Web Protection

If viruses are detected by Web Protection, you will receive an alert if you have selected interactive option (see the configuration section Web Protection > Scan > Action on detection). In interactive mode you can choose what to do with the data sent by the web server in the dialog box.


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Detection, Errors, Warnings

Messages and detailed information relating to the viruses detected are displayed in the Detection, Errors and Warnings tabs:

  • Detection: URL and the name of the detected virus or unwanted program

  • Error: Messages about errors that occurred during the Web Protection scan

  • Alerts: Warnings relating to the viruses that were detected

Possible actions

If a detection is a heuristic hit (HEUR/), an unusual runtime packer (PCK/) or a file with a hidden file extension (HEUR-DBLEXT/), in interactive mode only the options Move to quarantine and Ignore are available.
This restriction prevents the detected files, which may be a false alarm, being directly removed (deleted) from your computer. The file can be recovered at any time with the aid of the quarantine manager.

Deny access

The website requested from the web server and/or any data or files transferred are not sent to your web browser. An error message to notify you that access has been denied is displayed in the web browser. Web Protection logs the detection to the report file if the report function is activated.

Move to quarantine

In the event of a virus or malware being detected, the website requested from the web server and/or the transferred data and files are moved into quarantine. The affected file can be recovered from quarantine manager if it has an informative value or – if necessary – sent to the Avira Malware Research Center.


The website requested from the web server and/or the data and files that were transferred are forwarded on by Web Protection to your web browser.

This could allow viruses and unwanted programs to access your computer system. Only select the Ignore option in exceptional cases.

Buttons and links

Button / link


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With this link – and with an active Internet connection – you can access an Internet page with further information on this virus or unwanted program.

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This page of the online help is opened via this button or link.

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