Google announced that it set up a malware alert system on its side with the search results for users of the possibility that their computer is infected vigilant.
The Internet giant said it took action after the discovery of unusual patterns of activity on the Web as a strain of malware that causes infected computers to send traffic through Google for the identified proxy server.
“Recently we have found some of the unusual search queries during the routine maintenance on one of our data centers,” Damian man, a security engineer for Google, said in a blog post by Google. “After working with safety engineers at several companies that have been modified to send this traffic, we have found that computers have been with this behavior from a particular strain of malware or infected with” malware “.
The malware affects only computers running the Windows operating system, according to a post by Matt Cutts of Google engineer. Systems through the Internet search for any word can be tested, he said.
Google said that after their discovery, some users who have come through the intermediary of Google’s servers specific see a message to the top of their Google search results and warned of a possible infection.
“We hope that techniques to users to notify their traffic over the next few proxies, we can help them to update their antivirus software to remove infections,” Human said.
Google Help Center also offers tips for scanning systems for malware and how to remove infections. Malware is often designed to disrupt the normal operation of the computer or to collect private information about the user.