Protect: blocking dangerous pages
Why Yandex.Browser blocks downloaded pages
Hackers distribute malware that interferes with the browser, and steals, corrupts or deletes information. Dangerous software enters a computer through removable media or the Internet. The browser protects you against malware that is distributed through the Internet.
The browser warns you if a page is infected by malware.
How blocking works
Before you open a page, Yandex.Browser compares it with a list of infected pages. Addresses of infected pages are stored in a special database compiled by Yandex and our partners. A page detected in the database is blocked.
If a copy of the uninfected page is stored in Yandex, you can view it. To do this, click the link to the page with full information on the infection, and then click Safe copy.
The page with full information on the infection also provides information on what malware was detected on the page.
You can ignore the warning and visit a site with dangerous content.
If you must open a dangerous page
Take the following security measures:
- After visiting the page, scan your computer with an antivirus or free utilities.
Note that these actions do not protect against infection, but only make it less likely and help with recovery.
Interaction with antivirus software
The security mechanism in Yandex.Browser doesn't conflict with other security applications (anti-virus software and firewalls). If antivirus software is installed in the system, it can detect malware sooner than the browser. In this case, you will see a message from the antivirus rather than the browser.
If Yandex.Browser is blocking your site
If Yandex.Browser blocked your site because it’s infected, delete the malicious code. On the next indexation, the Yandex robot will exclude your site from the dangerous list.
You can use Yandex.Webmaster to speed up indexing. To do this, click the Double check button in the Security and violations section. We recommend a repeat check a few weeks after infection. This will help detect malware if it was not completely removed the first time.
Follow the security rules to protect your site from infection. If you register a site in Yandex.Webmaster, you will be able to get email notifications about infections and view details of infected pages in the Security and violations sections.
To disable blocking of dangerous pages:
- Go to the Protect tab in the top half of the page.
- In the Protection against malware and malicious sites section, turn off Enable protection against malware and malicious sites.
Use a similar sequence of actions to re-enable blocking of dangerous pages.