Accessing a website that has been blocked by Avira Web Protection

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Avira Web Protection keeps you safe against dangerous web content that is categorized as phishing, malware, spam or fraud.

However, if you wish to access a website that has been blocked by Avira Web Protection and you know that its content is harmless, then use any of the following possibilities:

I. Set exceptions for particular websites
II. Disable various web filter categories or the entire option
III. Disable Web Protection



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I. Set exceptions for particular websites

  1. Open the “Avira Control Center” via the Avira icon → Antivirus Pro in the task bar at the bottom right hand corner of the screen.
  2. Click on Extras → Configuration.
  3. Double-click Internet protection → Web Protection → Scan → Exceptions.
  4. Type the URL of the website(s), which you want to be skipped from scanning.
  5. Press Apply and OK to save the configuration.

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Note
Only the specified websites will be skipped by the scan of the Web Protection.
However, malicious downloads will be still blocked and reported.
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II. Disable various web filter categories or the entire option

  1. Open the “Avira Control Center” via the Avira icon → Antivirus Pro in the task bar at the bottom right hand corner of the screen.
  2. Go to Extras → Configuration.
  3. Click Internet protection → Web Protection → Scan → Blocked requests.

    • Disable categories of the web filter
      Deactivate the specific categories from the web filter, which should no longer be detected nor blocked. Press Apply and OK to save the configuration.

    • Disable the web filter completely
      If you wish to deactivate the entire web filter, disable the option "Activate web filter". The Web Protection will no longer warn you of dangerous web content. Press Apply and OK to save the configuration.

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Note
Dangerous file downloads will however be reported and blocked.
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III. Disable Web Protection

  1. Open the “Avira Control Center” via the Avira icon → Antivirus Pro in the task bar at the bottom right hand corner of the screen.
  2. Click on the toggle button next to Web Protection to disable this option.

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Note
Once disabled, all visited websites are no longer scanned by the Web Protection.
Dangerous file downloads are neither reported nor blocked.

The Web Protection remains disabled until manual activation or a restart of the computer.
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Affected products

  • Avira Antivirus Pro - Business Edition [Windows]
  • Avira Prime (unlimited devices) [Windows]
  • Avira Internet Security Suite [Windows]
  • Avira Optimization Suite [Windows]
  • Avira Ultimate Protection Suite [Windows]
  • Avira Total Security Suite [Windows]
  • Created : Wednesday, October 29, 2008
  • Last updated: Wednesday, December 6, 2017
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