Computing Tips: Why do my google search results say “This site may harm your computer?”

Recently I did a google search and was suprised to see “This site may harm your computer” beneath the results.

When I clicked on that link, the google page said:

“We want our users to feel safe when they search the web, and we’re continuously working to identify dangerous sites and increase protection for our users. This warning message appears with search results we’ve identified as sites that may install malicious software on your computer”

Google:

The google screen continues:

“If you click the title of the result, you’ll be shown the following warning rather than being taken immediately to the webpage in question:”

Google:

And then google advised:

“You can choose to continue to the site at your own risk. However, please be aware that malicious software is often installed without your knowledge or permission when you visit these sites, and can include programs that delete data on your computer, steal personal information such as passwords and credit card numbers, or alter your search results.

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For more information on these types of sites, and how to prevent or get rid of badware, please visit: StopBadware.org

To see the site that caused the warning, click here: Click here …

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