The software is a special freeware web browser that is based on the Chromium open source project and uses the Blinkweb browser engine. Yandex comes with an enhanced security system that uses kaspersky anti-virus to check all files that are downloaded and therefore provides users with extra protection when they surf the net.
Yandex updates are provided to make sure that users receive the highest level of protection possible against potential internet threats. Therefore, it is not possible to turn off theses automatic updates, although every effort is taken to make sure that they are unobtrusive as possible.
In order to set up downloaded files to open automatically, simply click on the down arrow button that can be found in the right half of the SmartBox. Choose the desired file format and then click on Open <file format="format">.
When Yandex was originally launched it was available for Windows, Android, macOS and iOS. A Linux beta version has also been added to ensure that the browser is compatible with a wide range of different operating systems.
The software employs a number of different measures to help make sure that surfing the internet is safer than ever before. DNS spoofing protection constantly scans sebsites and files for viruses, while DNSCrypt provides extra protection against hackers and malicious files. Yandex also automatically encrypts traffic between the server and HTTP sites to provide extra defence.
Yandex is currently available in six different languages, which helps to make the browser accessible to people all around the world. in additional to English, the browser is available in the Belarusian and Russian languages as well as Kazakh, Turkish and Ukrainian.
While many Yandex users are likely to find that the Copy and Share buttons are useful, they can be removed from the SmartBox at any time. Simply click on the button that is marked with three parallel lines in Settings and locate the Appearance section. An option to turn off the Copy and Share buttons will then appear in the SmartBox option.
Yandex offers users a number of customisable features such as the ability to select their own image as the background. The browser also comes with several pre-installed animated backgrounds that help to provide an extra personalised touch.
If a certain widget is locked, this means that it is pinned in a particular position in the Tableau. Usually, the position of widgets changes regularly depending on the sites that are visited and the frequency, but locked widgets will a;ways remain in the same position.
All passwords are saved in the browser by default and no action needs to be taken in order to achieve this.