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Does Google have a place for reporting virus installing pages?



5:13 am on Jul 19, 2007 (gmt 0)

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The email spammers and id theives are getting worse and worse with their zombie networks and it appears SEs have become the delivery method of choice these days.

So I've found some cloaked spam pages that do a redirect thru a central site and then an additional redirect out to a variety of sites including some that attempt to get the surfer to install a fake video codec (basically a virus of some sort), "fake" virus protection software, "fake" spyware programs etc.

I've submitted spam reports in the past but Google doesn't seem to respond very quickly to those. Is there a better way to get this type of info to Google? For "typical" spam pages I don't care all that much, but this other stuff is bad news.


11:42 pm on Jul 20, 2007 (gmt 0)

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Google gives highest priority and credibility to reports that come in through a verified webmaster tools account.


11:07 pm on Jul 22, 2007 (gmt 0)

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Thanks... When you say a "verified" account, do you just mean the basic email verification?


2:35 am on Jul 23, 2007 (gmt 0)

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I believe that tedster means having a Google Webmaster Tools account that has been verified by uploading a file to your server that they provide you with. It is part of the process of submitting sitemaps, etc. Just do a search for Google Webmaster Tools and you'll be on your way.


3:31 am on Jul 23, 2007 (gmt 0)

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Google's Webmaster Help Center [google.com] lists StopBadware.org [stopbadware.org] as an authority and they have a FIGHT BACK [stopbadware.org] section where you can 'tell your story' or (for the "Tech-savvy") submit a detailed report

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