Several people, along with me, have noted since Dec. 4 that Chrome displays a "Malware Ahead!" warning when attempts are made to access this site. Prior to that, there were no such warnings, nor is there any malware of any sort anywhere on this site. I have filed a complaint with Google, and I'm not alone: IObit has also filed a complaint, and they are threatening legal action, as seen below -
Dear Sir or Madam,
I'm a staff from IObit.com.
Recently we notified that Google Chrome always reports our program setup files "appears malicious". And we received numerous complaints from users too. All software packages have been tested with various virus scanners and online malware detection software verified to be absolutely clean, like www.virustotal.com. But Google Chrome is still showing a warning (checked with latest release installed on a Windows 7 machine).
We have reported via About Google Chrome -> Report an issue numerous times without any results. And we still get this kind of warning.
Currently, the followings two still have this false flag.
I would appreciate the soonest response of a Google representative solving this issue. Please understand that this damages the reputation of our company and the benefits of our users. We'll not hesitate to start legal actions in case this issue is not quickly solved.
Anyway, I'm looking forward to clarify this on a fair base.
With kind regards,
Apparently, one of Google's surreptitious "upgrades" wasn't thoroughly tested prior to implementation.
IObit is a tech company that's been around for years. I checked back with them just a few minutes ago, and Google appears to have removed the false flags on their site.
As noted below, other sites are reporting the same issue. Google's really ticking a lot of site owners off.
Oh, and yes: virustotal, mentioned above in the IObit letter, also rates this a "clean site".