Google Chrome Security Warnings

What is Google Chrome Security Warnings?

Google Chrome Security Warnings – In October 2017, Google made another step towards encouraging HTTPS/SSL Certificates for websites. Chrome users that visit sites without HTTPS are now shown a warning message that the site could be hazardous.

Manage warnings about unsafe sites

You’ll see a warning if the content you’re trying to see is dangerous or deceptive. These sites are often called “phishing” or “malware” sites.

Get warnings about dangerous & deceptive content

Phishing and malware detection are turned on by default. When it’s turned on, you might see the following messages. If you see one of these messages, we recommend that you don’t visit the site.

  • The site ahead contains malware: The site you start to visit might try to install bad software, called malware, on your computer.
  • Deceptive site ahead: The site you try to visit might be a phishing site.
  • Suspicious site: The site you want to visit seems suspicious and may not be safe.
  • The site ahead contains harmful programs: The site you start to visit might try to trick you into installing programs that cause problems when you’re browsing online.
  • This page is trying to load scripts from unauthenticated sources: The site you try to visit isn’t secure.
  • Did you mean [site name]? or Is this the right site? The site you start to visit may try to confuse you, and may not be the site you meant to visit.

Important: Download with caution. Some sites try to trick you into downloading harmful software by telling you that you have a virus. Be careful not to download any harmful software.

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View unsafe sites, content & downloads

You can visit a page or access a downloaded file that shows a warning. This isn’t recommended.


Visit an unsafe page

  1. On your computer, open Chrome.
  2. On the page where you see a warning, click Details.
  3. Click Visit this unsafe site.
  4. The page will load.

When you visit an unsafe site, Chrome will try to remove the unsafe content from the page.

To view the entire page:

  1. On your computer, open Chrome.
  2. On a deceptive site, to the right of the address bar, click Content blocked.
  3. In the alert, click Load full site.
  4. The page will load.

If the error mentions scripts, you can view the entire page by clicking Load unsafe script.

Download an unsafe file

  1. On your computer, open Chrome.
  2. At the top right, click More   Downloads.
  3. Find the file you want to download.
  4. Click Recover malicious file.

Turn off warnings about dangerous & deceptive sites

If you don’t want to be warned about unsafe content, you can turn off deceptive and dangerous site alerts. This also turns off download warnings.

Important: We do not recommend turning off alerts.

  1. On your computer, open Chrome.
  2. At the top right, click More  Settings.
  3. Under “Privacy and security,” click Safe Browsing.

My site or software is marked dangerous

Ignore warnings about pages that may be suspicious

If you get this message, Chrome thinks that a site you’re going to may not be safe. You may get this message because:

  • The site is trying to confuse you by slightly changing a safe URL.
  • Site URL is slightly different from a URL in your browsing history.
  • The site has a history of unsafe behavior.

What warnings about dangerous & deceptive content mean?

  • Deceptive sites (also known as “phishing” or “social engineering” sites) try to trick you into doing something dangerous online, such as revealing passwords or personal information, usually through a fake website.
  • Dangerous sites (also known as “malware” or “unwanted software” sites) can harm your computer or can cause problems when you’re browsing online. Learn how to clean Chrome of unwanted ads, pop-ups & malware.
  • Google Safe Browsing: To protect you from dangerous websites, Google maintains a list of websites that might put you at risk for malware or phishing. Google also analyzes sites and warns you if a site seems dangerous. Learn more about Google Safe Browsing.
  • Using a Chromebook at work or school? Your network administrator might set up phishing and malware detection for you, in which case you can’t change this setting yourself. Learn about using a Chromebook through work or school.

Refer: Google


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