Protect: Antishock

Antishock is an extension for Yandex.Browser that filters out banners containing unpleasant images, porn, or ads for websites that may offer fraudulent services.

  1. What makes annoying ads dangerous?
  2. Enabling and disabling Antishock
  3. Disable Antishock on a given site
  4. Allow erotic ads

What makes annoying ads dangerous?

Antishock is a Yandex.Browser technology that blocks banner ads with unpleasant images, pornography, or advertising for websites that may offer fraudulent services.

Why this type of ad might be threatening:

  • Theft of passwords or money. Pop-up windows can impersonate notifications from social networks, software update notifications, or messages from antivirus programs. If you click them, you might give your passwords to attackers or lose money.
  • Fee-based services. Banners can contain fraudulent messages (for example, about winning a prize, losing weight, predictions, etc.). Clicking on them can lead to money being deducted from your mobile phone account.
  • Shock. Banners might contain pornographic images, animations of unpleasant events, disasters, physical trauma, illnesses, intimate body parts, etc.
  • Fraud. Banners that promise large pay-outs without indicating for what may lead you to the sites of hackers or financial pyramid schemes.
  • Obtrusiveness. When you open a new page and click any area or interface element, a new window may appear advertising something unrelated to the site contents. Some pop-ups open additional advertising windows when you close them.

Enabling and disabling Antishock

  1. In the right part of SmartBox, click any Protect toolbar icon.
  2. In the Security settings section, turn the Block ads with shocking or unpleasant images option on or off.

Disable Antishock on a given site

To disable Antishock on a given site where ads are currently blocked, follow these steps:

  1. Open the website where you want to allow advertising.
  2. Select Don't use Antishock on this site.

Allow erotic ads

Follow these steps to prevent Antishock from blocking erotic ads:

  1. Click   → Extensions.
  2. Select the Ad blocker group.
  3. In the description of the Antishock extension, click the More details link.
  4. Click the Settings button. This opens a page with Antishock settings.
  5. Select the option Don't block erotic ads.
    Note. Erotic banners that distribute malicious code will continue to be blocked even after you disable this option.