Why does Google think I'm a robot?

It happens to me pretty much lately.

I haven't changed anything in my searching behavior - I press Ctrl+L / Ctrl+E to go to the search bar and type something I want to search.

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  • I don't remember if it happened to me on the Google search page itself, although I'm barely entering Google search page, so it doesn't mean anything - I'm mostly searching from the address bar.

  • I have read the about message at the bottom, tried disabling all of my extensions and looked a bit on all of my network activity - but couldn't figure something weird or abnormal.

Any idea?

EDIT: Today, also Stack Overflow thought I'm a robot :/

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    It could be malware on your network or a dynamic IP address associated with malicious activity that's causing the verification widget to appear.
    – dsstorefile
    Mar 4, 2018 at 8:36
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    Are you having the same problem in multiple browsers? I had a problem with captchas once after changing some privacy settings in Firefox.
    – Rob Rose
    Mar 4, 2018 at 9:19
  • @RobRose I mainly use Chrome, and since it doesn't happen each time I search it's hard to know if it's only Chrome or other browsers as well Mar 4, 2018 at 9:29
  • I checked this and this, but there wasn't anything helpful. Besides, its been like 5-6 years since those questions were asked, and a lot could've been changed in that time. Mar 4, 2018 at 9:34
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    Maybe I'm a robot 😢 Mar 4, 2018 at 16:05


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