Google Blocked My IP Temporarily
While trying to research on a particular topic on Chrome,I got a an unusual error message which in the first place freaked me out.I thought it could be a possible error with the website but i got the same message when i searched something on Google.After trying Firefox and Internet Explorer I came to a conclusion that it was an error message from Google itself
How To Solve ?
“Our systems have detected unusual traffic from your computer network. Please try your request again later. Why did this happen?
This page appears when Google automatically detects requests coming from your computer network which appear to be in violation of the Terms of Service. The block will expire shortly after those requests stop.
This traffic may have been sent by malicious software, a browser plug-in, or a script that sends automated requests. If you share your network connection, ask your administrator for help — a different computer using the same IP address may be responsible. Learn more
Sometimes you may see this page if you are using advanced terms that robots are known to use, or sending requests very quickly.
IP address: xx.xxx.xxx.xx
First and foremost I checked the network activity and everything seemed to be alright.I also deleted browsing history,cache,site preferences,cookies.
The next step i did was to release and renew my ip address by going to CMD –>ipconfig/release and ipconfig/release and even this did not help.
The reason behind this issue could be that my ISP is assigning the same IP address to many and someone on my network might be generating unusual traffic.Unfortunately Google might have thought it was my computer.
Then I Ran a scan on the computer for possible infection using MalwareBytes Anti-malware and found 2 infected registry files
Finally I power-cycled my modem ( Turned it on and off) and then everything seemed to be normal.I was finally able to connect and browse
Steps You Need To Follow
Power-cycle the Modem
If you have an ADSL service,you can turn off the modem and then turn it back on Or If you have a cable Internet Service, Unplug the Ethernet cable from your router and plug it back in.This would renew your IP address and then you should not face any issues while browsing
Disable or Remove Newly Installed Software or Add-ons
There are chances that the browser add-ons or softwares could be generating unusual traffic.So try to disable the newly installed ones.
Scan Your Computer For Infection.
Unusual traffic may have been sent by a malicious software on the computer hence,Download and run Malwarebytes to clean all the infected files.
Hide Your IP Address
You can use free IP hider software’s on the computer to get rid of this issue.
Let me know if the above steps helped you solve the problem.