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Protect: Antishock

Antishock is an extension for Yandex.Browser that blocks banner ads for websites that may offer fraudulent services or ads that contain unpleasant or pornographic images.

Antishock is enabled by default.

What makes annoying ads dangerous?

  • Theft of passwords or money. Popup windows may pretend to be notifications from social networks, program updates, or messages from antivirus programs about malicious files. If you click them, you might give your passwords to attackers or lose money.
  • Fee-based services. Banner ads may contain deceptive messages (for example, about prize winnings, weight loss, predictions, and so on). 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.

Disable Antishock

Method 1: Via the Protect pop-up window
  1. In the right part of the SmartBox, click any icon in the Protect toolbar.
  2. In the Security settings section, disable the Block ads with shocking or unpleasant images option.
Method 2: On the extensions page
  1. Click the icon  Extensions.
  2. Select the Internet security group.
  3. Find the Antishock extension in the list and flip the switch to Off.

Disable Antishock on a given site

To disable Antishock on a given site, follow these steps:

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

Allow erotic ads

Follow these steps to prevent Antishock from blocking erotic ads:

  1. Click the icon  Extensions.
  2. Find the Internet security 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 Do not block erotic ads.
    Note. Erotic banners that distribute malicious code will continue to be blocked even after you disable this option.
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