"This site may harm your computer" notification

Why am I seeing this message?

We show the message "This site may harm your computer" when we believe a site may be hacked, which may allow programs to install malicious software on your computer.

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Malicious software can allow unwanted programs to steal personal information, such as passwords and credit card numbers, slow down your computer, or alter your search results without your knowledge or permission. We recommend that you do not visit the website until you no longer see this label in Google's search results.

If one of these sites downloads malicious software onto your computer, learn how to report malicious downloads and keep your device clean.

How to fix the issue 

The "This site my harm your computer" label will not be removed until the webmaster of the site takes action. Below are some suggestions on ways to resolve this issue if it is happening to your site:

  • Register and verify your site in Google’s free Webmaster Tools.
  • Sign in to Webmaster Tools and check the Security Issues section to see details of sample URLs that may be infected.
  • Read our resources for hacked sites for detailed information on how to fix your site.
  • Remove the malicious content from your site.
  • Fix the security issue that allowed your site to be infected. Otherwise, your site is likely to be reinfected.
  • Request a review in the Security Issues section in Webmaster Tools when your entire site is clean and secure. Once we determine your site is fixed, we will remove the malware label.

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