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It surprised me when I was about to open an article published at Webupon.com. I was advised not to proceed. According to Google – the site contains malware. Your computer might catch a virus if you visit this site. A hacker is responsible for this not the site Webupon.com.
Google has given me more details said “Google has found malicious software maybe installed onto your computer if you proceed. If you have visited this site in the past or you trust this site, it’s possible that it has just recently been compromised by a hacker. You should not proceed and perhaps try again tomorrow or go somewhere else. We have notified Webupon.com that we found malware on this site.”
In addition Google has provided me the current listing status for webupon.com as listed below.
What is the current listing status for webupon.com? Site is listed as suspicious – visiting this web site may harm your computer. Part of this site was listed for suspicious activity 13 time(s) over the past 90 days.
What happened when Google visited this site? Of the 111 pages we tested on the site over the past 90 days, 16 page(s) resulted in malicious software being downloaded and installed without user consent. The last time Google visited this site was on 2011-10-03, and the last time suspicious content was found on this site was on 2011-10-03.