How to Add and Remove Trusted Sites in Google Chrome

Posted February 25, 2018 by Leomar Umpad in Google, Google Chrome

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Trusted sites are those sites that you are confident not to do any harm to your computer and your internet data. Once you add trusted sites in Google Chrome, Chrome will allow you access to the sites even if the trust rating for the site is low. However, trusted sites should be on a secure connection and should be using the HTTPS connection. This article will discuss how you can add or remove trusted sites in Google Chrome.

Due to security issues, Google Chrome may prevent you to open certain sites. Thi may be due to the a site having questionable credentials, or the site is flagged to be malicious by some users, or merely a miss on Google’s part. If you are sure that a site is safe and will not do any unwanted actions, you can add the site to Google Chromer’s trusted site. If you want to learn how to add a website to the trusted site list, then read through the whole article.

 

How to Add Trusted Sites in Google Chrome

To add trusted sites in Google Chrome, do these:
1.Open your Google Chrome browser.chrome
2.Click the Menu icon represented by three horizontal lines icon on the far right of the Address bar.Google Chrome Menu
3.Click on Settings.Google Chrome Menu Settings
4.Scroll to the bottom and click the Show Advanced Settings link.How to add trusted sites in Google Chrome 3
5.Click on Change proxy settings.How to add trusted sites in Google Chrome 4
6.Click the Security tab > Trusted Sites icon, then click Sites.How to add trusted sites in Google Chrome 5
7.Enter the URL of your trusted site. For illustration purposes, enter https://www.facebook.com.How to add trusted sites in Google Chrome 7
8.After adding your chosen website, click on the Add button.How to add trusted sites in Google Chrome 8
9.Click Close The added site will now appear on the trusted sites tab. You can redo steps 7 and 8 to add more sites or click the Cose button to close the option. You are done. How to add trusted sites in Google Chrome 9

How to Remove Trusted Sites from Google Chrome

To remove trusted sites from Google Chrome, do these:
1.Open your Google Chrome browser.chrome
2.Click the Menu icon represented by three horizontal lines icon on the far right of the Address bar.Google Chrome Menu
3.Click on Settings.Google Chrome Menu Settings
4.Scroll to the bottom and click the Show Advanced Settings link.How to add trusted sites in Google Chrome 3
5.Click on Change proxy settings.How to add trusted sites in Google Chrome 4
6.Click the Security tab > Trusted Sites icon, then click Sites.How to add trusted sites in Google Chrome 5
7.Click on the URL of the trusted site you want to remove.Chrome Remove Trusted Site Choose Site
8.Click RemoveChrome Remove Trusted Site Choose Site click Remove
9.The site is now removed from the list of trusted sites in Chrome.Chrome Remove Trusted Site Choose Site click Remove DONE

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Why can’t I add trusted sites in Google Chrome?
A: You need to have an Admin account to be able to add trusted sites in Google Chrome regular and limited users cannot add a trusted site in Google Chrome.

Q: I have the administrative rights to my computer but still can’t add a trusted site. How can I fix this issue?
A: When the Group Policy for “Security Zones: Use only machine settings” is enabled, the Internet Options can’t be used to configure your browser. The restriction is the same even if you are an Admin user. Try to restart your computer or update your device to the latest operating system.

Q: Why can’t I add a website that is not using the HTTPS protocol?
A: Only websites using the HTTPS connection can be added to the trusted sites list. Websites with no HTTPS protocol are restricted.

You just learned how to add and remove trusted sites in Google Chrome. We hoped that this article helped you have a better Chrome browsing experience. If you have questions about any of the steps above, let us know in the comments.

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About Leomar Umpad

A supply chain operations manager by profession. A technology-lover and a writer by heart. I have the passion to teach and inform.
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