Google has taken aim at another class of internet scumware: the deceptive download buttons that infest advertising on places like free software directories.
“Your computer is out of date!” ads and the like that take the unwary either to adware and/or malware installers – or worse – are in Google’s sights.
Lucas Ballard, the software engineer who announced the earlier stage of the safe browsing program when the Chocolate Factory started warning users about malware sites last year, says the program aims to eliminate “social engineering ads” in embedded content.
Original Source: The Register
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