How to disable Chrome’s phishing and malware warnings for good sites

How to stop the big red scary warning trying to access website you know are clean from phishing attacks and malware.

Phishing and malware protection red warning in chrome

Google Chrome for the longest time has been helping users to stay away from sites that may be known to trying to deliver some sort of phishing or malware. If you try to access one of these sites, Chrome will automatically warn users by displaying a red warning page that the site you’re trying to access is known for phishing attacks or contains malware.

In addition, the feature helps to prevent from downloading harmful files to your computer. So, basically it behaves like an antivirus, however it’s a prevention tool, because if your computer was to get infected, Chrome can’t help you to remove the infection (unless you use the browser to find a solution, in which case, Chrome help you to remove the infection).

While this is a great feature to have in Google’s web browser to help users stay safe online, the database Google maintains may not be one hundred percent accurate. This may cause users frustration trying to access sites advanced users know are likely not to be harmful.

Luckily, the protection feature in Chrome can easily be disabled by going to Chrome’s settings, specifically to the Privacy settings (chrome://settings/search#privacy) and simply unchecking the “Enable phishing and malware protection” option.

Chrome phishing and malware protection settings

After disabling the phishing and malware protection option, you’ll be able to browse any website you like.

Warning: Only advanced users knowing how to safety use the internet should disable this feature, otherwise it’s recommended to leave this feature turned on. Disable this feature at your own risk.

You can always leave the online protection feature enabled and get to the site, by clicking the “Details” from the warning, and clicking the visit the infected site link. Unfortunately, Chrome doesn’t provide a setting to manually add a whitelist of sites.