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Google Detects Malware Causing Search Traffic

Google has just detected a Malware on users’ system which causes unnecessary search traffic on the servers. Google has tried to overcome this problem by sending a notification on every computer that might be infected.

Google found out that this unusual traffic was due to a malicious software on users’ computers. Google claims that this malware might have infected users’ computer through other websites which the user himself might be unaware of. Hence, by notifying the user on their Google search page, Google can make the user to take an action against it.

Damian Menscher a security engineer at Google stated,“Recently, we found some unusual search traffic while performing routine maintenance on one of our data centers. After collaborating with security engineers at several companies that were sending this modified traffic, we determined that the computers exhibiting this behavior were infected with a particular strain of malicious software.”

This Malware sends traffic from users’ computer to the servers through some proxy servers. The problem can be taken care by updating the internet security or the Antivirus Software installed on the computers of users which are affected by this malware.
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