Protect: blocking dangerous content

Sometimes dangerous elements from infected resources (like banners, scripts, or sidebars) can show up on otherwise safe sites. The Protect integrated security system is used in Yandex. Browser to block these elements. Information on infected and fraudulent websites is taken from a special database compiled by Yandex and our partners.

How blocking works

If a page you want contains elements from infected sites, Yandex.Browser will warn you about them. If you get to the page by clicking the Ignore this warning button, your browser will display the page but block the dangerous elements. The right part of the SmartBox will display the or icon.

You cannot load the blocked content, because it presents a serious risk to your computer. Because the browser only downloads secure elements, the page may be formatted incorrectly.

Disable blocking

Attention. If you want to disable blocking of dangerous content, you will have to completely disable protection against malware and malicious sites in the browser. We strongly recommend that you don’t do this.

To disable dangerous content blocking:

  1. Click   → Settings.
  2. In the lower half of the Settings page, click Show advanced settings.
  3. In the Protection against malware and malicious sites section, turn off Enable protection against malware and malicious sites.
  4. Restart the browser to apply the changes.

Use the same algorithm to re-enable blocking of dangerous content.