SOLVED What Does This Mean, And How Do I fix This?


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I tried to pay something on eBay, and when I went to pay, I got this message:

As you were browsing eBay, something about your browser made us think you were a bot. There are a few reasons this might happen:
  • You're a power user moving through this website with super-human speed.
  • You've disabled JavaScript in your web browser.
  • A third-party browser plugin, such as Ghostery or NoScript, is preventing JavaScript from running.
I'm not running either of those programs. I paid for something on eBay two days ago, and I had no problem. I have made no changes to my system, and I have downloaded nothing. ZERO. I checked Task Manager to see if either of those programs were running, but I see neither. I did NOT see Javascript running. I understand that Java is part of Win 10. I didn't delete it.

My browser is is Firefox 20Million. Could I have gotten an "upgrade" that created this mess?

I cleared my cookies, flushed my DNS cache (it seemed like a good idea, I don't know why), then I restarted my computer. I signed back on to eBay and tried to pay again.

No joy.

Anyone have any idea what's going on and how to fix this mystery?

 
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Looks like you have taken all the necessary steps. Without knowing for sure. I would say eBay has done something to cause this.

I came across this. eBay has a Bot problem. They likely did something to their sites code in an effort to battle against Bots.
 
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I got it fixed shortly after I restarted my computer for the fifth or sixth time. I though I marked the thread as fixed. But it's interesting to know that there's an eBay bot on the loose. How do you know that it was a bot? Did you lose the auction then see the item relisted? That may be a seller that's not satisfied with the winning bid.
 

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