Microsoft Removes Fake Google Chrome Ads from Its Search Engine

Microsoft has removed a series of fake Google Chrome ads on Bing that could potentially lead to malware reaching users’ computers.

The issue was brought to light by developer Gabriel Landau, who reported it to Microsoft last week. He said searching for Google Chrome on Bing returned a bunch of ads pointing to what appeared to be malicious websites possibly serving dangerous content.

One of the links pointed to was googleonline2018.com, and for some reason, Microsoft Edge and Bing were the only ones not flagging it as dangerous. Google Chrome blocked access to the page, warning users of the possible risks when accessing the site.

Ads already removed

Microsoft has already removed the malicious ads, and in a statement, a company spokesperson called for users to continue reporting such content to provide a cleaner searching experience.

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