Avast Online Security extension is available in the Microsoft
Store for almost two months now but it was officially announced
in a blog post yesterday.
In release notes of Avast Antivirus version 18.6.2349, the
antivirus and security firm announced that the new extension
called “Avast Online Security” is now available for Microsoft
The company writes that the new Edge extension has replaced the
old Internet extension and you can download it from Microsoft
Avast Online Security extension for Microsoft Edge is
supposed to identify and block phishing sites that may
try to steal your data. You can also see the ratings of
the websites which is based on reviews from Avast community
which has close to 400 million users.
Avast Online Security extension for Microsoft Edge comes with
the following features:
- 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
- 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
If you’re interested, you can download the extension
from the Microsoft Store.