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Web Shield

This Article Applies to:

  • Essential/Premium/Ultimate Business Security
  • 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.

Essential/Premium/Ultimate Business Security Only: We do not recommend you install this component on a server OS that is also running Microsoft Exchange. The Exchange and Anti-spam components handle Exchange-level filtering and will conflict with this component.

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