How To Make Google HTTPS (Secured SSL) Search Default in Google Chrome?

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17 Responses

  1. Chris says:

    Thanks for the post. Very helpful, I have now set it to my default search in chrome. Any word in how to do it in other browsers?

  2. HS says:

    Thanks for this article, very easy to implement. Best part is that you don’t need to even use the keyword first to search via HTTPS. When that is your default engine any search via Chrome’s location bar automatically is routed through HTTPS.

    • Mezanul says:

      Hi HS,
      Yes, you are correct, if you make secure search your default search engine then you don’t need the keyword for searching. :)

  3. Anonymous says:

    Though this guide was correct in May, it is now incorrect. And since it shows up at the top of google, in should be corrected.

    In June Google redirected secure searches through, instead of So entering…etc., will now result in enough redirects to get you nowhere.

    If you want to have all the other google chrome omnibox features remain the same, you have to use this as the default search engine:{google:acceptedSuggestion}{google:originalQueryForSuggestion}sourceid=chrome&ie={inputEncoding}&q=%s

    Also, the address could be changing in the future. But the key will be removing the “encrypted” or changing it to something else. the https:// will always be that way.

  4. name says:

    very very helpfull post ,
    very nice addition to google specially for people in country with censorship and monitoring
    thanx alot

  5. ravi says:

    i want to how i create http in

  6. David Sutherland says:

    I followed the instructions but changed “” to “” and everything seemed to work fine.

    I didn’t want my search to “stand out” demanding it need inspection.

    When traveling it’s not perfect security but “security by obscurity” is a real benefit. Saying “hey look I am searching and demanding everything be encrypted” seems a good way to get more notice than needed.

    • psst says:

      If you want security through obscurity, you won’t gain or lose any by NOT using SSL to Google. You WILL lose the protection of some additional privacy.

      SSLs purpose is to add a layer of privacy of traffic content, not security, against private party snooping and man-in-the-middle attacks. Without SSL, all traffic is open for examination, making it trivial for a private party to read the content of the traffic in real time, intercept it, and modify it.

      Traffic origin and destination can’t be encoded or your packets wouldn’t be able to reach their destination. Unless they use SSL anonymizers don’t conceal the content of traffic between them and you. “Incognito” sessions don’t protect traffic.

      Since the NSA monitors ALL internet traffic in the US, and DOES (well documented) decrypt SSL traffic in real time, so there’s no privacy nor security through obscurity from the US government when you use the web.

      SSL encodes traffic to make the content unintelligible to a PRIVATE PARTY intercepting traffic. It doesn’t hide the origin of the query, and provides no protection from a root kit nor someone internally monitoring the searched server.

      Using SSL with Google, unless a private party wants to devote an inordinate amount of time or resources to decoding all the traffic destined for Google, the content of your query and the response are private enroute.

  7. psst says:

    The current versions of Chrome allow you to not only add a new search engine, but to chrrome it as the default.

    If you wish it to be the default, use :
    as the address. The Omnibox searches will automatically go through the ssl site without needing the keyword..

  8. psst says:

    The article title is wrong.

    https is not secured SSL, it’s secure(d content) http. SSL IS the security (secured socket layer).

  9. Revenge of the Jedi says:

    How to do encrypted SSL Google search in Chrome if you value your privacy. See psst 11/11 comment. Very easy to set up.

  10. Sandeep says:

    How to find the amount of data downloaded in a period of time by a browser/tab/a computer.. Please help me out. I tried googling, I din’t get any help.
    Thanks in advance for any info about the above..

  11. Emma says:

    If i am using to make a search, the search result is a website with http only and if i click on that link will it encrypted also? How about is i search for yahoo website with encrypted google search engine?

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