Avast Secure Browser Bank Mode – Getting Started

Bank Mode is a feature in Avast Secure Browser and Avast Antivirus that provides a virtual desktop, which acts as a clean, safe PC within your real PC. The Bank Mode virtual desktop protects you against the injection of malicious scripts, keystroke logging, and screenshot attempts by third-party apps. We recommend using Bank Mode each time you want to access a banking website or pay online.


Install Avast Products #

To use Bank Mode, you need both Avast Secure Browser and Avast Antivirus or Avast One installed on your PC.

For detailed instructions to install your preferred Avast antivirus product, refer to the relevant articles below:

For detailed instructions to install Avast Secure Browser, refer to the following article:


Open Bank Mode #

You can open Bank Mode using option A, B, or C below:

  • Option A: Open Avast Secure Browser and go to   Menu (three dots) ▸ New Bank Mode Window.


Option B: Right-click the  Avast Antivirus icon in the notification area of your Windows taskbar and select Run Bank Mode.