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Warning System from Google Notifies User about Probable Malware Infection

Google Inc. has come with a new warning system to warn the users of infected computers right away.

According to tech website CNET, Google Inc. has incorporated a new malware detecting system on its search engine which will flash warning messages to the computers that may be infected by a malware.

The Mountain View, California-based Google Inc. decided to go ahead with its new plan, after the developers discovered a strange pattern in the web activity. Thorough study revealed that a line-up of malware enables infected computers to divert and send the traffic to Google via proxy servers.

"Recently, we found some unusual search traffic while performing routine maintenance on one of our data centers,” said Damina Mensher, a security engineer at Google in a blog post, “we determined that the computers exhibiting this behaviour were infected with a particular strain of malicious software, or 'malware.’”

The company will notify users of infected computers with a notification bar on the top of its home page. Google discovered the unusual pattern during its daily work to strengthen its data storage and ward off any possible attack.

Users can also cross check if their system is infected with a potential malware by visiting Google’s Help Centre.

Ravi Mandalla was ITProPortal's Sub Editor (and a contributing writer) for two years from 2011. Based in Ahmedabad, India, Ravi is now the owner and founder of Parity Media Pvt. Ltd., a news and media company, which specializes in online publishing, technology news and analysis, reviews, web site traffic growth, web site UI. Ravi lists his specialist subjects as: Enterprise, IT, Technology, Gadgets, Business, High Net Worth Individuals, Online Publishing, Advertising, Marketing, Social Media, News, Reviews, Audio, Video, and Multi-Media. He has also previously worked as Dy. Manager - IT Security at (n)Code Solutions.