The Entire Web is Unsafe to Browse, Says Google

Chances are you got scared away from visiting a webpage this morning by Google’s malware warning:

Warning – visiting this web site may harm your computer!


Or you can continue to at your own risk. For detailed information about the problems we found, visit Google’s Safe Browsing diagnostic page for this site.
For more information about how to protect yourself from harmful software online, you can visit
If you are the owner of this web site, you can request a review of your site using Google’s Webmaster Tools. More information about the review process is available in Google’s Webmaster Help Center.

Don’t worry, there’s nothing wrong with the site you are looking for.  Google give false warnings on ANY site today, including their own.  Here’s the Google search result for the keyword Google:

If you try to click on the diagnostic page, you get a Server Error.  So go ahead, ignore the warnings – or perhaps limit your browsing to “known territories” until the error gets fixed.

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Google: I’m NOT Feeling Lucky

Just about every 3rd Google search I make tonight results in the message below:

We’re sorry…

… but your query looks similar to automated requests from a computer virus or spyware application. To protect our users, we can’t process your request right now.

We’ll restore your access as quickly as possible, so try again soon. In the meantime, if you suspect that your computer or network has been infected, you might want to run a virus checker or spyware remover to make sure that your systems are free of viruses and other spurious software.

We apologize for the inconvenience, and hope we’ll see you again on Google

Somehow I’m Not Feeling Lucky today…

Update: It’s really not just me. Breaking: Google is Broken reports Mashable.

Update (4/10): Paul Adams describes a similar experience @ Wired, and his commenters believe it’s caused by some anonymizer software.  It’s not.  It JUST HAPPENS.