Are Your Google Docs Blocked?
Have you been working hard on a spreadsheet, saved it while you went for dinner and returned to your computer to continue, only to find your Google documents blocked?
Many users have reported a 403 Forbidden message, with a passage of test similar to the following:
... 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.
Although this problem has appeared from time to time since mid 2009, Google hasn’t as yet applied a fully working fix to it.
However, there are a couple of ways around it, which we will now take a look at.