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7:18 am on Jan 9, 2008 (gmt 0)

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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.

This is generated when I personally search for something on Google, and not really a spyware issue.

It is very normal that I have to deal with Googles Captcha 5 or 6 times a day from the same system.

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This topic comes up frequently enough that it's been labelled a "classic" Google problem. This thread below has some good discussion and also includes a link to a WebmasterWorld site search on the Google message....

"your query looks similar to automated requests"
classic google problem - any solutions yet?
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8:34 am on Jan 9, 2008 (gmt 0)

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I have searched for it, bad I couldn't find the thread.

Thanks, I was in part showing my frustration.

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It seems to be happening about 100 times more frequently since this past weekend.
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Special search operators such as inurl: or intitle: with known footprints for guestbooks and such (link spamming :)) will trigger it.
You have to loose the search operators or exact phrases and replace them with regular terms aiming for the same result.

[edited by: tedster at 4:39 am (utc) on Jan. 11, 2008]