Google 403 Forbidden Error? A Pain In The Neck

This is really one of the most frustrating thing that can happen when dealing with Google – the Google 403 Forbidden Error

While trying to download an application from Google Code, I was shown the unfriendly 403 forbidden page that totally shut down the download.


The page suggested that my computer was infected with virus and wanted me to install a virus scanner and check for virus. The fact is, I am using Ubuntu and there’s is definitely no virus on my machine (there is also no virus for Linux OS at this moment).

I guess it could be my network problem, so I switched my DHCP to manual IP configuration. Yup, that didn’t work as well.

I have enough of that. Just want to thank Google for giving me such a ‘deliberate surprise’ on Christmas.

God bless you, Google!


Damien Oh started writing tech articles since 2007 and has over 10 years of experience in the tech industry. He is proficient in Windows, Linux, Mac, Android and iOS, and worked as a part time WordPress Developer. He is currently the owner and Editor-in-Chief of Make Tech Easier.

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