keninlincs wrote:what search engine would you recommend? at the minute I just get this when I use google
... but your computer or network may be sending automated queries. To protect our users, we can't process your request right now.
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There could be malware on your computer. Do a thorough check for any kind of viral activity or intrusion or infection. And, also, clean out your cache, history, all of that. Then clean up temp files, do a Registry clean. Get rid of all extraneous email. Any junk/spam, etc.
And then clear your Google history, and sign out of Google, and start fresh. See what happens, then go ahead and sign back in if you wish.
Best I can think of. It is reacting to something. Maybe it's a blessing in disguise.
Google's advice: https://support.google.com/websearch/answer/86640?hl=en
Hope it gets cleared up!