The internet is a vast world on its own and has a variety of information available for access to anyone and everyone at the same time. You can search everything and anything on Google and get all the relevant results related to it. One can also say that Google has increased people’s exposure to a global platform where it is much easier to know about everything in just a few clicks. You can search about the life of a famous personality, gain knowledge related to topics that are not related to your field of profession, read about complex articles, and much more.
Content on the wide web
The content available on the internet is created by the people and for the people. The content creators, such as experts or other people, share their information or knowledge with the internet to view any time they want. And once a person types a particular word in the search bar according to what they would like to look for, all the relevant results according to it, which mentions the particular keyword that the person is looking for, are presented in front of their screen. It is so quick that it only takes a few seconds to get all the answers.
Role of the data
When you look out for answers for anything online, not only do you consume a part of the information which the people share, but you also share a part of information related to the system and what you are searching for with the web world so that it can show you all the related results. This acts as exposure of the searcher’s information to another section of the uses, which might be unsolicited or unsafe to interact with. This includes websites that fill the web page with spam advertisements or emails, even hackers who are always online to steal confidential information of a system and use that against the user.
Many unsafe websites exist on the internet that can be a threat. However, a mechanism is designed specially to ensure that a user can skip these websites and have a safer browsing experience. All thanks to something called a web guard.
What is a web guard?
A web guard is like a content filter that is activated when a person is browsing online. The web guard protects a user’s system against all the threatening websites and links that can induce a virus and damage the computer or mobile device that a person is using. It works by blocking unsolicited websites and potentially harmful links and warns the user against opening them.
The feature of web guard is generally pre-installed in a mobile device or any computer which a person is using. Although there are other software and apps available online that guarantee the safety of users’ data, these duties are mainly done by the web cart. These additional applications only e act as a double protection against viruses and threats.
How to disable the web guard?
In many cases, the web guard also disables websites that are nationally banned by the telecom regulatory body of the country e as well as some websites which are not harmful but not recognize as a safe option. There might be situations when a user might feel like using such websites but might be unable to do so as the web guard does not allow such websites, especially on the devices on which it is installed.
But there is a way to alter that and still gain access to such links. Yes, if you want to gain access to any such websites blocked by this security feature, you can disable the web guard anytime you like and continue with the work.
Here are two simple ways through which you can disable the web guard of your device easily:
The desktop method
If you’re using a desktop or a laptop, this method will be helpful for the same. The first step is to go to the web browser and open the settings section of the browser. Once you have completed the first step, look for internet options and find the security tab. Once you find the security tab, click on it, and there you will find another tab as a restricted sites icon. These restricted sites contain URLs of all the websites which the web guard blocks. Click on the sites you want to unblock, and you will gain access just after making the changes in the settings.
The mobile method
You can use the above-given method for disabling web guards on your Chrome. However, there is another effective method that can be helpful. You have to start by installing the T-Mobile app. The app can be downloaded from Play Store or on App Store for free.
Once you have downloaded the app, make your account or sign in if you already have one. This step is important as you cannot change the browser settings without having a T-Mobile account.
Once you have created your account successfully, tap on “Menu” in the upper left corner. Once you click on the menu tab, you can find the profile settings just below it to check the privacy and notification section. This section contains an option named family controls, where one can find all the websites for adult URLs blocked by the web guard for the mobile device. You can disable the no restrictions tab and find that finally, all the websites which the guard earlier blocked are now ready to be used as the web guard has been disabled successfully.
However, once your work is done after disabling the web guard, it is recommended to turn it back on to ensure a safer browsing experience. Ultimately, the browser only protects you for your good. You can disable the browser as many times as you want and carry on with your requirement for as long as needed.