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Google blocking crapware in search results

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#1 thelittleduck


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Posted 24 February 2015 - 10:43 AM

We’ve been doing a lot of research into crapware and malware lately, and one of the most troubling things we found was that Google was serving up search results for open source software… with crapware-bundling ads at the top. Now it appears they’ve ended this policy and are pointing to the real download at the top.




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Posted 24 February 2015 - 10:47 AM

At least Google did something good for its users. For once.


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Posted 25 February 2015 - 07:09 PM

There’s no way that Google can catch every single problem, and they aren’t going to start blocking all unwanted crapware, or blocking Download.com entirely. There’s just no way they can police the entire internet, so don’t assume that because you don’t see a warning message that the software you’re about to install is safe. It’s probably not.

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Posted 25 February 2015 - 07:54 PM

Do you have something against the Chrome botnet Alex? :P And the article is right, I'm sure there's still tons of people will get infected with these crapwares because they're going to rely on Google to "protect" them. These are most likely the same people that relies on Antivirus products to protect them completely at 100% (even thought we all know it doesn't work that way sadly).

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