Question "Our systems have detected unusual traffic from your computer network" message and captcha check when googling.

jayhayjay

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Hey guys.

Ever since this morning I've been getting a constant and really annoying message when googling that says "Our systems have detected unusual traffic from your computer network..." and asks me to do a captcha check.

Do you have any idea what might be causing this? Thanks.
 

USAFRet

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Hey guys.

Ever since this morning I've been getting a constant and really annoying message when googling that says "Our systems have detected unusual traffic from your computer network..." and asks me to do a captcha check.

Do you have any idea what might be causing this? Thanks.
That "message" is likely the problem, not your system.

These random popups are meant to make you think there is a problem.
Click on it, and then your system is infected.

Or it tells you it is and has you call some phone number to "fix it". They will say all sorts of scary stuff, and get you to allow them to log on remotely.

Then, they show you the Event Viewer, with thousands of entries.
"Oh no!!! What do I do?"
'Well, for the low price of $29.99, we can fix it.'
Meanwhile, with that remote access, they are cruising through your system, finding passwords, dropping malware, etc, etc.

Can you do a screencap of it when it appears?
 

jayhayjay

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That "message" is likely the problem, not your system.

These random popups are meant to make you think there is a problem.
Click on it, and then your system is infected.

Or it tells you it is and has you call some phone number to "fix it". They will say all sorts of scary stuff, and get you to allow them to log on remotely.

Then, they show you the Event Viewer, with thousands of entries.
"Oh no!!! What do I do?"
'Well, for the low price of $29.99, we can fix it.'
Meanwhile, with that remote access, they are cruising through your system, finding passwords, dropping malware, etc, etc.

Can you do a screencap of it when it appears?
This is exactly what I'm seeing: photo
The only difference is that it is in Greek.

And, oh boy, I've already clicked on the box to confirm I'm not a robot.
 
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I have the same thing happening sometimes. Ever since my PC got a virus almost a year ago. Except mine is just a recaptcha checkbox.
 

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