Phishing is activity aimed at gaining access to your confidential data for the purpose of theft or unauthorized actions. Today, the necessity of such module is obvious - Internet commerce is growing rapidly, and a lot of shopping is done online. This means that problem of phishing really exists and becomes more and more common.
In addition to phishing, there are many other threats in the internet. For example, sites containing malware. Surely it happened to you: after downloading programs from the Internet, your computer was immediately infected with viruses. In addition to viruses there is a possibility of installing of spyware and other unwanted programs without you knowing. Moreover, sometimes such programs are just downloaded to your computer when you go to a specific page. But don’t worry, Adguard will protect you from phishing attacks and most dangerous sites on the internet.
Operation of this module is based on the work of two basic filters – of phishing and malicious sites. These are own filters of Adguard, which protect you from the most of dangerous Internet pages. They are constantly updated, and thus the lists with dangerous sites are constantly renewed. At the same time, in order to provide maximum protection, Adguard uses Google Safe Browsing – service, which provides lists of suspicious sites for checking them with URL.
We also collect additional information, in particular on the websites reputation, trust to them and their safety for children using a Web of Trust - a browser add-on that warns users of possible threats on a particular page.
Protection from phishing sites. This also includes blocking of fraudulent advertising that entices users to such pages. Scammers will not gain access to your personal data or secret information of the company (if you are using Adguard at work).
Protection from malicious websites. Adguard blocks access to websites that contain viruses and programs that can harm your computer.
Altogether, module enhances computer security and reduces the risk of viruses. Among the benefits of the program, we should mention the quick work - Adguard instantly checks the site, which you are going to visit and assess its reliability. We would also like to note the fact that our ad blocker is really easy-to-use. Antiphishing module does not require any complicated settings, filters are self-updated – you do not need to do anything.