Tuesday, August 08, 2006

Google's spyware to stop the badware

What a nightmare this is turning out to be.

A recent study showed that 4-6% of sites on the web contain harmful content. Now Google is coming to rescue. Google has launched a service that tells a user when the site they are about to visit contains spyware or other malicious coding that could hurt a user's computer. The warning is given as a pop-up if users click on a URL to a harmful Webpage.

The warning will be given if the user is clicking on the Web site through Google's search engine and it has been catalogued by the Stop Badware coalition as malicious. The Stop Badware coalition is made up of Google, Sun and Lenovo.

Experts are warning that viruses are crawling the net and it is better to precautions.

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