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    What's the word? Rhia7's Avatar
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    Problem Results from Google Search
    This is the first time that a Google search on a topic results with a third of the links saying, "This might hurt your computer."

    I have never seen search results that said "this site could hurt your computer" before.

    Does anyone know why Google searches on a particular topic might say in red, "this site could hurt your computer?" By the way, the search was *not* a porn search.
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    What are your search term(s)... keywords you are searching??

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    What's the word? Rhia7's Avatar
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    These were the main terms I searched when I encountered the problem described:
    Terri Schiavo biography
    I'm interested in learning more about this woman's life and I can't believe that some sickos would infect about one third of the results that appear

    I can do other searches in Google and all of the results are fine so I don't think my computer is infected with anything [and I'd like to keep it that way].
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    The Google Blog has info on this: http://googleblog.blogspot.com/2009/...mputer-on.html

    See if you answer is there.

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    Terri Schiavo biography
    I just searched your terms and 4 of the 10 results had that notice. Google puts that on links thst appear malicious; not always the case, but warning nonetheless.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GlobalMentors View Post
    The Google Blog has info on this: http://googleblog.blogspot.com/2009/...mputer-on.html

    See if you answer is there.
    Thanks for the link. I did the searches this evening. The blog cites:
    If you did a Google search between 6:30 a.m. PST and 7:25 a.m. PST this morning, you likely saw that the message "This site may harm your computer" accompanied each and every search result.
    I did not conduct a search that early in the morning.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GlobalMentors View Post
    I just searched your terms and 4 of the 10 results had that notice. Google puts that on links that appear malicious; not always the case, but warning nonetheless.
    Well, at least someone else saw the warnings. Thanks for checking the situation out
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    Google tests sites, probably a tedious laborious process but it does get done, and when they encounter signs of malware attacks they flag the site. That is why we get the warnings. It's a good thing for me. I would not want my computer attacked, hacked, or whatever else it is called.

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    Quote Originally Posted by affilorama View Post
    Google tests sites, probably a tedious laborious process but it does get done, and when they encounter signs of malware attacks they flag the site. That is why we get the warnings. It's a good thing for me. I would not want my computer attacked, hacked, or whatever else it is called.
    I'm happy that Google tests sites but in the case of this thread there were a lot of warnings, I was amazed at the number of warnings.
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    I've seen these warnings in the past, but i just did a search for "Terri Schiavo biography " and saw no such warnings on the first two pages (all I looked at).

    Probably a temporary glitz, or they eliminated the bad sites from their SERPS.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AffiliateHound View Post
    Probably a temporary glitz, or they eliminated the bad sites from their SERPS.
    Well that's good to know
    I don't like seeing too many of those warnings.
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    Why would they even show results with sites that are able to hurt our computers? If they can figure out that a listed site has malware associated with it, they can surely omit them from the SERPS, no?
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