They’ll be talking about it for years…

The day Google declared the entire Web malware.

I woke up with a toothache and Googled my dentist to get the number. It — and every other site on the web — was flagged as malware by Google. TechCrunch has some great images, including Google declaring itself to be malware.

Something bad went wrong, and it will warm the hearts of the Luddites everywhere.

UPDATE: Google’s Marissa Mayer tells what happened. Human error.


  1. Workaround: Go to preferences>safesearch filtering and switch from use moderate filtering to “do not filter my search results.”

  2. phew!

    i’m glad to hear it wasn’t just me.

    i was out having some unprotected wifi last night and thought i picked up something.


  3. Right, tdc. The first thing I did was go to the geek discussion boards, and a lot of people were expressing the same fear. WiFi condom sales will skyrocket after this.

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