Web protection

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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.

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If you click on the Web protection header, a choice of actions that can be carried out directly from here is displayed.


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.

Whitelist: A selection of objects (e.g. websites) that are categorised as harmless by the user and therefore are not subject to special checks.

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.

Settings: You can use this button to access basic settings options if necessary. Please read about this in the section entitled: Settings – Web protection