Shield CMS for Mac »released on January 1, 2000 »accessed 278 times. Shield CMS for Windows »released on April 30, 2020 »accessed 408 times. I have the free version of Avast 4.8. Web Shield is slowing my browsing to a crawl, and I want to turn it off. I have searched the program, its help contents, and this site looking for how to do this, but have only found the vague answer in the help section that: 'The checkbox turns on/off the web scanning feature'.

  1. Web Shield For Mac Antivirus
Mac

Managing Shields

As you surf the Internet, the shields automatically block and quarantine any threats that attempt to download and run on your Mac.

If a shield detects an item that it classifies as a potential threat or an item it does not recognize, it opens an alert. The alert asks if you want to allow the item to run or if you want to block it. If you aren't sure what to do, we recommend blocking the file.

The shields are preconfigured, based on our recommended settings. You do not need to configure any settings yourself unless you are an advanced user and would like to modify shield behavior.

To view shield status or to disable shields:

  1. In the menu bar, click the Webroot icon to open the SecureAnywhere interface.
  2. From the drop-down menu, select Open Webroot SecureAnywhere.
  3. From the main window, click Mac Security.

    SecureAnywhere includes two types of shields:

    • Realtime shield — Controls how threats are blocked and quarantined on your Mac.
    • Web Threat shield — Protects your system as you surf the Internet.
  4. Click the button next to the shield name to turn it off.
    • If the orange indicator is to the left, the shield is off.
    • If the green indicator is to the right, the shield is on.

    If you disable a shield, your Mac is vulnerable. The SecureAnywhere interface turns orange, which is a warning state.

  1. You must restart your browser for website filter changes to take effect.
Web shield for macbook pro

Managing Shields

As you surf the Internet, the shields automatically block and quarantine any threats that attempt to download and run on your Mac.

Macbook

If a shield detects an item that it classifies as a potential threat or an item it does not recognize, it opens an alert. The alert asks if you want to allow the item to run or if you want to block it. If you aren't sure what to do, we recommend blocking the file.

The shields are preconfigured, based on our recommended settings. You do not need to configure any settings yourself unless you are an advanced user and would like to modify shield behavior.

To view shield status or to disable shields:

  1. In the menu bar, click the Webroot icon to open the SecureAnywhere interface.
  2. From the drop-down menu, select Open Webroot SecureAnywhere.
  3. From the main window, click Mac Security.

    SecureAnywhere includes two types of shields:

    • Realtime shield — Controls how threats are blocked and quarantined on your Mac.
    • Web Threat shield — Protects your system as you surf the Internet.
  4. Click the button next to the shield name to turn it off.
    • If the orange indicator is to the left, the shield is off.
    • If the green indicator is to the right, the shield is on.

    If you disable a shield, your Mac is vulnerable. The SecureAnywhere interface turns orange, which is a warning state.

Web Shield For Mac Antivirus

  1. You must restart your browser for website filter changes to take effect.