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Web protection

In this area you can enable/disable web protection. Web protection is a module that automatically detects threats when surfing the Internet or downloading files and renders them harmless if necessary. This is a useful aid to the virus monitor and blocks harmful websites and downloads before they can even be accessed.

If a website is identified as a threat by the G DATA software and blocked, you will see an information page from G DATA displayed in the browser instead of the website.

  • Disable web protection : If you disable web protection, this can create a time benefit with, for example, very large downloads from a secure source. Generally your computer is still protected by the virus monitor when web protection is disabled. Nevertheless you should only prevent web protection in exceptional cases.
  • Define exceptions : Web protection ensures that you do not fall victim to infected or fraudulent websites on the Internet. However, in rare cases it may occur that a website is not displayed properly, even though it is supplied by a safe provider. In such a case, you can add this web address to the Whitelist, i.e. you can define it as an exception and Web protection will no longer block this site. You can read the section entitled  Define exceptions to find out how to do this.
  • More settings : You can find more information on this in the section  Settings | AntiVirus | Web protection .

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