Originally Posted by Midpack
That's interesting. Google (not Chrome) has blocked a local sailing site I visit for more than a week warning 'this site may harm your computer,' though Yahoo! breezes right through. And no users are having any problems with the local site? So it appears Google is "mistaken?"
Google is pretty harsh about screening sites for "malware" links.
A couple weeks ago my blog host security contractor (Sitelock) sent me a stern warning e-mail that I'd have to take down their logo from my site if I did not immediately fix my malware problem.
It turned out that each of two websites that I linked to had links to other websites, and those other websites were linked to sites that downloaded malware.
In other words, in over a thousand sites that my blog links to, two of them linked to sites that linked to "bad" sites. And because of the potential danger of two third-degree-removed URLs, my Sitelock service (that I was paying for!) was about to kick me off.
A day later a live Sitelock human placed an actual telephone call to warn me of this all over again, and to say that Google would blacklist my site in a few days if I didn't "act now".
So I edited the links. Now my readers couldn't click through two other sites to download something that might cause problems.
I don't think Google is often mistaken, but they're certainly paranoid.