Although I am using my personal internet at home I encountered this odd problem last night, I could not do any Google search and it keeps telling me that my query seem to look similar to automated requests from a computer virus or spy ware application. I was like dumbfounded. My PC was not infected with any virus, I have a good anti-virus software in place. What the heck was happening?
I asked some Plurk buddies and Pakjwan told me that this happened to him before but was resolved after 45 minutes. He said it was a human error of Google that they even felt the need to issue a press release as an apology for it. For now all I can do is wait for a couple minutes or hours to get it resolved on its own and in the meantime I could use a proxy. But then since I wasn’t allowed to Google search I can’t get a proxy!
Anyway, what I did was reboot and clear all my cookies and cache and ran my anti-virus software just to make sure. I went to sleep while my anti-virus software was running and woke up having the issue resolved. Phew!
That scared me though because I was told I was abusing Google search? That was weird, honest! I never knew Google search has maximum usage? They were made for that unlimited internet search for keywords and stuff, right?