Getting lots of CAPTCHA since 01/21/2019

My IP is being blocked by CAPTCHA when I visit lots of sites hosted by Cloudflare, I don’t have any virus or malware. I am running Sophos anti virus on my Macs. I also checked and my IP is clean. What can I do to fix this issue?

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If it is a dynamic IP: power off your router, wait about 10 minutes and power it back in

If you have a static/fixed one you could ask your provider If it’s is possible to assign a new IP.

Use Privacy Pass:

Thanks, I have been using privacy pass for my Mac, but on my iPad I can’t access feedly because the app is not built for CAPTCHA challenge. I will ask my cable provider if I can get a different IP. Mine is static because after I reboot I get the same IP. Even privacy pass sometimes has issues since I use Ghostery chrome extension.

Not necessarily. Some providers keep the IP for a specific ammount of time before it gets released and you get a new one.

I am also getting a lot of CAPTCHAs since the last 2 days!
My IP-address (not mentioned here) is also not mentioned as misbehaving according to honeypot! IP-address is clean but I still receive a lot of CAPTCHAs!!
I checked with my ISP (I have a dynamic IP-address), but it is not possible to get a new IP. Also renewing the lease (or switching of the router/modem) is not helping out because the same address will be assigned agagain.
All my devices in my LAN are affected!
PLEASE help me out. What is happening, how can it be repaired and how to prevent this?

Thanks for your help!

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I have already checked with Project Honeypot: " We don’t have data on this IP currently. If you know something, you may leave a comment."
and I have requested for whitelisting mi IP (successful):

" Honey Pot System commented…

WHITELIST NOTICE: This IP has been marked to be included on Project Honey Pot whitelists. The whitelist is scheduled with a delay of 00:00:05. Documented reason for whitelist: Owner of a Dynamic IP Address
January 22 2019 04:54 AM"

So, thanks for your suggestion but my IP-address is NOT misbehaving.
I see that others are also facing this problem the past few days, so probably there is another problem: maybe at the side of Cloudflare?? Nobody is perfect… :slight_smile:

Any help is welcome

Your IP is listed on Spamhaus PBL

Thanks for your swift answer!

I checked this: is not listed in the SBL is not listed in the PBL is not listed in the XBL

So, not listed as a malicious IP-address… :thinking:
What next step to take?:face_with_raised_eyebrow:

Anyone out there?

This should cover most lists.

Thanks @Withheld!

I checked it rightaway:[Monitor This]

Checking against 95 known blacklists…
Listed 0 times with 5 timeouts

It seems my IP is behaving perfectly :+1:

More ideas?

Again: thank you @Withheld!!

And BTW, why is Cloudflare giving me this message?

Something went wrong (but it’s not your fault)

You were visiting a Cloudflare customer’s website, and something went wrong. Don’t worry, it’s not your fault. If the problem isn’t resolved in the next few minutes, it’s most likely an issue with the web server you were trying to reach.

Cloudflare protects websites by sitting in front of Internet requests, and we work with website owners and hosting providers to identify underlying problems in their server configuration.

This message is displayed when you click on the
at the bottom of the “One more step” page preceeding the website I want to visit…

Is there something wrong Cloudflare?? And what is it??

When I go to that link and click on the PBL blacklist it shows the following message is listed on the Policy Block List

My IP is Also when I try to remove it the page says the PBL is not a blacklist and if you’re not running email software you should not remove IPs.

Very confusing.

What’s the website? maybe everyone will get the captcha?

@gopipal: glad you’re still following this thread! All is so confusing…

@Withheld: It is a normal webshop in the Netherlands:

When I open up my VPN (presenting another IP) I do not get the “One more step” page!

For me going to I get CAPTCHA and a few other sites. This issue started happening since around Jan 21st, 2019, 7pm Pacific Time. I don’t remember doing anything weird on my devices at that time.

I also get captcha when I go to

@gopipal: I can access the website without any problem. So, it is a per IP-address problem.

What I also see is that, when you finish the CAPTCHA correctly, you are (sometimes) granted to access the website, but all formatting of the site is lost!

Sorry @gopipal! I was wrong: I cannot access the website. It is also shielded by CAPTCHA!
(I have now some Privacy Pass tokens in my browser).
Probably only (some) Cloudflare protected websites are bothering us…

The IP is listed on the Policy Block List is my provider Wave Broadband. So that is on the PBL