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Protect: block dangerous pages

Attention! Yandex.Browser can protect you from entering dangerous sites, but doesn't guarantee absolute protection from all modern threats to your computer. For more complete protection, use professional antivirus software in conjunction with Protect.

Why is it necessary to block dangerous pages?

Hackers spread malicious software that enters your computer and negatively impacts its performance and steals, damages or deletes your information. Malicious software may enter your computer through removable media or the internet. Yandex.Browser only protects users from malware distributed over the net.

Your browser will display a warning if you try to open unsecure pages. Yandex and our partners contribute to a special database containing the URLs of such pages.

How blocking works

Before you open a page, the browser checks to see if it is included in the infected resources database. If a website is included in the above database, the page will be blocked.

If there is a cached version of the page, you can view it by clicking Secure copy. Any unsafe page elements will be blocked.

You can, of course, choose to ignore the warning and visit a site with dangerous content.

Attention! We strongly recommend that you not visit a site with dangerous content. Malicious code can infect your computer or enable hackers to access your personal data.

Disable protection

Attention! To allow dangerous content, you need to completely disable your shield against malicious software and websites in your browser. We do not recommend this.

To disable malware protection

  1. Click the icon  Settings.

  2. In the lower part of the Settings page, click the Show advanced settings button.

  3. In the Privacy section, disable the Protect from malicious websites and software option.
  4. Restart the browser to apply the changes.
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