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Google adds malware warnings to search results

google search warningGoogle has recently added malware advisories to search results. When results are clicked on, Google directs users to a Warning page, where Google announces that the site you are about to visit might not be suitable.

One particular instance is when "list keygen mirc" is searched. If users click on the first entry in the search results, they are directed to a Google Warning page, letting them know that the site they are about to visit may harm their computer. Google then gives the opportunity to click into the site, or perform another search.

It looks like Google is also helping users protect themselves by directing users to StopBadware.org, A neighborhood watch site dedicated to fighting badware. The StopBadware site also helps users detect, and get rid of malware they might have installed on their computers.

[via Philipp Lenssen from Google System]


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