Web shield is a component of the avast security software that scans your data when you surf the web. This protects your computer from malware. Web shield also blocks websites and prevents hackers from using your device as a host in order to hack into other computers. It can block unwanted programs and report them to the community for more information.
The avast web shield uses advanced technology to detect and block the latest threats. It scans programs and files in real-time while they are downloaded or opened. It also detects ransomware that locks certain files on your device and requires payment to unlock them. It also detects trojans, which disguise themselves as genuine software and introduce malware to your system.
Avast is an all-platform security software that offers protection against malware, viruses as well as spyware, adware ransomware, scams trojans, as well as other cyber threats. It is available for Microsoft Windows, macOS, Android and iOS. The company offers a free rendition for each platform, and also a premium version with additional features.
When Avast detects a threat, it immediately alerts you and alerts its users to the threat. If a malicious app is downloaded and then runs on your device, it could harm the operating system, corrupt files, or steal your personal information. If you’d like to use any website or application that Avast has blocked and you want to add it to your exclusions list. You can also disable Web Shield and File Shield to allow safe websites and applications to run on your device.