You have come across “THE RED SCREEN” that warns you about potential malicious programs ahead, right? Furthermore, besides denying content, it does compel you to return to safety, right? You may find it unbelievable, but I have some news regarding the fixation of Chrome’s security error. Well, good news, followed by better news.
You may find these solutions to be a bit complex. But, I can guarantee you that the successful implementation of these following solutions would get you rid of this issue, once-and-for-all. These solutions have been tested and verified for your convenience only.
Before jumping on to the bypassing solutions, let me make you aware as to why these warnings pop-up every now and then.
Chrome’s security error message reasons
This red screen would appear anytime when you are trying to access content that is potentially deceptive or dangerous. In computer terminology, these sites are generally called “malware” or “phishing”. By default, the security error is always on. On a personal note, I would suggest that you avoid visiting these sites as your network and system become vulnerable. This message usually pops up because:
- When you are visiting a deceptive site, this danger screen is bound to appear
- If the site is malicious, then you can expect to get hit by this warning message
- If the site isn’t verified, then you would be warned by this message as well
Even if you intend to go the extra mile and would want to ignore this message, you simply can’t. There are some settings that you need to alter in order to ensure that this error message doesn’t pop-up on your screen.
So, how would you set them and get free of this error message?
Well, here’s how.
- To ensure that this “Not Secure” warning doesn’t display on your screen, you should make sure that every form that contains elements of <input type=password>. Along with this, every detected input as fields of credit card appears on secure origins only.
If overlaying of an HTTPS login frame takes place over your HTTP pages, then you would require modifying the site.
This is done so that you can either utilize HTTPS for the total site or simply redirect your browser window. The latter process is carried out to a page of HTTPS that comprises of the login form.
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Implement HTTPS everywhere for long-term
When the red screen starts to appear continuously, this Not Secure error-message would appear on every page when you’re over HTTP. Whether or not the page is actually dangerous is irrelevant in this scenario.
Even if you plan to implement any of the aforementioned solutions, I would recommend you to move over to HTTPS. You’ve to do this regarding every page.
This would take care of Chrome’s security error message.
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Viewing unsafe contents and sites
Opening an unsafe page via Chrome
- Open Chrome on your PC
- Click on “Details” where you can see a warning on the page
- Click on Visit this unsafe site
- This page would start loading
When you’re about to visit an unsafe page, Chrome would automatically start removing the suspected elements from the page.
For viewing the entire page:
- Open Chrome on your PC
- To the right-hand side of your address bar, click on “Content blocked” on a deceptive site
- Click on “Load full site” in the alert
- The entire page would load henceforth
When the scripts are mentioned by errors, you can see the total page by clicking on Load unsafe script.
Downloading an untrustworthy file
- Open Chrome on your PC
- Click More present at the top right
- Click on Downloads
- Click on Recover malicious file.
How to turn off warnings about sites?
If getting a warning about Chrome’s security error isn’t your thing, you can always turn the dangerous and deceptive site alerts off. This is also relatable to download warnings.
However, on a personal note, I would not recommend you to do as such.
If you want to download that precious file by jeopardizing your PC, here’s how you carry out the steps:
- Open Chrome on your PC
- Click More and then Settings in the top right corner
- Click on Advanced, present at the bottom
- Turn off ” Protect you and your device from dangerous sites” under “Privacy and security”.
Exporting untrusted SSL certificate
In addition to this, you also need to export the untrusted SSL certificate. You would obtain it from the site where you want to include an exception.
For carrying this out, you’ve to click on the icon of the red padlock. You can find it on the left-hand side of the URL. After clicking on this, a drop-down menu would appear. This would comprise a link to “certificate information”.
After clicking on that link, you have to open the “details” tab and “copy it to the file”. After utilizing the default options, export the file to “My Desktop”.
Following this, click on Options of Google Chrome -> Choose “Manage Certificates”. Import the place where you want to put your certificate. On the screen of import, “Certificate Store”, select “Place all certificates in the following store”.
Subsequently, browse for “Trusted Root Certification Authorities”. Restart Chrome.
You wouldn’t face Chrome’s security error ever again.
In order to prevent the SSL error message from appearing on your screen, you’ve to type the following command line:
When you are visiting trustworthy websites, and the warning screen still pops up, you should install the certificate.
You can do this by clicking on the icon of warning present in the address bar. Following this, click on “Certificate Information”. After this, “Details Tab”. Then, “Copy it to file”.
After saving the certificate, double-click to open the certificate file. When it starts running, install the certificate. Follow the usual installation process thereafter.
On a quick note, if you are implementing Chrome on OS X., here’s how you can play amicably with it.
Implementing signed certificates of SSL on OS X
- On the address bar, click on the little lock that has an X on it. This would result in the appearance of a small chunk of information on the screen.
- Click on the button named as “Certificate Information”.
- After this, you’ve to click and drag this image on your desktop.
- This is presented in the form of a small certificate to you.
- Double-click on it and this would bring up your utility of Keychain Access.
- For unlocking it, enter your password.
- You’ve to ensure that you combine the certificate with the System keychain instead of the log-in chain.
- Subsequently, click on “Always Trust”. Although, apparently it doesn’t carry out anything.
- Following the process of combination, double-click on it. You may require authenticating once more.
- Expand the section of “Trust”.
- While utilizing the certificate, set it to “Always Trust”.
That’s it about Chrome’s security error. Now, all you’ve gotta do is restart Chrome after closing Keychain Access. Along with this, Chrome should be able to recognize your self-signed certificate.
Now, that I have provided you with the solutions, let’s take a glance at the FAQs regarding this issue.
Why shouldn’t you mess with the settings?
Deceptive sites, that are also termed as “social engineering” or “phishing” sites try to lure you into carrying out some consequential dangerous activity. They generally involve revelation of confidential information or passwords, generally by tricking them via a fake website.
Browsing dangerous sites also result in the appearance of Chrome’s security error warning. They are also known as “unwanted software” and “malware”. It can also result in negative implications while you’re carrying out your online activities.
In my humble opinion, you should turn on the “Safe Browsing” feature of Chrome. This would secure you from malicious websites. There is a list of several websites that Google enlists which when opened, would result in Chrome’s security error message. If a site seems to be apparently dangerous, Google would warn you beforehand.
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