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Johnag


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Posted Sat Jan 31st, 2009 4:05pm Post subject: Google
Hi all,

Has anyone else tried using the search on Goggle today, I wanted to go to the Sony Ericsson website, but for some reason Google won't let me, it takes me to a page that says it might harm my computer and I can't go any further...

Now is this just happening to me or is it happening to everyone...

Andy...

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Jarus


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Posted Sat Jan 31st, 2009 4:07pm Post subject: Google
Just noticed this myself, even google.co.uk has the tag X-D

Edit: Just checking around on other forums seems a few other people have noticed

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Jarus


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Posted Sat Jan 31st, 2009 4:38pm Post subject: Google
Started working again now.

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Johnag


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Posted Sat Jan 31st, 2009 4:41pm Post subject: Google
Same here, I guess they must be trying some new software, I do hope they don't bother...

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monochromeprincess


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Posted Sat Jan 31st, 2009 5:43pm Post subject: Google
Yeah, I had that earlier when I was posting in the visual art thread,

okay my comp's gone a bit crazy now, was going to find pics but google thinks every site is going to eat me. I

thought it was just me :D. I was like, fucking hell, everything's out to get me today!

mp xxx

@dreamingshadow

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Forest


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Posted Sat Jan 31st, 2009 5:45pm Post subject: Google
Yup - just use another search engine. Yahoo seem to be working fine.

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Hank Moody


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Posted Sat Jan 31st, 2009 6:14pm Post subject: Google
O don't like google, so I use Yahoo or Cuil. I encourage you to give cuil a go actually, it's quite a cool search engine, and the coders used to work for google.

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PamJH


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Posted Sat Jan 31st, 2009 9:07pm Post subject: Google
Maybe this will help


Google users get bogus warning on site searches
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. (AP) — Computer users doing Google searches during a nearly one-hour period Saturday were greeted with disturbing but erroneous messages that every site turned up in the results might be harmful.
The company blamed the mistake on human error and apologized for any inconvenience caused to users and site owners whose pages were incorrectly labeled.
The glitch occurred between 9:30 a.m. EST and 10:25 a.m. EST, Google Inc. said in an explanation on its company blog. Anyone who did a Google search during that time likely saw the message “This site may harm your computer” accompanying every search result, the company said.
Google said it routinely flags any search results with that message if the site is known to install malicious software in the background or otherwise surreptitiously, a practice aimed at protecting its users. It gets its list of suspicious sites from StopBadware.org, a nonprofit project headed by legal scholars at Harvard and Oxford universities who research consumer complaints.
Saturday’s error happened when the latest update to the list was received from StopBadware but was checked in erroneously in such a way that the warning would apply to all URLs, the company said in a statement.
The glitch was caught by on-call staff and the file was quickly fixed, Google said. Since the updates are applied in a staggered and rolling fashion, the errors began appearing at 9:27 a.m. EST and disappeared no later than 10:25 a.m. EST, with the duration for any particular user approximately 40 minutes, it said.
“We will carefully investigate this incident and put more robust file checks in to prevent it from happening again,” said Marissa Mayer, vice president of search products and user experience, in the statement.
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