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Google Broken?

So this morning, all my attempts to use google are returning the strangest error, as if I were a spammer or hacker program trying to harvest their site for information.

capture of the error from google

The message reads:

“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. “

Perhaps this is because I visit their search engine site with cookies and java turned off?

I tried to switch to Teoma, but they suck now they they have been merged by Update: and Teoma did merge, but Teoma’s brilliant search engine is now in use, and this is wonderful.

Update: Turns out AOL’s employee networks were blacklisted by google, joy.
Update2: Two whole days and Google is still blacklisting AOL’s employee networks – I am switching to Teoma’s, which turns out to be Teoma’s excellent search engine behind after all. Sweet.

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