Should I bother to attempt to clarify the situation? It's pretty clear the google doesn't care, and my main concern at the time was to call to the attention of the google that their problem-detection system was either broken or giving misleading information. If the google cared, then either of those cases would be worth noticing, but I had already spent too much of my time before I settled on this so-called "Help forum" as a possible routing.
I'll go ahead and say that neither of the replies seemed enlightening, helpful, or even constructive. I think that is mostly because this is fundamentally not the correct place to handle this sort of problem and therefore they were approaching the problem from the wrong perspective. I feel like the main response is to congratulate the google for either successfully ignoring more problems or for successfully hiding the correct response channels.
I will clarify that I am NOT the webmaster of the website in question. However, that website was actually recommended by google or a google business partner. I've been using it for so long that I can't even remember the details except that it was a preinstalled homepage at some point. Probably by Mozilla? If it was infected or compromised, it certainly could have been a significant threat, but at this point I'm assuming it was some sort of false alarm. There haven't been any repeat performances in the last few weeks. Is that more congratulations for the google, perhaps for finding the bug without my foolish assistance?
Long, long ago I used to think the google was going to be part of the solution to some of the world's problems. I suppose it's still possible, but at this point I'm sure it would be an accident.