Detecting malware

We show millions of links in response to user searches every day. Unfortunately, any web page may contain a virus that could steal personal data or infect a computer.

Yandex regularly checks the sites it indexes for the presence of malware to protect its users. If a virus is detected, we show the following warning tag in the search results:

Yandex uses its own antivirus technology, along with software from our partner Sophos®.