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Old Saturday 31st January 2009, 14:55   #1
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Question Google - this site may harm your computer ??

This afternoon I decided to do some research on Google. However, every site brought up had a message underneath saying This site may harm your computer even though McAfee had green ticks against most of them indicating they were safe. I clicked on the top site (RSPB as I thought it must be okay) and a page came up saying that it was an unsafe site and I could either try searching again or visit the site at my own risk. However, I could not access the site at all.

Has anyone else experienced this problem? Is it a Google fault? Or is there something wrong with my PC?
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Old Saturday 31st January 2009, 14:58   #2
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I am currently experiencing the same problem so I presume it's a fault their end.
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Ah phew! Thanks, Dave. Thought I had done something wrong.
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Old Saturday 31st January 2009, 15:08   #4
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I think they have a problem - even Wikipedia gives the message.
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Found the same think. Also when I tried to access the EOS forum direct I got a message saying that the site was unallocated!!!!!!
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It's actually made bbc teletext headlines pg114
Google are unclear on what caused the problem but will make a statement later.
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Old Saturday 31st January 2009, 16:58   #7
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It's also on the BBC website now.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/technology/7862840.stm
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Old Saturday 31st January 2009, 18:09   #8
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Yes, the same problem is here too. It looks not so good when the messages started to pop up all over the place. I use Firefox and have had exactly the same messages, so now I am reluctant to use the website links.

So you are not imagining things folks. I though I was going cuckoo myself.
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