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    Default What's Up With Google?

    Anyone know what's happening with Google? This morning I do a simple search and all results seem to have a warning "This site may harm your computer". I checked for legit sites and the same warning shows up.

    When I click on the site name it goes to a page that says:

    "Warning - visiting this web site may harm your computer!"

    Suggestions:

    * Return to the previous page and pick another result.
    * Try another search to find what you're looking for.

    Or you can continue to http://www.starbulletin.com/ at your own risk. For detailed information about the problems we found, visit Google's Safe Browsing diagnostic page for this site.

    For more information about how to protect yourself from harmful software online, you can visit StopBadware.org.

    If you are the owner of this web site, you can request a review of your site using Google's Webmaster Tools. More information about the review process is available in Google's Webmaster Help Center.
    Is Google undergoing some kind of maintenance, has it been hacked, or did it catch a virus or what?
    I'm still here. Are you?

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    Default Re: What's Up With Google?

    My GOOGLE is working fine.

    It is possible you:

    1. Have a virus infection
    or
    2. Have an overactive security software problem. Maybe you need to tweek your settings.
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    I doubt I have a virus. I'm using a Mac.

    Strange... now it seems to be working normally.

    3rd edit to this post... I don't think it's me... someone else reports the same thing.

    http://tinyurl.com/b3lvbn

    4th edit... Lots to report on Twitter.

    http://search.twitter.com/search?q=Google
    Last edited by mel; January 31st, 2009 at 05:49 AM. Reason: added new line.

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    I have the same issue, currently. It's telling me that every site searched for may be unsafe. I believe the particular sites highlighted by google on my end to be quite safe, so I'm ignoring the warning.

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    I got that, too, Mel. And yes, also on a mac, but a good friend is on a Dell and she fb-ed that she suspected google has been hacked.

    pax

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    It's more likely that google was hacked but I heard Macs are getting viruses more often these days, too.

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    This speculative article appears on CNet.

    http://news.cnet.com/8301-13512_3-10153939-23.html

    Google taking security a little too seriously?

    It looks like Google is marking all of its search results with the warning "This site may harm your computer."

    If you click on a Google result link in spite of the warning, you get an interstitial page with an additional warning: "Warning - visiting this web site may harm your computer!"

    ...

    The server(s) that hosts that page seems to be getting hammered right now. No surprise. So is StopBadware.org, a site Google refers its users to for more information.
    There is nothing wrong with my Mac.

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    OK, a human got in the way.

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    To error is human. To really mess things up, you need an error amplifier (aka computer).

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    Quote Originally Posted by mel View Post
    I doubt I have a virus. I'm using a Mac.
    Quote Originally Posted by mel View Post
    There is nothing wrong with my Mac.
    Shhh! Mel - don't tempt fate!

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    I never had this issue with Google until today.... I saw that message, and it said Malware was trying to attack, or something to that effect. I hurriedly backed out of it, as if my speed in doing so would nullify the danger, lol!

    This afternoon, no more problems, of course, I'm also at a different IP now. What the heck? It's always something. When I bought and installed Norton Anti-virus Security Edition, I couldn't even get on my usual websites. Then I tried to remove it, and it wouldn't let me. How much protection is too much, or not enough, and now Google? Is nothing sacred?

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