Component Online Shield
The Online Shield component consists of two major parts aimed to protect you from malware when browsing the Internet and chatting online.
Unlike the LinkScanner component, which detects exploits and other more complex online threats, the Online Shield component recognizes common viruses and spyware.
Instant Messaging Shield
This additional part of the Online Shield component protects you when chatting online via the most popular clients: ICQ, MSN and Yahoo. You can enable or disable the shield for each client, and in the advanced settings, you can also create a whitelist (users allowed to communicate with you) or blacklist (blocked users).
Uncheck the Enable Online Shield box to turn off the Online Shield component. We recommend keeping the box checked at all times, otherwise you are no longer protected against dangerous contents of web sites while browsing the Internet.
Enable Web protection turns on/off the Web Protection part of the Online Shield component. For more details, see description above, or follow the Advanced settings link below.
Enable Instant Messaging protection turns on/off the Instant Messaging Protection part of the Online Shield component. For more details, see description above, or follow the Advanced settings link below.