AVG Safe Browser is a free mobile web browser that helps ensure you only visit safe websites, while also giving you control over who is able to see and use what you do online. It helps keep you safe from scam, fraud, phishing, data misuse and potentially malicious online content when surfing the Internet on your iPhone®, iPad® or iPod touch®. AVG Safe Browser helps you to make the right choices online.
The AVG Safe Browser mobile application is based on the protection offered by AVG LinkScanner® technology and the new AVG Do Not Track feature. The browser comes on top of, and is compatible with, the built-in mobile security provided by Apple® and is compatible with iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch.
What are the key benefits of using AVG Safe Browser mobile browser?
The benefits of using the AVG Safe Browser mobile browser include the following:
Websites that are known to be malicious or contain scams or malware will be blocked, using data provided by AVG’s LinkScanner® technology. You will be notified and prevented from accessing the rogue site.
AVG Do Not Track lets you decide whether to allow tracking by websites, social media tools, or advertising networks. AVG Do Not Track does this by helping you identify websites that are collecting data on your online activities. An icon in the AVG Safe Browser shows whether the website you are visiting or advertisers on that website are collecting data on your activity and lets you choose whether to allow it.
You will be notified when visiting web sites using trackers in order to enable you to block them.
What are the minimum system requirements for installing and running AVG Safe Browser?
To install and run AVG Safe Browser, you need an iPhone, an iPad or an iPod touch running iOS® version 4.3 or higher.
Download & Installation
Where can I download AVG Safe Browser?
You can download AVG Safe Browser from the Apple® App Store:
Launch the App Store on your mobile device.
On the App Store, search for the term AVG Safe Browser.
On the search results screen, click on the AVG Safe Browser icon.
Follow the instructions on the screen to complete the download process.
Safari® is my default browser. Does AVG Safe Browser automatically replace it?
AVG Safe Browser is an alternative browser to Safari and does not automatically replace Safari.
How do I ensure that I surf the web exclusively with AVG Safe Browser?
Since Safari cannot be uninstalled, you need to restrict its use by taking the following steps:
Tap on Settings - General - Restrictions.
On the Restrictions screen, tap on Enable Restrictions button.
Set a Restrictions Passcode to enable restrictions.
After restrictions are enabled, drag the slider next to Safari to OFF.
Note: Make sure to open web links, such as those in text messages, IM chat messages, emails and links within apps, by copying and pasting them into AVG Safe Browser.
What languages are supported by AVG Safe Browser for iOS user interface?
AVG Safe Browser for iOS user interface currently only supports English.
What is AVG Do Not Track?
AVG Do Not Track gives you the choice to decide not to be tracked by some websites, applications and advertising networks.
AVG Do Not Track helps you identify websites that are collecting data about your online activities. An icon in your browser shows the websites or advertisers collecting data about your activity and gives you the choice to allow or not.
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