"Our systems have detected unusual traffic from your computer network. Please try your request again later..."
This is what I got from the Google when I browsed this site 3 days ago. And I was apprehensive that my blog site was suspended for that reason. Therefore, I couldn't make use of my blog site anymore if that would be the case. Practically I got no idea why this was so.
I never mind it for awhile. Besides I didn't have any idea of promoting or facilitating that kind of activity. I thought that it might be a system error of my computer. I attempted to open again my other blogger sites which got the same prompt message. However, there was an option to enter the CAPTCHA to redisplay the suspended blog site. I typed the squiggly captcha which kept on popping up several times and to hundred times, but to no avail.
I went back to this page which worried me so much. The prompt message was different from my other sites for it had no box for CAPTCHA code. I refreshed the page several times, no code was shown.
Means of Solution
I brought this problem to some of my fellow bloggers who might have experienced this disgusting situation. They were apt to assist me. They sent me several suggestions which I applied but they were so futile. I was about to give up when I resorted to check the integrity of my IP address which is now in question.
I came across with WHATISMYIP site and referred this and even posted this problem to its quorum. The following day I received an email answer with the hope that it could rectify the issue. I was further informed that "IP Address 18.104.22.168 is listed in the CBL. It appears to be infected with a spam sending trojan, proxy or some other form of botnet . This IP address is infected with, or is NATting for a machine infected with Pushdo."
What is Pushdo?
"Pushdo is a DDOS trojan - meaning that it was (at least of the timestamp given above) participating in a HTTP-based (web protocol) distributed denial of service attack on web server[s].
"Pushdo is usually associated with the Cutwail spam trojan, as part of a Zeus or Spyeye botnet. Together, this provides the attacker with DDOS, email spam, and information theft capabilities. This is something you really want to get rid of. But remember, we detected this specifically by the DDOS traffic to a web server."
Therefore, it suggested that I have to request from Composite Blocking List to delist my blocked IP in which I did. It would take me several days for my IP to be "clean virtually" and restored to function normally. In case, the delisting request is not granted, there could be no other choice. However, when I submitted the said request, granted was the reply and I had to wait for several days to take effect.
One day past, still this page couldn't be accessed. What else I can do for I am non-techie. No idea on what to do except to search it from the internet and I have to be more patient.
Since it was Google had suspended this blog site, I opted to check its webmaster tool. I was directed to some technical issues which Big G experienced on a date specified. I was quite relieved then that it might be a technical problem, a computer generated filter that blocks my IP. Later I knew that I wasn't not the only alone but there were several bloggers who experienced this inconvenient too.
Back to Normal
Now early this morning, as I turned on my computer I checked my email to find any message on this issue. There was none. I clicked my bookmark button and I noticed that the icon of this site is already displayed for before that it was the logo of Google that is shown. Then I opened the site and it popped up successfully. Random Thoughts is now back to normal!
Four Things I Did
It takes me four things to do to get back my Random Thoughts! to circulation like::
1. Asking my fellow bloggers.
2. Seeking advice from authority like WIMI on IP problem.
3. Referring to the appropriate browser that blocks the IP to avail its webmaster tool.
4. Having patience.
Thank you, my fellow bloggers for your immediate concern. And WIMI staff/admin and Google for its update on this issue.
I know that it takes patience to expect a solution to a problem whether it may or it may not.
Now Random Thoughts is back to normal writing business!