How to disable SSL Scanning Bitdefender Antivirus 2018

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If you have recently installed the Bitdefender total security 2018 or paid or free version and start getting SSL certification error in Google Chrome or Mozilla browser then you are at right place to solve that problem.

Basically, you will get the following error…

An application is stopping Chrome from safely connecting to this site

Bit Defender Antivirus” wasn’t installed properly on your computer or the network:

  • Try uninstalling or disabling “Bitdefender Antivirus”
  • Try connecting to another network


Your connection is not private

Attackers might be trying to steal your information from (for example, passwords, messages, or credit cards).


Proceed to (unsafe)

Privacy error – Google Chrome 22-06-2018 15_03_40


Disable SSL Scanning Bitdefender

Whenever you got such messages that the Security Certificates cannot be verified/installed, just disable the Bit defender SSL scanning by following the given steps:

  1. After installing the Bitdefender Antivirus 2018 click on the protection option from the left side panel.
  2. From the Protection screen click on the View features option.BitDefender total security 2018 SSL error
  3. After that you will all protection features of Bitdefender. Now click on the settings gear icon given under the Web protection.                      BitDefender total security 2018 web security settings
  4. Under the Web Protection Settings, click on the on Scan SSL toggle button to turn it off.disable SSL Scanning Bitdefender
  5. As soon as you disable the SSL scan of Bitdefender your SSL certification error problem in Google Chrome and other browsers will solve. Event the same steps will solve the bitdefender free edition blocking websites problem.


Bitdefender blocked application or chrome to access an Internet

If Bitdefender blocking applications like Google chrome from accessing the Internet connection, then you have to allow or whitelist that particular application in the Bitdefender. Here are the steps of doing that…

Now: Here I am using the Bitdefender 2018 version and options might in different place in previous versions.

  1. Open the Bitdefender
  2. Click on the protection option from the left side panel.
  3. From Protection Windows, click on the View Features link.BitDefender total security 2018 SSL error
  4. Under View Features, you will find Firewall. Just below that the Application access option is given, click on that.                                                BitDefender total security Firewall Application blocking
  5. When you click on the Application option you will see all the allowed and blocked applications by the Bitdefender total security 2018.
  6. Click on the application which you blocked by the Bitdefender.
  7. And then click on the View application rules.                                          Bitdefender Firewall application rule to unblock
  8. From Rules, you will see few options under the application which is blocking by Bitdefender such as Network, Protocol, Traffic, Ports, IP and Access. Just below the Access click the toggle button to allow or block the application or chrome browser.Bitdefender blocked application

In this way, you allow the block application in the Bitdefender and also disable the Scan SSL certificate option to solve the problem of  Bitdefender free SSL certificate validations or Inspection error.

Disable SSL Certificate scanning in Bitdefender 2019 edition

Recently the Bitdefender has launched the Bitdefender 2019 edition and also those are using the 2018 one will also get an upgrade of this new version. However, the interface of the latest edition has been modified a bit to give a new a look and feel, so also the location to disable the SSL scanning. If you are using the latest 2019 version of Bitdefender and want to disable the SSL scanning, then follow the below-given steps:

  • Run the Antivirus, Go to Protection tab and Click on the Settings option given under the Online Threat Prevention.Disable SSL scanning in Bitdefender 2019
  • From the Online Threat Prevention’s Web Protection menu got to Encrypted Web Scan and toggle the blue color button to disable the SSL certificate scanning on Bitdefender 2019 Antivirus security.Bitdefender 2019 SSl location



Rajkumar Maurya
Rajkumar Maurya is the H2S Media tech expert. He’s always been passionate about technology and has been writing on the subject since 2014. He has extensive knowledge of all kinds of technology, from consumer-tech to enterprise solutions. You can contact the author at--


  1. Thank you for this article. I was pulling my hair out even though I had already combed through the settings to optimize the software. I applied this fix and was back in business browsing from Chrome.

  2. Hi
    How to disable SSL scanning in Bitdefender 2019.
    I cannot access secure websites since I installed 2019 Bitdefender in Firefox.

  3. There are no advanced settings in the Free version. Just ‘Protection Shield’ On/Off. Turning off will allow the same workaround, but do you know if there is some hidden setting?


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