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Google Seach Adds New Warning To Harmful Sites


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#1 Grinler

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Posted 30 January 2007 - 12:12 PM

Google has recently added a warning below search results that lead to a site that is known to be harmful as reported by Mike Burgess, of the MVP Hosts File fame. If you search in Google and one of the results is a known harmful site, Google will display under the title of the result "This site may harm your computer.". Google already displays a warning when you click on one of these types of search results, but an extra warning is always helpful. An example of these warnings can be found in the image below.
It goes without saying that if you see one of these search results stay clear of them. The warning is there fore a reason and that reason is because your computer will be infected if you visit the site.

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#2 DSTM

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Posted 30 January 2007 - 02:06 PM

Hi Grinler,If I'm useing IE6,with the new Google Warnings,is it safe to uninstall MacAfee Site Advisor?
Thanks in advance.















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Posted 30 January 2007 - 02:39 PM

They use two different databases so it could not hurt to have both of them running.

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Posted 30 January 2007 - 03:28 PM

...Google will display under the title of the result "<b>This site may harm your computer.</b>". ..

I imagine one of these company's lawyers will have a field day with this one!




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