Google often gives me error messages like the one below:
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… 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.
Sometimes it happens when I’m combining Google’s URL parameters in strange ways. Lately it has been happening for no apparent reason.
I wasn’t logged into Google and my cookies had been recently cleared. I’m running Linux so I doubt it’s a virus or spyware…