[Athen] what is safe browsing bloom

Harris,John Paul John.P.Harris at colostate.edu
Sat Jul 21 13:35:13 PDT 2012

This is an interesting issue.

Safe Browsing Bloom filter is used by the Google Chrome web browser. Chrome uses to identify malicious websites. The technique is capable of identifying up to 1 million malicious websites. So, you should feel safe as you are protected against ~0.2% of malicious websites on the web.

As I searched the topic online I saw a lot of people trying to remove the Bloom filters with no success. Most people do not know what it is and do not want it.

This is what I was capable of finding on the issue this morning.


From: athen-list-bounces at mailman1.u.washington.edu [mailto:athen-list-bounces at mailman1.u.washington.edu] On Behalf Of Prof Norm Coombs
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Subject: [Athen] what is safe browsing bloom

Over the past year I have had 2 items pop up on my desktop
safe browsing bloom
safe browsing bloom filter

I deleted them a couple times with no idea of what they were or how they got on my desktop.
They just popped up again.
Does anyone know what they are?
Is it malware or what?
How might I have got them?

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