Just so you are aware, microsoft.net is not on Microsoft's SSL certificate as an official site, where many dozens of other Microsoft related URLs are. Also, it is registered with MarkMonnitor, which is a corporate brand protecting company... you figure it out.
OK, this one gets strange. Is it or isn't under Microsoft's control? Also what about these?
Without more information I am giving it light green- at best.
Where are people getting info?
22 malicious files, quttera
ip address 18.104.22.168
Reverse records found
so far recorded 2 historical records for windows.net:
# Hostname IP PTR Date Recorded
1 windows.net 22.214.171.124 xnacreators.net 15/11/2011 23:04:18
2 windows.net 126.96.36.199 greatplainsaccountingview.biz 15/11/2011 23:04:40
Host: windows.net ( 5 H )
Current IP*: 188.8.131.52
IP PTR: spartanops.com.tw
ASN: 8075 184.108.40.206/18 MICROSOFT-CORP-MSN-AS-BLOCK - Microsoft Corporation,US
This hostname also resolves to the following IPs:
IP Address AS# Hostname
220.127.116.11 (25) 8075 xnacreators.net
doesn't matter who owns it, matters who uses it.
As amazing as this may sound, this sight may not be totally under Microsoft's control if at all. What got my attention is the name extension of .net - something I've never seen on a Microsoft website. The extension should be .com. Any way after checking out the information and getting inconclusive data, I found this at http://www.google.com/safebrowsing/diagnostic?site=windows.net about this web page.
What is the current listing status for windows.net?
This site is not currently listed as suspicious.
** Part of this site was listed for suspicious activity 12 time(s) over the past 90 days.
What happened when Google visited this site?
** Of the 54432 pages we tested on the site over the past 90 days, 0 page(s) resulted in malicious software being downloaded and installed without user consent. The last time Google visited this site was on 2015-01-05, and the last time suspicious content was found on this site was on 2015-01-05.
** Malicious software includes 6271 virus, 94 trojan(s).