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Google Marks every page as Harmful?

by Gameking7 / January 30, 2009 10:59 PM PST

I know this is a bit off topic but it is news, I guess.
I typed in this morning into Google and was Greeted by a big fat "This site may harm your computer", I thought that can't be right, so I typed in Youtube just to check, and guess what I got the same error. I use Firefox, but the same thing happened in Chrome(Googles own browser)IE and Opera. Do any of you think it might be a rouge employee or they got hacked? Just thought that might be interesting. (BTW: I got here through Yahoo because of the error I explained).


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Google went nuts?
by byandreasdotcom / January 30, 2009 11:12 PM PST
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google site is harmful, too
by tvillafl / January 30, 2009 11:15 PM PST

I also saw every site tagged harmful. I tried searching for Google itself and Google's own site came up as harmful using Chrome.

The Malware warning is breaking Google.

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It's a huge (albeit most likely temporary) snafu for Google!
by Slikkster / January 30, 2009 11:19 PM PST
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by Gameking7 / January 30, 2009 11:24 PM PST

For me anyways its not an issue anymore it stopped doing it.
Thanks for the quick reply's guys!
Rock On Buzz Town!


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by bently / January 30, 2009 11:29 PM PST

This started today... using Google Search, ALL the hits have the following message... "THIS SITE MAY HARM YOUR COMPUTER"

I can search using YAHOO SEARCH and do not get the warning message.


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Well Your Right
by Gameking7 / January 30, 2009 11:31 PM PST
In reply to: Use YAHOO SEARCH

But Why would you use Yahoo, wasn't there some study that said it had the highest rating for giving Malware results? Please Correct me if I'm wrong.


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Looks Fixed...
by tvillafl / January 30, 2009 11:51 PM PST

... but fun while it lasted.

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(NT) Can never be too careful
by Nicholas Buenk / January 31, 2009 2:12 AM PST
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Same here!
by CMalburn / January 31, 2009 2:55 AM PST

I did actually search for "crash barrier" (because for Physics school work, I need to find out how exactly they work on the roads), and even the wikipedia article was blocked, as was all of the results, but after the 3rd refresh, in Safari at least, it followed the link... What's going on at google?

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I wish I could help...
by Gameking7 / January 31, 2009 3:25 AM PST
In reply to: Same here!

I'm sorry, I can't help, How bout your try using a different search engine, besides Yahoo, they'll reset your Home Page. Its fine for me, Maybe clear your cache, cookies etc. and reboot. That's what I did and it works fine.

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We want names :)
by byandreasdotcom / January 31, 2009 5:31 AM PST
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All anyone had to do was
by Slikkster / January 31, 2009 6:50 AM PST

take a search result and lop off the Google Interstitial header that was coming up to go directly to the site. A pain , yes. But it only lasted a half hour or so.

Huge headline still on Drudge as I write this at 5:50 pm Eastern time.


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