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    Google "We're Sorry..."
    I found this interesting today. I was doing some searches for various stuff and suddenly:

    ... 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.

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    Never ran across this before and thought it odd.

    I guess one shouldn't search so hard for porn huh?

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    I've never seen that personally, but I recall someone else mentioning that here over the years....
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    I see this a lot of times, mostly when I try to exceed 100 results.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nakedgamer
    To protect our users, we can't process your request right now.
    That's what you get if you insist on sitting naked at the keyboard with your web cam on...

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    I get that a lot when I'm searching for blogs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Boomers
    That's what you get if you insist on sitting naked at the keyboard with your web cam on...
    Well at least I know SOMEONE is watching...

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    Quote Originally Posted by nakedgamer
    Well at least I know SOMEONE is watching...
    Eeeww, sit back down!

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    I've been getting that A LOT too! At least 10 times per day. I am thinking that as an affiliate manager who has to look at many sites per day, maybe I am setting off some sort of alarms?

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    i know i have seen that in some of my searches but it was not for porn..
    just change the query and bam, i am on my way

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    Just another example of how the Google algo is not perfect.

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    It is happening to me (and the rest of us here) more and more often, and even across our 4 different internet connections. Getting quite annoying to the point we are ready to use yahoo to do searches.

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    I get that every once in awhile though its not consistent. I always go from one forum to another or one website to another everyday but there are days I can see that twice in a day but sometimes a whole week without it.

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    I was getting it 20+ times a day on nearly every search. Even mundane things would cause it to show up.

    Today I could search for "how to build a nuclear bomb" and it doesn't show up. It's gone for now.

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