Google to warn users about malicious websites with unwanted software

Google seems to be pretty serious with its safe web browsing initiative. Taking its SafeBrowsing services to next level, Google will now show a warning message with all malicious websites or the ones which may land the malicious software to your computer system. This update will make Google Search, Google Ads and Chrome safer for users.

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Recently, Google made some changes, so as to make Chrome give out bolder Malware and Phishing warnings. Now, while browsing on Google Chrome users will now get a warning message with every website which may lead them to download the malevolent software. Also, the search results will come with a signal which will help the users to differentiate between safe and unsafe websites.

Lucas Ballard, the software engineer at Google said in his official blog post,

“If you’re a site owner, we recommend that you register your site with Google Webmaster Tools. This will help you stay informed when we find something on your site that leads people to download unwanted software, and will provide you with helpful tips to resolve such issues.”

Furthermore, Google has also disabled the entire group of ads which may lead to the websites with unwanted and malicious software. Google uses its Safe Browsing application programming interface to issue the suspect warnings for certain websites. Google ranks the websites on the basis of its set algorithm and the websites which don’t meet its legitimacy standard are listed in its blacklist.

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Shiwangi Peswani is a qualified writer and a blogger, who loves to dabble with and write about computers and the Internet. While focusing on and writing on technology topics, her varied skills and experience enables her to write on any topics which may interest her.

One Comment

  1. Dan

    This will be an extra advantage when I use FF or Chrome, which I have installed “Netcraft”‘s toolbar in; Netcraft’s focus is phishing and heartbleed-type sites/site histories, but it will be good to have Google’s search engine sniffing for site malware. Thanks for this article, which is needed in case people enter a search term, see a Google warning, and think it might be a hoax. Cheers!

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