Friday, December 08, 2006

Google 403 Bot Error! on trying to set preferences from Firefox!

Today I searched for "form $PHP_SELF" on Google the search within Firefox. I got 10 results. I wanted more. So, I hit preferences and changed the number to 100. When I save the preferences and it gets back to the page, this is what it says!


Google
Error

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.



Then I opened google home page, went straight to preferences and changed results to 100 and then did my search. viola! everything was fine! So there was nothing inherently wrong with the query. its some bug in the way they handle redirection from preferences page after changing the results count, i guess!
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