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Google recovers after virus hits - Google recovers after virus hits
Mon, July 26 2004 | 4:49PM | PermaLink Feedback?
Net search engine Google appeared to resume normal service in the UK around 2000BST after a virus crippled its search engine. Net security firms reported that the havoc seemed to have been caused by a new variant of the MyDoom virus. Google confirmed a number of users in the UK and some US and French users were experiencing problems. The search engine is one of the most popular on the net, dealing with 200 million global queries a day. Huge index First reports of the problems with the UK service started emerging at around 1530 GMT (1630 BST). Instead of getting a page of results, some users in the UK, US and France were confronted with a server error instead. Other net users have reported no problems. In a statement Google said on Monday night: "The Google search engine experienced slowness for a short period of time earlier today because of the MyDoom virus, which flooded major search engines with automated searches. "A small number of users and networks that have the MyDoom virus have been affected for a longer period of time.
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