google says tor is a spyware

Discussion in 'malware problems & news' started by testsoso, Jul 31, 2007.

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  1. testsoso
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    testsoso Registered Member

    i used tor to make a google search, and google return a messege:

    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.
  2. MaB69
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    Hi,

    Google is thinking that your IP is attacking their servers.
    Did you browse behind a proxy ? If so, try to connect direct to Internet and make the same search again.

    MaB
  3. lucas1985
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    lucas1985 Retired Moderator

    Tor :)
  4. MaB69
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    MaB69 Registered Member

    :ouch: Sorry, it was a dumb answer :oops:

    MaB
  5. lucas1985
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    lucas1985 Retired Moderator

    Don't feel bad, mate :)
  6. LowWaterMark
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    It's not specifically a target against all Tor usage, but rather a Google defense mechanism when the volume from any one IP address hits some threshold they've set. I've seen it myself, then seen it pass and return to normal from the same IP address, as well.

    A previous discussion on this topic:

    http://www.wilderssecurity.com/showthread.php?t=165553
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