How to Disable Google SSL (HTTPS) Search

You may have noticed that Google started to redirect their searches on from HTTP to HTTPS, meaning Google will be redirected to the SSL website automatically.

Sometimes, when we are using SSL at some important websites like Gmail, Facebook and Hotmail, the encrypted Google search may be beneficial as it is used to secure the traffic that is sent to and returned from Google, but obviously, there are some Using HTTPS for a web request will always be slower than using HTTP, so not all users will choose

Yeah, using HTTPS for a web request will always be slower than using HTTP. What’s worse, some web browsers don’t support SSL well. In a word, some people just want to stop using Google SSL/Encrypted search, or disable HTTPS in Google search.

If you don’t want to redirect your Google search to HTTPS from HTTP, just prevent this from happening in the search settings! Fortunately, the process is simple:

1. Open

2. Click on the options icon in the upper right corner and select “Search settings”

3. Remove the “Secure Connection” check mark and disable Google SSL Search

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8 Responses

  1. yas says:
    February 12, 2012 at 3:44 pm

    Google’s obsession with ssl is killing me. And There’s no such option as “secure Connection” in google’s search settings for me!

    any other solution?

  2. Google ssl says:
    February 28, 2012 at 6:46 pm

    The option to turn of ssl in “Search Settings” is no longer avalible, does anyone know how to turn it off currently?

  3. Mikael says:
    March 19, 2012 at 8:02 am

    I see no “options icon” in the upper right corner at, and I don’t find any corresponding option in the account options nearby =-(

  4. SP says:
    May 2, 2012 at 10:59 pm

    Just use Bing and F*&^k Google

  5. saeid says:
    September 26, 2012 at 12:03 am

    how can i Deactive That ?

  6. asdasdsd says:
    October 8, 2012 at 6:47 pm

    dont work

  7. Jan Bergström says:
    January 19, 2013 at 3:49 pm

    If you are logged into google mail it automatically goes SSL. Logout and it will work with http and the google search will get regular performance.

    Obviously the gmail is only useable in a special phone app (android) thatb works fine because it kills the regular google search performance.

    If they want SSL for gmail it should be just there and not in the search. The (not that much wanted) dynamics in the google search pages crawls in a atom netbook logged into gmail today.

    Very odd strategy by google, don’t they use cheap atom netbooks?

    Remarkable that the switch off feature is gone in the setup?

  8. NUY says:
    March 16, 2013 at 12:28 pm

    Not useful anymore