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Old 31-01-2009
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Google search results for any query displays "This site may harm your computer".
  

If I am trying to search anything on google I get a message above any site saying "This site may harm your computer."

I have never got this message before, can someone help please ?
This message start appearing all of sudden now.

I have attached the problem.

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Re: Google search results for any query displays "This site may harm your computer".

All of sudden this problem has start appearing everywhere on Internet, wait for a fix or solution directly from google.

Unsure what is wrong at there end.
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Re: Google search results for any query displays "This site may harm your computer".

Is google infected with some virus
i am getting this message to when i am searching on www.google.co.in for every query I am making google says This site may harm your computer

i thought my system was infected with some malware, trojan or virus but looks like everyone is having this problem
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Google keeps on saying, for every website, "This site may harm your computer" how can i get rid of that?

This is happening to everyone right now - Google is experiencing problems, and no doubt must be working to correct this issue.

It is a glitch. Wait a few hours and everything will be back to normal. Type the URL in your address bar for now.

to continue visiting the site type the complete url again in your browser google will not stop you
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Re: Google keeps on saying, for every website, "This site may harm your computer" how can i get rid of that?

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to continue visiting the site type the complete url again in your browser google will not stop you

thanks newtech
when i am typing the website url address in my web browser everything works fine but the problem happens when i search from google toolbar or directly from google search engine www.google.com

thank you again for solution
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"This site may harm your computer. " i am seeing this under every search results ( all the websites including google ) now. anyone seeing

"This site may harm your computer. " i am seeing this under every search results ( all the websites including google ) now will google die ?
or something terribly wrong on there side
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"This site may harm your computer" for this website or any website

not sure what has been exact reasons behind problems but according to the information from google we confirm the status here like:

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. This was clearly an error, and we are very sorry for the inconvenience caused to our users.

What happened? Very simply, human error. Google flags search results with the message "This site may harm your computer" if the site is known to install malicious software in the background or otherwise surreptitiously. We do this to protect our users against visiting sites that could harm their computers. We maintain a list of such sites through both manual and automated methods. We work with a non-profit called StopBadware.org to come up with criteria for maintaining this list, and to provide simple processes for webmasters to remove their site from the list.

We periodically update that list and released one such update to the site this morning. Unfortunately (and here's the human error), the URL of '/' was mistakenly checked in as a value to the file and '/' expands to all URLs. Fortunately, our on-call site reliability team found the problem quickly and reverted the file. Since we push these updates in a staggered and rolling fashion, the errors began appearing between 6:27 a.m. and 6:40 a.m. and began disappearing between 7:10 and 7:25 a.m., so the duration of the problem for any particular user was approximately 40 minutes.

Thanks to our team for their quick work in finding this. And again, our apologies to any of you who were inconvenienced this morning, and to site owners whose pages were incorrectly labelled. We will carefully investigate this incident and put more robust file checks in place to prevent it from happening again.

Thanks for your understanding.

Update at 10:29 am PST: This post was revised as more precise information became available (changes are in blue). Here's StopBadware's explanation.

Posted by Marissa Mayer, VP, Search Products & User Experience


http://googleblog.blogspot.com/2009/...mputer-on.html
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Re: Google search results for any query displays "This site may harm your computer".

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We periodically update that list and released one such update to the site this morning. Unfortunately (and here's the human error), the URL of '/' was mistakenly checked in as a value to the file and '/' expands to all URLs. Fortunately, our on-call site reliability team found the problem quickly and reverted the file. Since we push these updates in a staggered and rolling fashion, the errors began appearing between 6:27 a.m. and 6:40 a.m. and began disappearing between 7:10 and 7:25 a.m., so the duration of the problem for any particular user was approximately 40 minutes.
Can google ellaborate this part in easy language ?
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StopBadware.org

Speaking from googles view they depend upon sites like StopBadware.org who give them a reason which site has to be banned for malware or which does not.

this is stupid n ridiculous how they can trust a site like that which just orignated
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Created: 2005-12-14
Expires: 2017-12-14
Updated: 2008-11-26
Whois Server: whois.pir.org
according to whois results.
who is the main authority to give site like above authority to treat all other sites are not worth visiting ?

google itself or it is a site google centric ?
wonder, if google banns me for this or techarena banns me for this
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little glitch with google search quries

itrama,
there is no need to make a big fuss about the problem in little glitch caused by google.
FYI: According to official post from stopmalware.org a voluntary organisation who helps us protech SPAM


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This morning, an apparent glitch at Google caused nearly every [update 11:44 am] search listing to carry the "Warning! This site may harm your computer" message. Users who attempted to click through the results saw the "interstitial" warning page that mentions the possibility of badware and refers people to StopBadware.org for more information. This led to a denial of service of our website, as millions of Google users attempted to visit our site for more information. We are working now to bring the site back up. We are also awaiting word from Google about what happened to cause the false warnings.

[Update 12:31] Google has posted an update on their official blog that erroneously states that Google gets its list of URLs from us. This is not accurate. Google generates its own list of badware URLs, and no data that we generate is supposed to affect the warnings in Google’s search listings. We are attempting to work with Google to clarify their statement.

[Update 12:41] Google is working on an updated statement. Meanwhile, to clarify some false press reports, it does not appear to be the case that Google has taken down the warnings for legitimately bad sites. We have spot checked a couple known bad sites, and Google is still flagging those sites as bad. i.e., the problem appears to be corrected on their end.

For more information about how the process works and the relative role that Google and StopBadware.org play, please see our Clearinghouse page or this question in our FAQ.

[Update 1:36] Google updated its statement to reflect that StopBadware does not provide Google’s badware data.

[Update 2:35] Hopefully this will be the last update, as Google has acknowledged the error, apologized to its customers, and fixed the problem. As many know, we have a strong relationship with Google, which is a sponsor and partner of StopBadware.org. The mistake in Google’s initial statement, indicating that we supply them with badware data, is a common misperception. We appreciate their follow up efforts in clarifying the relationship on their blog and with the media. Despite today’s glitch, we continue to support Google’s effort to proactively warn users of badware sites, and our experience is that they are committed to doing so as accurately and as fairly as possible.
If you every want to visit a website in future for your reference you also have an option to search for techarena directly in google or you can type in www.techarena.in and get what you want.


Please do not blame any SERPs for this.
problmes happens and has to be notified and resolved !
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