Wednesday, 3 September 2008

Google Chrome

I've downloaded Google Chrome this morning, and given it a try. Well, I managed to crash it within about 10 minutes, by visiting this, my own blog. Google accused it of linking to, a site suspected of hosting malware. This was the report:

What is the current listing status for
Site is listed as suspicious - visiting this web site may harm your computer.

Part of this site was listed for suspicious activity 105 time(s) over the past 90 days.

What happened when Google visited this site?
Of the 25445 pages we tested on the site over the past 90 days, 5660 page(s) resulted in malicious software being downloaded and installed without user consent. The last time Google visited this site was on 09/02/2008, and the last time suspicious content was found on this site was on 09/02/2008.

Malicious software includes 4688 trojan(s), 193 adware(s). Successful infection resulted in an average of 1 new processes on the target machine.

Malicious software is hosted on 17 domain(s), including,,

12 domain(s) appear to be functioning as intermediaries for distributing malware to visitors of this site, including,,

Has this site acted as an intermediary resulting in further distribution of malware?
Over the past 90 days, appeared to function as an intermediary for the infection of 3 site(s) including,,

Has this site hosted malware?
No, this site has not hosted malicious software over the past 90 days.

How did this happen?
In some cases, third parties can add malicious code to legitimate sites, which would cause us to show the warning message.

Once I tried to proceed to this blog, the browser CRASHED. Now that I am in my blog, I miss the toolbar (font, add pictures, change to HTML &c). The browser appears to block javascripts from running, and not offering any clear means of rectifying that. FYI, AOL journals are full of javascript elements (all the wee buttons are that). And you can't save your entry.

I therefore think Google Chrome is unfit for purpose.


  1. Thanks for the heads up on this ~ I am still using IE.  Seems to have the least problems for me and I can't download Firefox.  I have no idea why but it just won't download.

  2. Thank you for all the helpful info you give us.
    Jenny <><

  3. Oh my, sorry to hear that Guido.


  4. oh dear:(
    Google Crome?
    huh? is that ...umm a new name?
    Anyhow goos luck Guido!
    p.s. as an aside, are you interested in writing a tribute to a 911 victim or hero?
    i remember whne you participated two eyars ago it was a great job

  5. You know I had never even HEARD of Google Chrome before this.  I'll certainly not try it.

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