I can't imagine how many searches I've performed via google over the years and I've never ever got the message below before. I wasn't even searching like a demon, just asked it one simple thing. Instead of the returned search, I got this:
To continue, please type the characters below:
*here's where the catchpa sits*
About this page
Our systems have detected unusual traffic from your computer network. This page checks to see if it's really you sending the requests, and not a robot. Why did this happen?
IP address: 184.108.40.206
URL: http: //www.google.com/search?hl=en&biw=1366&bih=677&q=hotel+york&aq=f&aqi=g10&aql=&oq=
I clicked the link 'why did this happen' and I got:
This page appears when Google automatically detects requests coming from your computer network which appear to be in violation of the Terms of Service. The block will expire shortly after those requests stop. In the meantime, solving the above CAPTCHA will let you continue to use our services.
This traffic may have been sent by malicious software, a browser plug-in, or a script that sends automated requests. If you share your network connection, ask your administrator for help - a different computer using the same IP address may be responsible. Learn more
Sometimes you may be asked to solve the CAPTCHA if you are using advanced terms that robots are known to use, or sending requests very quickly.
THis usual for others? I'm mystified
I found google to be fairly decent,and yes I got the same message and found it was a virus trying to enter.I think google is owned or with yahoo(?)
I found I can communicate with google team where as I cannot with other's.
I've had that happen sometimes. In my case, it has happened when I've searched using quotes multiple times - in quick succession. I guess that sets off some automatic filter! Perhaps, it is a feature to guard against types of automated software, etc.
Happens sometimes, usually when I overuse some keyword research software. Not Market Samurai, it has built in proxy servers.
@ Misha - cheers. Never known it before, thought it creepy
@ Webby - well the feds do so I'm sure Google does by now!
@ Aya - not sure, didn't go read them. And I wasn't at the time. I don't particulalry use it for that anyway
@ Bizzie - well inform the uninformed then I can use them/it/that
Hey Frog, maybe Google has something against webbed creatures using their search engine.
That has happened to me twice when I was doing multiple searches Maybe they don't like kitties either - silly Google
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