recommend that you only install AVG Online Security if you trust the publisher.

Risk likelihood

AVG Online Security is probably trust-worthy. Prefer other publishers if available. Exercise caution when installing this add-on.

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