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Friday, November 30, 2007

Google is looking for your help for fighting against malware

image As we all know that Google has been targeting malware for over a year and a half, and these efforts are paying off.

Google is now able to display warnings in search results when a site is known to be malicious, which can help you avoid drive-by downloads and other computer compromises. Google is already distributing this data through the Safe Browsing API, and is working on bringing this protection to more users by integrating with more Google products.

There are hundreds of thousands of websites that attempt to infect people's computers with malware and more and more are getting registered every day. It is difficult to know about all such websites. Though Google is already doing good, they want to make it even better to protect your computer with such sites. This is where Google is looking for your help in filling in the gaps. If you come across a site that is hosting malware, Google provides an easy way to report them. What you all have to do is just fill out this short form. That's it. Google will consider it and will filter out such malicious websites.


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