express1
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Google Warning To Everyone.

Mon Aug 07, 2006 7:46 pm

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.

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RE: Google Warning To Everyone.

Mon Aug 07, 2006 7:49 pm

Such as any competing search engine?  biggrin 
 
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RE: Google Warning To Everyone.

Mon Aug 07, 2006 8:00 pm

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??
 
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RE: Google Warning To Everyone.

Mon Aug 07, 2006 8:07 pm

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.
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RE: Google Warning To Everyone.

Mon Aug 07, 2006 9:01 pm

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!
 
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RE: Google Warning To Everyone.

Mon Aug 07, 2006 10:10 pm

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.
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RE: Google Warning To Everyone.

Mon Aug 07, 2006 10:25 pm

AVG
Spybot
Ad-Aware

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RE: Google Warning To Everyone.

Tue Aug 08, 2006 12:08 am

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 .
 
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RE: Google Warning To Everyone.

Tue Aug 08, 2006 12:53 am

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.
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RE: Google Warning To Everyone.

Tue Aug 08, 2006 1:39 am

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.
 
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RE: Google Warning To Everyone.

Tue Aug 08, 2006 1:43 am

Quoting HAWK21M (Reply 6):
Spybot
Ad-Aware

Good..and free...
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express1
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RE: Google Warning To Everyone.

Tue Aug 08, 2006 4:00 am

Quoting DeltaGator (Reply 5):



Quoting HAWK21M (Reply 6):

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

cheers
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RE: Google Warning To Everyone.

Tue Aug 08, 2006 4:15 am

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
 
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RE: Google Warning To Everyone.

Wed Aug 09, 2006 2:11 pm

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.
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RE: Google Warning To Everyone.

Wed Aug 09, 2006 3:48 pm

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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