Safe Browsing is a Google service that lets client applications check URLs against Google's constantly updated lists of unsafe web resources. Examples of unsafe web resources are social engineering sites (phishing and deceptive sites) and sites that host malware or unwanted software.

With Safe Browsing you can:

  • Check pages against Google Safe Browsing lists based on platform and threat types.
  • Warn users before they click links in your site that may lead to infected pages.
The Google Chrome, Safari, Firefox, Vivaldi, and GNOME Web browsers use the lists from the Google Safe Browsing service for checking pages against potential threats
Currently, Opera, Internet Explorer, Microsoft Edge are not able to query the Google Safe Browsing reputation server.
You can test the Google Safe Browsing database here: transparencyreport.google.com
The Safe Browsing API is for non-commercial use only and is available with Artica Community Edition


  • Visibility
    Potential threats are blocked directly from browsers and administrator did not have any events according blocked threats.
    Artica Proxy MARK logs threats with “GoogleSafe”.
    Each threat can be retrieved in logs or events.
  • Protect any non-compatible browsers
    If users that disables Safe Browsing or using any browser that is not able to query Safe Browsing will be still protected by Artica Proxy.
  • Potential privacy
    Technically unfounded rumors accuse Google to use Safe Browsing for tracking purposes.
    Using Artica as a Safe Browsing client hides user requests, the Artica cache system ensures inconsistent browsing when leaving the proxy

Google Safe Browsing implementation Documentation