Among the countless types of antivirus programs in modern days, Avast is one of the most affordable and effective. It is known for its ability to handles threats effectively keeping your computer safe.
The antivirus comes with numerous features that contribute to its effectiveness. Among the features that play a major role in threat, handling is the Avast Cyber capture.
Avast helps block potential threats through the help of this feature making sure that the threats don’t run into your computer hidden under other files.
Cyber Capture remains active to detect and block any file suspected to be harboring a threat in it. After blocking such files, the cyber capture then sends them to the Avast lab where conclusive analysis is done to determine whether there is a potential threat.
Any file found to contain any threat is quarantined to avoid it causing harm to your computer. In case the analysis doesn’t find any threat in the blocked file, then a report is sent showing the security status hence allowed to open.
If no file with a threat element finds its way to your computer, then this a clear indication that you can trust the Avast cyber capture feature in protecting the data in your computers.
In cases where you have another data protection measure beyond Avast but you still need the services of Avast, you may choose to allow the blocked files to run without them being sent to the Avast lab.
To avoid repeating the process of allowing the blocked files now and then, you may wish to apply automatic settings that let blocked files open directly without having to wait for Avast’s lab analysis.
The security status report that is sent from the Avast lab concerning the blocked files is the one that informs you whether the file you are intending to open is safe or not. This is seen as a major advantage that Avast comes with. This is only possible if the Cyber Capture is not interrupted with
Cyber Capture Configuration Procedure
Avast lets you make changes with the settings to either let cyber capture deal with the file or decide what should be done in case a file has been detected and blocked.
Follow these steps to have your desired configurations concerning blocked files.
- Select the menu and then click on settings to start configuring. The menu is found on the Avast interphase.
- On the protection menu which is found on the left side, select the core shield option.
- To find the enabling/ disabling button under this menu, you need to scroll downwards and then click to untick the box that says ‘’ask me about the decision”.
Once this configuration has been made, cyber capture will never have the full mandate of sending the blocked files to the Avast lab automatically. Instead, a dialog box will be displayed letting you choose what should be done in case a file has been detected.
Is it Advisable to Deactivate the Cyber Capture?
It is a major risk to deactivate the cyber capture since it is very helpful in detecting threats and acting upon them before causing harm to your data.
With the cyber capture active, you have little to worry about potential threats as an alarm is always raised in case of a file if suspected to carry a threat.
If at all you are sure that your computer or data is not going to be exposed to any risk or you have solid reasons for wanting to deactivate the cyber capture, the goal can be achieved through the following steps.
- Launch the Avast interphase and under the home page, select menu, then click Settings.
- This will generate a window that has a button labeled options. Click on that button and then select the core shield.
- Click on ‘’enable cyber capture technology’’ to have it unticked. When the box is ticked, it means that cyber captures is active and so ensure that you have clicked to untick to have the option deactivated.
In conclusion, If Avast is the overall protection to your computer, then deactivating the Avast cyber capture is a mistake you can’t afford to make.
If you have other measures in place to protect your data from potential threats, then deactivating cyber capture may not have negative implications whatsoever.