Google has started warning users if they are about to visit a webpage that could harm their computer.
The warning will pop up if users click on a link to a page known to host spyware or other malicious programs.
How does it work?
The technology to do this has been developed in partnership with StopBadware.org project. According to StopBadware:
We’re entering a new phase here at StopBadware.org. Google — which is one of our partners — is now presenting people with a warning before they visit websites that have been reported to StopBadware.org as sites that distribute badware.
BBC marks following keywords as DANGEROUS:
- Free screensavers
- Lime wire
- Free ringtones
Read more at BBC news