Depending on the web browser you use and the security settings applied, you can end up in experiencing different network errors while trying to access a certain webpage. Now, these errors might appear even when the web page is 100% secured.
Among the most common network issues, we can include This website might not be trusted by your browser pop-up message. If you are sure that the error occurred while you try to navigate towards a trusted webpage, don’t hesitate and learn how to add that website to the browser ‘trusted sites’ list.
As already outlined, this system alert can be addressed if you include the webpage into your browser ‘trusted sites’ list. And here is how you can do that on the most popular web browser apps available for Windows 10.
But first, did you know there is a web browser out there that automatically redirects you to the secured version of the websites you’re trying to visit?
UR Browser takes you straight to secure HTTPS version of websites
The core of the issue with Trusted or Untrusted websites concerns HTTP or HTTPS encryption protocols. The former one being outdated and posing some security risks while the latter is modern and works under a secured SSL certificate.
You can avoid visiting outdated websites with UR Browser which automatically redirects you to secure HTTPS. Keeping you safe at all times while staying reclusive.
Besides that, UR Browser comes with the built-in antivirus protection and it alerts you in case website at hand is known as fruitful ground for phishing attacks or malware.
Add the 2048 bit RSA encryption key for SSL certificates (standard browsers have 1024 bit encryption) and you can safely roam the internet without worrying about a thing. Or being frequently interrupted by an annoying prompt.
You can see everything firsthand, by downloading the UR Browser and trying it out today.
If you’re not yet ready to switch to UR Browser, you can follow the steps listed below to secure your connection.
How to disable website might not be trusted alerts
1. Google Chrome
- Open Chrome and click on the Menu icon.
- From the list that will be displayed click on Settings.
- From the Settings page scroll down until you find the Advanced option; click on it.
- Again, scroll down within advanced settings until you see the Open proxy settings; select this entry.
- From the Internet Properties windows, switch to the Security tab.
- Click on the Trusted Sites icon and then access Sites from beneath.
- When asked enter the URL of your trusted webpage and when done click on Add.
- Save your changes and restart the browser.
2. Mozilla Firefox
- Run Mozilla Firefox.
- Then, from the upper right corner click on the three horizontal lines in order to bring the Menu list.
- From there select Options.
- Navigate towards Security from the left side of the Settings window.
- Click on Exceptions and enter the URLs that you want to include in the ‘trusted list’.
- That should be all; you might need to restart your Firefox software before being able to navigate towards the recently added webpage.
3. Microsoft Edge
Unfortunately, on Microsoft Edge, the ‘trusted sites’ facility can’t be accessed because it’s not featured within the browser. What you can do is to add the webpage as a trusted site in Internet Explorer and re-open it afterward in Microsoft Edge. We know that this is not a real fix, but for now, that’s all you can do.
Here is how you can add trusted sites in Internet Explorer:
- Open IE and click on the Menu icon.
- Then, select Internet Settings from the list that will be displayed.
- From Internet Options window you need to switch to Security tab (the second tab from the left).
- Click on the Trusted sites icon in order to activate this field.
- And then click on the Sites button from beneath.
- Add the pages you want to include in the ‘trusted sites’ list.
- Save all your changes and close the browser.
Similar steps can be followed on other web browser clients too. The general idea remains the same: when getting ‘This website might not be trusted by your browser’ security alert, you need to include the affected webpage into the trusted sites list; otherwise, the web browser will prevent any further access.
Now, you know how a certain webpage can be added to the ‘trusted list’. So, that’s how you can fix the annoying ‘This website might not be trusted by your browser’ pop-up error. Remember that you should always choose to set additional security settings for making sure that your files and your identity are protected.
Editor’s Note: This post was originally published in September 2017 and has been since completely revamped and updated for freshness, accuracy, and comprehensiveness.
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