Protecting Against Web Threats - Part II

Enable your protection against Web threats

  1. On the main console, click the Settings button.
  2. Click Web Threats under Internet & Email Controls.
  3. Mark the Block potentially dangerous websites  checkbox Marked Checkbox.
  4. Under Protection Strength, select Normal. This setting blocks websites that have characteristics associated with online fraud, or that show signs of transmitting viruses and spyware. This setting also blocks unrated sites that might pose a threat.
  5. Click Save.

Verify that your protection works

Open a Web browser and go to A warning will block the website and announce that it poses a security risk.

Note: Although this website is recognized as a threat, it actually poses no risk and can be safely used for testing purposes.

Learn how to protect yourself from Web threats:

  • Stop clicking links in email messages. Rather than clicking a link sent to you, type the address of the website into your web browser yourself.
  • Beware of poorly-worded email messages that implore you to check a commercial or financial account online.

What's next?

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