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    Arthur Lukas Huptas

    Hello Wiliam,

    Well as the system architecture of macOS is different that Windows you'll need a browser plugin to realize scanning web traffic. With Avira Browser Safety - a browser extension for Chrome, Firefox, and Opera - you're able to protect your macOS system before downloading any malicious content.

    Best,

    Arthur Lukas Huptas

    Avira Community Manager

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    William

    Hi,

    I am running Avira Free on macOS Catalina. However, I don't see any Avira extensions installed in Safari and Chrome. Did I miss out something?

    Besides, does Avira browser extension safe in protecting and not sending any personal information and browsing history back to Avira?

    Please help to advise. Thanks!

     

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    Arthur Lukas Huptas

    Hello Wiliam,

    At the moment we don't offer an extension for macOS Safari. If you also using Google Chrome you need to download it from its own store:

    https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/avira-browser-safety/flliilndjeohchalpbbcdekjklbdgfkk?hl=en

    Be sure that we won't collect any private data or sell them in any way. Please see our privacy policy for further information about:

    https://www.avira.com/en/privacy-policy/homepage

    Best,

    Arthur Lukas Huptas

    Avira Community Manager

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    William

    Thanks for prompt reply.

    Safari is macOS default browser being used by almost all Mac users, beside others like Chrome.

    As Avira is designed for macOS, I think it should have extension for Safari, by default, just like for Chrome.

    Just my opinion. Thanks!

     

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    Arthur Lukas Huptas

    Hello Wiliam,

    Yes indeed, you nailed it. We had a browser plugin for macOS back in the days but due changes from Apple we are in need to rebuild it from the scratch. Since the release of macOS Catalina and Safari 13 also browser plugins needs to be available at Apples App Store which is quite different than other browser plugins stores.

    It's definitive on our roadmap but at the moment there is no plugin for macOS Safari.

    If you would like to get deeper into our macOS product lineup, feel free to connect to our beta center:

    https://betacenter.avira.com/

    There you'll find our latest products which aren't released yet.

    Best,

    Arthur Lukas Huptas

    Avira Community Manager

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