Why is CloudFlare checking my browser [WE ANSWER]

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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 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 other important questions. Read on to find out more.

What to do if Cloudflare is checking my browser?

Is there any danger involved for my PC’s security if websites 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.

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

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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 DoS 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.

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The sites do this by checking your IP, the kind of packet sent to the website server, the size of the packet, and the rate at which packets are received, and other details.

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


In today’s article we answered the question Why is Cloudflare checking my browser and also offered an answer for 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.

If this check was not performed, the website‘s servers could be in danger of getting flooded with requests by virtual PCs in a DDoS attack.

Because this type of attack can produce a lot of damage, using Cloudflare is a very good idea, and it only takes a few seconds to check the validity of the request.

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.