Why am I seeing this?

You are here because you encountered a warning page when you attempted to visit a website. This is good news! It means the security embedded in your modem is working, protecting you from potentially harmful sites. 

Warning for sites flagged as "risky"

To stay safe, we recommend you do not visit the website and instead choose one of these options:

  1. Click the green "Return to safety" button
  2. Click the browser "Back" button
  3. Navigate to a new destination
  4. Close your browser

Although risky and not recommended, you may choose to ignore the warning and click the white "Continue anyway" button to continue to the suspected site.

You also have the option to check the box to "Permanently trust this website" if you know it's a safe site. Checking this box will save the site as safe on any device that connects to your modem so you won't receive the warning in the future.

Note: Safe websites can sometimes appear to be risky. For instance, brand-new websites or sites that do not have sufficient SSL encryption can be flagged as potentially harmful. A website that has been identified as risky can later gain “trusted” status.

Warning for attacked sites

If you see a warning screen without a “Continue anyway” button, it means the site you attempted to visit is a botnet domain.

A botnet domain tries to gain access to your device, potentially exposing your private data  or using your device as part of a larger internet attack.

Your McAfee modem security identifies these domains and prevents you from visiting them, protecting your devices from the botnet attack.

McAfee security uses a technology called Global Threat Intelligence (GTI) to identify dangerous websites. GTI constantly monitors websites for malicious content. When malicious content is found on a particular website, GTI 'flags' the site as risky. When any of your devices attempt to visit a website, GTI checks that the website is not on the 'risky' list. If it is, you receive a warning about accessing that site. 
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