Provides Chrome protection from online threats

Protection against web threats

Using the Internet puts your computer at risk of infection from viruses and other security threats. Security threats can enter your computer while you are downloading free programs or visiting websites that have been compromised by hackers. In addition, network worms can attack your computer as soon as you connect to the Internet, before a web page is opened or a file is downloaded.

"Web Threat Protection" protects the information that your computer sends and receives in Safari, Chrome or Firefox using the HTTP and HTTPS protocols.

Note: "Protection against web threats" monitors web traffic on the ports that are most frequently used for data transmission using the HTTP and HTTPS protocol. Encrypted connections (HTTPS) are only scanned by Kaspersky Endpoint Security if the Scan secure connections (HTTPS) check box is selected.

Activate / deactivate "Protection against web threats"

  1. Click the program icon in the menu bar and select Settings.

    The program settings window opens.

  2. On the Basic tab, in the Web threat protection section, select / clear the Enable web threat protection check box.

"Protection against web threats" can also be activated in the Protection Center. If computer protection is deactivated or protective components are switched off, the risk of infection for your computer increases significantly. That is why the protection center informs you when the protection is deactivated.

Important: If you deactivate "Protection against web threats", it will no longer start automatically after restarting Kaspersky Endpoint Security or after restarting the operating system. In this case, you have to reactivate "Protection against web threats" manually.

When scanning web traffic, "Web Threat Protection" uses the settings recommended by Kaspersky Lab. Signature analysis, heuristic analysis and data from Kaspersky Security Network are used to detect malicious objects.

Checking to see if links on web pages are phishing threats or malicious web addresses can help Phishing attacks be prevented. For Phishing attacks Criminals commonly use emails that appear to be from financial institutions (e.g. banks) and contain links to fraudulent websites. In these emails, criminals attempt to trick the user into visiting a phishing website and entering sensitive information (such as a bank card number or username and password for an online banking account). A phishing attack can be disguised as a message from your bank with a link to the bank's official website. In reality, however, the link leads to an exact copy of the bank's official website, created by fraudsters.

Web Threat Protection monitors your web traffic for attempts to open phishing websites and blocks access to such websites. To check links on web pages for phishing threats and malicious web addresses, Kaspersky Endpoint Security uses application databases, heuristic analysis and data from Kaspersky Security Network.

Algorithm for examining web traffic

Every website or file that you or a program access using the HTTP or HTTPS protocol is intercepted by "Web Threat Protection" and scanned for malicious code:

  • If a website or file contains malicious code, Kaspersky Endpoint Security can block the object and notify you that the requested file or website is infected.
  • If the website or file doesn't contain malicious code, it can be accessed immediately.

Information about "Web Threat Protection" and any dangerous objects found in web traffic is recorded in a report.

Note: If "Web Threat Protection" exited with an error, you can review the "Web Threat Protection" report and try to restart the component. If the problem persists, you can contact Kaspersky Lab Technical Support.

View the Web Threat Protection report

  1. In the menu bar, select Protection> Reports.

    The Reports window opens.

  2. Open the Web Threat Protection tab.
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