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"google detects unusual activity from this address"

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by todor, Apr 18, 2011.

  1. todor

    todor Regular Member

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    Today I got this message when was searching on google:

    HTML:
    "google detects unusual activity from this address"
    After that the network in the office, which include about 6 PCs, couldn't use google search... google had blocked us searching through it.

    After reading google help pages, I found possible reason for that infected PC, but all we use Ubuntu OS, so it can't be the case...

    Have you ever had such situation?
     
  2. raidel21

    raidel21 Regular Member

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    Yeah it happened to me yesterday too...

    But this happens , this isn't something to freak out about.

    You are probably using Chrome as a browser?

    Try FF and clean cookies and flash and all that good stuff..

    Disable any extensions from browser , then try again.
     
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  3. Autumn

    Autumn Elite Member

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    Been doing any serp scraping from the network? That will do it every time.

    Someone could be running cracked software on a VM that's doing it.

    Got open wireless?

    Also if you are on a shared IP from your ISP (ie. shared with other customers through a transparent or caching proxy at the ISP) then it could be another user entirely screwing things up.

    Could just be a random bug.
     
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  4. quadratic

    quadratic Registered Member

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    Happens many times after a rapid number of searches.

    Bring up a new browser window and navigate to G search page. At that point or after you input a search term you may then get a captcha. Fill it in and all will be ok until you do a large number of searches again in quick succession.

    Changing IP and deleting cookies (text and flash) helps.

    If you have not been doing the searches look for some malware on your pcs - perhaps someone is using your pc network to conduct some searches for themselves.
     
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  5. lifco

    lifco Regular Member

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    Tracking cookies can do this, been useing SB etc ?

    I would run spyware doctor
     
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