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Thursday, August 3, 2006

Google Adds Malware Warnings

Google now shows a warning when you click on certain potentially harmful search results. For example, when you search for list keygen mirc and click on the first result, instead of the target page you’ll see this (Google links to the initiative, which it also sponsors):

Warning - the site you are about to visit may harm your computer!

You can learn more about malware and how to protect yourself at

• Return to the previous page and pick another result.
• Try another search to find what you’re looking for.

Or you can continue to

advisory provided by Google

The URL of above warning is To test if a specific domain is considered to host malware, you can replace the URL parameter; apparently, only if it’s considered malware will the warning show (otherwise you’ll get a “forbidden” message).

[Via Google System.]


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