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But phishing and malware detection is turned on by default on Google Chrome.
If you haven’t turned it off, you might see messages like “The intended site contains malware: The site you begin visiting may try to install bad software, called malware, on your computer” or “Future deceptive site: The site you are trying to visit may be a phishing site.
If you see one of these messages, Google recommends that you do not visit the site.
Other messages include: “Suspicious site: The site you want to visit looks suspicious and may not be safe” and “The site you are waiting for contains malware: The site you start visiting may try to trick you into installing problematic software when you’re browsing online.”
Or even, “This page is trying to load scripts from unauthenticated sources: The site you are trying to visit is not secure”.
Google also urged Chrome users to download things with caution, according to The Sun.
Some sites try to trick you into downloading malware by telling you that you have a virus. Google said: Be careful not to download any malware.
A so-called “spoof site” will attempt to trick users into handing over a password or personal information, often through a fake website.
While “risky sites,” as Google calls them, can harm your computer by installing malware or unwanted software on your device.
Earlier this week, experts revealed the most dangerous things you can search for online that increase the chance of detecting the virus.
Software downloads and torrents are a prime target for malware that can wreak havoc on your devices.
Expensive usage licenses and off-brand apps create huge demand for illegal torrents, which makes it a great opportunity for hackers to spread shady scams.
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