So you open a website and get a warning
One more step
Please complete the security check to access
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Why do I have to complete a CAPTCHA?
Completing the CAPTCHA proves you are a human and gives you temporary access to the web property.
What can I do to prevent this in the future?
If you are on a personal connection, like at home, you can run an anti-virus scan on your device to make sure it is not infected with malware.
If you are at an office or shared network, you can ask the network administrator to run a scan across the network looking for misconfigured or infected devices.
CloudFlare Ray ID: Your IP: Performance & security by CloudFlare
That’s that? A virus? Scroll the page down to see it was generated by CloudFlare. CloudFlare is a cloud hosting, offering a very interesting feature CDN, or content delivery network. This really helps to protect a website from DDOS attacks, so many webmasters use it. Before switching to CloudFlare, my websites dns resolved through Freedns service by Namecheap. But they offer an ordinary DNS, that points the website URL to a specific IP of the hosting server where the site content is hosted. As DDOS attacks the IP, not the DNS name, hosting providers just change the IP address of the server. If you use DNS within the hosting provider, they also switch it, but that is obviously not true for external DNS providers like Freedns. CloudFlare’s DNS links the website domain name URL not to the IP, but to the technical domain name the hosting provider assigns to your site. In this case, IP change does not affect the resolution on your website, and it can be accessed even when the server IP address changed. Cloudflare also offers some services to speed up server load time, so no wonder more and more webmasters use their services to speed up and protect the websites they run. And this page is a piece of that protection. Cloudfalre obviously keeps a black list of IP addresses, and if you happen to obtain one on connect to your provider, they display this enter CAPTCHA screen to ensure you are not a bot or a spammer, so just enter the captcha. After a couple correct entries, this message will stop to appear. However, recently this page sometimes seem to be broken, and doesn’t allow you get through to website even when you enter correct CAPTCHA. This is a bug, that should be reported to Cloudflare.