Avast Web Shield is constantly testing information moving on the internet and blocks potential threats in real-time. This protects against ransomware, which blocks your files and demands payment to unlock them and Trojans disguised as legitimate software, but actually inject malware into your device. Web shield identifies phishing websites which attempt to steal your personal information.
Avira has a variety of settings you can alter to modify the way avast’s web shield operates. You can, for example alter the sensitivity setting which controls the level of how avast web shield scans data when you connect to the internet. You can also enable or disable HTTPS scanning, as well as script scanning, and block botnets. You can also create a list of exclusions to stop certain programs from being detected by the web shield.
If avast detects malware or an unwelcome program on your system, avast will try to repair the file first. If the file is not repaired, it will be moved to Quarantine. You will also receive a notification. You can also choose an action that avast is expected to take when the virus is detected.
You can add a web page or app that you are confident is safe to the exceptions so it won’t be blocked again. This is done by clicking the Real-Time Shields tab and then selecting the Web Shield or File Shield item from the list. The procedure for adding a website or app to the list of exceptions is different for the Avast Security and Avast One apps.