Sitting in an airport, and just noticed that Google has updated their horrible “Your computer may be infected” sorry page with this more useful “Stop scraping us” screen:
Sending automated queries to Google?
I suppose it’s a whole lot more useful than the old “your computer may be infected” screen, but I wonder if maybe this uses a new detection method? I’m sitting in an airport lounge using wifi, and I’m not sending any automated requests.
Nothing new Richard.
I’d be willing to bet that it’s a firefox extension you have installed (I know the screenshot is Chrome).
I know the SEOtoolbar causes it when cache date, DMOZ (G dir) and PR is turned on. IF you have your results set to > 20 it happens.
Google have also been increasing the timeout. I’ve had to wait a few hours to get my IP white again.
SEOquake causes it too.
You’re right though, the message is slightly different.
Comment by Dave Davis — August 9, 2009 @ 10:26 pm
Yep – have come across it myself quite a bit too.
Comment by Tom Doyle — August 10, 2009 @ 10:23 am
Not seen you in a while I hadn’t seen this particular message before.
@Tom – so now we all know… you’re the one who’s been sending all those automated requests to Google
Rgds to both Richard
Comment by Richard Hearne — August 10, 2009 @ 11:29 am
@Richard Damn the secret’s out!
Comment by Tom Doyle — August 10, 2009 @ 11:31 am
I work in a company with shared IP – one for the whole company, and we get lot’s of captchas every now and then. But I must say that in the last 2 months I’ve not seen one. I guess coworkers are searching less or there s some algorithm on google to recognise this situations.
Comment by Sanovnik — December 15, 2009 @ 8:49 pm
I am getting this on start up as my homepage is set to http://www.google.com It started when I found Firefox hijacked on this laptop, but fixed it. I guess I’ll have to live with doing this every time I boot up now. UGH. Wish there was a way to ask google to reset it for what? my particular IP addy?
Comment by Brenda — March 21, 2010 @ 10:06 pm
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