Manage warnings about unsafe sites

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

Get warnings about dangerous and deceptive content

Phishing and malware detection is 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 that you want to visit might try to install bad software, called malware, on your computer.
  • Deceptive site ahead: The site that you want to visit might be a phishing site.
  • Suspicious site: The site that you want to visit seems suspicious and may not be safe. 
  • The site ahead contains harmful programs: The site that you want 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 that you  want to visit isn't secure.
  • Did you mean [site name]? or Is this the right site?: The site that you want to visit may try to confuse you, and may not be the site that 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.

View unsafe sites, content and 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 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 More and then Downloads.
  3. Find the file that you want to download.
  4. Click Recover malicious file.
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