Cloudflare stuck at checking your browser [Easy Fix]

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by Vladimir Popescu
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If you asked yourself the question Why is CloudFlare checking my browser? you came to the right place. You are not the only one asking this question.

In fact, online forums are filled with a multitude of variations of this question.

Cloudflare offers these services to websites that want to protect their servers from DDoS and other attacks.

Because of the size and power of Cloudflare, a DDoS attack would not work on their server. This allows other websites to use CloudFlare protection for a fee.

In today’s article, we will explore the reasons for this happening, and also answer important questions. Read on to find out more.


What can I do if Cloudflare is checking my browser?

Download Opera on your PC

In order to protect your user data and block cyberattacks, we recommend that you download and install Opera on your device.

The sites do protects their data by checking your IP, the kind of packet sent to the website server, the size of it, and the rate at which they are received, along with other details.

By doing that, it allows the server to make sure that your PC is not trying to flood their website with Denial-Of-Service (DOS) attacks.

Moreover, with Opera, you get a built-in adblocker so that you can navigate the internet with fewer distractions.

Your privacy will be well protected also, with the free and unlimited integrated VPN.

Let’s have a look at some more key functionalities:

  • Data synchronization.
  • Easy to use search function through open tabs.
  • Integrated social media accounts.
  • Free VPN that ensure all your data is kept private.
  • Battery saver function.
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Enjoy navigating the Internet without having your browser crashing multiple times!

Is it safe if websites to check my browser?

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The short answer to this question is: No. There might be some sites online that collect more information that is needed about your online persona, but if you’re seeing the message mentioned above, there is no danger.

A large number of organizations with big websites make you go through this process when accessing their website to prevent a DDOS attack.


Want to protect your website from any possible DDoS attacks? Check out these tools!


What does it mean if I see this message when accessing a website?


If you see the Checking your browser message, it simply means that the website you’re trying to access hired CloudFlare to protect their page against DDoS attacks.

For this reason, a temporary page will be presented to you containing the message mentioned above, and at the same time, the servers are checking if your PC is real.


In today’s article we answered the question Why is Cloudflare checking my browser? and also offered an answer to another very important question.

We can conclude that the browser checking activity performed by some websites is not damaging in any way to your PC, and it is only performed to make sure your PC is real.

We hope this guide helped you better understand why you’re being shown the message about checking your browser. Please feel free to let us know if it did by using the comment section below.

Editor’s Note: This post was originally published in August 2019 and has been since revamped and updated in July 2020 for freshness, accuracy, and comprehensiveness.