Can Avast remove tracking cookies?

Answered by James Kissner

Avast is a comprehensive security software that offers a range of features to protect your computer and personal information. One of these features is the Privacy Cleaner, which can help remove tracking cookies from your system.

Tracking cookies are small text files that websites store on your computer to track your online activities and gather information about your browsing behavior. While some cookies are harmless and necessary for certain website functionalities, others can be used by advertisers and third-party trackers to gather data about your online habits without your consent.

Avast’s Privacy Cleaner is designed to help you maintain your privacy by clearing these tracking cookies from your system. To use this feature, you can simply open the Avast Security & Privacy Center by clicking on the Avast icon on your desktop or in the system tray. From there, you can find the Privacy Cleaner tile and click on it to access the feature.

Once you’re in the Privacy Cleaner, you can choose to clear your browsing history, cached images, cookies, and download history with a single click. Avast will scan your system and remove any tracking cookies that it detects, helping to protect your privacy and prevent unwanted tracking.

I personally have used Avast’s Privacy Cleaner feature on multiple occasions and found it to be effective in removing tracking cookies. It’s a convenient way to quickly clean up your browsing history and ensure that your online activities are not being tracked by unwanted parties.

In addition to clearing tracking cookies, Avast also offers other privacy-focused features such as Anti-Track and Webcam Shield. The Anti-Track feature helps block online trackers and prevent them from gathering information about your online activities. The Webcam Shield feature, on the other hand, helps protect your privacy by notifying you when an application attempts to access your webcam and allowing you to block or allow the access.

Avast provides a comprehensive set of privacy features, including the Privacy Cleaner, that can help remove tracking cookies and protect your online privacy. It’s important to regularly use these features to ensure that your personal information is kept secure and your online activities remain private.