Protect: blocking dangerous pages

Attention. Classic Yandex.Browser can help prevent you from visiting a dangerous site, but it can't guarantee absolute protection against all modern threats to your computer. For complete protection, use professional antivirus software.

Why is it necessary to block dangerous pages?

Hackers are always trying to distribute malware. If it gets onto your computer, it can negatively impact performance and steal, damage or erase your information. Malware can reach your computer via removable media or the internet. Classic Yandex.Browser can only protect users from malware distributed over the net.

Your browser will display a warning if you try to open unsecure pages. Yandex and our partners contribute to a special database containing the URLs of such pages.

How blocking works

Before you open a page, classic Yandex.Browser checks to see if it is included in the infected resources database. If such a website is included in the above database, the page will be blocked.

If the page has a saved copy, you can go to it by clicking Secure copy. The unsafe page elements will be blocked.

You can ignore the warning and visit a site with dangerous content.

Attention. However, we strongly recommend that you do not go to a site with dangerous content. Malicious code can infect your computer or enable hackers to access your personal data.

Disabling protection

Attention. To allow dangerous content, you need to completely disable protection from malicious software and websites in your browser. We do not recommend this.

To disable malware protection:

  1. Click   → Settings.
  2. In the lower half of the Settings page, click Show advanced settings.
  3. In the Privacy section, disable the Enable protection from malicious websites and software option.
  4. Restart the browser to apply the changes.