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Re: blockers

Are you sure it is because of Tor or because of the query? It is a
known fact that Google is blocking certain queries to prevent
automated spread of viruses:


On Sun, 20 Feb 2005 21:14:34 +0100, Matthias Fischmann
<fis@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> hi all,
> see google error below.  this is really becoming a serious problem.
> wikipedia is blocked, google doesn't respond, and i got at least three
> minor error messages of the same kind that i don't remember right now.
> i'd also like to propose an addition to the FAQ:
>   Q: I get lots of messages in my browser that i have a virus.  Is tor
>      contageous?
>   A: No, it's not.  It is never impossible that your computer is
>      compromised, but more likely the message is caused by your
>      identity being mixed with that of a misbehaving host.  Tor causes
>      unrelated hosts (or users) to share the same IP-address when
>      facing a Web server.  As many servers treat IP-addresses as
>      identifiers for unique hosts, they tend to complain to random tor
>      users about random other tor users in that fashion.  If this
>      happens to you, all you can do is contact the responsible
>      webmasters and explain tor to them.
> cheers,
> matthias
> ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
> Google
>  Error
>     We're sorry...
>     ... but we can't process your request right now. A computer virus
> or spyware application is sending us automated requests, and it
> appears that your computer or network has been infected.
>     We'll restore your access as quickly as possible, so try again
> soon. In the meantime, you might want to run a virus checker or
> spyware remover to make sure that your computer is free of viruses and
> other spurious software.
>     We apologize for the inconvenience, and hope we'll see you again
> on Google.
> ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++