Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox block Kickass Torrents again due to malware laden ads

Hide and seek with Kickass, Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox again block Kickass Torrents website for malware

Google and Kickass Torrents are playing hide and seek. A month back both Google and Mozilla had blocked Kickass Torrents on Chrome and Mozilla respectively for malware. Somehow the issue got resolved and torrent lovers were able to surf Kickass normally on both the browsers. But not too long, as Kickass seems to have fallen foul with Google’s and Mozillas’ unwanted software policy again.

Firefox and Chrome users are again barred from accessing the popular torrents site again. Instead, they see an ominous warning screen in RED. Starting a few hours ago Chrome and Firefox began blocking user access to Kickass Torrents (KAT) again.

Kickass visitors on Chrome are notified that “Attackers on kat.cr might attempt to trick you into installing programs that harm your browsing experience (for example, by changing your homepage or showing extra ads on sites you visit).” while the Firefox users are told that “This web page at kat.cr has been reported to contain unwanted software and has been blocked based on your security preferences.”

Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox block Kickass Torrents website for malware

Mozilla’s Firefox browser displays a similar message

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Google previously said that the “unwanted software” policy applies to all websites but added that torrent sites are common targets for ‘unwanted software’ distributors.

The company further stressed that the warnings will automatically disappear when the flagged sites no longer violate Google’s policy.

According to Kat.cr’s safebrowsing page “attackers” might use the torrent site to trick visitors into installing programs that harm their browsing experience. In addition, Kickass Torrents is believed to link to “dangerous websites.”

Impatient or adventurous users who want to bypass the warning can do so by clicking the details link, or by disabling their browser’s malware warnings altogether, at their own risk.

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