Google Wants You! - to Help Stop Malicious Web Sites

Internet surfers can report sites online
By Laila Weir,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 30, 2007 1:27 PM CST
Google Wants You! - to Help Stop Malicious Web Sites
A Google sign inside Google headquarters in Mountain View, Calif. is seen in this May 30, 2007 file photo. (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma, file)   (Associated Press)

(Newser) – 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. (Read more malware stories.)

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