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StopBadware.org, the place to appeal a Google malware warning

Weekend snafu shines light on StopBadware.org, which offers Web site owners help when their sites are flagged as harmful by Google.

By February 2, 2009


StopBadware.org says China is dominant malware host

Malware is still worth it. I should go start a new company.

By June 24, 2008


RealPlayer named by StopBadware.org

The antispyware organization says RealNetworks needs to disclose installations of advertising software and Rhapsody before users install updates.

By January 31, 2008


Google, Facebook, Twitter take on bad ads

Members of Ads Integrity Alliance will share information about scams and malware distributed via ads.

By June 13, 2012


StopBadware goes nonprofit with funding from Google, others

Four-year-old anti-malware effort leaves Harvard's Berkman Center to become standalone nonprofit.

By January 25, 2010


Google finally sued by makers of Finally Fast

Another lawsuit is pending over advertisers that bid on keywords involving trademarks they don't own, while also alleging Google has unfairly manipulated search results.

By July 2, 2009


Dasient helps Web sites avoid blacklists, malware

Start-up launched by ex-Googlers is offering a free alert service for when sites are blacklisted for hosting malware, as well as a fee-based malware-monitoring service.

By June 16, 2009


Google warns entire Internet is malware

For about an hour Saturday morning, Google listed every site on the Internet as potentially harmful to your computer. At first, Google blamed the problem on StopBadware.org but later had to eat crow.

By January 31, 2009


CNET News Daily Podcast: Is Google too big for the Web's good?

After a brief weekend glitch, Google's "the Web is malware" episode raises the obvious question of a monoculture in the making and the implications for the Internet. Are the critics getting ahead of themselves?

By February 2, 2009


Week in review: On the go with Google

Google takes us from the seas to space, while tech giants grapple with security issues. Also: DTV switchover delay.

By February 6, 2009