How to Configure Avast Web Shield

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Avast Web Shield continuously tests information that is moving through the internet and stops any potential threats in real-time. It protects you from ransomware which locks your files and requires payment in order to unlock them. It also protects you from Trojans that claim to be legitimate software, but infect your device with malware. Web shield also detects sites that are phishing that attempt to steal your private information.

Avira offers a variety of options to alter the way that avast Web Shield functions. For instance, you can, change the sensitivity setting that controls the intensity that avast Web Shield scans data when connecting to internet. You can also turn on and disable HTTPS scanning, as well as script scanning and block botnets. You can also create an exclusions list to block certain programs from being detected by web shield.

If avast’s web shield detects malware, potentially unwanted program (PUP) or a suspicious file on your computer it will attempt to repair it first. If it is not repairable it will be moved by avast to file to Quarantine and will notify the user of its detection. You can also define a default action avast will take when a threat is identified.

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