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.

  1. How blocking works
  2. Disable blocking

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. Go to the Security tab at the top of the page.
  3. In the Protect against malicious sites and files section, turn off the Enable protection from sites and downloads option.

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