How to Fix 'Deceptive Site Ahead' Google Chrome Error

Fix Deceptive Site ahead warning or Error: Google Chrome has just edged past Internet Explorer as the most preferred browser and this is one of the many cases where Google has proven its top position. Apple, the have a Safari browser but that isn't that popular. One of the main features of why people prefer Google Chrome is that they have adapted to technology changes.

Fix Deceptive Site Ahead

One major reason why I like Chrome browser is the ability to sync bookmarks, logins, and other data effectively on different devices, it has given me the freedom to work from anywhere, just enter your email ID and all the relevant data will be available, quick, and fast.

Why Deceptive Site ahead warning

The site ahead contains malware

One of the latest features that Google Chrome has added to its web browser is Safe Browsing technology. It's also known by other names as a 'Deceptive site ahead warning' notification.

It can be detected on Safari, Mozilla Firefox, UC Browser, and other browsers. It is designed to flag deceptive sites that might install unknown software or reveal your personal information.

The error looks like this -

While all things are good and we respect this wonderful move by Google, this latest addition to Google Chrome security, it's showing up wrong notifications for many sites. For instance, our site did show up this error when we don't use any other JavaScript or code apart from Google AdSense.

Sad! 🙁 Many bloggers in the past have even complained of it and once you are caught in this error, it's painful to remove it. Alternatively, the site works perfectly on other browsers like Firefox, Safari, and Opera.

The complete error message that you get is here -

Deceptive site ahead

Attackers on may trick you into doing something dangerous like installing software or revealing your personal information (for example, passwords, phone numbers, or credit cards).

Available Options

With that Google Chrome error notification, you just have the option to ''Details" and "Back to Safety".
When you click on Details, you get the following text -

Google Safe Browsing recently detected phishing on Phishing sites pretend to be other websites to trick you.

You can report a detection problem or, if you understand the risks to your security, visit this unsafe site.

Bypass Deceptive Site Ahead on Chrome:

You can easily bypass this deceptive site error on Google Chrome. Google is just trying to let you know that phishing attacks are ahead, right on their browser if they detect something while crawling your website.

Here is how to fix deceptive website warning errors -

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  • Open Google Chrome and go to Settings
  • Under that scroll down to the bottom to find "Show Advanced Settings".
  • Finally, Uncheck "Protect you and your device from dangerous sites".
  • Now reload the website and you will see no such error.

While you can browse by turning OFF the option, we don't recommend doing this, unless and until you are so sure of the website that you are browsing. Once you do this Google will bypass all the sites which are caught in this browser filter. This, however, isn't recommended and so this is not the permanent fix it helps to browse your site and look for the actual cause of the problem.

Fix Deceptive Site Ahead Error:

If it's your site then you should do a certain action in order to comply with Google and remove this notification visible to other users. Use the Red Leg tool to fix this issue.

Scan a Website for Malware, Malicious Scripts or Redirect

Luckily there is a tool by which you can scan your website or a URL for malware, malicious redirect, malicious script, or any malicious file.

Not just that, AW-Snap includes many other tools to identify any bad stuff on your site.

Report Google a Detection Problem

If you are sure that there is no problem on your site, then you can report it to Google using 'Report a detection problem'. Here is how you can let Google know about 'detection problem'.

  • When you receive the error, click on Details.
  • Under details, you will find the option of "Report a detection problem".
  • This will lead you to a page where you will have to submit 'Report Incorrect Phishing Warning' request.
  • Just enter the URL and handle the captcha.
  • Commenting on what you did in order to fix the issue is very important.
  • Click on Submit Report.

Now, wait for a few days until Google does its job. Finally, even after 10 days you still see the error, which means that something is definitely wrong with your site. I urge you to scan your website deeply. If you are unable to find anything, invite friends and co-bloggers to detect the issue.

Alternatively discussing on popular forums will help you resolve the issue. One of the best sources to deal with such problems is the Google Webmaster forum. That community has experienced people who can help you to fix the issue. I to go a good help to fix the issue.

And finally, once again submit the report with the steps mentioned above and wait until your site is manually approved.

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Last Resort

Your last chance to bypass deceptive site error

If your site issue isn't fixed on the second attempt, then consider this as a final option to get back your site. Follow it very carefully -

  • First take a backup of your website with all the posts, pages, and media, and then delete the account. There are a number of ways to do it, the best that I can recommend is through cPanel. Login to your cPanel and head to Backup & Restore. Download 'MySQL Database' and 'Email forwarders' backup. For safe protection, I would recommend you take a 'Home directory' backup. You can refer official cPanel documentation.
  • Delete your WordPress install through your cPanel or ask the hosting provider to reset the account to default.
  • Now start freshly, with WordPress installed and no article on your site.
  • Submit a detection report for the final time.

Your website will be now fresh and definitely, it has no harmful links or content and Google will definitely accept your request.

Afterward, when your site gets back online, you can restore the backup. Ideally wouldn't recommend you restore the backup but you can do it at your own risk by scanning each post on your site carefully.

But again let me remind you that you should scan your site completely so that it doesn't have any malicious or deceptive code or links.

I hope, the above guide has helped you to fix Deceptive Site Ahead error.

This Content was last modified on January 19, 2023 9:53 AM

Yogesh Khetani: Yogesh is been in the field of technology for over seven years and keeps him updated with the latest smartphone in the market. He also loves outdoor games and so as a part of his hobby, he keeps you updated with blogging and technology news and updates.