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Remove Deceptive site ahead (Removal Instructions) - updated Jul 2020

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“Deceptive Site Ahead” is a warning that can protect you from phishing, scam, and malware-laden sites

Deceptive Site Ahead warning on Google
While Deceptive Site Ahead is a legitimate warning that comes from the Google Chrome web browser, malicious actors can mimic the real notification for malicious purposes

“Deceptive Site Ahead” is a warning that Google Chrome users might encounter at any time while browsing the web. The alert is designed by Google – it warns users about the upcoming deceptive or even malicious content and advises users not to proceed. Depending on the severity of the impact, the waning might not let users let bypass the screen and land on the destination site. Despite these restrictions, “Deceptive Site Ahead” might save users from malware infections, financial losses, and even identity theft.

Questions about Deceptive site ahead

Since Google Chrome is the most popular browser, the Deceptive Site Ahead warning became a custom, and cybercriminals are well aware of that. Due to this, they started to launch fake warnings that imitate the legitimate ones with the intent to misguide users and make them download malicious software, call fake tech support services, or provide sensitive information on an insecure site. In this article, we will explore the differences between real and fake “Deceptive Site Ahead” notifications that users can encounter while browsing the internet.

Name “Deceptive Site Ahead”
Type Security notification provided by Google on Chrome web browser
Purpose Protect people from accessing phishing, malware-infected websites
Description A “Deceptive Site Ahead” warning shows up (with the red background) when trying to access suspicious website
EXCEPTION “Deceptive Site Ahead” pop-up can be misused by hackers and turned to tech-support-scam alert. If it contains a telephone number – do not call for it as you can be tricked into downloading useless software or giving away your money to crooks for useless services
Removal To bypass legitimate Google warning, check the instructions below. To eliminate adware that could be causing redirects to unsafe sites, scan your machine with reputable anti-malware software
System fix If you installed any type of software from unsafe site or which was provided by tech support scammers, you should treat is as malware infection. Eliminate it, and then fix virus damage with tools like Reimage Reimage Cleaner Intego

Google Safe Browsing services[1] have created this message in order to protect people from unsafe online content. This service scans websites and looks for deceptive buttons, for instance, download buttons[2] that install software from unrelated and unreliable third-party sources. Deceptive website warning is basically designed to keep you away from web pages and content that can put your privacy at serious risk.

Keep in mind that the “Deceptive Site Ahead” block can be applied to various sites not due to the owner's fault. In some cases, websites get infected with malware or intercepted by the attackers. In such a case, only the website developer can fix this issue after verifying information via Google Search Console Panel. If you noticed that one of your favorite websites was marked as deceptive, you should contact the developer of the site and inform about the situation.

Chrome Deceptive Site Ahead message might also show up before entering social engineering[3] websites, for example, phishing[4] or deceptive sites. Internet sites that are marked as potentially dangerous might trick people to install suspicious software or disclose sensitive information. Therefore, before entering an unreliable site, it is likely you will see this message:

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

After seeing Google Deceptive Site Ahead on and similar websites, you should not become worried about your computer safety. It’s not infected yet. This is merely a warning that it is better to keep away from the website you were attempting to visit. By clicking on the details and choosing to simply ignore the warning you can continue to the desired site, yet it is not recommended. In this case, you should install security software on your computer which will help you prevent potential malware and potentially unwanted programs.

Deceptive Site Ahead pop-up
Deceptive Site Ahead is a notification from Google which explains that the site users are about to enter is malicious

Users looking for ways how to remove Deceptive Site Ahead warning put their security and privacy at great risk because the alert does not appear without reason. Whatever the reason might be, it can compromise your computer or steal private information about you, and we are sure that you do not want that to happen.

Of course, some legitimate sites may be flagged as well because of the advertising displayed on them, but such issue can be fixed with a little bit of effort.

The removal itself may take a while because the website administrators must find and terminate the sources of the potentially dangerous content. Only then, the site can be reviewed and evaluated by Google. Despite the lengthy procedure, the legitimate sites usually deal with this issue as their owners do not want to scare away the visitors. Therefore, usually, the sites which display “deceptive site ahead” instead of their site’s content should be avoided.

IMPORTANT: crooks can take advantage of Deceptive Site Ahead warning and turn it to a Tech-Support-Scam. In other words, criminals camouflage a legitimate warning, except as they include a telephone number and urge gullible people to call for support. That's a catch that can lead to money loss or malware infection. If you randomly receive a Deceptive Site Ahead pop-up with a number of “certified technicians,” force close your web browser and scan your PC with security software to eliminate malware. If something malicious was found, we recommend fixing damage doe to the computer with tools like Reimage Reimage Cleaner Intego.

Deceptive Site Ahead message
"Deceptive Site Ahead" is a warning from Google Chrome browser that prevents you from entering malicious, deceptive or phishing websites.

Get to know what sites Google marks as potentially dangerous

Essentially, there are three types of potentially dangerous sites which may be included into Googles “black list”:

  1. Sites that pretend their content to be legitimate and trusted;
  2. Sites which content tries to trick the users into sharing login details or calling tech support;
  3. Sites which contain deceptive download buttons.
  4. Sites that were hacked or incorporate malicious ads.

On, we have already discussed a number of such sites. Any of the browser hijacker websites can fall under the first category of websites that may act as a legitimate search engine, including, Yoursites123 and similar. The second category is usually associated with sites which spread adware and scareware-type programs, such as or Such highly unwanted sites and browser applications are also defined on other security-related sites such as[5].

Finally, the fake download buttons can be inserted into any random sites, especially, on obscure software download, file-sharing sites, etc. Nevertheless, sometimes the malicious website creators may bypass the Google filter and load regularly on your browser. In such case, you should keep your system equipped with a reputable anti-malware tool, such as Reimage Reimage Cleaner Intego.

Deceptive Site Ahead warning message
Deceptive Site Ahead warning can serve as a great tool to prevent less careful users from being infected with malware or get their credit card details stolen

Fix “Deceptive Site Ahead” issue

Even though it is not advisable to remove “Deceptive Site Ahead” filter from your browser, you can do that by following these simple steps:

  1. Start Google Chrome.
  2. Click “Menu” or “More” icon in the upper-right corner.
  3. Select “Settings” and “Show advanced settings”.
  4. Go to “Privacy” and deselect “Protect you and your device from dangerous sites.”

Deceptive Site Ahead disabling options

If you follow these instructions, your browser should not display such warning messages anymore. However, you will have to protect your computer from the cyber threats by some other means.

We recommend obtaining a reliable antivirus and anti-malware protection system, which is capable of eliminating viruses from your computer as well as guarding you against these threats in real-time browsing. Take our advice and strengthen your computer's security with anti-malware software.

Although deceptive site ahead fix makes the described alerts disappear, we would like to remind you that Google Chrome browser displays them for your own good. Therefore, if you see the described message too frequently, ask yourself whether websites you are interested in are trustworthy. On the other hand, the reason you might see a Deceptive Site Ahead redirects often is due to adware infection on your system – this is especially could be the case if you see increased amount of advertisements in search results and visited websites around the web.

To fix Deceptive Site Ahead recurring issues, you should ensure that your system is free of adware. For that, please check the instructions we provide below – access the installed program list and uninstall everything suspicious. Then, reset all the installed web browsers.

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To remove Deceptive site ahead, follow these steps:

Eliminate Deceptive site ahead from Windows systems

To get rid of adware that could be redirecting you to deceptive sites, follow these steps on Windows:

  1. Click Start Control Panel Programs and Features (if you are Windows XP user, click on Add/Remove Programs). Click 'Start -> Control Panel -> Programs and Features' (if you are 'Windows XP' user, click on 'Add/Remove Programs').
  2. If you are Windows 10 / Windows 8 user, then right-click in the lower left corner of the screen. Once Quick Access Menu shows up, select Control Panel and Uninstall a Program. If you are 'Windows 10 / Windows 8' user, then right-click in the lower left corner of the screen. Once 'Quick Access Menu' shows up, select 'Control Panel' and 'Uninstall a Program'.
  3. Uninstall Deceptive site ahead and related programs
    Here, look for Deceptive site ahead or any other recently installed suspicious programs.
  4. Uninstall them and click OK to save these changes. Right click on each of suspicious entries and select 'Uninstall'

Erase Deceptive site ahead from Mac OS X system

  1. If you are using OS X, click Go button at the top left of the screen and select Applications. Cick 'Go' and select 'Applications'
  2. Wait until you see Applications folder and look for Deceptive site ahead or any other suspicious programs on it. Now right click on every of such entries and select Move to Trash. Click on every malicious entry and select 'Move to Trash'

Remove Deceptive site ahead from Internet Explorer (IE)

  1. Remove dangerous add-ons
    Open Internet Explorer, click on the Gear icon (IE menu) on the top right corner of the browser and choose Manage Add-ons. Click on menu icon and select 'Manage add-ons'
  2. You will see a Manage Add-ons window. Here, look for Deceptive site ahead and other suspicious plugins. Disable these entries by clicking Disable: Right click on each of malicious entries and select 'Disable'
  3. Change your homepage if it was altered by virus:
    Click on the gear icon (menu) on the top right corner of the browser and select Internet Options. Stay in General tab.
  4. Here, remove malicious URL and enter preferable domain name. Click Apply to save changes. Delete malicious URL, enter your desired domain name and click 'Apply' to save changes
  5. Reset Internet Explorer
    Click on the gear icon (menu) again and select Internet options. Go to Advanced tab.
  6. Here, select Reset.
  7. When in the new window, check Delete personal settings and select Reset again to complete Deceptive site ahead removal. Go to 'Advanced' tab and click on 'Reset' button. Now select 'Delete personal settings' and click on 'Reset' button again

Uninstall Deceptive site ahead from Microsoft Edge

Reset Microsoft Edge settings (Method 1):

  1. Launch Microsoft Edge app and click More (three dots at the top right corner of the screen).
  2. Click Settings to open more options.
  3. Once Settings window shows up, click Choose what to clear button under Clear browsing data option. Go to Settings and select 'Choose what to clear'
  4. Here, select all what you want to remove and click Clear. Select 'Clear' button
  5. Now you should right-click on the Start button (Windows logo). Here, select Task Manager. Open the start menu and select 'Task Manager'
  6. When in Processes tab, search for Microsoft Edge.
  7. Right-click on it and choose Go to details option. If can’t see Go to details option, click More details and repeat previous steps. Right-click 'Microsoft Edge' and select 'Go to details' Select 'More details' if 'Go to details' option fails to show up
  8. When Details tab shows up, find every entry with Microsoft Edge name in it. Right click on each of them and select End Task to end these entries. Find Microsoft Edge entries and select 'End Task'

Resetting Microsoft Edge browser (Method 2):

If Method 1 failed to help you, you need to use an advanced Edge reset method.

  1. Note: you need to backup your data before using this method.
  2. Find this folder on your computer: C:\Users\%username%\AppData\Local\Packages\Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge_8wekyb3d8bbwe.
  3. Select every entry which is saved on it and right click with your mouse. Then Delete option. Go to Microsoft Edge folder on your computer, right-click every entry and click 'Delete'
  4. Click the Start button (Windows logo) and type in window power in Search my stuff line.
  5. Right-click the Windows PowerShell entry and choose Run as administrator. Find Windows PowerShell, right-click it and select 'Run as administrator'
  6. Once Administrator: Windows PowerShell window shows up, paste this command line after PS C:\WINDOWS\system32> and press Enter:
    Get-AppXPackage -AllUsers -Name Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register $($_.InstallLocation)\AppXManifest.xml -Verbose}
    Copy and paste a required command and press 'Enter'

Once these steps are finished, Deceptive site ahead should be removed from your Microsoft Edge browser.

Get rid of Deceptive site ahead from Mozilla Firefox (FF)

If you found that your system was infected with a potentially unwanted program, reset Firefox as follows:

  1. Remove dangerous extensions
    Open Mozilla Firefox, click on the menu icon (top right corner) and select Add-ons Extensions. Click on menu icon and select 'Add-ons'
  2. Here, select Deceptive site ahead and other questionable plugins. Click Remove to delete these entries. Select 'Extensions' and look for malicious entries. Click 'Remove' to get rid of each of them
  3. Reset Mozilla Firefox
    Click on the Firefox menu on the top left and click on the question mark. Here, choose Troubleshooting Information. Click on menu icon and then on '?'. Select 'Troubleshooting Information'
  4. Now you will see Reset Firefox to its default state message with Reset Firefox button. Click this button for several times and complete Deceptive site ahead removal. Click on 'Reset Firefox' button for a couple of times

Delete Deceptive site ahead from Google Chrome

  1. Delete malicious plugins
    Open Google Chrome, click on the menu icon (top right corner) and select Tools Extensions. Click on menu icon. Select 'Tools' and 'Extensions'
  2. Here, select Deceptive site ahead and other malicious plugins and select trash icon to delete these entries. Look for malicious entries and delete each of them by clicking on the Trash bin icon
  3. Click on menu icon again and choose Settings Manage Search engines under the Search section. When in 'Settings', select 'Manage search engines...'
  4. When in Search Engines..., remove malicious search sites. You should leave only Google or your preferred domain name. Click 'X' to remove malicious URLs
  5. Reset Google Chrome
    Click on menu icon on the top right of your Google Chrome and select Settings.
  6. Scroll down to the end of the page and click on Reset browser settings. When in 'Settings', scroll down to 'Reset browser settings' button and click on it
  7. Click Reset to confirm this action and complete Deceptive site ahead removal. Click on 'Reset' button to complete your removal

Eliminate Deceptive site ahead from Safari

  1. Remove dangerous extensions
    Open Safari web browser and click on Safari in menu at the top left of the screen. Once you do this, select Preferences. Click on 'Safari' and select 'Preferences'
  2. Here, select Extensions and look for Deceptive site ahead or other suspicious entries. Click on the Uninstall button to get rid each of them. Go to 'Extensions' and uninstall malicious add-ons
  3. Reset Safari
    Open Safari browser and click on Safari in menu section at the top left of the screen. Here, select Reset Safari.... Click on 'Safari' and select 'Reset Safari...'
  4. Now you will see a detailed dialog window filled with reset options. All of those options are usually checked, but you can specify which of them you want to reset. Click the Reset button to complete Deceptive site ahead removal process. Select all options and click on 'Reset' button

Do not let government spy on you

The government has many issues in regards to tracking users' data and spying on citizens, so you should take this into consideration and learn more about shady information gathering practices. Avoid any unwanted government tracking or spying by going totally anonymous on the internet. 

You can choose a different location when you go online and access any material you want without particular content restrictions. You can easily enjoy internet connection without any risks of being hacked by using Private Internet Access VPN.

Control the information that can be accessed by government any other unwanted party and surf online without being spied on. Even if you are not involved in illegal activities or trust your selection of services, platforms, be suspicious for your own security and take precautionary measures by using the VPN service.

Backup files for the later use, in case of the malware attack

Computer users can suffer various losses due to cyber infections or their own faulty doings. Software issues created by malware or direct data loss due to encryption can lead to problems with your device or permanent damage. When you have proper up-to-date backups, you can easily recover after such an incident and get back to work.

It is crucial to create updates to your backups after any changes on the device, so you can get back to the point you were working on when malware changes anything or issues with the device causes data or performance corruption. Rely on such behavior and make file backup your daily or weekly habit.

When you have the previous version of every important document or project you can avoid frustration and breakdowns. It comes in handy when malware occurs out of nowhere. Use Data Recovery Pro for the system restoring purpose.

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  1. HemmingwayFan2010 says:
    April 26th, 2016 at 8:15 am

    I disabled these warnings a long time ago. Theyre just simply annoying

  2. Kelly says:
    April 26th, 2016 at 8:16 am

    Good thing that such filters are integrated in chrome, no wonder its one of the safest browsers

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