Apparently this happens a lot (do a search) but it’s the first time it’s happened to me. I was happily browsing through my Google Reader, and all of a sudden I get an error message that reads:
“your query looks similar to automated requests from a computer virus or spyware application…”
Tried refershing the page, no good. Shut down and restarted my browser, nada. Finally I did a search (the rest of Google worked find, I just couldn’t access reader.)
Based on MANY previous posts, I gleaned the following fix: just delete your cookies, and everything goes back to normal.
1. At the top of your browser, click “Tool”
2. Choose “Internet Options”
3. On the “General Tab” under the “Browsing History” heading, click on “Delete”
4. In the new window, click on “Delete Cookies”
I did this for my “Avant Browser Options” (also under Tools) and when I refershed the Google Reader page, everything was fine.