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icon_avira-phantom-vpn Avira Scout Browser

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Version 17.5

 

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GENERAL INFORMATION
Avira Scout Browser, version 17.5.3029.2702 has been released on May 18th, 2017.

 

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IMPROVEMENTS

  • The Scout browser has been updated to the latest Chromium version.

 

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BUG FIXES

  • Bug fix for the Portuguese browser.

 

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Version 17.3

 

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GENERAL INFORMATION
Avira Scout Browser, version 17.3.2987.2552 has been released on April 11th, 2017.

 

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IMPROVEMENTS

  • The Scout browser has been updated to the latest Chromium version.
  • Provides a new version of the Avira Autopilot.
  • Further improvment of the import functionality; support for Firefox cookies added

 

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BUG FIXES

  • Fixed several bugs.

 

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Version 17.1

 

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GENERAL INFORMATION
Avira Scout Browser, version 17.1.2924.2244 has been released on February 15th, 2017.

 

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IMPROVEMENTS

  • The Scout browser has been updated to the latest Chromium version.
  • Scout browser can now be set as default browser during installation.
  • Google online spellchecking and sending download URLs to Google can now be suppressed to give you even more privacy.
  • CLIQZ private search has several new features.

 

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BUG FIXES

  • Fixed several bugs.

 

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Version 16.11

 

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GENERAL INFORMATION
Avira Scout Browser, version 16.11.2883.1926 has been released on December 15th, 2016.

 

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IMPROVEMENTS

  • The update to the latest Chromium version 55 (Chrome Releases) enhances the performance, improves the security and gives you an even better privacy protection.
  • The updated Autopilot extension is implemented. Explore the Modes tab to easily customize your privacy settings.
  • Enjoy a better look and feel with our updated fresh icons.
  • Now, Scout imports your sessions from other default browsers like Chrome and Firefox. Previously opened tabs will be imported and opened automatically after the installation of Scout.
  • The protection for built-in extensions was enhanced to improve your security experiences.
  • The option to switch off or on the private search with CLIQZ was added to the settings page.
  • The Chromium default behavior to send calls to Google servers is blocked to ensure even more private browsing experiences.

 

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BUG FIXES

  • [HOTFIX] We fixed a problem which caused some Flash content to not display properly. This makes sure you can enjoy Flash content hassle-free.

 

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Version 16.10

 

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GENERAL INFORMATION
Avira Scout Browser, version 16.10.2840.1645 has been released on November 03th, 2016.

 

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IMPROVEMENTS

  • The browsers has been updated to Chromium 54.0.2840.71.
    For further information please read the Chrome Releases.

 

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BUG FIXES

  • Fixed several bugs.

 

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Version 16.9

 

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GENERAL INFORMATION
Avira Scout Browser, version 16.9.2785.1545 has been released on October 12th, 2016.

 

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IMPROVEMENTS

  • The browser supports now incremental updates (Requires less transfer volume).
  • The Omnibar search is using now the CLIQZ anti-tracking-technic (Privacy enhancement).
  • The browsers has been updated to Chromium 53.0.2785.116.
    For further information please read the Chrome Releases.

 

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BUG FIXES

  • This update does not include bug fixes.

 

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Version 16.7.1

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GENERAL INFORMATION
Avira Scout Browser, version 16.7.1 has been released on September 8th, 2016.


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IMPROVEMENTS

  • The installation now is machine wide in the directory Program Files or Program Files (x86) instead in users %localappdata% directory.
  • The installation does no longer require admin privileges.
  • The updates are now performed with the Omaha client.
  • The browser has been updated to Chromium 52.0.2743.116.
    For further information please read the Chrome Releases.

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BUG FIXES

  • This update does not include bug fixes.


 

 

Version 16.7

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GENERAL INFORMATION
Avira Scout Browser, version 16.7 has been released on August 4th, 2016.


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IMPROVEMENTS

  • The Installer has been replaced by an Omaha based installer.
  • The updater technology has changed to Omaha (e.g. like in Opera or Chrome).
  • After updating to this version, updates are performed via the Scout about page (chrome://help).
  • The import of your profile from the previous browser has been improved.
  • The browsers has been updated to Chromium 52.0.2743.82.
    For further information please read the Chrome Releases.

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BUG FIXES

  • Fixed several bugs.


 

 

Version 51.0

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GENERAL INFORMATION
Avira Scout Browser, version 51.0.0 (beta) has been released on June 24th, 2016.


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IMPROVEMENTS

  • At initial installation is now possible to import bookmarks, passwords and other data from the previous default browser. However, the import process can be canceled in order to maintain a clean install.
  • The import of bookmarks, passwords, cookies, etc. from a Chrome browser can be carried out directly and does not require further synchronization via the Google Account.
  • The browsers has been updated to Chromium 51.0.2704.103. For further information please read the Chrome Releases.

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BUG FIXES

  • Fixed several minor bugs, which could affect the update process.


 

 

Version 50.0

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GENERAL INFORMATION
Avira Scout Browser, version 50.0.0 (beta) has been released on May 20th, 2016.


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IMPROVEMENTS

  • The Browser supports also the languages Italian, French, Russian, Spanish and Brazilian Portuguese.
  • The installer has been improved based on Google’s “mini installer module”.
  • If a website requires Flash, the user receives a notification with an installation link.
  • All extensions are bundled with the Browser (Additional extension download and installation on first startup is no longer required).

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BUG FIXES

  • The browsers has been updated to Chromium 50.0.2661.102. For further information please read the Chrome Releases.
  • Fixed bug with several "First Time Usage" opened on startup.
  • Introduced correct "User Agent String".


 

 

Version 48.0

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GENERAL INFORMATION
Avira Scout Browser, version 48.0.1 (beta) has been released on February 15th, 2016.

Note
All Beta Testers which have not received the version 2016.01.22.00388b, it is highly recommended to upgrade to version 2016.01.23.00393b. If no update is performed, a new installation of Avira Scout has to be carried out in order to receive further beta versions.


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IMPROVEMENTS

  • This release does not include improvements.

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BUG FIXES

  • The browser has been updated to Chromium 48.0.2564.109, thus 6 security vulnerabilities in Chromium have been fixed.
    For further information please read the Chrome Releases.


 

 

Version 48.0

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GENERAL INFORMATION
Avira Scout Browser, version 48.0.0 (beta) has been released on February 8th, 2016.


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IMPROVEMENTS

  • This release does not include improvements.

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BUG FIXES

  • Fixed an updater issue which causes to use a wrong update server.
  • Based on the new Chromium version 48.
  • Update localisation based on Chromium 48 (English and German).
  • The FTU is accessible via the about page.


 

 

Avira Scout Release
  1. GENERAL INFORMATION

    The Avira Scout Browser, version 47.0.3 (beta) has been released on January 28th, 2016 in German and English.

    The browser will use the Avira database to protect you from dangerous websites, make sure you’re connecting to websites using secure connections, and block unwanted scripts from running.


  2. FEATURES
    • Safe Browsing
      Blocks harmful websites before they load and highlights infected ones in your search results.

    • Privacy Protection
      Prevents companies from tracking you online. Our browser does not collect your data.

    • Secure Wi-Fi
      Forces websites to use the secure https protocol, which encrypts your connection.

    • Chromium Build
      The speed, stability and intuitive use of chrome are integrated into Avira Scout.

    • Autopilot
      This will allow you to select your desired level of privacy, and we’ll customize your settings for you. For the tech savvy, manual settings will be available.


  3. SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS

    Supported Platforms
    • Windows 10 32bit/64bit
    • Windows 8.1 32bit/64bit
    • Windows 8 32bit/64bit
    • Windows 7 32bit/64bit

    Hardware Requirement
    • Processor: Intel Pentium 4 or later
    • Free disk space: 350 MB
    • RAM: 512 MB


 

 

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