Browser (classic interface)

Protect: checking downloaded files for viruses

Attention! The browser's built-in virus scanner can protect you from visiting a dangerous website or downloading a malicious file. However, it does not guarantee absolute protection of your computer from internet threats. To secure your data, we recommend using full-featured anti-virus products.

Yandex.Browser scans all downloaded files for viruses. If a file being downloaded is identified as unsafe, the file icon to the right of the SmartBox will show the icon .

Note. The mechanism for checking downloaded files is built into the browser. Each file is checked for a number of traits using Yandex antivirus technology and data from our partners.

If a downloaded file contains malware, the browser appends the infected extension to it. In this form, the downloaded file can't be run. This means it can't be a threat, although an antivirus program installed on your computer might consider it dangerous. This file will be stored on your computer until you decide what to do with it.

To open an unsafe file:

  1. Click the button
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    In the top right corner of the browser window

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      Downloads.
  2. Right-click the file icon and click Allow this file to open.

Attention! We don't recommend opening such files.

If the safety of a file couldn't be checked (for example, the connection was lost), you can do this later manually:

  1. Click the button
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    In the top right corner of the browser window

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      Downloads.
  2. Put the cursor on the file name and click Check file security.
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