We’ve all run into this: you’re trying to find some software, and when you finally get to a download page, you’re faced with multiple DOWNLOAD buttons. It’s like a really bad game, in which clicking the right button gets you the software, and clicking the wrong one infects your computer with malware.
Google is aware of this problem, and in keeping with its goal of using its vast resources to help protect users, will now detect these misleading buttons and warn users. Increasingly, when you navigate to a page with these deceptive buttons, Google will warn you: ‘Deceptive Content Ahead’. A welcome improvement.