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This Article Applies to:
- Avast Business Antivirus
- Small Office Protection
Web Shield protects your system from threats while browsing the web. It also prevents malicious scripts from running, even when you are offline. In Web Shield, you can enable and configure web, HTTPS, and script scanning.
Web Shield Settings
Web Shield actively scans data that is transferred when you browse the internet to prevent malware from being downloaded and run on your PC. You can access these settings by clicking Menu ▸ Settings, then navigating to Protection ▸ Core Shields.
Enable Web Shield: turn this shield on or off
Enable Web Scanning: specify if Web Shield should scan all downloaded files
Enable HTTPS Scanning: specify if Web shield should scan encrypted websites
Enable QUIC/HTTP3 Scanning: specify if Web shield should scan communications sent and received via Google's QUIC protocol
Block botnet attacks: specify if Web Shield should block botnets from using your computer to attack other devices
Enable script scanning: specify if Web Shield should block malicious scripts from applications and websites. This includes remote threats from the web and outside sources, and local threats saved to disk or in the browser cache. Script scanning can also detect and block malicious scripts that come from HTTPS (encrypted) connections
Enable site blocking: allows you to block access to specific websites added to the list in the Show Blocked Website dialog box
- Navigate to Menu ▸ Settings ▸ Protection ▸
- Under Configure shield settings, click the Web Shield tab
- Click Show Blocked Websites
- Click Add Website
- Enter the website address
- Click either Add Website to add another site, or click Close
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