Google has updated their security checks. Now apart from warning before downloading harmful content, it will also warn before one visits a site that has these downloads.
Within Google search, before one clicks a website that contains harmful downloads available on it, Google will warn to stay away from it. Google has warned users before they visit websites that include malware, are hacked or have other exploitative material. This is the first time that Google is warning about sites with harmful downloads.
Google applied this not just to the organic search results but also to the AdWords listings and Chrome browser.
“In addition to showing warnings before you download unwanted software, Chrome will show you a new warning, like the one below; before you visit a site that encourages downloads of unwanted software.
Google Search now incorporates signals that identify such deceptive sites. This change reduces the chances you’ll visit these sites via our search results.
Ads: We recently began to disable Google ads that lead to sites with unwanted software.”Google To Warn Before Visiting Sites Containing Noxious Downloads!,