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Why Does Google Report ‘Unusual Traffic’ From Your Computer Network

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If you get an unusual traffic detected notification from Google, it usually means your IP address was or still is sending suspicious network traffic. Google can detect this and has recently implemented security measures to protect against DDoS, other server attacks and SEO rank manipulation

how do i fix unusual traffic on google

  1. Perform a malware scan.
  2. Reboot your network router.
  3. Disable your proxy or VPN.
  4. Disable your LAN’s proxy server.
  5. Disable conflicting browser extensions.
  6. Uninstall suspicious programs/ Run the Chrome Cleanup Tool.
  7. Reset your browser.

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If you get an unusual traffic detected notification from Google, it usually means your IP address was or still is sending suspicious network traffic. Google can detect this and has recently implemented security measures to protect against DDoS, other server attacks and SEO rank manipulation.

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Ever done a search at Google and get a message saying you need to type some characters to keep searching? Those characters are called a CAPTCHA, a method designed to help someone prove they aren’t an automated program hitting Google. Sometimes Google can mistake a human for programs like these, and the Google Security blog sheds more light today on how this can happen.


Google explains that a CAPTCHA can be triggered by automated processes sometimes caused by worms, proxy search traffic going through infected computers or DSL routers, or from some SEO ranking tools. It also says that it has seen an increase in malware being installed on computers that perform these types of automated queries.

If you ever get one of these CAPTCHAs, you simply need to verify yourself by entering the characters to continue searching. But you may also want to scan your computer for viruses and malware.

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If you were using a VPN connection when you received the error, try disconnecting the VPN to see if that solves the problem. VPNs often trigger these errors, so you may need to disable your VPN to continue working.

RESET BROWSER

If third-party extensions or browser issues caused the error, reset your browser to get back to the default configuration. Restart your computer when this is done. You may also need to turn off some browser extensions, such as a search scraper.

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You’re at your computer working, busily conducting Google searches, and you see the following error:

Unusual traffic from your computer network

Alternatively, you might see this message:

Our systems have detected unusual traffic from your computer network.

What’s going on? These errors surface when Google detects that searches are being sent from your network automatically. It suspects these searches are automated and might be the work of a malicious bot, computer program, automated service, or search scraper.

 

Don’t be alarmed. Getting this error doesn’t mean Google is spying on you and monitoring your searches or network activity. It doesn’t necessarily mean you have a virus, especially if you’re running antivirus software.

There is no long-term impact on your system or network from these “unusual traffic” errors and there’s often a quick and simple fix.

There are a few scenarios that can trigger this error message from Google.

It’s possible you were searching too many things too quickly, and Google flagged those searches as automated.

Many users receive this error because they are using a VPN connection. This is a common occurrence.

If your network is using a shared public IP address, such as a public proxy server, Google may have triggered the message based on traffic from other people’s devices. Additionally, this error could be triggered if multiple people on your network were searching at once.

If you were intentionally running an automated search tool, Google may flag this as suspect.

If you’ve added third-party extensions onto your browser, this could also trigger Google’s “unusual traffic” error.

While unlikely, it’s possible someone is using your network for nefarious purposes, or a virus has overtaken your system. Similarly, some unknown background process may be running and sending unwanted data.

Getting past this error is likely a simple process, and the solution depends on what was causing the error in the first place.

If you know you were conducting high-frequency Google searches, this error message is normal. Google will present a CAPTCHA code on the screen for you to fill out. Reassure Google that you’re a real person and that you’re not abusing its network, and go about your searching business.

Hold off on making more manual Google searches for a few minutes to widen the gap for another “unusual traffic” error to occur.

If you were using a VPN connection when you received the error, try disconnecting the VPN to see if that solves the problem. VPNs often trigger these errors, so you may need to disable your VPN to continue working.

If third-party extensions or browser issues caused the error, reset your browser to get back to the default configuration. Restart your computer when this is done. You may also need to turn off some browser extensions, such as a search scraper.

If none of these solutions work, Google offers more help and explanation about its “unusual traffic” error.

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