This page aims to help you remove “Security error: This website requires Google chrome security plugin”. Our removal instructions work for Chrome, Firefox and Internet Explorer, as well as every version of Windows.
In the article below we will trying to summarize all the details you have to be aware of when it comes to “Security error: This website requires Google chrome security plugin”. This particular browser hijacker is generally regarded as a harmless program. Nonetheless, such software may be deeply irritating because of the typical way it changes your browsers in. These possible modifications might include the generation of some pop-up and other ads while you are browsing the web. What’s more, certain page redirects may occur rather frequently. Last but not least, your usual homepage and the search engine that you regularly use may get changed to completely new ones. Furthermore, what we can also point out about this kind of software is that it could indeed infect all of your browsers – neither Firefox, nor Chrome and Explorer can avoid such contamination.
The real nature of the programs, called ‘browser hijackers’:
Contrary to what is normally expected, “Security error: This website requires Google chrome security plugin” (or any other hijacker) is not malicious at all. However, some of the existing programs from this category could tend to exhibit some suspicious or shady traits (such as the aforementioned ones, which may indeed irritate you). But even the abilities of this software to use your last/recent browser search requests for the purpose of matching the ads flow to your supposed preferences are not enough to have this program identified as a virus. As for “Security error: This website requires Google chrome security plugin” in particular, it acts as an exemplary hijacker. Normally, it can’t do anything more harmful to your computer than the activities, mentioned above. Once more, this program is just marketing-oriented and can’t result in much trouble, simply in a lot of annoyance. Moreover, the process of creating hijackers is completely normal and legal. It is just a way to help developers generate more profit, and manufacturers – have their goods/services/products advertised.
So a virus infection cannot result from a hijacker?
To our delight, this is true. Not a single really dangerous infection could be caused by “Security error: This website requires Google chrome security plugin” or any of its siblings. This kind of software greatly differs from any form of malware. For instance, let’s have Ransomware and a Trojan virus as examples. They are really capable of harming your system – by encryption of files or data theft and more. Fortunately, nothing like that could happen as a result of a browser hijacker-inflicted infection.
Where may browser hijackers be hiding?
When we discuss the potential distribution means of hijackers, we have to say that there may be several different sources. However, some of them are more regularly contaminated by hijackers than others. Here they are:
- Shareware/ torrents hijackers and Adware may be lurking inside (mostly illegal) torrents and shareware.
- Any form of spam: just clicking on an advertisement, which pops up inside your browser, may lead to a hijacker infection and the generation of many more pop-ups and banners.
- Contaminated websites: sometimes some web pages could contain ad-generating software, which you might catch via willingly, or unwillingly downloading and/or installing something from such a web address.
- Still, the most common hijacker sources are things called bundles. These are sets of apps, programs and games, which are available for free. Sometimes such mixtures may contain ad-broadcasting programs like “Security error: This website requires Google chrome security plugin”. More precisely, you are not able to catch any hijacker simply via downloading a bundle for free. The only way to do so is to install the whole content of a bundle. Below you will learn how to prevent your system from getting contaminated by selecting the right installation feature, and installing only the programs/apps, which you need, or only the features you are interested in.
Getting software installed wisely:
It is vital to bear in mind this piece of advice. By performing the installation in this way, you will start implementing some healthy browsing /computing habits in general. The heart of the correctly performed installation process is to choose the proper installer feature. For this purpose, we will advise you to avoid the features, which install the entire bundle, such as the “Easy”, the “Default” and the “Quick” ones. Instead, get just what you really need and want via the following ones – the “Custom”, the “Advanced”, or the “Customized”.
Removing “Security error: This website requires Google chrome security plugin”:
Such an infection may be counteracted via following the appropriate instructions for this particular case. Luckily, we have already designed a functional Removal Guide below. Follow the instructions and you will be able to remove this irritating program.
|Name||“Security error: This website requires Google chrome security plugin”|
|Danger Level||Medium (nowhere near threats like Ransomware, but still a security risk)|
|Symptoms||Browser changes could be inflicted – new search engines set; some redirection processes may happen and many ads might be generated.|
|Distribution Method||Mostly found inside program bundles; spam; shareware; contagious web pages.|
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“Security error: This website requires Google chrome security plugin” Removal
If you are a Windows user, continue with the guide below.
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If you are an Android user, please use our Android Malware Removal guide.
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Reboot in Safe Mode (use this guide if you don’t know how to do it).
This is the most important step. Do not skip it if you want to remove “Security error: This website requires Google chrome security plugin” successfully!
Press CTRL + SHIFT + ESC at the same time and go to the Processes Tab (the “Details” Tab on Win 8 and 10). Try to determine which processes are dangerous.
Right click on each of them and select Open File Location. Then scan the files with our free online virus scanner:
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After you open their folder, end the processes that are infected, then delete their folders.
Note: If you are sure something is part of the infection – delete it, even if the scanner doesn’t flag it. No anti-virus program can detect all infections.
Hold together the Start Key and R. Type appwiz.cpl –> OK.
You are now in the Control Panel. Look for suspicious entries. Uninstall it/them.
Type msconfig in the search field and hit enter. A window will pop-up:
Startup —> Uncheck entries that have “Unknown” as Manufacturer or otherwise look suspicious.
Hold the Start Key and R – copy + paste the following and click OK:
A new file will open. If you are hacked, there will be a bunch of other IPs connected to you at the bottom. Look at the image below:
If there are suspicious IPs below “Localhost” – write to us in the comments.
Open the start menu and search for Network Connections (On Windows 10 you just write it after clicking the Windows button), press enter.
- Right-click on the Network Adapter you are using —> Properties —> Internet Protocol Version 4 (ICP/IP), click Properties.
- The DNS line should be set to Obtain DNS server automatically. If it is not, set it yourself.
- Click on Advanced —> the DNS tab. Remove everything here (if there is something) —> OK.
- After you complete this step, the threat will be gone from your browsers. Finish the next step as well or it may reappear on a system reboot.
Right click on the browser’s shortcut —> Properties.
NOTE: We are showing Google Chrome, but you can do this for Firefox and IE (or Edge).
Properties —–> Shortcut. In Target, remove everything after .exe.
Remove “Security error: This website requires Google chrome security plugin” from Internet Explorer:
Open IE, click —–> Manage Add-ons.
Find the threat —> Disable. Go to —–> Internet Options —> change the URL to whatever you use (if hijacked) —> Apply.
Remove “Security error: This website requires Google chrome security plugin” from Firefox:
Open Firefox, click ——-> Add-ons —-> Extensions.
Find the adware/malware —> Remove.
Remove “Security error: This website requires Google chrome security plugin” from Chrome:
Close Chrome. Navigate to:
C:/Users/!!!!USER NAME!!!!/AppData/Local/Google/Chrome/User Data. There is a Folder called “Default” inside:
Rename it to Backup Default. Restart Chrome.
Type Regedit in the windows search field and press Enter.
Inside, press CTRL and F together and type the threat’s Name. Right click and delete any entries you find with a similar name. If they don’t show up this way, go manually to these directories and delete/uninstall them:
- HKEY_CURRENT_USER—-Software—–Random Directory. It could be any one of them – ask us if you can’t discern which ones are malicious.
HKEY_CURRENT_USER—-Software—Microsoft—Internet Explorer—-Main—- Random
If the guide doesn’t help, download the anti-virus program we recommended or try our free online virus scanner. Also, you can always ask us in the comments for help!