Avast Antivirus: Managing HTTPS scanning in Web Shield

How to manage HTTPS scanning in Web Shield

HTTPS scanning is a component of Web Shield in Avast Antivirus which protects your computer against malware delivered by TLS and SSL encrypted HTTPS traffic when you browse the web. This feature is enabled by default, but you can disable it in the Web Shield settings.

If you disable HTTPS scanning, any malware delivered by HTTPS traffic will be hidden by TLS/SSL encryption and your computer will be more vulnerable to threats.

To configure HTTPS scanning in Avast Antivirus please follow these quick steps:

  1. Open the Avast user interface → select Settings.
  2. Select Components → click Customize next to Web Shield.
  3. Select Main settings → check/uncheck Enable HTTPS scanning to turn this feature on/off.

To configure HTTPS scanning in Avast Antivirus follow these steps:

  1. Open the Avast user interface, and go to Settings → Components.
  2. Click Customize in the Web Shield section.
  3. In the Web Shield Settings menu, click Main settings to configure HTTPS scanning:
    • Check Enable HTTPS scanning if you want to protect your computer against malware delivered by HTTPS traffic.
    • Uncheck Enable HTTPS scanning if you don't want to protect your computer against malware delivered by HTTPS traffic.
    If you only want to exclude specific sites from scanning, click Exclusions in the Web Shield Settings, and add the URLs of the sites that you want to exclude from scanning to the URLs to exclude section. This excludes both HTTP and HTTPS pages at the specified domain from scanning.
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