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The term "malware" is commonly understood to mean any software intentionally designed to cause damage to a computer, server or computer network. Different kinds of malware include computer viruses, worms, trojan horses, spyware etc.
Google's Safe Browsing feature scans billions of websites, by searching thousands of autonomous systems (AS), across the internet in order to identify sites which host malware. An "autonomous system" consists of one or more networks controlled by a single entity such as a large company, University or ISP etc. Google's scanners are able to detect malware by scanning merely a fraction of each AS. The results of the scan are depicted at https://transparencyreport.google.com/safe-browsing/malware?hl=en which contains a table listing out the names of various autonomous systems spread across the world which host malware. This table is interactive in nature and one can search an AS, by entering in the AS number, to determine whether that particular AS is hosting malware. The table shows data for different time ranges extending from a week to an year.
We are keen towards helping you protect yourselves from malware due to which we have developed an online easy-to-use tool called "Malware Checker" which will help you in detecting malware on any website which you want to visit including your own website, if any. No online registration is required for using our malware tool and it is totally free !
To check for malware using our tool, all that you need to do is simply type the complete URL of the particular website you want to check and click on the "Check" button. Once you do that, you will be taken to Google's Safe Browsing page at transparencyreport.google.com which will indicate as to whether the website you entered has been categorized by Google's Safe Browsing program as "suspicious". If the website is free of malware, it will display "No unsafe content found" as the current status of the website along with the date to which the status pertains. You can then decide whether or not to open the website.
It is said that prevention is better than cure. Therefore, one must always take necessary measures to protect their computer systems from malware while using the internet. Besides using our malware checker tool, another precautionary measure which one may take to save oneself from getting infected by malware is to never open email attachments sent by unknown sources since such email attachments are one of the main carriers of malware on the internet.