Check Site for Malware with Google Safe Browsing

By | 2011/12/28

The following URL can be used to check a site for malware:

http://www.google.com/safebrowsing/diagnostic?site=example.com

The diagnostic url works to check any site, replacing the domain at the end with the site you wish to check.

http://www.google.com/safebrowsing/diagnostic?site=xxxxxxxx.xxx



Infected?

Eek my site is serving up malware!

This page has some info on what to do if your site has been infected:

http://support.google.com/webmasters/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=163633


Reporting malware sites

Here are some additional links that are helpful to report a site which is serving up malware or a site that is incorrectly listed:

Report phishing URLs:

http://www.google.com/safebrowsing/report_phish

Report phishing URL false positives:

http://www.google.com/safebrowsing/report_error

Report malware URLs:

http://www.google.com/safebrowsing/report_badware

Report malware URL false positives, or request a review after your site is now clean:

http://www.stopbadware.org/home/reviewinfo

And if you want to get fancy, there is of course an API to incorporate google’s database to your own use:

http://code.google.com/apis/safebrowsing

Cool!

One thought on “Check Site for Malware with Google Safe Browsing

  1. Jules

    So what does Google SafeBrowsing have to say about google.com itself? Good question.

    Of the 1710693 pages we tested on the site over the past 90 days, 62 page(s) resulted in malicious software being downloaded and installed without user consent. The last time Google visited this site was on 2012-02-10, and the last time suspicious content was found on this site was on 2012-02-10.
    Malicious software includes 206 trojan(s), 19 exploit(s), 18 scripting exploit(s). Successful infection resulted in an average of 5 new process(es) on the target machine.

    31 domain(s) appear to be functioning as intermediaries for distributing malware to visitors of this site, including (URLs removed to get past spam filters).

    Over the past 90 days, google.com appeared to function as an intermediary for the infection of 24 site(s) including (URLs removed to get past spam filters).

    Yes, this site has hosted malicious software over the past 90 days. It infected 113 domain(s), including (URLs removed to get past spam filters).

    Let me think. Umm, WTF?

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