MacBook Pro - Safari - Google Safe Browsing Service Unavailable?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by happypeople, Jan 1, 2017.

  1. happypeople macrumors member

    Mar 14, 2014
    Hello everyone,

    I have a 2016 15" MacBook Pro Base Model Wirth 512GB, and I noticed in my Safari Preferences that I am getting the message that "The Google Safe Browsing Service is Unavailable. No updates have occurred in 1 day."

    Does anyone know how to resolve this?

    All my software is up to date. I have attempted restarting both safari and my machine, as well as unchecking and rechecking the "Warn when visiting a fraudulent website" box.

    Any help would be much appreciated, thank you very much!

    *Edit: I have no extensions installed for Safari
  2. BarracksSi Suspended


    Jul 14, 2015
    I discovered something about this roughly a month ago when my Safari wasn't able to start up.

    The Safe Browsing option uses a database downloaded regularly from Google. In my case, the database had gotten corrupted (not sure whether my local file had simply corrupted itself or the latest file -- at the time -- wasn't any good) and Safari crashed when it tried to load the file.

    A google search for the error message I kept getting led me to this brief discussion at Apple Support:

    The guy who posted the fix also posted this comment:

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