Google probably not down – turn off Malwarebytes
Bug with a malwarebytes definition appears to have been screwing with some people’s search engine giant of choice earlier. While they deployed a fix an hour ago it seems to still be messing with some from what I’m reading.
It happens sometimes… if you’re still having the issue disable real time protection for a bit. My bet is it’ll clear up everywhere shortly.
74 trillion things to protect against, perhaps Google was the one we needed protected from all along. Make sure to turn it back on later,