Doctor Web's anti-virus programs warn users against visiting various Internet sites because of the possible undesirable consequences of visiting such sites.
Users are entitled to not share our Doctor Web experts’ opinions on the undesirability of visiting certain Internet sites and can add any site to the "Whitelist " in order to not receive informational notifications when visiting such sites, or they can completely disable the anti-virus program’s corresponding functionality that informs users of the undesirability of visiting a particular site.
Doctor Web never blocks access to sites—we don’t have that capability.
We only warn our users against visiting such sites and advise them to be vigilant if, nevertheless, they decide to go ahead and visit them.
What sites do Dr.Web anti-virus products classify as non-recommended?
According to Doctor Web experts, non-recommended sites on the Internet include online casino sites; pyramid scheme sites and sites with signs of pyramid schemes; sites offering questionable ways to get rich quickly and that have enslaving (unprofitable) terms of cooperation; sites that sell goods/services/programs that are actually free.
sites that, according to data from open sources or from user requests, do not fulfil their obligations, do not render/do not provide (or poorly provide) paid services/a program's goods/other rights, refuse to return money for poor quality services/goods/programs/other rights, and sites for which, according to data from open sources or from user requests, complaints were registered
sites that do not provide visitors with reliable information about their owners (including sites that offer the sale of goods/services/programs/other rights, but do not contain contact information about the person who carries out business activities and/or is responsible for the site’s activity)
sites that make it difficult or deprive visitors/consumers of the opportunity to appeal against the actions/inaction of the site owners (including because of their obscurity, or the indication of front persons or "representatives" who are not responsible for site activity)
sites that make it difficult to return purchased goods/services/programs/other rights, and the exercise by visitors of their consumer rights
sites that use so-called bulletproof hosting or other ways to avoid responsibility for their activities, and also ways that make it difficult to appeal against their activities
sites that view themselves as web resources of companies/entrepreneurs, but, at the same time, are registered not to the legal entities or individual entrepreneurs on whose behalf they operate, but to individuals (the “whois” services show data about the owners of such sites as “private person”), which makes it difficult to appeal against their activities
online casino sites
pyramid scheme sites and sites with signs of pyramid schemes
sites offering questionable ways to get rich quickly and that have enslaving (unprofitable) terms of cooperation
sites containing offers to buy/sell "miracle" cures, biological supplements, amulets, weight loss products, diets, etc., and sites spreading information about them
sites containing offers to buy/sell, or sites that spread information about useless, harmful goods and services, fortune telling, horoscopes, information searches by last name, etc.
sites that sell goods/services/programs that are actually free
sites that use social engineering methods, have small or invisible fonts, conceal prices and other conditions of a product/service/program before it is purchased, and also use other tricks to dishonestly obtain the contact information of site visitors and sign them up for spam mailings, paid services, etc.
sites that imitate the site interface of well-known companies, social media
sites containing various fakes (fake comments, fake reviews, etc.) and sites offering paid review writing services, etc.
sites that use fake notifications from "anti-virus" programs about allegedly detected threats, and other methods of intimidating visitors
sites that distribute/aggregate annoying ads, clickbait news posts ("flashy headlines" that do not correspond to the content), advertisers’ sites with no moderation, and also sites containing offers to buy/sell such services, sites of ad networks, etc.
sites that distribute spam mailing instructions for their implementation, as well as software for these purposes
sites that use a frame structure and download the content of other sites (in a way that is noticeable or hidden for the user)
sites that distribute ads for the above-mentioned resources and contain public endorsements of similar sites and activities, as well as instructions for organising/opening them
other dubious sites
How can I visit a site that Dr.Web anti-virus products consider non-recommended?
To do this, add the site to the whitelist of the HTTP monitor/URL filter.