Protect: secure web surfing

Note. You can get additional information about your security status and access your security settings using the Protect toolbar.

Yandex Browser uses its own integrated security system called . It is the first comprehensive browser security system that protects you from most threats when using the internet. It includes the following types of protection:

Secure connection

  • Protected Wi-Fi. In unprotected wireless networks, the browser transfers data over a special encrypted channel.
  • Protected DNS requests. The browser protects against DNS hijacking and spoofing by not letting fraudulent DNS servers redirect users to phishing sites.
  • Protection against untrusted certificates. The browser checks the authenticity of certificates used by sites on pages loaded over HTTPS.

Secure payments

  • Protected mode. On internet banking and payment system pages, the browser employs extra security measures by using stricter HTTPS certificate checks and disabling extensions.
  • Credit card protection. If you enter your card number on a suspicious website or there are problems with data encryption, Yandex Browser will warn you that there is a security threat.

Password protection

  • Password manager. Store passwords to all your devices safely and conveniently on Yandex servers.
  • Password encryption. Use a master password to ensure that no one can access your password manager. Master passwords are not stored in your browser and not transmitted over the internet.
  • Protection against password phishing. If you enter a password previously used for another website, the browser will warn you that this action may be dangerous.

Protection against malware and malicious sites

  • Blocking dangerous webpages. The browser warns you if you try to open a page containing malware. The addresses of infected and fraudulent websites are sent to a special database that is updated several times a day and contains hundreds of thousands of links.
  • File scans. All downloading archives and executable files are checked for malware and undesirable software. Several million unique files are checked each month.
  • Verification of extensions. To protect you from malware and annoying ads, your browser only allows extensions from verified sources to be installed. These extensions are regularly checked to make sure they are authentic.

Protection against undesirable advertising

  • Filters out annoying ads. The browser filters out ad formats that tend to annoy users most.
  • Antishock. The browser blocks ads containing shocking or pornographic images and ads for malicious sites.
  • Block ads manually. Users can hide annoying ads on individual sites (such as those that block a large portion of text or redirect you to suspicious sites without your consent).
  • Ad management. Users can choose to view ads on sites and set up black and white lists.

Protection against mobile fraud