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Using WebShield

NOTE: This article is for using WebShield within TotalAV - for the standalone application please see our guides by clicking here.

TotalAV's WebShield uses AI and cloud-based technology to provide the first line of defence against online malware, phishing and other harmful websites. It does this by checking and filtering any websites you visit against our block list.

When you first use TotalAV, WebShield should be enabled.

You can check whether WebShield is enabled by doing the following:

  • Open TotalAV
  • Click the Fingerprint
  • Click WebShield
  • If you need to enable WebShield, it will show you the button to "Enable WebShield".

    You can also adjust the settings of WebShields by clicking the cog/gear icon on the top right.

    Here you can

  • Enable or Disable TotalAV WebShield
  • Toggle whether TotalAV Automatically enables at System Start
  • Toggle whether 'Low Trust' websites are blocked
  • Toggle whether Cryptomining URLs are blocked
  • Set the frequency of definition updates
  • Add websites to allowed list
  • WebShield on macOS® is used within Safari®. Follow the steps below to enable WebShield in Safari.

  • Open TotalAV
  • Select WebShield on the menu
  • Click 'Enable Now for Safari'
  • Click 'Open Safari Preferences'
  • Click the Box
  • Click Turn On
  • WebShield will now be enabled.

    The extension is also available on Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge, and Mozilla Firefox. Check out our guides by clicking here.

    WebShield on iOS® is used within Safari®. Follow the steps below to enable WebShield in Safari.

  • Ensure TotalAV is installed.
  • Open Safari
  • Open a webpage (e.g. https://google.com)
  • Tap 'aA' on the address bar
  • Tap 'Manage Extensions'
  • Tap 'TotalAV WebShield'
  • Open TotalAV again and activate WebShield.
  • Total WebShield will now be active on your device.

    Total WebShield will now be active on your Safari browser.

    To enable WebShield on Android follow the steps below.

  • Open TotalAV
  • Tap 'WebShield'
  • Tap 'Turn WebShield On'
  • Tap 'Go to Settings'
  • Tap 'Installed apps' (this step may be skipped on some devices)
  • Tap 'Tap TotalAV WebShield'
  • Toggle the switch to on.
  • Tap 'Allow'
  • Open TotalAV again and activate WebShield.
  • Total WebShield will now be active on your device.

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