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Google Chrome Security Features

When you surf the web using Google's Chrome browser. It may see this warning.

'This website has insecure content'. or variants such as 'This webpage is unsafe'

Chrome has identified some problems on the webpage and is warning you not to enter.

Recent research shows that 60% of users actually ignore these warnings.

This may account for why their computers get hacked and stuffed full of viruses.

Make sure your computer is protected. If Chrome displays this warning message.

  • Turn on Chrome's Security. Short video walk-trough below.

How to turn on Chrome's Security

Webpage Construction

Webpages are made using several programming languages including.

  • Hypertext Markup Language (HTML) which defines the structure of the webpage.
  • Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) defines the way the webpage looks. Colors etc
  • JavaScript defines how programs interact with users (GUI, animations, adverts, etc)

Underneath these webpages are a set of instructions (protocols) that determine how the webpage is packaged, transported and displayed over the word wide web.

Of the many security protocols built into Chrome. One in particular looks at the Transport Layer Security (TLS) of a website.

This is the layer that can be vulnerable to Man in the Middle (MITM) attacks by hackers and viruses.

Another protocol looks at older security systems such as the Secure Socket Layer (SSL) which is still commonplace on the web.

Especially on older websites that haven't been updated and websites with poor maintenance.

Many websites have a mix of secure and insecure content.

Network managers can legitimately remotely control and repair computers on a network. The same kind of network tools can be used for illegitimate purposes too.


Security Certificates

These warnings tell you that the browser is working properly, warning you of potential threats.

When you get this message, it is telling you that something on that website, is potentially dangerous. It could be an advert, gadget or program that has no security certificate, or a certificate that is invalid or out of date.

Most legitimate websites use cookies (small programs) that collect information on your online activity and behavior. For example: What websites you visit and what your likes and dislikes are. These can also be used to gather your private information.

Legitimate cookies give you a better, more tailored experience. Your search patterns generate data. This data is analysed to offer you various things, that you may have expressed an interest in.

Working in a similar way. Unscrupulous people can use programs to target websites that you visit, to run a Java-script (or similar small computer program) that collects your sensitive data. You may have even downloaded something without realizing that it carried this kind of malware.

Phishing scams work in this way, collecting your private data and sometimes your keystrokes.

Make sure that the security feature “check for server certificate revocation.” is turned on.

What is TLS and SSL?

The Transport Layer Security (TLS) which has largely superseded the older, Secure Socket Layer (SSL) are encryption technologies, developed to protect data traveling between browsers and servers.

Think of them as keys and locks that are sent with the information. When you send something over the web.

These protocols turn the information into gibberish, that cannot be read until they reach their destination; where there are verified as legitimate. then decrypted into the original message. For example credit card details and other information passed between buyers and sellers.

When your browser opens a website, it performs an examination, where it tries to verify that the webpage holds an up to date security certificate. If it does okay if not a warning is displayed.

Once the webpage has been verified, that little green padlock will appear in the address bar. Transactions can take place, and users can feel confident that their information is secure.

Browsers that use TLS and or SSL will display URLs (website addresses) that start with HTTPS (Hypertext Transfer Protocol Secure) accompanied by a green padlock symbol.

There are many videos on YouTube on how to turn this warning feature off.

You have to ask yourself this question.

Why would someone want you to turn off Chrome's security?

"Check for Server Certificate Revocation."  Do not turn this feature off.
"Check for Server Certificate Revocation." Do not turn this feature off. | Source

Using Google Chrome

When Chrome finds something suspicious on a website, it warns you to be careful. It is designed to do this, for your safety. A website that appears safe on the surface may contain programs that can capture your private details.

Google web bots are constantly crawling websites. They search for over 200 different elements, including freshness of content, quality of information, and malware.

When you do a search, Google may advise you not to enter a site, because Google has already identified it, as a phishing site, containing malicious software that will capture your sensitive information.

Chrome may say, "Warning—visiting this web site may harm your computer!" If you click on the link, it will not access the website.

You can override this warning and manually enter the website’s address—at your own risk. You have been warned.

Google Chrome safety features.  Turning these off is a bad idea.
Google Chrome safety features. Turning these off is a bad idea. | Source

How to Increase Traffic to Your Website

Make your website safe. Some people think that messages about security are ignored by the everyday users. This may be true to a point, but how can you be sure.

Would you ignore this security warning, would you put your credit card details into such a website?

Most people would be out of there, pronto. So consider the effect this error message may have on the web traffic to your website.

Secondly when Chrome reports to Google’s search engine that your website is less than safe. It can be demoted in Google's index, and may even end up in the sandbox.(digital desert) where it will never be found, unless you know the exact web address.

This warning message has become your problem. Now you know how important that little green padlock is to your website.

Under the Hood

Chrome is written in Hypertext Markup Language 5 (HTML5) and comes with an editor, the Java console.

It is very easy to use, and you do not need to know how to program a computer.

You can simply look at the HTML code and see where the problems are, as they will stand out as errors or be flagged as insecure. You can see which websites are linking to your website.

When using Chrome, take a look under the hood of just about any web page by launching the Java console. Just right-click on the screen and the source code will be revealed to you.

Chrome's Java Console Is Easy to Use

Right-click anywhere on your screen and select "Inspect Element."  This will open the Java console.
Right-click anywhere on your screen and select "Inspect Element." This will open the Java console. | Source

Fixing Your Website

After opening the Java Console, edit your web page by removing all hyperlinks, adverts, and gadgets that may be highlighted as errors.

Those adverts that we see so often, that blend in and become part of the background scenery—these may be the problem, so remove them too.

Although the adverts may be served to your website by Google, it doesn't automatically follow that they are safe. Many adverts and gadgets, even some supplied by Google, have not been certified, or have let their security certificates get out of date; even large companies may do that. So Chrome sees them as insecure.

Once all these suspect links, ads, and gadgets are gone, relaunch the web page. Once all that is left on your website is the text, photos, and videos that you know are safe, you should find, up in the top left hand corner of the browser, the little green SSL security padlock letting you know that that the website is secure.

Add elements back in and test.

Now load one advert capsule and then test for security. If it is okay, load another advert, if it is still okay then you are looking pretty good. Continue to add back adverts and hyperlinks. You have to test each element. If it passes as safe, then use it. If not, don't.

Green Padlock Website Secure

The fixed website. Note the little 'Green Padlock'  top left corner.
The fixed website. Note the little 'Green Padlock' top left corner. | Source

Security First,Second and Last

Far too many websites have poor security. These breaches or holes are detected by Chrome.

Some websites are set up specifically to trap those users silly enough to add them as links, but even legitimate and professional websites can be insecure.

Be careful. I hope this helps you to solve your web security problems.

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molometer 2 years ago Author

Hello tillsontitan, this has all the info that people need to sort out their security on Chrome. Thanks for commenting.


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tillsontitan 2 years ago from New York

This has to be the safest hub around ;) You've covered a lot of ground here and covered it well, certainly beneficial to many web site creators as well as many who just surf the web.

Voted up, useful, and interesting.


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molometer 2 years ago Author

Thank you Pamela99,

This hub gets a lot of traffic.

I suppose it is so popular because it solves a problem.

According to the poll above, it affects 93% of web users.

This solution helps a lot of people so I dare say it will continue to be evergreen.


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Pamela99 2 years ago from United States

I know this is not a new hub, and I may have read it before because it has such a wealth of good information on this subject that I find very helpful. I work hard to try to understand all the intracacies of the computer.

You gave us a lot of great information in this hub, and explained it in a way that even I could understand.


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molometer 3 years ago Author

Hello tirelesstraveler, Chrome is a brilliant browser and it's security systems is among the best on the market. And it's free. Ka ching!

Glad it worked well for both you and your husband.'s computers.


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tirelesstraveler 3 years ago from California

Had horrible trouble most of the summer and fall with anything HP. My husband kept telling me it was HP and HP told me it was my computer. I was doing virus scans every hour and coming up with nothing. Finally switched to Chrome. Then received notice that Adobe was hacked at a very high level by our identity protection. Only user name and password was stolen. Then my husbands work lap top he uses at home crashed. He took it back to work (computer company)and spent hours with the recovery specialist to get it up again. Then internet crashed; when he switched to chrome it worked. There was justice for me in the end. Computer Engineers don't know everything. LOL


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molometer 3 years ago Author

Thanks Sandyspider, We must keep our security up to date and be vigilant.

Cyber attacks are becoming a more common feature of web life not less.


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Sandyspider 3 years ago from Wisconsin, USA

Between Chrome and my software I feel secure. But even then something can always slip through. Very good tutorial.


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molometer 3 years ago Author

Hello Natasha,

Without seeing the screen it would be difficult for me to say exactly.

I am working on a video to clarify the process.


Natasha 3 years ago

Please bear with me. I guess I am not that smart to understand this. There are to sides on the screen that opens. Some things are in purple, red and blue on the same line (on both bides). which one should I be looking for to remove? And how do I actually remove it and on which side to remove (left or right)? Thank you!!!!!!!!


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Austinstar 3 years ago from Somewhere in the universe

Good to know. Maybe this is the incentive I need to switch.


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molometer 3 years ago Author

Hi Austinstar,

It really doesn't take long to check. It also depends if you use credit cards etc online. Then I recommend you switch to chrome.

I only use Firefox when it doesn't matter, because Firefox doesn't flag these unsafe websites.

You could still be getting malware or phishing attempts but Firefox wouldn't tell you. Hopefully you have some anti virus software plugging the gaps.

If I am doing any transactions I only use chrome.

Thanks for commenting.


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Austinstar 3 years ago from Somewhere in the universe

If only I had the time to do this! I have been thinking about switching to Chrome, but Firefox never gives me a reason to switch.


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molometer 3 years ago Author

Hello Leanne,

glad to be of assistance. The good news is that your website is now secure and hopefully visitors will feel safe there.

If you are conducting sales on your website, then this fix alone should see a boost in your traffic.

The search engines will see that it is a safe website and place your website in the safe category, which means that it will also improve your page rank.

Ka ching!


Leanne 3 years ago

Thank you so much for this article. After weeks lots of searching i finally found a rogue http in my stylesheet. The green padlock is now sitting proudly on my checkout page. Much appreciated :)


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molometer 3 years ago Author

Hello wqaindia (Ashok Goyal)

Better late than never I always say. At least now you have found the answers that you sought. Glad to have been of assistance to you.

Thanks for leaving your warm comment too.


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wqaindia 3 years ago from Rajpura 140401 Punjab India

Very useful reading. I wonder why I could not read it earlier.


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molometer 3 years ago Author

Hello karla,

You will see that the elements that are in red are either URL links to other websites, or adverts or gadgets from the gadgets section of the page builder.

Simply remove them from your webpage and it will be fine. Once it shows as secure:-

Then you can add your web page links back in, one at a time to see if they are safe.

If not then the problem is on those pages too. And you will have to investigate them as well.

It is quite simple really.

Let me know how you get on.


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molometer 3 years ago Author

Hi iguidenetwork,

Glad you found this helpful. It has helped so many people.

I had no idea that the problem was so wide spread until I wrote this.

I was just sorting it out for my own needs at first, and then published the results.


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iguidenetwork 3 years ago from Austin, TX

I've sometimes have that problem not only on Chrome but on other browsers as well. Thanks for sharing your solution. Voted up, useful and shared. :)


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molometer 3 years ago Author

Hello Randy,

Unfortunately I cannot publish your comment as it contains a outbound link. Not allowed under hubpages T&C's.

This fix works and I suggest you give it a try, take another look.

It is quite simple really, if you follow the step by step guide.

Let me know how you get on.


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molometer 4 years ago Author

Hello Vespawolf,

It has been a big problem for so many people. They assume that there is something wrong with the Google Chrome Browser, when really it is the sites they are visiting or trying to add to their websites that are the problem.

'This site has insecure content' is a genuine warning to people, to avoid those websites.

I wrote this hub as I came across the same issues and decided to just fix it rather than turn off the security features. Which was the only advice on the web at the time.

It has proved to be and is still my most successful hub ever.


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vespawoolf 4 years ago from Peru, South America

Wow, I can see why this is such a popular article. There's so much information here! I'm not sure I even understand it all. I haven't worked with Chrome but will keep track of this if I decide to in the future.


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molometer 4 years ago Author

Hi opticstoreonline,

Glad to be of help. That big gold banner can be more than a pain. It can lose your site business. Who would trust any site that stated 'this site has insecure content'. And it is so easy to fix to.

Let me know how you get on.


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opticstoreonline 4 years ago from United States

I have been facing this problem with my site for quite a while and was unable to fix it. Was thinking of getting the whole site redone but again its an extra cost though my site needs an upgrade. After reading this I think the problem can be fixed. Thanks much will start working on my site :)


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molometer 4 years ago Author

Hello misterpotato,

This is not uncommon with Facebook. There are some dubious links on there sometimes.

Google Chrome is detecting that something on the site has, insecure content, and is protecting you from it. Let me have some more details and I will see if I can help. BTW, there is nothing wrong with your browser assuming it is chrome you are using.


misterpotato 4 years ago

I can't open games in facebook, at the left of the website link, its says "The identity of this website has not been verified


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molometer 4 years ago Author

The poll indicates that 92% of users have discovered suspect websites while using Google Chrome as their browser?

Don't you think it's time to switch to a this more secure browser?

Your comments and votes in the poll would be very useful and welcome. Can we trust our sensitive information with other browsers?


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molometer 4 years ago Author

Hello Matthew P,

Sorry about the delay in getting back to you but I hadn't noticed your post. Glad you are finding this information helpful. Having that big gold banner across the page, telling everyone that your site has, 'insecure content' is not going to get you any business is it. Glad this hub helped.


Matthew P 4 years ago

Thanks for making this information available.

I will have to remove all the insecure content from my website, and there are quite a few.


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molometer 4 years ago Author

Hello schumi,

Start Google chrome and go to your website. Then open your website as the administrator and follow the instructions outlined above.

Do one page at a time and work your way through the whole website.

It doesn't take too long, and once it's done. Check it from another computer. If it is clean when viewed with Chrome, it will be okay with other browsers too.

Fixing one page at a time allows you to see where other links may be causing problems.

Let me know if I can be of any more help.


schumi 4 years ago

hello,

How to solve this problem if i'm the webmaster of the site which pops the bar when people view it?


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molometer 4 years ago Author

Hello Rebecca Smith,

I know how you feel, it can be very frustrating to say the least.

Not to mention the effect it has on visitors to your site?

That is why I fixed it using the above method.

Chrome is showing you where the errors are by flagging them up in red.

As you rightly point out, everything, even the fonts are red. This is because the fonts and text associated with that particular element will be associated with the insecure content element. Removing these elements will remove these red fonts and text as well.

Good luck, let me know if I can be of any more help.


Rebecca Smith 4 years ago

I have this problem on the google BROWSER when I am doing a search that insecure content message appears, and when I inspect element all kinds of things are RED, the 'font' the font COLOR, mostly just nonsense.

I am sick of this message appearing every time I open a WINDOW. HOW DO I MAKE IT STOP?? It is obviously not working right.


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molometer 4 years ago Author

Hello LauraK,

Glad you found this fix helpful.

I know it can be very frustrating trying to find an answer to 'this site has insecure content'.

That is really why I wrote this hub, as all the so called 'solutions' I found meant leaving yourself with no security? never a good idea.

Thanks for taking the time to leave a comment. Good to know it is helping people.


LauraK 4 years ago

Thank you for writing this super useful. It has really helped me to sort out my websites.


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molometer 4 years ago Author

Hi resellercloud,

I am glad it worked for you.

I cannot post your comment as it has an outbound link to a business website.

Wish you every success with your venture and no more 'insecure content' warnings should help you.


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molometer 4 years ago Author

Hello Dave,

Glad you found this useful. It has been driving many people bonkers for quite some time.

I decided to have a go at sorting it out myself, as all the advice from the forums was to, 'just turn off the security'!?

No way was I going to put any sensitive info into a site that blared out a warning 'this site has insecure content!?'.

Imagine trying to explain to your bankers that you put vital information into a site, that was patently 'insecure'.

I don't think they would cover any losses, and they may be within their rights not to do so.

Thanks for leaving a comment and hope you get your end of the equation sorted out now.


Dave 4 years ago

Thanks for this, it reassured me I wasn't going bonkers. I thought 'Surely Google wouldn't have a page that its own browser flags as a risk,' but obviously it does!


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molometer 4 years ago Author

Hello sodabeh hajian,

Let me know how you get on. I would be interested to have a few more details.


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molometer 4 years ago Author

Hello Jaye,

I am so happy that you found this helpful for future reference.

Google Chrome is a very secure browser. All the problems it finds make people think there is something wrong with Chrome.

In reality it is the sites that they are looking at, that have the problems and Chrome is just doing a good job, of pointing them out.

Looking forward to seeing your website when you take the plunge.

Michael


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JayeWisdom 4 years ago from Deep South, USA

This one's a keeper for reference, Michael. I very recently switched to Google Chrome from Internet Explorer (which was driving me CRAZY with screen hangs and shutdowns). I'm getting accustomed to the differences, but the major one is Chrome's reliability compared to IE.

I don't yet own a website, but that day may arrive sooner rather than later as I pursue freelance writing and, perhaps, a blog. Thanks for sharing this helpful information.

JAYE


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molometer 4 years ago Author

Hello Victoria Lynn,

Thank you for your very useful and interesting comment.

The following literal explanation may improve clarity.

This fix is for website owners, to fix their own websites, that they own. If you own a website, then of course you can use it too.

If and when you visit other websites on the internet, and Google Chrome gives you the warning, 'this site has insecure content'.

Then the problem must be fixed by 'that' websites webmaster.

You can of course send them a message telling them that their site is insecure, which I am sure they will be pleased to find out. As then, they too can fix their webpages.

All inbound and outbound elements and links must be removed. Then try loading each one, back into your website, one at a time to see if it is okay.

Eventually you will identify which are safe to use and which are not.

Thanks again for a very useful comment.


sodabeh hajian 4 years ago

Hi i want to be secure my email and every thinks in my coputer please,because my https has a yellow colour iam afraid pls help me to sort it out.

kind regards


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Victoria Lynn 4 years ago from Arkansas, USA

I see that warning on other sites sometimes. So you have to remove and reload every ad? And have them checked? I didn't understand all of that, but perhaps I will when I learn more about how all that works. Bookmarking this to come back to!


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molometer 4 years ago Author

Hello Donna,

So sorry to hear that you are having a difficult time of following these simple steps. Have you tried opening two windows at once and work through your website. That may help. Having the instructions right there on the screen.

If you are still having trouble. Let me know and maybe I can help you further,


Donna 4 years ago

I didn't understand this at all...I thought there was supposed to be an easy step by step guide on how to stop this error message. I must have missed that completely and I've read the article twice.


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molometer 4 years ago Author

Hello Gracie,

I am so glad that you have found this helpful. It is my pleasure to share it with you. Thanks for leaving your kind comment.


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Grace Whites 4 years ago from Manalapan, New Jersey, USA

Oh thank you for your good tips. This thing is really helpful to me. You know I am using Chrome and sometimes I have got some error like this. Thank you for sharing.


Ronnie 4 years ago

Ok Thanks for the advice!

And keep up the good work! this is the only place i have found any advice that make since.

Like I said; I totally agree with any added security it is a good thing with cyber-crime at its peak these days with so many transactions being done online.

Thanks again!

-Ronnie


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molometer 4 years ago Author

Hello Ronnie,

So glad this worked for you. The extensions that you turned off are 'under the bonnet' but under a different heading. Extensions.

The thing that I suggest is, that you do 'not' turn off the Https/SSl toggle button. Turn Off Certificate Revocation. This is the security system that needs to be on.

Many people recommend turning this off.

In my view this is not a good idea at all.

My site is still up and running. It uses mixed media from several verifiable sites.

I have noticed recently that many more of these 3rd party elements can cause this error to reappear.

Even Google's adsense elements. I have reported it to both Adsense and Google chrome groups.

let me know how you progress. It is always helpful and useful to get feedback.


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molometer 4 years ago Author

Hi Mike,

Thanks for dropping in. It is still a big problem. I have just noticed that many other add-ins seem to have this problem.

My site is using a lot of mixed media and is still stable. I have unloaded any modules that I cannot verify.

Send them an invoice lol.


Ronnie 4 years ago

Hello,

I was just reading your hub and you did a great job explaining how important it is not to turn this feature of, Kudos! I agree 100% but you got me thinking about the apps that where attached to my Google page.So I went in and removed them to see if this would help. It did not. Then I remembered seeing in tools/settings "web extensions" I believe these are to make loading sites a bit faster, help automatic search listings and other stuff to make your searching a little easier. I also remember seeing that they are partners of Google or 3rd party companies, I think,so I thought I would give it a try and remove them. It worked! Its only been a few hours but I've opened all the sites that i was getting it with and it is gone :) what brought this to my attention along with reading your hub was I got the message even for Google's own websites. Is this OK? or was the extension part of the security and I just turned it off? It is below under the hood as shown above in your hub.

Thanks!


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CloudExplorer 4 years ago from New York City

I just caught wind of your hub again in the notifications area, ummm no silly LOL, charge Google your funny molometer, but if you were serious well i still wouldn't attempt such a thing. Haha


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molometer 4 years ago Author

Hello vnsatakopan,

Glad to be of help. I like Google chrome too and can see that it is going to be very important going forward.

It is pulling so many different elements together in one browser.

Thanks for leaving your comment.


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molometer 4 years ago Author

Hi Tammy and thank you,

Glad you found it helpful. It's good to know how to fix this insecure content error and then be able to surf safely.


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vnsatakopan 4 years ago from Chennai, India

Very informative as I also use Google Chrome.


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tammyswallow 4 years ago from North Carolina

Wow.. this is fabulous. You made it so easy to understand that someone with no technical skills like me can understand it. You have a real talent for the technical. Well done!


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molometer 4 years ago Author

Hello Crazzykylex

There have been issues with 'fake' SSL certificates identified by earlier versions of Firefox.

I would suggest you get the latest update, Firefox 12 to further protect you. Please update your copy of Firefox.

It is a great browser and pretty well bullet proof already.

Just keep it up to date. Simply.

Google chrome is pretty useful and is incorporating many 3rd party elements, to run video etc all in one browser. So no need for several programs to be running. Much faster and quicker load times eventually.

I think all browsers will fully migrate to HTML5 like chrome has in the near future, if they haven't already.


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molometer 4 years ago Author

Just in case you missed it.


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molometer 4 years ago Author

Hello Sam,

Good to know you have this solution to hand, next time it goes base over apex. lol


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Crazzykylex 4 years ago from Incredible India!

However, secured browsing (HTTPS) can be enabled on sites like facebook separately.

Do you have any tip for Firefox, as I not am a Google Chrome addict?


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molometer 4 years ago Author

Hi Laura,

Good to know that this has helped. You are more than welcome. Sharing is caring I believe.


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molometer 4 years ago Author

Hi wannabe writer,

Go for it. I never understood the whole windows on mac concept to be honest.

Google chrome will work fine on your mac. Good luck and happy hubbing.


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WannaB Writer 4 years ago from Templeton, CA

I should have specified that I do use a MAC for most things and normally use Chrome except for using my second Twitter account, for which I use Safari. I also run Windows 7 through VMWare Fusion on my MAC and that's where I use Firefox because Explorer is so slow. Never thought of using Chrome there.


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molometer 4 years ago Author

Hello WannaB Writer,

I would suggest you switch to Google Chrome pronto, as that is the one that I have fixed. And I know is secure.

Safari is okay on a Mac but on a PC? I find it very limited

I have seen the error on Firefox that you mentioned.

Who knows what you are letting have access to your computer, when you approve these scripts.

Google chrome is a very secure browser when running correctly. I would strongly suggest you use it.

Thank you for your interesting comment.


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WannaB Writer 4 years ago from Templeton, CA

I have gotten this message many times when visiting other sites. I used to use Safari, but it seemed to crash more often. Firefox keeps getting another message I hate and don't know what to do with about a script that makes it unresponsive. I get a choice of continuing the script or stopping it. I'm never quite sure what to do. It never tells you which script it is. Got any great suggestions on that one?


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molometer 4 years ago Author

Hello Just Ask Susan,

This hub is breaking all my page view records. It has been spread all over the internet by people in the Chrome forums and Chrome groups on G+.

It has been in the number 1 spot on all search engines for a few weeks now.

I am pleasantly surprised that it is helping so many people. Glad to be of assistance to you too.

Maybe Google should hire me?


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Just Ask Susan 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada

Learned quite a bit by reading your hub. I've been having a few problems lately with my computers but it's been due to a virus. I think I've finally gotten rid of it. I will save your hub though on Pinterest as I may need to come back and reference it in the future as I use Chrome.


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molometer 4 years ago Author

Hello GoodLady,

Thanks for reading this hub. It is amazing really. I wrote this fix, just to solve a problem with my own website, and just posted it. Thinking just a few people would read it.

Boy was I wrong. It now is on all the Google forums and help pages and gets loads of hits every day.

It is my most successful hub in terms of page views ever.

I am sure your son will be impressed with your discovery too.


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GoodLady 4 years ago from Rome, Italy

Thanks, I got happily distracted. We all liked the funny stuff. Seriously, I will get my son to read your hub since he is a few days away from launching a product he has designed (onto the web). He'll probably think I'm out of date (I usually am), and get distracted as I try to direct him to the page, but, on the other hand his ears might pick up and I get a feather in my cap. I don't use Chrome (yet) because I'm a wuss and scared of it. But when i get my courage up, I will, and so, many thanks for seriously importantly helpful Hub.


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molometer 4 years ago Author

Hello Nell,

Tell me about it. I tried to find a fix on the Google help and forums and came up with nothing.

In the end I fixed it myself and guess what?

I am getting loads of hits daily form all over the world and from Google groups and help forums too.

So it seems that I hit pay dirt with this hub lol

Who would have thunk it?


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Nell Rose 4 years ago from England

Hi, Don't tell me about Google Chrome! lol! talk about a mess, I downloaded it ages ago, and had nothing but trouble, in fact it caused me to panic because I thought my pc was going to pack up! I can't even remember exactly what was wrong now, but looking back I know I got rid of it really quickly. I had to go and reset my whole pc! so great info, and anybody using it will find it really helpful. cheers nell


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molometer 4 years ago Author

The poll indicates that 88% of respondents have had this problem when using Google chrome.

That's a lot of computers globally?

Have you seen 'this site has insecure content' error message too?

Thanks for reading.


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molometer 4 years ago Author

Hello Susan,

I am glad that you found it helpful. Think of how many people are scared away from websites because of this error message?

I only decided to fix this Google chrome problem because it was affecting my own business website.

I couldn't find anything online that solved the problem.

It is proving to be a very common problem.

Thanks reading and for leaving your comment.


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sholland10 4 years ago from Southwest Missouri

Hi Michael, I am still on the learning curve when it comes to the details of the Internet. I use Chrome and love it. I have come across the "insecure content" warning. I will hold onto this hub to refer to for further use. Thanks for sharing your knowledge! Votes and Shares!


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molometer 4 years ago Author

Hello Vinaya Ghimire,

Glad It was able to help you. I wrote this as I had problems with Google chrome myself.

It is obviously a widespread problem. It is getting so many pageviews and shared all over the place.

Who would have thought it?

Thanks for reading and leaving your comment


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Vinaya Ghimire 4 years ago from Nepal

I had this problem when I used Chrome. But then I switched on to safari.

Thanks for sharing this step by step guide.


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molometer 4 years ago Author

Hello Marcy Goodfleisch,

This has been such a huge problem for people trying to sell product.(including us)

Like yourself. If you see this message, we leave the page, pronto. That makes sense?

Problem is that this is costing business big time.

It is quite simple to fix for us with just a few webpages.

For companies it will cost them more but the alternative is no business at all?

Thanks for reading and leaving a comment.

If you need any assistance let me know.


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Marcy Goodfleisch 4 years ago from Planet Earth

This is a very useful hub - I have seen that message (and of course, it's scary), but I have usually left the site rapidly to avoid whatever bad thing might happen. I need to read and reread your hub so I can fully process the information. Voted up and useful!


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molometer 4 years ago Author

Hello CloudExplorer,

Good to hear from you.

I checked all the forums and help files, and there was no solution, so I thought I would fix it myself.

I have my Google site and considering this is a flagship site, it needed to 'work' properly.

We cannot advocate on web-work if our own site is messed up? So I had to sort it out.

Needs must, as they say!

The hub has been picked up by Google Groups and a few other Google user groups, so it is helping to solve this problem.

The searches are coming from all over the world, so it is a widespread issue.

I did know it was a problem, just not 'how big' a problem?

Do you think I should send Google a bill? :)


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CloudExplorer 4 years ago from New York City

Very intriguing hub article here @Molometer, but I haven't had such issues myself. My Chrome browser does actually crash a great deal of the time, and mainly because of the adobe flash player, while over loading the browser with video content at times, and having multiple tabs simultaneously running huge networks like Facebook, G+, and others.

I think Chrome isn't as stable as Firefox, but firefox also crashes a great deal as well, but I would much rather deal with the browser crashes than lose business, or suffer a worse fate of losing my personal data on my desktop.

As an ex computer tech I learned that web browsers are very funny, and mostly designed to play tricks on those who have no experience in comprehending its true controls & purpose.

As a web designer I feel that it's imperative that they work efficiently, and so I keep them optimized, and as clean as possible "Very little add on's, toolbars etc, & I customize my own toolbars". Your hub addresses a grave concern for most web developers, business owners and the likes, and I'm glad you've shared such a challenging story with us all about the Chrome issues you was determined to hack your way out of.

Great hub here, awesome stuff, voted up, and shared across all my networks including Pinterest. Nice! one


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molometer 4 years ago Author

Hi jenubouka,

I have picked out a name for the dating site.

Checkadate on G+ I am going to write it next week sometime.

See how it goes amongst the 1000's of other dating sites lol


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molometer 4 years ago Author

Thanks Laura,

Hackers are the good guys. Always have been.

Don't do that cracking thang! :) It's Naughty?


Laura Stokes 4 years ago

Thanks Molometer

that is very good info. keep on hacking! just no cracking of course


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molometer 4 years ago Author

Hi Vellur,

I have been working with computers for many years.

Although the graphic qualities of computers have improved incredible, the fundamental underlying code hasn't changed that much.

A few extra new bell's and whistles but not that difficult to fix.

Thanks for dropping in.


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molometer 4 years ago Author

Hello prasetio30,

Thank you for commenting. Have you got yourself one of these free sites? They are pretty good. When they work lol!


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Vellur 4 years ago from Dubai

You have gone into a lot of trouble to find out the source of the problem. You must be an expert on these things. I have no idea what is going on. Thanks for sharing.


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prasetio30 4 years ago from malang-indonesia

This was useful information. I learn many things from you. Thanks for share this warning. Good job and rated up!

Prasetio


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molometer 4 years ago Author

lol hi Jen,

In my book all work is valid. The website is worth a go. I am on blogger too. Bit of a dead duck but you can link them together! Which I have done already.

These dating sites are very popular? Just have to think of something original DOOH! lol


jenubouka 4 years ago

Kinda contemplating that actually, website that is. Blogger is dead in my book, hey betcha your dating site would rock!

Ironically I have freelance job writing date ideas for Seattle, don't judge a job is a job that pays at this point.

By the way I have the numerous "homer" quotes roaming my mind after I read this...."It's not leaking, it's over flowing" The pig fill the entire silo after threes days? Well I helped.....Oh, make it stop....


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molometer 4 years ago Author

Hello justom, how are you guys keeping?

I know what you mean about these irritating computer foul-ups. It drives most people wild. For me though, they are what make me want to get out of bed in the morning.

I love fixing this kind of thing and sometimes they even pay me lol.


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molometer 4 years ago Author

Hello jenubouka,

Thanks for the lovely comments but why not get yourself a free website from Google +.

They promise to rank if favorable too!(slightly dodgy that)

They are pretty easy websites to build.

I am going to start a dating agency? lol


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justom 4 years ago from 41042

Great hub, I seldom know what's going on with these things. Between the "not responding" thing and the chrome "busy" it's sometimes so maddening I just shut the thing down. Computers, I remember a line from a song that fits perfectly. The more I know, the less I understand. Seems you've got it though! Peace!! Tom


jenubouka 4 years ago

You had me at "homer." I have fiddled with Google Chrome, although I had set up FF browser with many toolbars, I found Chrome an odd space after working on FF. Although in the event FF is down, i always keep Chrome on hands for back up purposes, this article is bookmarked indefinitely. Thank you for taking the time to post this, many people will greatly benefit from your endless efforts for sure.


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molometer 4 years ago Author

Hello Alocsin,

This has been a real problem for so many companies.

I am surprised that no one has dealt with it from Google?

It wasn't really that difficult to go back to basic's and see where the real problem was.

Some software companies just don't care I guess?

Why should they? It's just good business practice!


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molometer 4 years ago Author

Thanks Ardie,

I have been meaning to fix it this particular pesky problem for a while. Once I figured it out.

I had to run it for a few weeks to make sure it was still okay.


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molometer 4 years ago Author

Hi sam209,

Thanks for dropping in. I had to fix this thing as it was driving me nuts.

Homer is a hero lol


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alocsin 4 years ago from Orange County, CA

I would pay attention first to the warning and avoid the site. But I appreciate the procedure for sites that are known to be useful. Voting this Up and Interesting.


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Ardie 4 years ago from Neverland

You really put a lot of time and effort into this Hub and I am sure many people will appreciate that you shared your secret for bypassing the "insecure content" message :) Great start molometer!


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sam209 4 years ago

I haven't had this problem yet, but still as always very useful hub Mr. Love your cartoon skits!

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