If you’ve ever experienced Google Chrome’s “Google Chrome Helper has tried to access a secure website” error message, you’re not alone. There are many factors that can cause this issue, including rogue extension. Google Chrome’s plug-in settings are set to automatically run all extensions. While there’s a long list of supported plug-ins, the main problem most users run into is Flash content.
You can fix the problem by disabling the Google Chrome Helper. Go to the Chrome browser settings, and search for “Chrome Helper”. Next, click on Advanced tab. Choose the Advanced tab and check the box next to it. The Chrome Helper process can be disabled to prevent the plug-in accessing the secure site. This should resolve your problem. It should also stop Chrome Helper’s excessive CPU usage.
Disable the “Unsandboxed Plug-In Access”, at the bottom of Google Chrome Helper, to prevent Google Chrome Helper accessing secure sites. Sites can access your computer’s settings through unsandboxed plugin access. Besides, Google Chrome is known for its abundance of extensions. Not all plug-ins work the same. These extensions can sometimes increase the CPU usage of Chrome. It’s therefore a good idea for Chrome to be cleaned up regularly. By disabling unnecessary extensions, you’ll also minimize the memory consumption of Chrome.
Google Chrome Helper runs in the background. It manages extensions and plugins not intended for the Chrome Browser. When a plug-in connects with an external server, a process is created on the computer. This process is automatically running and can be seen in Activity Monitor. Although this is not malicious, it can slow down your computer.
Google Chrome Helper can occupy too much RAM on your computer. It may be running several instances at a time, putting strain on your RAM and CPU. This can eventually slow down your Mac and lead to problems with malicious extensions. You can fix Google Chrome Helper by removing it from your Mac’s System Settings. The problem may be caused by Chrome Helper in some cases.
If the error continues, you can try disabling the Google Chrome Helper in the Chrome settings. This program loads extensions and plug-ins, and takes up a lot of memory. You can also disable this process by setting it to “Do not run automatically”.
Another component of the browser responsible for enabling third party content is the Google Chrome Helper process. Browser plug-ins, unlike HTML-based web pages can access hardware components and remote content. To disable Google Chrome Helper, close all active chrome tabs and click “Preferences” in the browser’s settings. You will be able to disable Chrome Helper in a new window.