Google is enlisting Web users in the hunt for sites hosting malicious code aimed at infecting visitors' computers. The internet giant has created an online form where Web surfers can report suspect sites, says PC World. Google searches that display sites the company believes are malicious show a warning, and Google has deleted some such sites from its index.
"Currently, we know of hundreds of thousands of Web sites that attempt to infect people's computers with malware. Unfortunately, we also know that there are more malware sites out there," wrote a Google representative in a company blog. The move comes just days after hackers were discovered flooding Google search results with dummy sites linking to malicious code.