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Google, responding to pleas from anti-virus companies, has shut down a virus that uses the search engine to find victims. The Santy virus uses the search engine to find vulnerable phpBB sites to spread to. An estimated 40,000 sites have been infected by last Tuesday.

Google is assuring users that they are not at risk by simple use of the search engine.

Source: CNet News.com – Google squashes Santy worm

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