“Security error: This website requires Google chrome security plugin” “Virus” Removal

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I wrote this article to help you remove “Security error: This website requires Google chrome security plugin”. This “Security error: This website requires Google chrome security plugin” removal guide works for Chrome, Firefox and Internet Explorer.

If you see the “Security error: This website requires Google chrome security plugin” alert message, we have bad news for you. Your machine is currently a host of a cyber infection. A browser hijacker, to be exact. What do you know about hijackers? Most people are only aware of the fact that these infections are incredibly annoying and perfectly capable of destroying your browsing activity. And this is true. However, what is more important is what they don’t know about hijacker. Of course, there is more.

These pests are so much more than just obnoxious and irritating. If given enough time on your machine, the hijacker you are stuck with will eventually go out of control and then things will get ugly. That’s why it is crucial to take immediate actions. Think of the “Security error: This website requires Google chrome security plugin” message as a warning sign. As soon as you see it, accept that your PC is infected and start looking for a way out. Otherwise, the issues are going to keep piling up.

Hijackers are very sneaky and deceptive. They enter your machine in silence and proceed to wreck it. Even though you cannot notice the exact moment of the pest`s entering, once it is in, you cannot miss its presence. The hijacker goes after your browsers first. It adds a pesky plugin which is compatible with Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, and Internet Explorer. As a result from this add-on, you don’t even have one reliable browser to use. They are all infected and forced to serves hackers` purposes. You are not in charge anymore. The infection messes with your browsers` settings without any authorization of yours. It replaces your previous homepage and search engine with a brand new malicious domain. From this moment on, your online experience changes significantly.

You cannot find anything you are looking for online. You are constantly redirected to shady websites. Whenever you try loading a page you end up visiting another suspicious one instead. And this is not all. Aside from that, you are also bombarded with a never-ending pile of countless advertisements. Ads in all forms and shapes cover your screen all the time. Discounts, coupons, pop-ups, deals, offers, best prices, video ads, and so on and so forth. You cannot get rid of them. Not with the “X” button, not with anything. You can imagine what it would be like surfing the web in such conditions. It is practically impossible. Suffering endless intrusions anytime you open your browser is now what we call pleasant online experience. It is the exact opposite. It is a nightmare.

Needless to say, you have to stay away from everything the hijacker throws at you. The chances are it is dangerous and if you click on the wrong link/ad/page, you automatically download more infections. The last thing you need is to compromise your machine even more. It is already underperforming. It lags, it freezes and crashes frequently. At some point, you will even get to the conclusion that not using your PC at all is the better option. And like all of this isn’t enough, the hijacker jeopardizes your privacy by spying on you and threatening to expose everything to the crooks behind it. Don’t allow this. Use our removal guide below and get rid of the hijacker for good.

As we already mentioned, this virus is very sneaky. It uses tricks to enter your machine because it needs your permission. Without it, it cannot get it. One of the most popular infiltration methods is freeware bundling. Crooks often attach an infection to a bundle and if you are not careful enough you install in on your PC. This is why you have to be careful. Always opt for the Customized settings instead of the Basic ones. This way you have full control over the installment.

Also, never skip the Terms and Conditions/EULA if you don’t want to agree to something you are completely against. Rushing the process only helps crooks. Don’t be negligent. This is what infections pray for. Other methods a hijacker can use to slither it are spam email messages and malicious attachments, corrupted pages/links/torrents, malicious third-party pop-ups, etc. There are many ways for infections to trick you but without your haste and distraction, it cannot succeed. So, don’t provide them.

“Security error: This website requires Google chrome security plugin” Removal

STEP-1 Before starting the real removal process, you must reboot in Safe Mode. If you are familiar with this task, skip the instructions below and proceed to Step 2. If you do not know how to do it, here is how to reboot in Safe mode:

For Windows 98, XP, Millenium and 7:
Reboot your computer. When the first screen of information appears, start repeatedly pressing F8 key. Then choose Safe Mode With Networking from the options.
Safe Mode with Networking
For Windows 8/8.1
Click the Start button, next click Control Panel —> System and Security —> Administrative Tools —> System Configuration.‌
Windows 8 Safe Mode with Network
Check the Safe Boot option and click OK. Click Restart when asked.
For Windows 10
Open the Start menu and click or tap on the Power button.
win10 safemode 1
While keeping the Shift key pressed, click or tap on Restart.
win10 safemode 2

STEP-2Here are the steps you must follow to permanently remove from the browser:

Remove From Mozilla Firefox:

Open Firefox, click on top-right corner , click Add-ons, hit Extensions next.
firefox extensions
Look for suspicious or unknown extensions, remove them all.

Remove From Chrome:

Open Chrome, click chrome menu icon at the top-right corner —>More Tools —> Extensions. There, identify the malware and select chrome-trash-icon(Remove).
chrome extensions

Remove From Internet Explorer:
Open IE, then click IE gear icon on the top-right corner —> Manage Add-ons.
ie gear
Find the malicious add-on. Remove it by pressing Disable.

STEP-3

Right click on the browser’s shortcut, then click Properties. Remove everything after the .exe” in the Target box.

ff shortcut

STEP-4

Open Control Panel by holding the Win Key and R together. Write appwiz.cpl in the field, then click OK.

appwiz

Here, find any program you had no intention to install and uninstall it.

STEP-5

Run the Task Manager by right clicking on the Taskbar and choosing Start Task Manager.

task manager

Look carefully at the file names and descriptions of the running processes. If you find any suspicious one, search on Google for its name, or contact me directly to identify it. If you find a malware process, right-click on it and choose End task.

STEP-6

Open MS Config by holding the Win Key and R together. Type msconfig and hit Enter.

msconfig

Go in the Startup tab and Uncheck entries that have “Unknown” as Manufacturer.

Still can not remove “Security error: This website requires Google chrome security plugin” from your browser? Please, leave a comment below, describing what steps you performed. I will answer promptly.

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Daniel Stoyanov
Daniel Stoyanov has a Master's degree in Computer Science from the Technical University of Sofia, Bulgaria. He is also a Microsoft Certified Professional. Daniel provides top cyber security news with in-depth coverage of malware, vulnerabilities, PC and Network security, online safety.If you have any questions feel free to ask him right now.

14 COMMENTS

  1. Hi Daniel,

    Tried all of the method above. Finally I reset my PC to factory settings yesterday. But just got redirected to the security error page while browsing a different website.
    Things I noticed –
    Till I get connected to this network there were no issues.
    All 7 machines in my network have same problem.
    Have tried every step you said above in all of the machines. Not found any application in task manager that might be suspicious.
    Removing all files from user/appdata/local/—–(Associated web browsers) helped for few hours but the problem was back again in all machines.
    All of the machines are suffering from huge performance lags.
    Scanned machine with mac afee & windows defender but no help.
    Downloaded the spyhunter as well to scan. It scanned for few threats but it was available on purchase & after a short google search I found the software itself to be malicious so I uninstalled it.
    All the machines are running on win 10
    Please help.

    • Hey Himanshu,

      Do you connect to Internet via wireless router? There is a chance that the router’s config is altered by malware and thus all your traffic is redirected to these bogus pages with the warning. Please, let me know if you use a wireless router and if yes what model it is.

      Thanks,
      Daniel

  2. Hi,

    I tried all the steps mentioned. I still get the “Security error: This website requires Google chrome security plugin” with the huge google logo. Please help. I have windows 10 installed on my laptop.

    • Hey Aruna,

      Do you connect to Internet via wireless router? There is a chance that the router’s config is altered by malware and thus all your traffic is redirected to these bogus pages with the warning. Please, let me know if you use a wireless router and if yes what model it is.

      Thanks,
      Daniel

    • Hey Chandan,

      Can you try to reset the routers? You can try this if you know how to configure them properly with your ISP.

      You should search for a small, really tiny black button at the back of the router. Please press it and hold it for 10 seconds. This will reset the router to its factory settings.

      Thanks,
      Daniel

  3. Hi Daniel,
    I have performed the steps yet I’m facing the same problem like the other user comments.
    My router model is DSL-2520U_Z3.
    Let me know what can be done about this.
    Thanks !

    • Hey Raghav,

      Can you try to reset the router? You can try this if you know how to configure it properly with your ISP.

      You should search for a small, really tiny black button at the back of the router. Please press it and hold it for 10 seconds. This will reset the router to its factory settings.

      Thanks,
      Daniel

  4. Hi Daniel,

    Even I tried all the options mentioned above. It didn’t work at all. I have reset my wireless router too. My s/m worked fine for a day. The error is back from the second day onwards.

    Is there a permanent solution to this “Security Error”?

    Thanks in Advance
    Surya

    • Hey Surya,

      The fact that this message disappeared after you reset the router makes me think that indeed it was affected. Can you please search online for a firmware update for your model? And if there is an update, please update it! Maybe this can close the security hole.

      Regards,
      Daniel

    • hey Surya.. I too suffered with same issue.. Mainly it happens with BSNL brodband connections.. as you already did, reset your Adsl mdem(If you are using. Reset your router..and do change the login passsword of your router as well as modem.. also do check the DNS value.. and change it to OPENDNS values. i hope this helps..

  5. same problem same massage and logo >>i start to think it’s server hack or virus in internet provider server

    from sudan>> dsl (sudani)

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