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Google Warning To Everyone.  
User currently offlineExpress1 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (8 years 1 month 1 week 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 1809 times:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/technology/52517

Google has started warning users if they are about to visit a webpage that could harm their computers. The warning will pop up if users click on a link to a page known to host spyware or other malicious programmes.

this sounds a very good idea,more so to those who cant afford to buy a virus package.

dave

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User currently offlineIAH777 From United States of America, joined Mar 2008, 0 posts, RR: 4
Reply 1, posted (8 years 1 month 1 week 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 1807 times:

Such as any competing search engine?  biggrin 

User currently offlineNighthawk From UK - Scotland, joined Sep 2001, 5150 posts, RR: 33
Reply 2, posted (8 years 1 month 1 week 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 1787 times:

Quoting Express1 (Thread starter):
Google has started warning users if they are about to visit a webpage that could harm their computers. The warning will pop up if users click on a link to a page known to host spyware or other malicious programmes.

Wouldnt it be a better idea to drop such sites from the listing??



That'll teach you
User currently offlineMhodgson From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2002, 5047 posts, RR: 25
Reply 3, posted (8 years 1 month 1 week 5 days ago) and read 1781 times:

Quoting Nighthawk (Reply 2):
Wouldnt it be a better idea to drop such sites from the listing??

Perhaps, but some people may still want the site. At one point, Flightsim.com hosted spyware (I heard, may not be correct!), so you can't really get rid of something like that.



No trees were harmed by this message. However, several million electrons were terribly inconvenienced
User currently offlineVinnieWinnie From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 790 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (8 years 1 month 1 week 5 days ago) and read 1732 times:

Quoting Express1 (Thread starter):
this sounds a very good idea,more so to those who cant afford to buy a virus package.

You have got a company called Grisoft who produces a very good anti-virus called AVG!


Not a bad idea actually since some spy-ware is absolutely impossible to delete without rebooting your entire computer!


User currently offlineDeltaGator From United States of America, joined Sep 2005, 6341 posts, RR: 13
Reply 5, posted (8 years 1 month 1 week 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 1677 times:

Quoting Express1 (Thread starter):
this sounds a very good idea,more so to those who cant afford to buy a virus package.

If you can't afford the AV package then you surely can't afford monthly Internet access but better yet...you shouldn't own a computer. Put the money towards getting a better education so you can own the computer and AV package.



"If you can't delight in the misery of others then you don't deserve to be a college football fan."
User currently offlineHAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31684 posts, RR: 56
Reply 6, posted (8 years 1 month 1 week 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 1659 times:

AVG
Spybot
Ad-Aware

 bigthumbsup 
regds
MEL



Think of the brighter side!
User currently offlineDAL767400ER From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (8 years 1 month 1 week 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 1590 times:

Well, I have my programs on the PC (AVG, Norton, others), but heck, given the fast development of new aggressors, additional warnings can never be bad Big grin .

User currently offlineF9Widebody From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 1604 posts, RR: 10
Reply 8, posted (8 years 1 month 1 week 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 1548 times:

I emailed Google about this a year ago. Therre was one of those malware hosting companies that was trying to get you to buy their software to remove their malware, and Google was linking DIRECTLY to it. They responded that they were a supplier of information, not a moderator of it.


YES URLS in signature!!!
User currently offlineUsair320 From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 991 posts, RR: 2
Reply 9, posted (8 years 1 month 1 week 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 1499 times:

Quoting Express1 (Thread starter):
sounds a very good idea,more so to those who cant afford to buy a virus package.

Just a side note. you can install Mcafee virus protection for free from Best Buy for you guys in the states. Also highly recomended for USD 30 you can purchase "Pest Trap" I have it my self. really works. But Mcafee is good as well.


User currently offlineTPAnx From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 1021 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (8 years 1 month 1 week 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 1489 times:

Quoting HAWK21M (Reply 6):
Spybot
Ad-Aware

Good..and free...
TPAnx



I read the news today..oh boy
User currently offlineExpress1 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (8 years 1 month 1 week 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 1422 times:

Quoting DeltaGator (Reply 5):



Quoting HAWK21M (Reply 6):

well for your info i do have a full AVG on my pc.

cheers
dave


User currently offlineItsjustme From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 2768 posts, RR: 9
Reply 12, posted (8 years 1 month 1 week 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 1400 times:

Quoting F9Widebody (Reply 8):
I emailed Google about this a year ago. Therre was one of those malware hosting companies that was trying to get you to buy their software to remove their malware, and Google was linking DIRECTLY to it. They responded that they were a supplier of information, not a moderator of it.

Fortunately, they've changed their thought process. I, too, emailed them about a bogus travel site (www.ticketsaver.net) that had defrauded unsuspecting users out of tens of thousands of dollars. When doing a search for "airline tickets", the site was shown as one of their "sponsored links". I received an email back thanking me for the information, adding they'd look into it. 2 days later, the link had been removed.

Quoting HAWK21M (Reply 6):
AVG
Spybot
Ad-Aware

Yep, these are all you need. And, all three are freeware.

AVG: http://free.grisoft.com/doc/1
Spybot: http://www.download.com/Spybot-Searc...-Destroy/3000-8022_4-10122137.html
Ad-Aware: http://www.download.com/Ad-Aware-SE-...?part=dl-ad-aware&subj=dl&tag=top5


User currently offlineN1120A From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 26487 posts, RR: 75
Reply 13, posted (8 years 1 month 1 week 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 1261 times:

Quoting TPAnx (Reply 10):
Quoting HAWK21M (Reply 6):
Spybot
Ad-Aware

Good..and free...

Absolutely. My parents only recently moved into the new millennium and upgraded to high speed (my dad doesn't use the internet much and my mother uses a gigantic fiber connection at work) and their computer was riddled with ad and spyware because of the susceptibility 56K connections have to it and because I think my cousin was too cheap to pay for his porn and was looking at the free stuff that rips your computer apart. I downloaded Spybot and Ad-Aware and completely wiped that stuff off in about 30 minutes.



Mangeons les French fries, mais surtout pratiquons avec fierte le French kiss
User currently offlineSaintsman From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2002, 2065 posts, RR: 2
Reply 14, posted (8 years 1 month 1 week 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 1222 times:

McAfee do a free product called "Siteadvisor" which you can download from their website. It works along side Google and tells you if you will get lots of spam or spyware from a particular site.

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