You may often encounter an error “Our Systems have Detected Unusual Traffic from your Computer Network” while you are running a Google search. The error usually occurs when you are using a proxy or when the requests are being sent too fast. This unusual activity triggers a Google captcha as it thinks that the request are generated by a robot or a potential virus. So, the error an arise if you are using a VPN, if there’s harmful content, changes browser configuration due to 3rd party extensions or due to a congested network connection. While restarting your browser can sometimes fix the issue, mostly it doesn’t. Whatever may be the reason, we have a few possible fixes for you. Let’s see:
Method 1: Stop your VPN Connection
The first method which works is stopping your VPN connection and start using internet without VPN. To stop VPN follow the steps given below.
Step 1: Press the Win + I keys together on your keyboard to open the Settings window.
Step 2: In the Settings app, select Network & Internet.
Step 3: In the next window, go to the left side of the window and select VPN.
Step 4: Now, navigate to the right side and select your active VPN connection.
Click on Disconnect to stop the VPN.
Now, exit the Settings app and try searching on Google. You should not see the error anymore.
Method 2: Disable Your LAN’s Proxy Server
Step 1: Right-click on Start and select Run to launch the Run command box.
Step 2: In the Run command window, type inetcpl.cpl in the search field and hit Enter to open the Internet Properties window.
Step 3: In the Internet Properties window, select the Connections tab and click on the LAN settings button.
Step 4: In the LAN Settings dialogue box, go to the Proxy server section and uncheck the box next to Use a proxy server for your LAN.
Now, go to the Automatic configuration section, check the box next to Automatically detect settings.
Method 3: Reset Browser settings
The 3rd party extensions of your browser can sometimes create complication with the browser settings, thus, generating the error. In such a case, it’s recommended to reset your browser to revert to the original configuration.
How to Reset Mozilla Firefox
Step 1: Open Firefox and navigate to the three parallel lines on the upper right side of the browser.
Click on Help.
Step 2: Next, select Troubleshooting Information.
Step 3: In the Troubleshooting Information window, click on Refresh Firefox option on the right.
Now, restart your Firefox browser and start searching on Google without any error.
How to Reset Google Chrome
Step 1: Launch Chrome and go to the three vertical dots on the upper right side of the browser.
Step 2: In the Settings window, go to the Advanced section and expand it.
Step 3: Go to the Reset and clean up section and click on Restore settings to their original defaults.
Step 4: In the Reset settings pop up, press the Reset settings button below to confirm the action.
Now, re-launch your Chrome and you should be able to browse Google and carry out searches normally.
How to Reset Microsoft Edge
Step 1: Open Microsoft Edge and click on the three horizontal dots on the extreme upper right corner of the screen.
Step 2: Now, on the left side of the window, click on Reset settings.
Step 3: Go to the right side of window and click on Restore settings to their default values.
Step 4: In the Reset settings pop up, click on the Reset button to confirm the action.
Once the process is complete, re-launch Edge. Now, go to Google and start your search. You should not encounter the error any further.
Method 4: Uninstall Suspicious Programs
Step 1: Press the Win + R shortcut key on your keyboard to open Run command.
Step 2: In the search box, write appwiz.cpl and press OK to open the Programs & features section in the Control Panel window.
Step 3: Now, on the right side of the window, under the Uninstall or change a program section, go to the problem program.
Right-click on it and select Uninstall.
Now, exit the Control Panel window, launch your browser and continue searching on Google. The error should not show up anymore.
Method 5: Remove all suspicious browser extension
Disable Extensions in Chrome
Step 1: Open Google Chrome and click on three dots (Customize and control Google Chrome).
Select More tools and then select Extensions.
Step 2: In the Chrome Extensions window, go to the extension that may be creating the issue and move the slider to the left to disable the extension.
Now, restart Chrome and start running a Google search. This time, you should not see the error again.
Disable Extensions in Mozilla Firefox
Step 1: Open Mozilla Firefox browser, go to the three lines on the upper right side of the screen and select Add-ons.
Step 2: In the Add-ons window, click on Extensions on the left side of the pane.
Step 3: Now, go to the right side of the pane and go to the extension that you want to disable.
Toggle the slider to the left to turn it off.
Now, close Firefox and then restart. Open Google and you should be able to search normally now, without seeing the error and the Captcha.
Disable Extensions in Microsoft Edge
Step 1: Launch Edge, click on the three dots (Settings and more) and select Extensions.
Step 2: In the Extensions window, go to the right side and under the Installed extensions, turn the slider to the left to disable the problem extension.
Now, restart Microsoft Edge and check if the issue is resolved while searching on Google.
Method 6: Perform the Captcha
If you were indeed carrying out too many Google searches and there’s no other reason, then filling out the Captcha will be an easier way out. Google throws a captcha with the error thinking it’s a robot and filling it out will prove that you are a human and that you are not misusing the internet. Once filled correctly, you are verified and you can then carry out your regular searches as usual.
Method 7: Restart your System and Router
Sometimes simply rebooting your PC and the router can be the quickest solution. So, restart your router and then restart your system to check if the “Our systems have detected unusual traffic from your computer network” error is fixed.
Method 8: Perform a Malware Scan
This should be a must try method because for most Windows errors a malware is the reason. So, if you have a trusted 3rd party antivirus software installed, run a virus scan to detect any harmful software that may be causing the issue. The antivirus tool will then quarantine your PC automatically by removing this malware. You can then restart your PC and start searching Google like before.
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