How to Turn Off Google Malware Warnings

By Joshua Phillips

One of the features of the Google Chrome browser is the integration of the Google Safe Browsing technology into it. For example, when you attempt to visit a website that Chrome believes is a haven for malware or phishing attempts, it will block access to the page and let you know it suspects the page of foul play. While this feature is useful, if Chrome is reporting a false positive on a website you know is safe, these messages can quickly become tiresome. You can turn off these malware warnings at any time from within Chrome.

Launch Chrome if it is not already open.

Open the Chrome menu in the upper right corner of Chrome. Click "Settings" in the drop-down menu.

Click the "Show Advanced Settings..." link.

Check the box next to "Enable phishing and malware protection" to remove the check mark from the box. Chrome saves your settings automatically and turns off the malware warning feature.


If you are using Chrome on a network of which you are not the administrator, you cannot turn off malware detection without administrator privileges.


Information in this article applies to Google Chrome version 23.0.1271.64. It may vary slightly or significantly with other versions of the software.