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Google search just said I looked like a VIRUS
Posted by: SteveJobs
Date: January 18, 2006 08:21AM
I was searching for storage organizer and clicked next and got this text:

We're sorry...
... 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.

We'll restore your access as quickly as possible, so try again soon. In the meantime, if you suspect that your computer or network has been infected, you might want to run a virus checker or spyware remover to make sure that your systems are free of viruses and other spurious software.

We apologize for the inconvenience, and hope we'll see you again on Google.
To continue searching, please type the characters you see below

[and it had an image with weird-swirly letters]

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Re: Google search just said I looked like a VIRUS
Posted by: max
Date: January 18, 2006 08:25AM
obviously, you must be a virus...




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Re: Google search just said I looked like a VIRUS
Posted by: rgG
Date: January 18, 2006 08:28AM
I've always thought that too, but I was too polite to say anything. ;}





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Re: Google search just said I looked like a VIRUS
Posted by: SteveJobs
Date: January 18, 2006 08:41AM
sigh
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Re: Google search just said I looked like a VIRUS
Posted by: bangman
Date: January 18, 2006 08:48AM
I always thought that you looked like Steve Jobs.



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Re: Google search just said I looked like a VIRUS
Posted by: bhaveshp
Date: January 18, 2006 10:05AM
Google is trying to protect its advertisers from viruses or bots that clickspam links or search topics.

Very good article in Wired magazine on this. Clickspam is a serious business issue for Google & Yahoo.

[www.wired.com]
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Re: Google search just said I looked like a VIRUS
Posted by: wowzer
Date: January 18, 2006 05:45PM
Were you using a mac or windoze to search? Could there be some spyware if you were using a PC?



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