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2:39 pm on Jan 31, 2009 (gmt 0)

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No matter what search term or phrase I enter Google says "This site may harm your computer" for all the links on the SERPS. Anyone seeing the same?
2:41 pm on Jan 31, 2009 (gmt 0)

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Is it just me or anyone else seeing the same thing?

On any search query, all Google results are displaying "This site may harm your computer."

I'm located in the UK.

2:44 pm on Jan 31, 2009 (gmt 0)

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today i am seeing "This site may harm your computer." under each and every search results ( all the websites ) anyone seeing this.
2:44 pm on Jan 31, 2009 (gmt 0)

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Anyone else seeing "This site may harm your computer." when doing any search on google? I'm in UK and seeing all organic listings blocked by this message.
2:45 pm on Jan 31, 2009 (gmt 0)

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System: The following message was spliced on to this thread from: http://www.webmasterworld.com/google/3838932.htm [webmasterworld.com] by brett_tabke - 11:13 am on Jan. 31, 2009 <small>(cst -6)</small>


Just noticed that almost every site in totally unrelated searches is returning the Google 'This Site May Harm Your Computer' warning and interstital.

This includes the BBC home page, Microsoft etc. etc.

Has something gone a bit wrong with Google at the moment?

2:49 pm on Jan 31, 2009 (gmt 0)

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Are other people getting the "This site may harm your computer." message on every listing in Google?

I've testing this on 2 computer (using different connections) and I get this error on every SERP listing.

Try a test search, as it seems to appear on everything for me.

2:49 pm on Jan 31, 2009 (gmt 0)

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Try a search for any term what so ever.

Every result has "This site may harm your computer."

Wiki and even Google itself.

Traffic is down to 0 as the Serps now lead to a middle warning page.

What a cock up Google.

2:50 pm on Jan 31, 2009 (gmt 0)

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Did anyone else notice that as of a few minutes ago, every single site in the SERPS now has the "this site may harm your computer" warning?

Every.... single..... one.

Has GOOG been hacked?

Joe

2:50 pm on Jan 31, 2009 (gmt 0)

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Er, there seems to be something wrong with google.co.uk just now. Every result in the every search I've tried has the "This site my harm your computer" link and clickthrough is blocked?!
2:52 pm on Jan 31, 2009 (gmt 0)

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Is anyone else seeing this? I was clicking through to my own site and got one of the 'malware warning' interstitials. So naturally I panicked.

But when searching to find out what might have caused it I found virtually every site had it - including webmasterworld.

I'm taking screenshots in case nobody believes me. I'm in China, using google.com, Firefox. Maybe my computer is particularly vulnerable.

2:52 pm on Jan 31, 2009 (gmt 0)

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Everything I search for using IE or Firefox says it may harm my computer. What's up with that?
2:52 pm on Jan 31, 2009 (gmt 0)

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Everything I search for using IE or Firefox says it may harm my computer. What's up with that?
2:52 pm on Jan 31, 2009 (gmt 0)

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System: The following message was spliced on to this thread from: http://www.webmasterworld.com/google/3838971.htm [webmasterworld.com] by brett_tabke - 11:14 am on Jan. 31, 2009 (cst -6)


Today, for every single search I'm doing, Google is giving the "This site may harm your computer" message with the SERPs. In fact, the only results that do NOT give that are the "News results." And yes, even Google properties (AdSense, AdWords) are getting the message included.

I thought that maybe it was some sort of virus on my computer, but I tried it on multiple computers, all with the same results.

2:53 pm on Jan 31, 2009 (gmt 0)

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Wow, this is one of the worst google bugs I've seen.

On every result on every google search is labeled "This site may harm your computer."

Even searching for [google]:

[google.com...]

Pasted results:

Google
This site may harm your computer.
Enables users to search the Web, Usenet, and images. Features include PageRank, caching and translation of results, and an option to find similar pages.
Show stock quote for GOOG
www.google.com/ - Similar pages

Google Maps
This site may harm your computer.
Find local businesses, view maps and get driving directions in Google Maps.
maps.google.com/ - Similar pages

Gmail: Email from Google
This site may harm your computer.
A Google approach to email. Gmail is a new kind of webmail, ... Keep unwanted messages out of your inbox with Google's innovative technology. Mobile access ...
gmail.google.com/ - Similar pages

2:54 pm on Jan 31, 2009 (gmt 0)

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System: The following message was spliced on to this thread from: http://www.webmasterworld.com/google/3838981.htm [webmasterworld.com] by brett_tabke - 11:14 am on Jan. 31, 2009 (cst -6)


At the moment of writing, any SERP for any search, has the text "This site may harm your computer" underneath it. It's been going for at least 10 minutes.

If this is happening everywhere, this is a very SERIOUS bug!

2:54 pm on Jan 31, 2009 (gmt 0)

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System: The following message was spliced on to this thread from: http://www.webmasterworld.com/google/3838984.htm [webmasterworld.com] by brett_tabke - 11:14 am on Jan. 31, 2009 (cst -6)


I'm searching through Google this morning and every site I see has the dreaded "This site may harm your computer" link, including mine, and even topics in webmasterworld.

I'm using Safari on a Mac, so I don't know if this is browser-specific or not, or whether anyone else is currently seeing this problem. It's like the whole internet can harm your computer!

My hunch is that G is tooling around with pieces of their algo, because my stats and results through Adsense have been very odd since the 12th of this month?

Anyone?

2:54 pm on Jan 31, 2009 (gmt 0)

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System: The following message was spliced on to this thread from: http://www.webmasterworld.com/google/3838988.htm [webmasterworld.com] by brett_tabke - 11:14 am on Jan. 31, 2009 (cst -6)


Got a rude shock 5 minutes ago. I checked the serps and clicked on a link to my site. The warning appeared "This site may harm your compouter". Just about to freak out when I noticed ALL the sites from #1 to #999 had this warning. Is it me only or is anyone seeing this?
2:56 pm on Jan 31, 2009 (gmt 0)

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System: The following message was spliced on to this thread from: http://www.webmasterworld.com/google/3838992.htm [webmasterworld.com] by brett_tabke - 11:14 am on Jan. 31, 2009 (cst -6)


Just checking my websites on Google and it was fine one minute, then under every SERP Google has placed a link saying: This site may harm your computer. So i click the link to my website and it redirects to a page stating "Warning - visiting this web site may harm your computer!"

At first i though this may be a virus on my computer so i checked on several remote machines and its the same...

Is anyone else seeing this too? Have Google had a schoolboy error or is it somthing more serious?

3:00 pm on Jan 31, 2009 (gmt 0)

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System: The following message was spliced on to this thread from: http://www.webmasterworld.com/google/3838999.htm [webmasterworld.com] by brett_tabke - 11:14 am on Jan. 31, 2009 (cst -6)


Am I losing my mind or is Google displaying the "This site may harm your computer" warning on the entire SERPs?

I have screenshots to prove it - every site on the first page for some very diverse search phrases. Weird!

(Should push some extra traffic to those adwords campaigns though!)

3:01 pm on Jan 31, 2009 (gmt 0)

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System: The following message was spliced on to this thread from: http://www.webmasterworld.com/google/3839002.htm [webmasterworld.com] by brett_tabke - 11:14 am on Jan. 31, 2009 (cst -6)


Just checking my websites on Google and it was fine one minute, then under every SERP Google has placed a link saying: This site may harm your computer. So i click the link to my website and it redirects to a page stating "Warning - visiting this web site may harm your computer!"

At first i though this may be a virus on my computer so i checked on several remote machines and its the same...

Is anyone else seeing this too? Have Google had a schoolboy error or is it somthing more serious?

Even when searching for Google it states their sites are harmful!

3:01 pm on Jan 31, 2009 (gmt 0)

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System: The following message was spliced on to this thread from: http://www.webmasterworld.com/google/3839006.htm [webmasterworld.com] by brett_tabke - 11:14 am on Jan. 31, 2009 (cst -6)


Just checking my websites on Google and it was fine one minute, then under every SERP Google has placed a link saying: This site may harm your computer. So i click the link to my website and it redirects to a page stating "Warning - visiting this web site may harm your computer!"

At first i though this may be a virus on my computer so i checked on several remote machines and its the same...

Is anyone else seeing this too? Have Google had a schoolboy error or is it somthing more serious?

Even when searching for Google it states their sites are harmful!

3:03 pm on Jan 31, 2009 (gmt 0)

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System: The following message was spliced on to this thread from: http://www.webmasterworld.com/google/3839012.htm [webmasterworld.com] by brett_tabke - 11:14 am on Jan. 31, 2009 (cst -6)


Just checking my websites on Google and it was fine one minute, then under every SERP Google has placed a link saying: This site may harm your computer. So i click the link to my website and it redirects to a page stating "Warning - visiting this web site may harm your computer!"

At first i though this may be a virus on my computer so i checked on several remote machines and its the same...

Is anyone else seeing this too? Have Google had a schoolboy error or is it somthing more serious?

Even when searching for Google it states their sites are harmful!

3:05 pm on Jan 31, 2009 (gmt 0)

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System: The following message was spliced on to this thread from: http://www.webmasterworld.com/google/3839019.htm [webmasterworld.com] by brett_tabke - 11:14 am on Jan. 31, 2009 (cst -6)


Am I losing my mind or is Google displaying the "This site may harm your computer" warning on the entire SERPs?

I have screenshots to prove it - every site on the first page for some very diverse search phrases. Weird!

(Should push some extra traffic to those adwords campaigns though!)

3:06 pm on Jan 31, 2009 (gmt 0)

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System: The following message was spliced on to this thread from: http://www.webmasterworld.com/google/3839022.htm [webmasterworld.com] by brett_tabke - 11:14 am on Jan. 31, 2009 (cst -6)


Am I losing my mind or is Google displaying the "This site may harm your computer" warning on the entire SERPs?

I have screenshots to prove it - every site on the first page for some very diverse search phrases. Weird!

(Should push some extra traffic to those adwords campaigns though!)

3:08 pm on Jan 31, 2009 (gmt 0)

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System: The following message was spliced on to this thread from: http://www.webmasterworld.com/google/3839025.htm [webmasterworld.com] by brett_tabke - 11:15 am on Jan. 31, 2009 (cst -6)


Is anyone else seeing "This site may harm your computer" notices in every single result on Google?

Even a search for "webmasterworld" gives me this:

WebmasterWorld News and Discussion for the Web Professional
This site may harm your computer.
Brett Tabke hosts professional webmaster and search engine promotion discussions.
www.webmasterworld.com/

I first saw it 15 minutes ago, and it's still happening, even in different browsers where I'm not logged in.

3:10 pm on Jan 31, 2009 (gmt 0)




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Right now, as of 1/31/2009, 10:00 AM Eastern Time, I am seeing every single website in Google SERPS marked as "this site may harm your computer". I've tried 2 different machines and 2 different browsers, IE and FF.

Is it just me, or do you guys see the same?

3:10 pm on Jan 31, 2009 (gmt 0)

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System: The following message was spliced on to this thread from: http://www.webmasterworld.com/google/3839032.htm [webmasterworld.com] by brett_tabke - 11:15 am on Jan. 31, 2009 (cst -6)


When I do a Google search, ALL the results are now tagged with the phrase 'This site may harm your computer'.

I'm also seeing reports of others having this problem on non-webmaster forums.

This is what it looks like when your Google referral traffic goes to 0 :). Not pretty to see my site being tagged in the SERPS that it may harm your computer.

3:14 pm on Jan 31, 2009 (gmt 0)

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System: The following message was spliced on to this thread from: http://www.webmasterworld.com/google/3839035.htm [webmasterworld.com] by brett_tabke - 11:15 am on Jan. 31, 2009 (cst -6)


Is anyone else seeing "This site may harm your computer" notices in every single result on Google?

Even a search for "webmasterworld" gives me this:

[u]WebmasterWorld News and Discussion for the Web Professional[/u]
[u]This site may harm your computer.[/u]
Brett Tabke hosts professional webmaster and search engine promotion discussions.
www.webmasterworld.com/

A search for "microsoft":

[u]Microsoft Corporation[/u]
[u]This site may harm your computer.[/u]
Get product information, support, and news from Microsoft.
www.microsoft.com/

I first saw it 15 minutes ago, and it's still happening, even in different browsers where I'm not logged in.

(WebmasterWorld is acting strange too - can't seem to get this posted, or access the site easily; lots of timeouts)

3:14 pm on Jan 31, 2009 (gmt 0)

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System: The following message was spliced on to this thread from: http://www.webmasterworld.com/google/3839038.htm [webmasterworld.com] by brett_tabke - 11:15 am on Jan. 31, 2009 (cst -6)


No matter what I search for every SERP result has this link underneath it. Anyone else seeing this?
3:21 pm on Jan 31, 2009 (gmt 0)

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System: The following message was spliced on to this thread from: http://www.webmasterworld.com/google/3839046.htm [webmasterworld.com] by brett_tabke - 11:15 am on Jan. 31, 2009 (cst -6)


Currently i'm seeing the note "This site may harm your computer." on every result for any query on google.com and google.de in Germany.
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