Google Safe Browsing Is Unavailable

Discussion in 'macOS' started by asdfgbg, Mar 24, 2014.

  1. asdfgbg macrumors regular

    asdfgbg

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    Location:
    Germany
    #1
    Hey,
    on my MacBook Pro Retina it says, in the Safari preferences that Google Safe Browsing isn't available. Do you have this warning too ? I've already unchecked and rechecked the box, but it doesn't go away.
    Thanks in advance :)
     
  2. Fishrrman macrumors G4

    Joined:
    Feb 20, 2009
    #2
    Can't help you with the issue above, but if it's "safe browsing" you're interest in, you might check out the -free- "Epic Privacy Browser".

    It hides you from trackers, and can even hide your IP address, if you wish.
     
  3. Seewood macrumors newbie

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    Apr 12, 2014
    Location:
    The Netherlands
    #3
    Delete SafeBrowsing.db

    Hi,

    (I found this somewhere on another forum)

    I also had this 'Google Safe Browsing is unavailable' warning. This is what worked for me:

    In the Finder choose Go> Go to Folder
    type the following in the search field:

    /private/var/folders

    You'll see folders like 72 , zz etc. Look for a folder com.Apple.Safari (in my case it was in 72>C) and delete SafeBrowsing.db.

    On restarting Safari a new SafeBrowsing.db is automatically created and the warning no longer appears

    MacBookAir - Mavericks 10.9.2
     

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