Potentially dangerous sites
These sites may not distribute malware, but their content is a threat to human health and safety, especially if a child is using the computer.
Doctor Web strongly recommends that you avoid sites containing information of this kind.
Important! This feature is not available in Dr.Web Anti-virus for Windows.
If you are using Dr.Web Anti-virus for macOS* and Dr.Web Anti-virus for Linux, you can protect yourself and your family from visiting certain types of potentially dangerous sites by enabling the appropriate options in the SpIDer Gate settings.
*This feature is not available in the free product Dr.Web Anti-virus for macOS Light.
The URL filter in Dr.Web for Android can regulate your device’s access to potentially dangerous sites, and only at your request. This is particularly useful if a child who is not yet aware of Internet dangers uses the device.
Some manufacturers of anti-virus solutions will assure you that their applications for Android come with a parental control component.
However, it is currently IMPOSSIBLE to implement a full-fledged parental control component for this operating system.
The default settings of Android Browser and Google Chrome for Android allow any user to open an URL anonymously, and no software that includes a parental control module can track their activity.
How does Dr.Web warn users against visiting potentially dangerous sites?
Users will see a warning page whenever they attempt to visit a site whose access is regulated by Dr.Web for Windows’ Parental Control, the SpIDer Gate HTTP monitor for macOS or Linux, or the URL filter for Android—all features controlled by the user
It's up to you to decide which sites may be harmful to you.
- By default, Dr.Web Parental Control is disabled.
- You can enable access control for sites in all the categories or choose only some of them.
- Even if a site in a certain category has controlled access, you can still access that site by adding its address onto the white list.
If I believe that a certain site has gotten into the database by mistake, what should I do?
Report the Dr.Web false positive via the appropriate web form.
Doctor Web will re-examine this site, and if it no longer poses a potential danger to users, it will be removed from the database.
Doctor Web employees (not a robot) reply to each request.