This site may harm your computer.

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How interesting. First time I had seen this. Was searching a normal everyday topic and came to a search result that took me to a google page that said "This site may harm your computer". When I went back to search results, I noticed a link under the result I just clicked which led me to this explanation

I didn't know they were doing that.
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Interesting... I've never seen that before. Any idea how long it's been around?
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No. Just saw it for the first time today. Of all things too the search and the link I clicked were just for Flash Wedding Templates. I was actually pretty impressed that Google did that, but then I asked myself, well why don't they just remove the link entirely.

Some interesting reading under this google search
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I wonder what kind of techniques they use to determine what sites could be harmful. My guess is that they don't automatically filter potential threats because of the chance of accidentally removing legitimate sites.
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Alright, somthing new to hijack browsers with to keep people away from your competition !

How long untill THAT becomes known ?
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Yeah, I have seen it on a few sites. A friend of mine was working on his buddies site and I pointed it out to him. He was trying to figure it out as the site was just a tanning site, nothing to harm your computer...I could think of anyway. Possibly something in the code?

Here is some info from Matt Cutts on it:
http://www.mattcutts.com/blog/info-abou ... peal-them/
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Nice info vetofunk.

Good to see he's yet to see a false positive.

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