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Peterssidan
When I search in Google I got "This site may harm your computer" warnings for all of the result. even for pages from Google. It doesn't matter what I search for. If I click on any of the results I come to a warning text instead of the page. I understand that something must be wrong but I want to know if it's only for me or if all out there has this problem.

It's not very userfriendly this way because I have to copy and paste the URL in the address bar to go to the page Wink
heady233
It's not just you, I'm having the same issue. http://www.digitalspy.co.uk/forums/showthread.php?t=982293 -- at least we're not the only ones Wink
Peterssidan
It looks like it's back to normal now Very Happy
mtorregiani
It happened to me also. Every search I did was 'dangerous'... That lasted for an hour I think...
sonam
I think Google trying to insert some virus protection like Yahoo.

Sonam
Faraz
Yeah, sonam is right.
Quote:

Google appears to be implementing an anti-malware feature that would scan URL's of sites that you search for within their search engine. If a site is found to contain malware, a link would be presented under the search results for that site indicating so. Apparently, they are testing the new feature today and while I was searching I found that everything I searched for said it had malware, which is obviously not the case. However, it is interesting to note that Google is implementing this feature, a feature that Yahoo has had for sometime now.

Below are a few screenshots of what it looks like. The first one shows what the results page looks like and the next one shows what the link goes to once you click on them. As it stands now, every search result that I search for will result in stating that the site "may harm your computer". Obviously, they still have some work to be done.
Source: http://techfragments.com/news/353/Tech/Google_Implementing_Anti-Malware_Feature_in_Search_Results.html

edit by rvec: please use normal quoting
rvec
as commented on that picture:
Quote:
The "feature" has always been on Google - this is a bug. See http://www.making-the-web.com/2009/01/31/google-bug-stops-searches/

That feature isn't new, but they don't use their own results. They use some blacklist which is also used by some providers. There where some problems with it blacklisting mine.nu some time ago.
http://safebrowsing.clients.google.com/safebrowsing/diagnostic?site=http://mine.nu/
The whole mine.nu domain was blacklisted and since it was a free dyndns domain it was used by a couple thousand of users.
jsarnold
It was a news story the other week - happened to everybody. Human error, as per usual.

My school oriented educational site, ictteacher.com was blacklisted too!

http://www.justinarnold.co.uk/harm.gif
gilwe
Peterssidan wrote:
When I search in Google I got "This site may harm your computer" warnings for all of the result. even for pages from Google. It doesn't matter what I search for. If I click on any of the results I come to a warning text instead of the page. I understand that something must be wrong but I want to know if it's only for me or if all out there has this problem.

It's not very userfriendly this way because I have to copy and paste the URL in the address bar to go to the page Wink



The problem was probably a Google bug. I first thought it was a virus but I was probably wrong... Wink
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