Have you ever been browsing on the internet on Google and you find that when you click a link, a page shows up that says our systems have detected unusual traffic from your computer network? This article will help you to fix this issue. We know that it can be frustrating especially when you have important tasks to complete. But if you face this issue regularly, you have nothing to worry about. We will discuss what causes this message ‘our systems have detected unusual traffic from your computer network’, or ‘our system has detected abnormal activity from your IP address and then we will learn how to fix this issue – “our systems have detected unusual traffic from your computer network on google”.
Sometimes you get this message ‘our systems detected unusual traffic’ on google or ‘our systems have detected unusual traffic from your computer network’ when google detects that there are so many search requests being made. It may think that a real person is a robot. This usually happens when we make many google searches within a short period of time. But that is not the only reason. There are some other errors that cause the message ‘our system has detected abnormal activity from your IP address’ or ‘our systems have detected unusual traffic from your computer network’.
It could be caused by using a public computer because when we do this, the same IP address is shared across multiple devices. It could also be because you are using a Virtual Private Network (VPN), using third-party extensions, using automatic search tools or malware or malicious script running in a browser.
It is a very common issue that I have come across several times. So if you know for a fact that nobody is sharing your Wi-Fi and that you are using your network responsibly and you seem to be getting this message ‘our systems have detected unusual traffic from your computer network’, this article will help you sort it out.
Steps to fix error message – “our systems detected unusual traffic”
The first thing to do is to hold off on accessing that website for a little while. Maybe about 15 minutes should be enough. If you don’t have much time to waste then resolve the captcha. This should get rid of the ‘our systems detected unusual traffic’ warning. Whenever you see this error, make sure you click on the button that says “I’m not a robot” in the captcha box and select the images required for you to pass the test and prove that you are not a robot.
The next thing you want to do is to disconnect from your VPN. Sometimes using a VPN is the reason for this error ‘our system has detected abnormal activity from your IP address’ or ‘our systems have detected unusual traffic from your computer network’. This happens because of the way VPN works. It re-routes your traffic through many servers used by other people. So in the same way that Google might limit your search queries from your IP address when using a public computer, it is similar to using a VPN. To get rid of this issue, disconnect from your VPN or you can switch to another server.
If you have tried to make too many searches within a short amount of time using automated search tools like scrap bots, this usually happens. Cool down for some time and try again to see if it is resolved.
The next thing you can try to do is to scan for malware. Google’s unusual activity detected on your account may be indicative of malware on your computer. It doesn’t happen very often but when it does, it could be a sign of malware using your computer connection in the background. To fix this, scan for viruses using trustworthy antivirus software. If you don’t want to download an antivirus or you are not sure of what steps to take to determine a trustworthy antivirus, you can scan for viruses on your computer. Go to Windows Settings, look for Update and Security, click on it and then select Windows Security to perform a full scan of your system. You can also use Chrome’s Cleanup tool to scan your computer for problems that could be causing you problems while you are browning the internet. To use it, go to Chrome’s Settings, select Advanced and then locate Reset and Cleanup. Click on it and then select Find to find harmful software running on your computer.
To fix ‘our system has detected abnormal activity from your IP address’, you can also check the extensions installed in your browser. If you are sceptical of any extensions installed or if you installed extensions for scraping web searches, disable it and see if this fixes the error you are receiving. If the error persists after disabling it, then try to reset your browser to its default settings. To do this, go to Settings on Chrome, select Advanced and then Reset and Clean up. Tap on Reset Settings to their original default. This will reset all settings on your browser.
The last thing we suggest you can do to fix “google unusual activity detected on your account” is to restart your device or router. Reboot your Wi-Fi if you are connected to one. This will resolve any temporary bugs.