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(The kitty knows you shouldn't click it. Photo: Ira Powell )

Google Hates Those Fake “Download” Buttons As Much As You Do, Will Now Block Sites Using Them

There is a certain kind of site out there that manages to exist through trickery. You go to it, looking for a specific file to download, and there’s a Big! Green! Button! that says “DOWNLOAD” on it in large, friendly letters… except, that’s not the download button you were looking for. The link you were looking for is actually one mostly-hidden line of text. The thing you’ve clicked was actually an ad, and now it’s redirected you and your computer is installing god-knows-what. Oops. [More]