Our Systems have Detected Unusual Traffic from your Computer Network

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.


Settings Network & Internet


Step 3: In the next window, go to the left side of the window and select VPN.


Settings Network & Internet Vpn


Step 4: Now, navigate to the right side and select your active VPN connection.

Click on Disconnect to stop the VPN.


Vpn Select Actiive Vpn Disconnect



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.


Start Right Click Run


Step 2: In the Run command window, type inetcpl.cpl in the search field and hit Enter to open the Internet Properties window.


Run Command Inetcpl.cpl Enter


Step 3: In the Internet Properties window, select the Connections tab and click on the LAN settings button.


Internet Properties Connections Tab Lan Settings


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.


Lan Settings Use A Proxy Server For Your Lan Uncheck Automatically Detect Settings Select

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.


Firefox Three Parallel Lines Help


Step 2: Next, select Troubleshooting Information.


Firefox Help Troubleshooting Information


Step 3: In the Troubleshooting Information window, click on Refresh Firefox option on the right.


Troubleshooting Information Refresh Firefox



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.

Select Settings.


Chrome Settings


Step 2: In the Settings window, go to the Advanced section and expand it.


Settings Advanced Expand



Step 3: Go to the Reset and clean up section and click on Restore settings to their original defaults.


Settings Reset And Clean Up Restore Settings To Their Original Default



Step 4: In the Reset settings pop up, press the Reset settings button below to confirm the action.


Reset Settings Prompt Reset Settings


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.

Select Settings.


Edge Three Dots Settings


Step 2: Now, on the left side of the window, click on Reset settings.


Edge Settings Reset Settings



Step 3: Go to the right side of window and click on Restore settings to their default values.


Edge Settings Reset Settings Restore Settings To Their Default Values



Step 4: In the Reset settings pop up, click on the Reset button to confirm the action.


Edge Reset Settings Reset



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.


Appwizcpl Command



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.


Programs And Features Uninstall Or Change A Program Find Wacom Application Right Click 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.


Chrome Three Horizontal Dots More Tools 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.


Chrome Extensions Disable



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.


Firefox Three Parallel Lines Add Ons


Step 2: In the Add-ons window, click on Extensions on the left side of the pane.


Firefox Add Ons Extensions



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.


Firefox Extensions Right Side Disable


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.


Edge Three Dots 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.


Edge Extensions Installed Extensions Disable


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.