We're sorry but it appears your computer is sending automated requests

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  1. Gamtu

    Gamtu New Member

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    Lately, when I use Google on my phone to surf the web. After about 20 or maybe 30 minutes I get this message "We're sorry but it appears your computer is sending automated requests" This causes google to lock me out completely. There is a gigantic list of possible causes and possible solutions to the possible causes that follows.

    After skimming through this list I estimate it could take me more than a month of research before I'd actually come to the solution. That is if the actual solution is even listed.

    Also whether or not it's relevant, google is calling my phone a computer. I thought these phones were "enhanced" by google. Doesn't google recognize the Droid X as a Droid X?

    Is there a way to stop this problem? Could I have installed an app that is constantly making requests of google automatically and without my knowledge?

    I have 79 Apps installed including all the bloatware they put on the phone. When I first got the phone, I didn't encounter this problem. I'm not exactly sure when this started but it was long after I got the phone. A lot of the apps I've installed have gotten updates so I'm not sure if it's an app I installed recently or an app that I installed the day after I got the phone that has been updated.

    I try to keep my cache, history and cookie data clear but this automated requests error keeps happening.
     
  2. Steve H

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    If you are using Gmail your account may have been hijacked and that could be the source of the problem.
     
  3. Gamtu

    Gamtu New Member

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    OK, how can you tell if it's been hijacked?

    When I got the phone at the Verizon store the clerk at the store set up my Gmail account. I thought from what she was telling me that a Gmail account was necessary for the operation of the phone.

    For 99% of all my email I have my phone linked to my usual email addresses. It would be a very rare occurance for me to use my Gmail account for anything outside of this forum.
     
  4. MendedLogic

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    Have you tried using a different browser then going to google? Just thinking it could a buggy stock browser.. and perhaps resetting your app defaults may help.. just an idea.

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  5. Steve H

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    Mine was hijacked a few weeks ago. My first clue was the notice from Google that they noticed some unusual high activity in my account and I need to log in (they logged me out). Once I logged back in I started receiving returned emails that the hacker sent to contacts in my contact list that were no longer valid. To make a lone story short that hacker figured out my password and was using my account to send A BUNCH of spam. The fix is to have a STRONG password.
     
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    While you may of been hijacked, I doubt it. It wouldn't come as an automated request. Even if it was an app that was sending emails or something, it would appear user generated. Around a month ago this happened to me a couple times. It was happening like once a day, so I did a hard reset. Reinstalled every app I had, and google was no longer giving me the problem. I honestly have no idea what was happening, but the reset seemed to have fixed it. Try using an app like titanium backup to make a backup or all your user apps, then reset your phone, and finally restore the user apps/data. Hope it works for you as well as it did for me :)

    Edit: Oh, and Steve H, a strong pw only helps agaisnt people trying to brute force your account. If you download a keylogger or a stealer, then your long pw is just as safe as a pw with only one digit. I'm not saying to use a small password though, don't take me the wrong way. Just saying that a long password isn't everything.

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  7. MendedLogic

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    I agree whole heartedly! This is NOT an email issue but rather a web surfing one and a hard reset and re-apping sounds like a good solid plan! :)

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  8. Gamtu

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    Thank you for the quick replys.

    I will try this hard reset and re-apping.

    One question, by "hard reset" do you mean turn the phone off completely, pull out the battery, count to ten reassemble and turn back on or is there an instruction I have to give the phone to do this?
     
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    You have to enter your recovery menu. On the D1, that means holding X while the phone turns on. Use google to figure out how for your phone. Now the menu may be set up a little different on your phone then mine, but there should be an option in there that has something realting to reseting your phone.

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  10. techguru

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    Same thing happened to one of my gmail accounts. Not the one I use on my Droid.

    Alan
     
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