Anandtech distributes malware, Google says

, posted: 28-Mar-2010 10:04

Firing up Firefox this morning and loading a bookmarked page on the reputable tech site brought up a surprise warning:


Clicking on the Why was this page blocked? button provided the following explanation.


What is the current listing status for

Site is listed as suspicious - visiting this website may harm your computer.

Part of this site was listed for suspicious activity 1 time(s) over the past 90 days.

What happened when Google visited this site?

Of the 58 pages that we tested on the site over the past 90 days, 7 page(s) resulted in malicious software being downloaded and installed without user consent. The last time that Google visited this site was on 2010-03-27, and the last time that suspicious content was found on this site was on 2010-03-27.

Malicious software includes 13 trojan(s). Successful infection resulted in an average of 2 new process(es) on the target machine.

Malicious software is hosted on 4 domain(s), including,,

1 domain(s) appear to be functioning as intermediaries for distributing malware to visitors of this site, including

This site was hosted on 1 network(s) including AS36643 (EICOMM).


Hope Anand and crew get around to cleaning up the site soon.

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