Google Safe Browsing Is Unavailable

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

  1. asdfgbg macrumors regular


    Mar 31, 2013
    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 P6


    Feb 20, 2009
    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

    Apr 12, 2014
    The Netherlands
    Delete SafeBrowsing.db


    (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:


    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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