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Avoiding Phishing and Spyware Web Attacks

By default Anti-phishing is on after you install the ZoneAlarm Free Antivirus + Firewall security software with ZoneAlarm web Security Engine. You can change the Anti-phishing Protection settings as necessary.

To change Anti-phishing General Settings:

  1. In the IDENTITY AND DATA tab, click Settings for the Web Identity Protections category.

    The Anti-phishing windows opens.

  2. Click General Settings in the navigation tree.
  3. Select Automatically check for anti-phishing updates to keep up to date with the latest phishing threats.

    NOTE: If you want to run an anti-phishing update immediately, click Check Now.

    NOTE: If you turned off anti-phishing alerts by selecting the Don't show me this again option in response to a previous anti-phishing web alert, and you want to begin receiving anti-phishing alerts again, click Reset messages.

  4. Click OK.

To change Web Protection Settings:

  1. In the IDENTITY AND DATA tab, click Settings for the Web Identity Protections category.

    The Anti-phishing window opens.

  2. Click Advanced Settings in the navigation tree.
  3. Select to enable, or clear to disable the checkboxes for these features as necessary:

    Enable site status check

    Lets ZoneAlarm Free Antivirus + Firewall security software check a web site to determine if it is a known phishing or spyware distributor.

    Enable anti-phishing (signature)

    Lets ZoneAlarm Free Antivirus + Firewall security software check web sites for digital signature that verifies the software author and the authenticity of the code.

    Enable anti-phishing (heuristics)

    Lets ZoneAlarm Free Antivirus + Firewall security software check sites for known characteristics of phishing and spyware sites, even if they are not yet registered as known phishing or spyware distributor sites.

  4. Click OK.
 
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