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Managing HTTPS scanning in Web Shield in AVG AntiVirus

Applies to


  • AVG Internet Security 19.x
  • AVG AntiVirus Free 19.x

Operating systems:

  • Microsoft Windows 10 Home / Pro / Enterprise / Education - 32 / 64-bit
  • Microsoft Windows 8.1 / Pro / Enterprise - 32 / 64-bit
  • Microsoft Windows 8 / Pro / Enterprise - 32 / 64-bit
  • Microsoft Windows 7 Home Basic / Home Premium / Professional / Enterprise / Ultimate - Service Pack 1, 32 / 64-bit

HTTPS scanning is a component of Web Shield in AVG Antivirus. HTTPS scanning protects your PC against malware delivered by TLS and SSL encrypted HTTPS traffic when you browse the web. This feature is enabled by default, but you can disable it in Web Shield settings.

NOTE: If you disable HTTPS scanning, any malware delivered by HTTPS traffic is hidden by TLS/SSL encryption and your computer is more vulnerable to threats.

Manage HTTPS scanning in Web Shield

  1. Open the AVG user interface and select MenuSettings.
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  2. Select Basic protection from the left panel, then click Web Shield.
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  3. Untick the box next to Enable HTTPS scanning to disable the feature.
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HTTPS scanning is now disabled. To enable it, follow steps 1-2 above, then tick the box next to Enable HTTPS scanning to enable the feature.

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