As someone who uses the internet often, you will visit the Google search engine website often. While Googling, you may not always get your results. Your browser may not load the search results, if it has network problems or if it has run into an error.
One such error is the “Our Systems have detected unusual traffic from your Computer Network. This page checks to see if it’s really you sending the requests, and not a robot. Please try your request again later.” error.
This is one of the notifications that is sent by Google, when it detects unusual automated traffic on a network. This happens when you are searching for something on Google, if you have a proxy, and many other reasons
If you are facing this error and wondering what you’re dealing with, this article can help you out.
What Does Unusual Traffic From Your Computer Network Mean?
The “Our Systems have detected unusual traffic from your Computer Network” error is an issue that comes up on your browser when the browser detects a proxy or when your search requests are being processed faster than usual.
Every computer system permits a lot of processes to run in the background. These programs can be manipulated to be used against the computer by converting it into covers for malware or letting attackers access the computer. Users will be asked to perform a captcha test to check if you are not an automated robot.
What causes the ‘Our Systems have Detected Unusual Traffic from your Computer Network’ Error Message?
There are quite a number of reasons this problem can arise on your computer. This You can get this error if/when:
- An automatic search tool is running on the computer.
- You have a proxy on your system for your network.
- You have an active VPN connection.
- A lot of search requests are made within a very short span of time.
- Your networks have a lot of traffic ie) a lot of people are connected and working on the network.
- You are connected to a public IP address and so Google detects a lot of traffic.
- Many users are running searches on your network.
- Your computer may have a virus infestation.
- An unusual background program causes traffic by feeding the computer with unnecessary data.
- Someone is using your network for malicious purposes.
Dealing with this Error
There are a few things you can do about this error.
- Supervise your network’s traffic through an internet gateway. Information like congestion on a specific port and network scans can be useful.
- Find the devices which cause traffic. A network’s MAC address can be used to track devices down and locate the network port it is connected to.
- Your IP address might be in the blacklist. If your IP is put in a blacklist, it might cause this trouble. You can locate it and put it back on the whitelist.
- Talk to your Internet Service Provider. If your service provider gave you a shady IP address, you can ask them to be recycled.
How to Fix ‘Our Systems Have Detected Unusual Traffic from Your Computer Network’ error on Windows 10
There are a number of fixes for the “Our Systems have detected Unusual Traffic from your Computer Network” problem on your Windows 10 computer. The key objective of trying to resolve this problem is locating the source of the problem and preventing it from providing unnecessary data to the systems, thus causing an error.
The fixes are based on what causes this problem on your computer. These are the possible methods you can do to resolve, in case this problem shows up on your device.
- Do a full system scan of your computer to check for malicious viruses and other malware.
- Remove all the browser extensions, which you suspect may be creating problems for your computer
- Reset settings on your browser
- Switch your VPN off, if you are using a VPN network connection.
- Restart your router and your computer
Fix No.1: Perform a complete Malware Scan of your device
You can perform a full system virus scan of your computer to help locate the file or process that has been fiddling with your network connections and changed its settings. You can scan your Windows computer, entirely with a good antivirus software, which does a complete scan, automatically, if you program it.
If you do not have an antivirus, you can always do what your antivirus would have done on your PC. You can do the following too, manually:
- Reset the network firewall
- Get yourself a new proxy or disable the previous one.
- Reconfigure the system’s host files
- Use the command prompt program to reset the networks settings with the “netsh winsock reset” command
- Reconfigure the Transmission Control Protocol and the Internet Protocol (TCP/ IP) addresses.
Even if running a full scan is not a solution to your issue, it can help clear your computer of hazardous files and other malware, automatically.
Fix No.2: Uninstall all suspicious third-party browser extensions
There are little add-ons that can be installed on your browsers. These are smaller versions of bigger applications, compressed to fit into browsers so that it does not occupy space and use much CPU.
Some browser extensions can be connected to the websites you’re on. These add-ons can be removed from the browsers, easily. Follow these steps to remove an extension from your Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox or Microsoft Edge browsers.
- Open the Google Chrome browser on your system.
- In the address bar type in chrome://extensions.
- You’ll see all your installed extensions in the page that appears. You can remove the suspicious extension by clicking on the Remove button in the extension box.
- Open Mozilla Firefox browser on your Windows computer.
- Press the Menu icon. The Menu drop down opens.
- From the Menu, choose Add-ons and Themes or press Ctrl + Shift + A keys together, on your keyboard.
- In the following page, select Extensions from the left pane and you’ll see all the installed third-party extensions on your Mozilla Firefox browser.
- Press the three-dot menu to the right of the suspicious extension that you want to remove. Choose Remove from the dropdown menu.
- Open the Microsoft Edge browser.
- On the upper right corner of the window, you will see the three-dot menu. Click on it.
- From the drop-down menu, select the Extensions option, from it.
- You’ll see all the added extensions in the page that appears.
- In the section for the extension that you find suspicious and want to remove, Click on the Remove button.
These are the steps to uninstall add-on programs from your browsers.
Fix No.3: Reset your browser
When you reset your browser, the settings will be brought back to default. This can be a solution to the error you are facing. Different browsers have different ways to reset them. These are the steps to reset three different browsers.
- Open the Browser.
- Type in “chrome://settings” in the address bar.
Or click on the menu, on the top-right corner and click on Settings.
- Scroll down and click on the Advanced menu to open it.
- Under the Advanced settings, Find the Reset and Clean up section and select Restore settings to their original defaults.
- Confirm the action and select Reset Settings.
- Open Firefox browser.
- Click on the hamburger menu icon on the top right part of the window.
- From the drop-down menu, select the Help option.
- Select More Troubleshooting Information from the sub-menu.
- In the Troubleshooting Information tab, click on the Refresh Firefox button.
- In the little dialog box, select Refresh Firefox.
- Open Microsoft Edge browser.
- Open the browser Settings, and select the Settings option.
- Scroll down on the left pane and select Reset Settings.
- Click on the Restore settings to their default values option to reset the Edge settings.
- Select Reset, from the small dialog box to reset the browser.
Fix No.4: Disable your VPN connection
If your networks are connected to a VPN connection, this could mean that the changes in the settings can cause the error to come up. You can try disconnecting from the VPN. This is easier when using third-party software to create a proxy. You can uninstall the application if disabling the VPN is the resolve to this error.
Fix No.5: Restart your computer system and router
Restarting your PC is a good solution, whenever you run into any form of trouble. You can boot into safe mode to locate the issue and fix it. If you want help booting up in safe mode, we have an article for you: How to start Windows 10 in Safe Mode
If the rebooting does not work, you can try restarting your router. Press and hold the reset/restart button on your router or press it once, as instructed. This will reset the networks from routers.
If Google shows you the “Our Systems have detected unusual traffic from your Computer Network. This page checks to see if it’s really you sending the requests, and not a robot. Try your request again later.” message, you have nothing to worry about.
This is because Google thinks that your searches are the work of malware, hackers or bots. It doesn’t always mean that your computer is infected with harmful files.
You just have to finish the captcha to continue using Google and get your web search results. There are many fixes to this problem, as stated above. This article covers all the possible ways to fix this problem.