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Google thinks i’m a virus or spyware

Google thinks our office is some sort of menace and have blocked the entire office. It appears to be the result of one of my colleagues tracing multiple back links. Here is an extract from the page and and a screen shot.

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.

A temporary solution is to delete your cookies from Google. That seemed to work for a while at least. Once Martin stopped doing huge numbers of queries to Google they ‘unblocked’ us.

Google virus spyware error

Google virus spyware error

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  1. September 9, 2008 at 2:06 pm

    Wow… they’re really cracking down…

    One strange thing is, how old is that Google logo they have on the page?!

  2. September 9, 2008 at 2:11 pm

    That logo is ancient. It must be some sort of recent counter virus or spyware checks that they’ve put in place. It mistook some research as a repeated queries from a rogue program.

    It’s all fixed now that I’ve deleted my cookies. Still very bizarre.

  3. September 9, 2008 at 2:21 pm

    Sorry guys.. didn’t mean to block you all!

    Still I kinda take it as a compliment from Google. 🙂

  4. September 9, 2008 at 2:59 pm

    I knew I will learn a lot by working for Kindo! Now I even know how to block an entire office!
    Thx Martin!
    Look forward to working for JP morgan! 😀

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