This release of HstEx® adds support for two browsers which have been designed for the security/privacy market, Avast Secure Browser and CCleaner Browser. We have also added support for seventy-four new versions of other browsers.

New Browser Support

We have added support for the following browsers:

Avast Secure Browser

Avast Secure Browser (previously Avast Safe-Zone) is a Chromium based web browser developed by Avast. Initially, the browser was available alongside Avast’s paid versions of their Avast Antivirus software. However, as of March 2016, the company included the web browser as part of its free antivirus software.

We have also added the recovery of the following artefacts:

CCleaner Browser

CCleaner Browser is a Chromium based web browser developed by Piriform, the same company responsible for the data erasing, security software, CCleaner. The company describes the software as “a web browser with built-in security and privacy features to keep you safe online. It comes packed with all the tools you need to manage your online privacy, identity, and personal data.”

The following artefacts can be selected for recovery:

New Features

We have added support for the recovery of data from:

  • Mozilla Firefox/Mozilla Based Signons
  • Brave Reward Entries
  • Yandex Ya Credit Cards
  • Yandex Ya Autofill Data


We have added a Most Recently Used (MRU) drop-down list on the Open button so that the user can access previously saved session files.

In the Recovery Job window, we have added the ability to search through the recovery modules. The example below shows the user searching for "download" profiles.

We have also added a filter option to allow the user to filter and display individual or multiple recovery profiles or browser types.

Change Log

To review the full list of changes for this release, please see: Change Log HstEx v4.11.