Hello, all. Hope someone can help me with this.
I use Bing as my search engine. I recently bought a new computer and installed McAfee Total Protection; first time I've ever used it. Just testing it out, I started checking the site reports of various sites I frequent and noticed that when I clicked on the popular news items at the bottom of the Bing home page and looked at the site report, it showed a warning that the search result page had malicious downloads. However, when I type something in the search bar, the results page had the green safe check beside the results. Why the inconsistency?
Moved this to Webadvisor as a better spot.
I tried to reproduce what you describe be changing my default search engine to Bing and then experimenting. I couldn't reproduce it and can only assume one of the links on that page led somewhere considered risky.
Maybe someone else can suggest a reason. Let's hope others read this.
I am inclined to agree with Colleague Ex_Brit. As you stated, McAfee Web Advisor determined that on that particular WebSite, contained links to Downloads that were considered malicious. I have experienced certain cases, especially with 'Gaming Sites' there were actual installers/downloads with-in the Site were deemed Risky/Malicious.
As Peter stated,maybe someone else can add to the discussion.
I might add that take some Minecraft/Steam sites were deemed safe. However when you went to Download/Install a particular installer, it prompted one that it is considered to be malicious.
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