Has Google become incredibly paranoid?

Discussion in 'Apple, Inc and Tech Industry' started by Guiyon, Jan 31, 2009.

  1. Guiyon macrumors 6502a

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    I don't know what's going on but for some reason Google reports every one of my search results as containing malware. This is when using Firefox 3.05 on Mac OS X 10.5.6; I get the same results in WebKit r40419 on the same system. Anyone else seeing this problem?
     
  2. Locker macrumors 6502

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    Google Broken?

    Don't know if this is happening globally, but all search results are currently being blocked by Google :eek:

    It's insane:

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    Anyone having Google issues

    I've been on 3 computers and every search says this site may harm your computer, I tried my MacBook Pro 2 users and then ARD into my office machine and that one had the same results, can someone google a legit term, Apple, iPhone, Boston, anything and see if others have the same problem

    This is so strange, every site listed has the same This site may harm your computer.

    -r
     
  7. sheepopo39 macrumors 6502

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    Can't Open Any Page in Google

    Whenever I open any page in Google I get a message this says this "website may harm your computer" and it happens with EVERY website, so does anybody know how to fix this problem, it can't be safari cause I've tried it with Minefield it still does the same thing and it happens on another mac, so it can't be the firewall.

    Ignore this post, I'm gonna post this in the other news section
     
  8. RedTomato macrumors 68040

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    Google has problem with MR (and other sites)

    The Google machine seems to be throwing a sprocket today.

    When you type in a search term, ALL results, even our own Macrumors.com, are labelled with 'This site may harm your computer'.

    Clicking on any result link takes you to a highly scary page reading
    Note: no onward link is given to MacRumors. The user has to manually type in the link in the address bar if they want to come here. In the quote, it looks like it works - MR's forum software automatically makes it a working link. On the original page, it is a non-live link.

    This is affecting Google.com, Google.co.uk, Google.com.au, so it seems global.

    MRoogle is affected too - the links to the forum search results dump you on malware warning pages.

    Even googling Google's own homepage results in a malware warning - Google will refuse to take you to its own homepage :D

    Oh nooees teh internets is bjorked!11!

    But my less techy partner is rather put out - she was unable to figure out how to continue to her desired page from the malware partner. Gentlemen and Gentlewomen of MR, expect a flood of calls from perplexed family members and workmates.
     
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  10. Stuipdboy1000 macrumors 6502a

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    It's doing the same with me too.

    Very odd. Hope they manage to sort it soon.
     
  11. John Pryor macrumors newbie

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    I'm using safari and the same thing here for ALL my search results.
     
  12. aznguyen316 macrumors 68020

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    WHEW, I just thought it was me.
     
  13. Yaris macrumors regular

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    OMG yes. I thought there was something wrong with Safari because when I use Firefox there is nothing wrong but in safari any google search comes up with "this site may harm your computer".
     
  14. MST macrumors 6502

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    Same, at first I thought it may have been Firefox on my iMac playing up but then I tried using Safari on my iPhone and got exactly the same "this site may harm your computer" message under each of the search headers, anyone got any suggestions?

    ...:mad:
     
  15. myusername macrumors member

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    contact Google

    How do you contact google, or is this a wait and see what happens
     
  16. joelovesapple macrumors 6502a

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    I thought I was the only one and was about to post here but then saw this thread.

    I instantly started running Spybot on our PC just in case anything happened, but it's doing it on my mac. Google must be having problems at their end.

    In reality, every site may harm your computer, as new threats are emerging all the time.
     
  17. hacksaw-C87 macrumors regular

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    All working fine with me...

    How odd.

    Probably just random maintenance work.
     
  18. Locker macrumors 6502

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    Gone wrong... :p
     
  19. sheepopo39 macrumors 6502

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    No Links Working on Google

    Apparently that this is happening to like everyone. So whenever you click on a link in Google, it gives you that page saying "this page may harm your computer", and I mean EVERY page. So don't you guys think its odd for a big company like google to have a glitch like this?
     
  20. Yaris macrumors regular

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    Again, let me say that google search on Firefox for me is PERFECTLY FINE. But when I use Safari all google results say that "this site may harm your computer".

    Also:
    http://search.twitter.com/search?q=google
     
  21. metroid87706 macrumors regular

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    Yepp.

    Google may harm my computer? Haha.
     

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  22. izibo macrumors 6502

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    Ditto, I think their malware identification server is down. The system must be defaulted to block access unless it can identify it as a clean site.
     
  23. cfs macrumors 6502a

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    Virus/Malware on my imac

    Hello Forum,

    Starting about ten minutes ago when I use safari or Firefox and type in a search in their spotlight, every result on Google reads, "This site may harm your computer." I mean every result like MacRumors, Yahoo, Google, New York Times, Best Buy, Schools, etc.

    However, when I search on yahoo it is fine?

    Is this a Google issue or my imac?

    Thanks.
     
  24. Slash1959 macrumors newbie

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    happening on both safari and firefox here....:eek:
     

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