Avast Antivirus: Managing Real Site

How to enable or disable Real Site

Real Site (previously known as Secure DNS) is a feature of all paid versions of Avast Antivirus that protects you against DNS hijacking. DNS hijacking is a type of malicious attack that redirects you from the site you want to visit to one that may look just like it. For more information about this feature, refer to the following article:

To ensure your full security, Real Site is enabled by default. We recommended you keep Real Site turned on at all times unless you need to temporarily disable it for troubleshooting purposes.

Manage Real Site

To turn Real Site off, follow these steps:

  1. Open the Avast user interface and go to ProtectionReal Site.
  2. Click the ON slider and select a listed time duration.
  3. Click Yes to confirm that you are disabling Real Site intentionally.
  1. Open the Avast user interface and click Settings.
  2. Select Components, then click the slider next to Real Site and select a listed time duration.
  3. Click Yes to confirm that you are disabling Real Site intentionally.

Real Site is turned off for the selected time duration and automatically turns on after this time passes.

  • Avast Premier 17.x
  • Avast Internet Security 17.x
  • Avast Pro Antivirus 17.x
  • Microsoft Windows 10 Home / Pro / Enterprise / Education - 32 / 64-bit
  • Microsoft Windows 8.1 / Pro / Enterprise - 32 / 64-bit
  • Microsoft Windows 8 / Pro / Enterprise - 32 / 64-bit
  • Microsoft Windows 7 Home Basic / Home Premium / Professional / Enterprise / Ultimate - Service Pack 1, 32 / 64-bit

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