How to Configure Avast Web Shield
Avast Web Shield is constantly testing information that is moving through the internet and blocks potential threats in real-time. This shields you from ransomware which locks your data and demands a payment to unlock them, as well as Trojans, which masquerade as legitimate software but inject malware into your device. Web shield also identifies phishing websites that attempt to steal your personal data.
Avira offers multiple options to alter the way that avast Web Shield performs. You can, for example, change the sensitivity setting which regulates the degree of the way avast Web Shield scans your data whenever you connect to the internet. You can also turn off or on HTTPS scanning or script scanning. It is also possible to stop botnet attacks. You can also create a list of exclusions to prevent certain programs from being detected by the web shield.
If avast’s web shield detects malware, potentially unwanted program (PUP) or a suspicious files on your computer, it will try to fix it in the first place. If the file is not repaired, it will see this be moved to Quarantine. You will also be notified. You can also create a default option that avast will perform when a threat has been detected.
If a site or application that you are confident is secure is blocked by avast you can add it to the list of exceptions so it will never get blocked again. This is done by clicking the Real-Time Shields tab, and then selecting the Web Shield or File Shield item in the list. The process for adding a site or app to the exceptions list is slightly different for the Avast Security and Avast One apps.