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Windows 7: Google Finds Your Malware

20 Jul 2011   #1

Windows 7 x64 / Same
 
 
Google Finds Your Malware

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Google is now capable of detecting a particular type of malware and warning you if it's lurking on your computer. What on earth will this silly search engine do next?

In a post on Google's official blog, security engineer Damian Menscher explained that the company recently noticed "some unusual search traffic" while performing routine maintenance on its servers. Further investigation revealed that this odd traffic is the work of computers infected by a type of malicious software.
Technolog from msnbc.com - Google now checks your computer for malware


So, how long before they are in the antivirus / antimalware biz?


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20 Jul 2011   #2

Windows 8.1 Pro x64
 
 

Maybe a Google Antimalware/Antivirus will be released in the near future
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20 Jul 2011   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Google Finds Your Malware ... and then claims it for themselves to collect some more info on you trololol
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20 Jul 2011   #4

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It seems entirely appropriate and ethical that if Google's analysis of traffic to its site (which it is doing anyway) indicates a virus that this should be reported to the user.
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20 Jul 2011   #5

Win7 Home Premium 64x
 
 

I expect we will see malware soon that presents itself as google whenever you go online....

and puts you through to a "pay us or else" AV software site
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20 Jul 2011   #6

XP Professional, 7 Professional
 
 
Why not...

If google were to make a free antivirus program, they could control 40% of the market within months. That's a level of consumer trust and responsiveness that's a little scary when you think about it. Since their whole scheme is built on data mining users, if they had access to complete transparency on that many systems, who knows what else they might get up to.
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