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    Google Acting Weird?

    Hi, All night tonight ( 8/8/06) Google has been acting weird. everything I type ANYTHING in the search field it gives me something about my search seemed like spyware to them? It happens when I use Firefox or IE. it also happens if I use the regular Google homepage to search or my Google Toolbar. I attached a screenshot HERE for yall to take a look.
    anyone else having this issue?

    btw, I have run antivirus/spyware scans and my pc is clean as far as I can tell. If i have to enter that damn text every single time I wanna search that is going to be annoying!
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    I've had this before.

    In my case it was FasterFox prefetching stuff that caused it.

    I wonder if your proxy is doing something similar (if you're behind one)?

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    Hi Tex

    What about http://uk.ask.com/ or http://www.dogpile.com/ , try another search engine and compare the results.....


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    Check this forum out Tex, it may give you some clues as to what's wrong...http://www.webmasterworld.com/forum30/28417.htm
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    today (still 8/8/06 but later lol) I started my pc and Google works fine now in FF and IE that weird screen is gone. Other search engines arent giving me any trouble thanx to all who responded.

    But this is soooo weird can this really just be a fluke?
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    I can't check right now, but I recall reading something like this
    recently. Effectively, Google is blacklisting certain types of requests
    because, as they say, it resembles some sort of abuse ie.
    automated searches that stress their capacity etc. You may
    see more of this as the net gets more crowded.
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    It was weird because when it happened the first time I was searching for the movie Ferris Buellers Day Off... I dont think that is spam lol.
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    Google just recently started marking searches to pages that have spyware/malware/viruses/trojans... so I wonder if your error message has anything to do with that.

    Perhaps they were testing something and it accidentally went in production?

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    Originally posted here by The Texan
    It was weird because when it happened the first time I was searching for the movie Ferris Buellers Day Off... I dont think that is spam lol.

    A google search can turn up a lot of info on the issue.


    it doesn't really mean that you were the one doing it. It could have been somebody on the same network as you if you are on a LAN, or it could be someone else on your local neighborhood network if you are on a cable modem...

    If you are using a dial-up ISP it could be somebody else on your ISP... Normally these blocks are put in place on an entire range of IP's. It goes away after awhile when google clears the block.

    So again, perfectly normal to get it now.. Unfortunately all you can do is wait for google to clear the block on your network.

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    Lv4, I wasnt searching for a certain page though... just a generic term with alot of pages and a movie title doesnt seem like spam to me. this may be in testing but i dont like it.
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    It's not in testing. Google starting doing this last year.

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