Thursday, August 28, 2008

New Google Security? Huh.

I was searching for something this morning and got this message:


We're sorry...

... but your query looks similar to automated requests from a computer virus or spyware application. To protect our users, we can't process your request right now.

We'll restore your access as quickly as possible, so try again soon. In the meantime, if you suspect that your computer or network has been infected, you might want to run a virus checker or spyware remover to make sure that your systems are free of viruses and other spurious software.

If you're continually receiving this error, you may be able to resolve the problem by deleting your Google cookie and revisiting Google. For browser-specific instructions, please consult your browser's online support center.

If your entire network is affected, more information is available in the Google Web Search Help Center.

We apologize for the inconvenience, and hope we'll see you again on Google.

To continue searching, please type the characters you see below:
capsha here
So Google thinks I'm spyware!! Weird.


Paul Nicholson said...

I'm guessing you're at work, right? That's a message that comes up occasionally if you've got (many) multiple machines behind one router/firewall. All the requests come from one IP address, so from Google's point of view it looks like one computer is hammering them over and over again. We get it at work occasionally too.

Given how much i'm sure they do get hammered, and how much traffic i know our corporate offices throw their way, i'm surprised how often these false positives do happen.

Paul Nicholson said...

While on the topic of security...
i think you're blog is the only one i've seen that requires:
1) a login
2) a captcha
3) admin approval before comments appear

Honestly i've had a pretty high trafficked blog with anonymous commenting available on blogger for about 2 years and i've gotten maybe 5 comment spams in that entire time.

Just my 2 cents.

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