Google.com is a partially dangerous website according to Google’s Safe Browsing Site Status Checker, a Reddit user has discovered. It warns that “some pages on this website redirect visitors to dangerous websites that install malware on visitors’ computers.” The malware, in turn, could steal personal and financial info and so forth.
If you looked closely at the bottom of the Site Status Checker, it says “Don’t panic. Users sometimes post bad content on websites that are normally safe. Safe Browsing will update the safety status once the webmaster has cleaned up the bad content.”
According to Engadget, as WP points out, some people might have used Google‘s services to host malicious content, and the checker just can’t single it out.
The tool isn’t that perfect but it’s always best to exercise caution even if it says that the URL you’re visiting is safe.
Use the safety tool to see how safe are the sites you’re visiting.