Sorry, Unable to process request at this time — error 999 – Yahoo Error

While answer a question on Yahoo Answers today I received this error message.

I received this message even after I tried to submit the answer again!

The error said:

Sorry, Unable to process request at this time — error 999.

Yahoo!Unfortunately we are unable to process your request at this time. This error is usually temporary. Please try again later.

If you continue to experience this error, it may be caused by one of the following:

  • You may want to scan your system for spyware and viruses, as they may interfere with your ability to connect to Yahoo!. For detailed information on spyware and virus protection, please visit the Yahoo! Security Center.
  • This problem may be due to unusual network activity coming from your Internet Service Provider. We recommend that you report this problem to them.

While this error is usually temporary, if it continues and the above solutions don’t resolve your problem, please let us know.

Return to Yahoo!

Please try Yahoo! Help Central if you need more assistance.

I’m not sure what could be the reason for this error.

I tried submitting some answers few minutes before this one too and they went perfectly fine.

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