What is the deceptive site ahead?
Deceptive website warning generally your browser shows you before accessing that website. Because it could be a malicious website infected with some type of malware or virus. This infected website could affect your device in a number of ways. As it can inject some type of malware into your device without letting you know. Which in turn, could gain unauthorized access to your device. And though privilege escalation, it can compromise your overall security of the system.
Therefore, such deceptive websites could be a serious security breach for the user who is accessing that website. However, many modern browsers have thus the built-in capability to detect such malicious websites before letting the user give access to it.
Your site showing “deceptive site ahead” error? But why?
So, if your browser is showing you this warning. You might wonder what could be the reason for it.
- Malicious website
It could be a malicious website that is trying to inject some malware into your computer or phone. Which in turn would breach the overall security? Thus, it can gain access to your personal information.
- Improper SSL
If you have not properly installed and incorporated your SSL certificate for the website. Then the browser will consider this website a malicious one without a secure SSL certificate.
- Redirection of website traffic not towards HTTPS
HTTPS is a secure SSL network connection for communication between two devices. And if the users are being redirected to some other network that is not using HTTPS. Then users could be at a huge risk and this could be a serious problem.
How to get rid of the deceptive side ahead error?
- Scanning the website for malware
Therefore, In order to check for any type of malware, you can run different types of malware scan tests and security scans. In order to detect any type of malicious or infected file that might be the cause of that warning.
- Install SSL certificate properly
Installing the SSL certificate could go wrong sometimes. Therefore, you have to make sure that you are installing the SSL properly. If you have still confused about the installation then read the instructions and follow them properly to install your certificate.
Moreover, if you have your certificate yourself. And then you are trying to install it. Your browser might not recognize a self-signed certificate. Because the browser will not be able to find the certificate authority and its roots for it. Hence, it could be a problem for you. Therefore, make sure that you have signed your certificate from a trusted certificate authority.
- Redirecting properly the traffic to HTTPS
Assuming you have installed a certificate properly. If you have forgotten to redirect your traffic from HTTP to HTTPS then your browser will interpret this URL as a conflict between HTTP and HTTPS and thus it will show you the warning.
If you need a deceptive site ahead to fix for your website then you can contact FIWD to sort out the problem.
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