How to Configure Avast Web Shield

Avast Web Shield continuously tests information that is moving through the internet and blocks possible infections in real time. This shields you from ransomware which locks your files and requires payment to unlock them. It also shields you from Trojans that pretend to be legitimate software, but actually infect your device with malware. Web shield detects phishing sites which attempt to steal your personal data.

Avira offers multiple settings to change the way avast Web Shield functions. For instance, you can alter the sensitivity settings, which controls the aggressiveness of the way avast Web Shield scans data every time you connect to the internet. You can also turn off or on HTTPS scanning as well as script scanning. You can also block botnet attacks. You can also create an exclusion list in order to avoid certain programs from being detected by web shield.

If avast finds malware or an unwelcome program on your computer, it will try to repair the file first. If the file is unable to be repaired the file will be moved to Quarantine. You will also receive a notification. You can also select the default action that avast will choose to take if it detects a virus.

You can add a site or application that you are sure is secure to the exceptions list so it won’t be blocked in the future. You can do this by clicking on the Real-Time Shields Tab, and then selecting either the Web Shield (or File Shield) option from the list. The Avast Security app and Avast One app have distinct methods of adding apps or websites to the exceptions lists.

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