My ISP vs Google

Or at least I assume that is the problem!

Every so often I get the following whilst in the middle of extensive Google searching:


We’re sorry…

… but we can’t process your request right now. A computer virus or spyware application is sending us automated requests, and it appears that your computer or network has been infected.

We’ll restore your access as quickly as possible, so try again soon. In the meantime, you might want to run a virus checker or spyware remover to make sure that your computer is free of viruses and other spurious software.

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

Which is a great PITA. I am not pleased about this but what can you do, I some how don’t think that Google will do anything and I know for a fact that the tech support at my ISP will just go ‘Google don’t do that sort of thing, nothing we can do about it’.

Tis a bugger.

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2 Responses to My ISP vs Google

  1. Paul Blitz says:

    Google use “Netscalers” to front end all their (vast number of) servers… I wonder if they have managed to do something clever with those, to do what you see? I know they are very clever boxes.

  2. Rich says:

    I recently found out that Google are actively blocking certain search terms, for example:
    Powered by Phpbb 2.0.6..10

    and obviously many others.

    Obviously my searches are triggering something at their end!

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