Connection status

Yandex.Browser uses a multifaceted security system called Protect. For information about how Protect works, go to the Protect toolbar on the right side of SmartBox. In particular, you can see icons that indicate your connection status and allow you to determine your security level.

Security status icons

Attention. The connection status icon is typically displayed to the right of the rest of the icons in the Protect toolbar. However, it can shift to the left when you enter a dangerous site, if Turbo mode is active on HTTP sites, or when Wi-Fi protection is enabled.
Icon Description
Uses the HTTP protocol.
Uses the HTTPS protocol, which protects data being sent by encrypting it. Additionally, the site has a current SSL certificate of extended validation (EV). Make sure the page header shows this icon before you begin entering confidential information on a website (for example, your bank card number).
Uses the HTTPS protocol, but the site's certificate is less secure than EV.
Uses the HTTPS protocol and the site has a current EV certificate, but there are dangerous elements loaded on the page.
Data transfer may not be secure. This icon appears if the page has a form that sends data over the HTTP protocol without encryption, or if Yandex is not familiar with the publisher of the page's locally-installed certificate, or if images load over an unsecure protocol on a page that loads over HTTPS.
, This page contains dangerous elements or ads blocked by Antishock.
This website could harm your computer. The site's certificate may have been revoked or may not be current.

Get detailed information about connection security

To get detailed information about your connection security (for example, about the site's certificate, the encryption protocol used, or dangerous contents that were blocked), follow these steps:

  1. Open a page on the site.
  2. In the right part of the SmartBox, click any Protect toolbar icon.
  3. In the window that opens, click the More info link in the section where connection status displays.