How to Enable or Disable Safe Browsing in Google Chrome on Windows 11/10

By Zarmeen Shahzad  / 

Google Chrome comes with various security features that allow users to have a safe browsing experience. However, sometimes these protection features stop you from visiting sites or downloading data. If such a thing happens, you can turn off the safety features. This tutorial will show you how to enable or disable Safe Browsing in Google Chrome on Windows 11/10.

Enable/Disable Safe Browsing Google Chrome

To enable or disable this feature, you have to visit the registry editor in Windows. However, whenever you make changes in the editor, make sure that you create a system restore point in case something goes wrong, and you have to return your system to a previous stable point. After creating a restore point, follow the steps below:

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Step-1: Open the Run box using the shortcut keys Win + R.

Step-2: Type regedit in the Run box and press Enter.

Step-3: You will be asked, do you want to allow this app to make changes to your device? Click Yes.

Step-4: Type the following path in the address box at the top of the editor window and press Enter:

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HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies

Step-5: Right-click in the left pane, hover the cursor over New, and select Key. Name this newly created Key as Google.

Step-6: Now, right-click on this newly created Google key, hover the cursor over New, and select Key. Rename this new Key as Chrome.

Step-7: Right-click in the right pane, hover the cursor on New, select DWORD (32-bit) Value. Rename this as SafeBrowsingProtectionLevel.

Step-8: Double-click on this newly created DWORD.

Step-9: In Value Data, add any of the following values depending on what you need. Since you want to disable the safe browsing feature, add 0 and press OK.

0 is for No Protection
1 is for Standard Protection
2 is for Enhanced Protection

Step-10: After you are done, close the Registry Editor and restart your system.

I hope this helps. Let us know in the comments below.

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