Many CenturyLink users have discovered that attempting to visit certain web pages and websites leads to a giant McAfee cyber security “warning” message that says something to the effect of “Warning! (website URL) appears to be risky. This might be because it is new or may not have the latest security.” or “Warning! This site has been flagged as malicious. Visiting this site may expose your device to malware or hijacking, allowing theft of private information.” or a variation of a similar error message.
You have the option to click “Continue to Site”, but what if you trust the sites, or if you just don’t want CenturyLink determining which sites are ‘safe’ for you to visit, and want to do away with the CenturyLink warnings for some web sites? If you’re an advanced user, you may be interested in turning this feature off and disabling the cyber security warnings from the router.
This tutorial will walk through how to turn off the CenturyLink McAfee Cyber Security feature and all related warnings.
The Cyber Security feature is enabled by default on most CenturyLink accounts and routers, thus this must be turned off manually.
How to Turn Off CenturyLink Site Warnings Cyber Security Feature
We are going to assume your CenturyLink modem/router is on the network at IP 192.168.0.1, if it’s another IP address then you will need to choose that instead.
The router IP address and admin login information should be located on the physical CenturyLink modem or router, either on the bottom or on a sticker on the hardware.
- Open a web browser and go to https://192.168.0.1/
- Login to the CenturyLink modem/router with the admin login (these details should be located on the physical modem/router itself)
- From the left side menu bar look for “Advanced Setup” or “Security”
- Choose “Cyber Security”
- Locate the Cyber Security setting and choose to disable it from the drop down menu *
- Save changes and exit out of the CenturyLink router **
You should now be able to browse the web, any of the web, without having the CenturyLink cyber security warnings popping up on various URLs.
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