Google Chrome is a pretty secure browser, and to provide a secure environment to its users, Google shows a ‘Not secure’ warning for the websites that don’t use HTTPS in their URL address. Without HTTPS encryption, your security becomes vulnerable on such websites as third-party users have the ability to steal the information that you send on the website. So, if you are a Chrome user, you may have come across a website with a ‘not secure’ label next to the site’s URL. This not secure warning can be a problem if it occurs on your own website as it may scare your visitors.
When you click on the ‘not secure’ label, a message may pop up that says ‘Your connection to this site is not secure.’ Google Chrome considers all HTTP pages as non-secure, so it shows warning messages for HTTP-only websites. However, you have the option to enable or disable not secure warning in Google Chrome. In this guide, we will show you how you can remove the warning message from any website.
Enable or Disable Not Secure Warning in Google Chrome
Why the Website Shows ‘Not Secure Warning’?
Google Chrome considers all the HTTP websites as not secure and sensitive as the third party can modify or intercept the information provided by you on the website. The ‘not secure’ label next to all the HTTP pages is to encourage the website owners to move towards the HTTPS protocol. All HTTPS webpages are secure, making it difficult for the government, hackers, and others to steal your data or see your activities on the website.
How to Remove Not Secure Warning in Chrome
We are listing down the steps you can follow to enable or disable a not secure warning in Google Chrome:
1. Open your Chrome browser and navigate to chrome://flags by typing it in the URL address bar and hitting enter on your keyboard.
2. Now, type ‘Secure’ in the search box at the top.
3. Scroll down and go to the mark non-secure origins as non-secure section and click on the drop-down menu next to the option.
4. Select the ‘Disabled’ setting option to disable the not secure warning.
5. Finally, click on the Relaunch button at the bottom-right of the screen to Save New changes.
Alternatively, to turn back the warning, select the ‘Enabled’ Setting from the drop-down menu. You will no longer get the ‘not secure’ warning while visiting the HTTP pages.
How to Avoid the Not Secure Warning in Chrome
If you completely want to avoid the not secure warning for the HHTP website pages, you can use Chrome extensions. There are several extensions, but the best one is HTTPS Everywhere by EFF and TOR. With the help of HTTPS Everywhere, you can switch the HTTP websites to secure HTTPS. Moreover, the extension also prevents data theft and protects your activities on a particular website. Follow these steps to add HTTPS everywhere to your Chrome browser:
1. Open the Chrome browser and navigate to the Chrome web store.
2. Type HTTPS Everywhere in the search bar, and open the extension developed by EFF and TOR from the search results.
3. Now, click on Add to Chrome.
4. When you get a pop-up on your screen, click on Add extension.
5. After adding the extension to your chrome browser, you can make it functional by clicking on the extension icon at the top-right corner of the screen.
Finally, HTTPS everywhere will switch all the insecure pages to secure ones, and you will no longer receive the ‘not secure’ warning.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Q1. Why does Google Chrome keep saying not secure?
Google Chrome displays a not secure label next to the URL address of the website because the website you are visiting does not provide an encrypted connection. Google considers all the HTTP websites as insecure and all the HTTPS web pages as secure. So, if you are getting the not secure label next to the site’s URL address, it has an HTTP connection.
Q2. How do I fix Google Chrome not secure?
If you get the not secure label on your website, then the first thing that you should do is purchase an SSL certificate. There are several vendors from where you can purchase the SSL certificate for your website. Some of these vendors are Bluehost, Hostlinger, Godaddy, NameCheap, and much more. An SSL certification will certify that your website is secure and no third party can interfere between the users and their activities on the site.
Q3. How do I enable non-secure sites in Chrome?
To enable non-secure sites in Chrome, type chrome://flags in the address bar and hit enter. Now, go to the mark non-secure origins as non-secure section and select the ‘enabled’ setting option from the drop-down menu to enable non-secure sites in Chrome.
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We hope that this guide was helpful and you were able to enable or disable not secure warning in Google Chrome. If you still have any queries regarding this article, then feel free to ask them in the comments section.