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Discussion in 'General Security' started by bloggy, Jan 31, 2009.

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  1. bloggy

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    when I was browsing on my laptop today, I noticed that every search result I got from google carried with it a "this site may harm your computer" message...EVERY SINGLE ONE

    even yahoo answers and trusted sites were blocked and prompted me to go to the site at my own risk

    do I have a virus...?

    thanks for the help guys
     
  2. hanick

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    I'm having the same problem
     
  3. Frank4d

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    I have the same problem today. I do not have the problem if using another search engine. I think Google is broken.
     
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    Yahoo! is really pulling out all the stops to get market share...
     
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    In these times of economic downturn the gloves seem to have come off!!
     
  7. HOBOcs

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    I'm getting this too and am investigating. Suspect its a google issue.

    Also getting message - Server Error when you go to the link.
    "The server encountered a temporary error and could not complete your request.
    Please try again in 30 seconds"

    Someone may be testing or applying a feature that is not quite ready for prime time.
     
  8. HOBOcs

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    Follow-up - As of 10:26am EST I'm not getting the message anymore.
    Anyone else still getting it?

    I'm also looking for a "Google" forum - found this unofficial one.
    http://www.googlecommunity.com/
    If you have info on the cause it would be worthwhile posting.
     
  9. Frank4d

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    Seems to be fixed for now.
     
  10. DeltaXi91

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    I actually just came here to ask the same question --- I'm getting the same issue with all Google searches. For the past few days, I've also been getting a huge number of pop-up windows from any Google search. Doesn't matter if I'm using the toolbar search or a main window search... any ideas?
     
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    It seemed to be happening with IE. I've been browsing FF3 since morning, especially google and no such alerts were seen! I had to visit IE for tips on downloading WOT on to the FF browser as FF was refusing www.mywot.com due to the "no-script add-on". Just as a diversion i wanted to download the lyrics of my fav song"why worry" by Dire Straits,and all the sites had the same warning! Yes,i've just checked iE and no alerts!

    Another good reason to shift to FF3, i suppose!(seriously)
     
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    He hee it's just Google. :D
     

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