If you are seeing a “Deceptive site ahead” warning when trying to visit a website, it means that Google’s Safe Browsing technology has detected that the site may be trying to trick you into doing something dangerous, such as installing software or revealing your personal information (for example, passwords, phone numbers, or credit cards).
Here are some steps you can try to fix this issue:
- Make sure that you have the latest version of your web browser installed. Outdated browsers may not have the latest security features and can be more vulnerable to malicious websites.
- Check the website’s address (URL) to make sure it is spelled correctly and belongs to a legitimate website. Be cautious of websites with unusual or unfamiliar domain names, as they may be trying to impersonate a legitimate website.
- If you trust the website and want to visit it despite the warning, you can proceed by clicking on the “Details” link in the warning message and then clicking the “Go to [website]” button.
- If you do not trust the website and do not want to visit it, you can go back to the previous page or choose a different website to visit.
- If you are the owner of the website and want to fix the “Deceptive site ahead” warning, you can use the Google Search Console to request a review of your website. Google will then check your website for any issues that may be causing the warning to be displayed and will help you fix them.
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Last modified: January 13, 2023