The web is the number one source of malware and threats which get more varied and sophisticated every day. The Web Protection feature allows blocking the latest web threats and keep you safe from malicious sites. It implies an Internet filter and parental control for your computer.
Step 1: On the left navigation menu, click Web Protection. The Web Protection screen opens.
By default, the Web Protection feature is enabled. Single click the slider to switch between two positions. The green color stands for Enabled, which means that the Web Protection security service is active and fully functional. The grey color represents the Disabled status, i.e. the service is deactivated. If you do not have a good reason to deactivate the service, we strictly recommend that you keep the Web Protection feature turned on.
You can also enable/disable the Web Protection feature from the Home tab.
Step 2: To enable the Parental Control feature, click the slider next to Parental Control. You can disable the Parental Control feature separately. With that, the Web Protection feature remains enabled. See What is Parental Control and what does it do and How to Customize Parental Control for more details and examples.
Step 3: Click Advanced Settings to access additional settings for Web Protection.
This feature identifies phishing content contained in websites and protects you from attempts to acquire passwords, banking data and other information by fraudulent websites masquerading as legitimate ones.
This feature enables monitoring and blocking malicious content that may access your computer while browsing in the Internet.
This feature blocks access to the websites that are included in the adaware database of unsafe URLs. To configure advanced settings for the Malware Scanner feature, in the Malware Scanner block, click Advanced Settings. Here you can view and manage the following settings:
Scan archive files
Scans and detects viruses inside archives.
Scan packed executables
Scans and detects malicious code inside packed executables.
Performs thorough checking inside CHM and installer files.