Even Google Feels Sorry Sometimes

by on March 12th, 2008

Ever encountered these messages while visiting Google?

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. If you’re continually receiving this error, you may be able to resolve the problem by deleting your Google cookie and revisiting Google. For browser-specific instructions, please consult your browser’s online support center. We apologize for the inconvenience, and hope we’ll see you again on Google. To continue searching, please type the characters you see below.

And there they authenticated from human whether I was a human or any alien and then next session and I got my search results. What exactly was my search query? It was php screen resolution checking script.

I wonder whether search requests should be authenticated or not? Might any senior developer has answer? What do you think?