Search Advisor not working in Chrome

Search Advisor rates the search results from four major web search engines (Google, Bing, Baidu, Yahoo) to warn against dangerous web pages before you access them. When you do a Google search for example you will notice a small circle placed next to each search result that indicates whether Bitdefender considers the site reliable or not:

    This is a safe page to visit.

!     This webpage may contain dangerous content. Exercise caution if you decide to visit it.

   You should not visit this webpage.

If you are not seeing the checkmarks in Chrome search engine results like you see in other web browsers such as Firefox, Safari, Edge, etc. disable QUIC protocol.



QUIC is the name for an experimental protocol created by Google. It stands for Quick UDP Internet Connection. The protocol supports a set of multiplexed connections over UDP and was designed to provide security protection equivalent to TLS/SSL, along with reduced connection and transport latency.

Some websites are not being filtered because they use the QUIC protocol. QUIC is not a standard SSL protocol, and it is not filtered by encrypted web scan from Bitdefender. 


Disabling QUIC protocol

The QUIC protocol can be disabled by using this procedure:

1. Open Google Chrome.

2. Navigate to the address chrome://flags

3. On the Experiments page scroll down until you locate the option Experimental QUIC protocol.

4. Use the drop-down menu next to it and set it to Disabled.

5. The Relaunch Now button appears after you make the change. Click it to apply the modification. This will close Chrome and open it back again.

Now Search Advisor should work in Google Chrome.