Malware protection

Mobile Yandex Browser checks downloaded files for viruses and blocks pages with malicious software.

  1. Blocking dangerous pages
  2. Checking downloaded files for viruses

Blocking dangerous pages

When you open a web page, Yandex Browser checks it against its database of infected sites. If the page is found in the database, it won't load. The screen will display a message and the icon will appear in the SmartBox. You can nevertheless choose to ignore the warning and visit a site with dangerous content.

Attention. We highly recommend that you not visit such sites. Malicious codes can infect your computer or give hackers access to your personal information and electronic payments.

Checking downloaded files for viruses

Downloaded files may contain malicious code. This is why the browser scans all archives and executable files that are downloaded both directly and in the background.

If a downloaded file contains a malicious program, the browser warns you and offers to delete the file.

Attention. We recommend that you do not open files that didn't pass the virus scan, because they might activate malicious code.