Have you ever encountered the error “Our system has detected unusual traffic on your computer network” while searching on Google? This is a very common issue where people have reported “Unusual traffic error” message while using Google search on a phone or computer. It can be very boring, especially if you are doing important work. Now, if you regularly encounter this problem while browsing, then don’t worry. In this article, let’s see what is causing the problem, followed by some quick ways to fix google unusual traffic error.
What is Google’s Unusual Traffic Error?
Google displays the message “Unusual traffic on your computer network” or “Our systems have detected unusual traffic on your computer network” when it detects that search requests are made by a robot and not by a real person.
This usually happens when you do too much research in a short period of time. However, this is not the only reason. The unusual traffic error on Google can be caused by:
- Too much research in a short time
- Use of a public computer (same IP shared by several devices)
- Using a VPN connection
- Third party extensions
- Automatic search tools or robots
- Malicious script or malware
Eliminate unusual traffic errors on Google
Below we have mentioned some easy ways to fix the unusual traffic error on Google search.
1. Solve the CAPTCHA
Whenever Google detects anomalies in current searches, it issues the “unusual traffic” warning. You can get rid of the error at this exact moment by solving the given CAPTCHA check.
So, whenever you see the error, press “I am not a robot” in the CAPTCHA box and select the requested images. Once you pass the test and prove that you are a human and not a robot, Google will allow you to search and use the search engine normally.
2. Disconnect from the VPN
Most of the time, it is the VPN that is causing the unusual traffic error in Google. I often deal with it by using a VPN connection on my phone or computer. This is because the VPN reroutes your traffic through thousands of servers used for other users.
So just like using a public computer or Wi-Fi connection, Google can limit search queries based on your IP address. To resolve this issue, disconnect from the VPN or try switching to a different server.
3. Limit your searches
Did you try to do too much research in a short period of time? This usually happens when using automated research tools like junk bots – a cooldown to see if the issue is resolved.
4. Scan for malware
Google’s unusual traffic error can also indicate the presence of malware on your computer. Although this rarely happens, malware can use your Internet connection in the background. So, scan your computer for viruses with good antivirus software.
If you don’t have any third-party software, go to Windows settings > Update and security > Windows security and perform a full scan.
You can also use the Chrome Cleanup Tool to scan a computer for programs that are causing problems in Google Chrome. To use it, go to Chrome settings > Advanced > Reset and Clean. Here click on Find next to find harmful software.
5. Check browser extensions
Carefully check the extensions installed in your browser. If you find a suspicious extension or have installed the ones intended for scraping searches, temporarily disable it to see if it fixes the problem. If the error persists even after removing the extension, try resetting your browser to default settings.
Chrome users can access Settings > Advanced > Reset and Clean and press “Reset settings to original defaults”. It will reset all settings and changes to their default values.
6. Restart your device, router
The other option is to restart your phone or computer. If you are connected to Wifi, restart the Wifi router once. This will fix any bugs or temporary issues.
Other tips for solving “unusual traffic on your computer network”.
- Reset your browser to default settings
- Disable the proxy server
- Check if your IP address is blacklisted on third party sites
- Contact your ISP
In the meantime, you can also consider using other search engines like Bing, Yandex, DuckDuckGo, etc. I personally use DuckDuckGo while using VPN to avoid the unusual Google traffic error.
Conclusion – Unusual Google Traffic Error (Solved)
Here are some common ways to fix Google’s unusual traffic error when searching on Google. In my case, disabling the VPN connection helped solve the problem. However, it all depends on the cause of the problem on the device. Try all of the steps and let me know if they worked for you in the comments below. Stay tuned for more articles like this.
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