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    Google is keep on warning


    Since two days I'm getting warning messages from Google as my computer were infected with viruses or spy programs. I'm being banned from the search site, and they are requesting from me to type in a check code. Has it something common with KTorrent? I've never experienced this before. What could be wrong?
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    This is very odd, where exactly are you getting these messages from? Email or maybe a popup? You are using Linux is that correct? I have very serious doubts that Google is sending you these messages and or banning you from their site. Can you post a link to some screen shots or something?
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    I agree with MikeTbob... something doesn't sound right.

    Sometimes, an IPS's dns servers will hijack user searches, but I'm not sure that's what's happening here.

    Please post additional information.
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    I'm sorry, but the error message is in Hungarian, so I'll try to translate it instead:
    This is the link:
    403 Forbidden

    It says " We're sorry, but your querries are alike to the the ones generated automatically by viruses or spy programes..."
    This is the core of the message. They suggest me to delete all the cookies. The problem is present with Opera, Firefox and Konqueror. They suggest me to check my system for viruses, but since I'm on Linux it sounds me like an offend.

    Still, I'll try to check it with Clamav. I had an X crash yesterday, when I've tried to run the evilwm desktop. I could not raise the graphical desktop, until I removed the package evilwm with the rpm -e command.
    I'm waiting for your suggestions.
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    One more thing:
    Google search bar works O.K., but I have google as my opening page, and that's where the problem occurs.
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    It's my understanding that this was an intentional change made by Google to stop the spread of some worm that was going around. You can probably find more info with a Google search using the link you provided as a search term.
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    minthaka, are you using a university or school network? Maybe a public access point? Most of the articles I have read on this suggest it might be caused by too many page requests coming from the same IP address. I'd try using a free DNS service like opendns.
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    I'm using a wireless network of my provider with approx. 2000 users. This situation never have happened until yesterday. The ClamAv is slowly finishing the search, but it found nothing exept some broken files in fglrx, which remained from the times I've used an AtiRadeon card. I understood that probably that have caused the X-crash. I've removed those files. I'm still not able to open my browser with Google.
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    It's gone now! All at once.
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    The warning from Google is about automated search
    requests. Clever people have written scripts that will
    search Google by sending a series of requests, and it overloads
    the servers

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