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Google says,"This website can harm your computer". What does it mean?

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    Home Girlposted 7 years ago

    I was looking for some information in Google, there was some note like,"this website can harm your computer,use it at your own risk", something like that. I never opened it but could not figure out the meaning of this. Any ideas? How could opening a website harm my computer?

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    Website Examinerposted 7 years ago

    That would be a website that has been known to host malware in the past. So you could get your computer infected by visiting that site. You do not have to download files deliberately to get infected, this can happen simply by your browser interacting with an infected site.

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    Uninvited Writerposted 7 years ago

    Viruses could be automatically downloaded, too many pop-ups, etc.

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      Home Girlposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks, but who wants to... oh, I see, automatically. Well, why Google allows that?

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        Uninvited Writerposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        Google can't control what shows up on searches.

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          Home Girlposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          I thought they do control for some extent. May be not. I wanted to open that website anyway but something hold me back, I am glad I didn't. My virus protection next to nothing.

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            Website Examinerposted 7 years agoin reply to this

            They do have a measure of control, see my post. It has been a pleasure trying to assist you.

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        Website Examinerposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        A site may produce a warning even though it is currently clean. The warning pertains to known issues in the past. Webmasters can request to have their sites checked and then removed from the blacklist.

        On the other hand, Google does have the power to exclude sites from its searches by de-indexing them, if it so wishes.

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          Home Girlposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          Thanks, WE, good to know.

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            Website Examinerposted 7 years agoin reply to this

            You are welcome.

 
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