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Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Concerns About Web Search Results: Results labeled 'This site may harm your computer

Has your web site been classified potentially harmless by google?

Here is an example of such an occurance.

We want our users to feel safe when they search the web, and we're continuously working to identify dangerous sites and increase protection for our users. This warning message appears with search results we've identified as sites that may install malicious software on your computer:

Malware warning

If you click the title of the result, you'll be shown the following warning rather than being taken immediately to the webpage in question:

Malware warning page

You can choose to continue to the site at your own risk. However, please be aware that malicious software is often installed without your knowledge or permission when you visit these sites, and can include programs that delete data on your computer, steal personal information such as passwords and credit card numbers, or alter your search results. For more information on these types of sites, please visit StopBadware.org
If one of these sites downloads malicious software onto your computer, please read our additional information about reporting these sites and removing the software from your system

If your web site has been wrongfully classified contact peakpositions.