Checking a website for safety

Kaspersky Internet Security allows checking the safety of a website before you click a link to open it. Websites are checked using URL Advisor.

URL Advisor is not available in Microsoft Internet Explorer browser (versions 10 and 11) with the new Windows user interface style.

URL Advisor checks links on the web page opened in Microsoft Internet Explorer, Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox. Kaspersky Internet Security displays one of the following icons next to the checked link:

Safe web page – if the linked web page is safe according to Kaspersky Lab

Safe web page – if there is no information about the safety status of the linked web page

wtb_orange.png – if a web page opened from a link could be used by criminals to harm your computer or data, according to Kaspersky Lab

Safe web page – if the linked web page is dangerous according to Kaspersky Lab

To view a pop-up window with more details on the link, move the mouse pointer to the corresponding icon.

By default, Kaspersky Internet Security checks links in search results only. You can enable link checking on every website.

To enable link checking on websites:

  1. Open the main application window.
  2. Click the Settings 2019.png button in the lower part of the window.

    The Settings window opens.

  3. In the Protection section, select the Web Anti-Virus subsection.

    The window displays the settings for Web Anti-Virus.

  4. In the lower part of the window, click the Advanced Settings link. The advanced settings window of Web Anti-Virus opens.
  5. In the URL Advisor section, select the Check URLs check box.
  6. If you want Kaspersky Internet Security to scan the content of all websites, select On all websites except those specified.
  7. If necessary, specify web pages that you trust in the Exclusions window. Open this window by clicking the Manage exclusions link. Kaspersky Internet Security will not scan the content of the specified web pages.
  8. If you want Kaspersky Internet Security to check the content of specific web pages only:
    1. Select On specified websites only.
    2. Click the Configure checked websites link to open the Checked websites window.
    3. Click the Add button.
    4. Enter the address of the web page whose content you want to check.
    5. Select the checking status for the web page (if the status is Active, Kaspersky Internet Security checks web page content).
    6. Click the Add button.

      The specified web page appears in the list in the Checked websites window. Kaspersky Internet Security checks URLs on this web page.

  9. To configure the advanced settings for URL checking, in the Advanced settings of Web Anti-Virus window, in the URL Advisor section, click the Configure URL Advisor link to open the URL Advisor window.
  10. If you want Kaspersky Internet Security to notify you about the safety of links on all web pages, in the Checked URLs section, select All URLs.
  11. If you want Kaspersky Internet Security to display information about whether a link belongs to a specific category of website content (for example, Profanity, obscenity):
    1. Select the Show information on the categories of website content check box.
    2. Select the check boxes next to categories of website content about which information should be displayed in comments.

Kaspersky Internet Security checks links on the specified web pages and displays information about categories of the links in accordance with the current settings.

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