Google says the internet is bad for you.


For about 40 minutes or so anyone doing a search on google would have seen a warning saying that “This site may harm your computer” above all links and when you clicked on a link an interstitial would pop up.

I had problems searching fo KERS after seeing it mentioned with relation to formula 1 and even WikiPedia was being listed as harmfull. I wondered if a new worm called KERS was causing havoc….

What is most amusing (to me anyway) is that stopbadware.org is saying they don’t provide their lists to Google and google are saying a human error in one of StopBadWares lists caused the problem

http://blog.stopbadware.org/2009/01/31/google-glitch-causes-confusion and http://googleblog.blogspot.com/2009/01/this-site-may-harm-your-computer-on.html

Update: Techcrunch has screenshots here




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