Google Chrome: The Site Ahead Contains Harmful Programs

Google Chrome: The Site Ahead Contains Harmful Programs

Google wish to keep everyone safe over the web. Google Chrome browser have a unique security feature that will prevent you from visiting potential harmful websites that might try to install malware (viruses, trojans, spyware add-on search bars etc.) without your knowledge and consent.

The site ahead contains harmful programs

Attackers on might attempt to trick you into installing programs that harm your browsing experience (for example, by changing your homepage or showing extra ads on sites you visit).

This error message can manifest itself in two different scenarios.

1-A common scenario is when you try to access a website for which you know is safe but Google Chrome simply keeps on displaying this message, preventing you from accessing the site.

2-The site can be harmful indeed.

But the error message itself is enough to deter users from visiting the specific site ever again. The problem with this system is, that sometimes it can trigger false positives and mark completely legitimate sites as unsafe for one reason or the other. Some users might be unaware that they can proceed to browse the suspicious websites, ignoring the warning message. Follow the steps given in the article below in order to try and enter the site marked as dangerous by Google if you really think that the message is a false positive.

Google Chrome: The Site Ahead Contains Harmful Programs

Above warning is how it looks like inside Google Chrome. You can over-ride it once manually by clicking on the Details link to expand the explanation:

Google Chrome: The Site Ahead Contains Harmful Programs

Click on above visit this site link to bypass this security block once. However, next time you visit the troubled website, warning will be shown again and the procedure must be repeated.

How to disable “This site ahead contains harmful programs” error alert on chrome?

If you don’t want to see this safety alert from Chrome, you can change the settings to turn off this error reporting feature in Chrome. To do this, follow the steps:

1- Go to Settings ( From a new tab, click on the 3 dots on the top right corner and click on settings from the drop-down menu)

2- Then click on Privacy and Security. Click on no protection and Turn Off on the prompt that passes to disable Safe Browsing.

Once you are done, Google Chrome won’t show the error “The site ahead contains harmful programs” even if you visit an infected or compromised website.

Google Chrome: The Site Ahead Contains Harmful Programs

Reporting False Phishing Warning: If you think the page is giving false warnings, you can click this link and report it to google.

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Published on: Nov 20, 2018-Last edited 21-10-2022

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