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Google now alerts users of malware infections

“The Internet brings remarkable benefits to society. Unfortunately, some people use it for harm and their own gain at the expense of others” says Google, who have been busy again – this time routing out infectious malware which has been coming up ever more frequently in our day-to-day web browsing.

Identifying unusual search data and traffic patterns, Google will now detect where you’ve “come from” and if it’s possible that your PC or Laptop could be carrying something harmful. The official Google Blog reads “This particular malware causes infected computers to send traffic to Google through a small number of intermediary servers called ‘proxies””. Adding “Our system detects that a search came through one of these proxies, we display the warning.”

If in fact you are the bearer of a net nasty, Google will kindly advise you with a new notification banner at the top of the search results page and will link you up to a help guide to see you through the necessary means to update your antivirus software (or get it, if you haven’t any) and remedy the problem.

The official Google Blog has the full details on the malware notification and what to do is you should get one – this can be read in full HERE.

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