Although Google protects users from malicious web pages showing “This site may harm your computer” notification in Google’s search results, but you can also check manually if a website contains malicious contents. For this purpose Google provide a free tool called Safe Browsing Diagnostic which enables you determine if a site is suspicious.
How to use Google Safe Browsing Diagnostic Tool
To use the tool, just add a URL to the end of this link
For instance to test techpuffs site, I added the URL as below :
Google returned four sets of security information about this page :
- What is the current listing status for the site in the question?
Here they provide the current listing status of the site and also information on how often the site was listed in the past.
- What happened when Google visited this site?
This included information on when Google analyzed the page, when it was last malicious, what kind of malware they encountered and so fourth.
- Has this site acted as an intermediary resulting in firther distribution of malware?
This provide information if the site has facilitated the distribution of malicious software in the past.
- Has this site hosted malware?
Google provides information if the site has hosted malicious software in the past. It also provides information on the victim sitesthat initiated the distribution of malicious software.