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How to remove application that opens revercecaptcha.com?

Also Known As: Ads by revercecaptcha.com
Type: Adware
Distribution: Moderate
Damage level: Medium

Revercecaptcha[.]com pop-up ads removal instructions

What is revercecaptcha[.]com?

Revercecaptcha[.]com is similar to hevethat[.]online, bemasx[.]com, mycoolnewz[.]com, and many other untrustworthy websites. Typically, users open such pages by clicking on deceptive advertisements, or those pages get opened while users visit other shady websites or when their web browser has some potentially unwanted application (PUA) installed on it. In other words, it is uncommon for pages like revercecaptcha[.]com to be visited by users on purpose. It is important to mention that a PUA is a type of app that can be designed to promote untrustworthy pages and serve ads and (or) collect various data.

revercecaptcha[.]com pop-up redirects

Websites like revercecaptcha[.]com detect their visitors' geolocation and then load deceptive, questionable content or open a couple (two, three) of other dubious websites. It is very common that pages like revercecaptcha[.]com use a clickbait technique to trick their visitors into clicking the "Allow" button, allowing visited pages to show their notifications. Revercecaptcha[.]com displays a fake CAPTCHA with a message encouraging visitors to click the "Allow" button to prove that they are not robots. Untrustworthy pages should not be allowed to show notifications. Most of their notifications contain shady advertisements, promote potentially malicious sites, etc. When websites like revercecaptcha[.]com open a couple of other shady pages, they usually open dubious pages used to promote browser hijackers, adware, various scam pages like "Firewall Spyware Alert", "Hackers Are Watching You!", "Google Membership Rewards", and so on. In conclusion, content on the revercecaptcha[.]com page and pages promoted through it cannot be trusted.

As mentioned in the introduction paragraph, PUAs can be designed to serve advertisements and (or) gather various data. Some examples of ads that PUAs display are coupons, banners, surveys, pop-up ads. It is common that ads displayed by PUAs often are used to advertise shady websites. Sometimes they can download or even install unwanted apps by running certain scripts. Examples of details that PUAs gather are Internet Protocol addresses, geolocations, URLs of visited pages, entered search queries. It is important to mention that there are PUAs that are capable of accessing sensitive information. Either way, there is always a chance that data collected by installed PUA is going to be shared with third parties (potentially cybercriminals), used for marketing purposes, or misused in other ways. Therefore, it is strongly advisable not to have apps of this type installed on browsers or computers.

Threat Summary:
Name Ads by revercecaptcha.com
Threat Type Push notifications ads, Unwanted ads, Pop-up ads
Serving IP Address 5.8.34.12
Symptoms Seeing advertisements not originating from the sites you are browsing. Intrusive pop-up ads. Decreased Internet browsing speed.
Distribution Methods Deceptive pop-up ads, potentially unwanted applications (adware)
Damage Decreased computer performance, browser tracking - privacy issues, possible additional malware infections.
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In conclusion, it is uncommon for pages like revercecaptcha[.]com to be visited or PUAs to be downloaded, installed by users intentionally. If a browser opens shady websites by itself, it is likely that it already has some PUA installed on it. It is noteworthy that even if apps of this kind are advertised as useful, legitimate, they are useless to their users and can cause certain problems. In other words, PUAs are monetized by designing them to generate ads, open questionable pages, and (or) gathering information about their users.

How did adware install on my computer?

One of the most popular ways to distribute PUAs is to bundle them with other programs (include PUAs in downloaders, installers as additional offers). Usually, PUAs are bundled with freeware (free software). Users download or install PUAs together with other programs when they leave settings like "Advanced", "Custom" unchanged, or do not untick certain checkboxes. In other words, when users finish downloads, installations without declining offers to download or install included applications (PUAs). In some cases, users cause unwanted downloads or installations by clicking deceptive advertisements. However, only when they click on ads that are designed to execute certain scripts. As a rule, such ads appear on questionable pages.

How to avoid installation of potentially unwanted applications?

Programs and files should be downloaded from official pages using direct links. Files, programs downloaded via Peer-to-Peer networks (like eMule, torrent clients), third-party downloaders, from unofficial websites, etc., can be malicious. Downloaders and installers with "Advanced", "Manual, "Custom", or other settings or checkboxes should be checked for offers to download or install potentially unwanted applications. Bundled apps (PUAs) should be opted out before finishing downloads and installations. Advertisements on unreliable pages should not be clicked. If clicked, those ads may open other shady pages or run certain scripts designed to start unwanted downloads or even installations. Unwanted, suspicious, or unknown extensions, add-ons, or plug-ins installed on a browser should be removed, applications of this kind installed on the operating system should be uninstalled too. If your computer is already infected with rogue applications, we recommend running a scan with Combo Cleaner Antivirus for Windows to automatically eliminate them.

Appearance of revercecaptcha[.]com website (GIF):

revercecaptcha[.]com website appearance (GIF)

IMPORTANT NOTE! This deceptive site asks to enable web browser notifications.

Therefore, before commencing, perform these steps:

Google Chrome (PC):

  • Click the Menu button (three dots) on the right upper corner of the screen
  • Select "Settings", scroll down to the bottom and click "Advanced"
  • Scroll down to the "Privacy and security" section, select "Content settings" and then "Notifications"
  • Click three dots on the right hand side of each suspicious URL and click "Block" or "Remove" (if you click "Remove" and visit the malicious site once more, it will ask to enable notifications again)

Disable pop-up' notifications in Google Chrome web browser

Google Chrome (Android):

  • Click on the Menu button (three dots) on the right upper corner of the screen and click "Settings"
  • Scroll down, click on "Site settings" and then "Notifications"
  • In the opened window, locate all suspicious URLs and click on them one-by-one
  • Select "Notifications" in the "Permissions" section and set the toggle button to "OFF"

Disable pop-up' notifications in Android Google Chrome web browser

Mozilla Firefox:

  • Click the Menu button (three bars) on the right upper corner of the screen
  • Select "Options" and click on "Privacy & Security" in the toolbar on the left hand side of the screen
  • Scroll down to the "Permissions" section and click the "Settings" button next to "Notifications"
  • In the opened window, locate all suspicious URLs, click the drop-down menu and select "Block"

Disable pop-up' notifications in Mozilla Firefox web browser

Internet Explorer:

  • Click the Gear button on the right upper corner of the IE window
  • Select "Internet options"
  • Select the "Privacy" tab and click "Settings" under "Pop-up Blocker" section
  • Select suspicious URLs under and remove them one by one by clicking the "Remove" button

Disable pop-up' notifications in Internet Explorer web browser

Microsoft Edge:

  • Click the menu button (three dots) on the right upper corner of the Edge window
  • Scroll down, find and click "Settings"
  • Scroll down again and click "View advanced settings"
  • Click "Manage" under "Website permissions"
  • Click the switch under each suspicious website

Disable pop-up notifications in Microsoft Edge web browser

Safari (Mac):

  • Click "Safari" button on the left upper corner of the screen and select "Preferences..."
  • Select the "Websites" tab and then select "Notifications" section on the left pane
  • Check for suspicious URLs and apply the "Deny" option for each

Disable pop-up' notifications in Safari web browser

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Quick menu:

Adware removal:

Windows 7 users:

Accessing Programs and Features (uninstall) in Windows 7

Click Start (Windows Logo at the bottom left corner of your desktop), choose Control Panel. Locate Programs and click Uninstall a program.

Windows XP users:

Accessing Add or Remove Programs in Windows XP

Click Start, choose Settings and click Control Panel. Locate and click Add or Remove Programs.

Windows 10 and Windows 8 users:

Accessing Programs and Features (uninstall) in Windows 8

Right-click in the lower left corner of the screen, in the Quick Access Menu select Control Panel. In the opened window choose Programs and Features.

Mac OSX users:

Uninstall app in OSX (Mac)

Click Finder, in the opened screen select Applications. Drag the app from the Applications folder to the Trash (located in your Dock), then right click the Trash icon and select Empty Trash.

revercecaptcha[.]com adware uninstall via Control Panel

In the uninstall programs window, look for any potentially unwanted applications, select these entries and click "Uninstall" or "Remove".

After uninstalling the potentially unwanted application that causes revercecaptcha[.]com redirects, scan your computer for any remaining unwanted components or possible malware infections. To scan your computer, use recommended malware removal software.

Remove adware from Internet browsers:

Video showing how to remove potentially unwanted browser add-ons:

Google Chrome logoRemove malicious extensions from Google Chrome:

Removing revercecaptcha[.]com  ads from Google Chrome step 1

Click the Chrome menu icon Google Chrome menu icon (at the top right corner of Google Chrome), select "More tools" and click "Extensions". Locate all recently-installed suspicious browser add-ons and remove them.

Removing revercecaptcha[.]com ads from Google Chrome step 2

Optional method:

If you continue to have problems with removal of the ads by revercecaptcha.com, reset your Google Chrome browser settings. Click the Chrome menu icon Google Chrome menu icon (at the top right corner of Google Chrome) and select Settings. Scroll down to the bottom of the screen. Click the Advanced… link.

Google Chrome settings reset step 1

After scrolling to the bottom of the screen, click the Reset (Restore settings to their original defaults) button.

Google Chrome settings reset step 2

In the opened window, confirm that you wish to reset Google Chrome settings to default by clicking the Reset button.

Google Chrome settings reset step 3

Mozilla Firefox logoRemove malicious plug-ins from Mozilla Firefox:

Removing revercecaptcha[.]com ads from Mozilla Firefox step 1

Click the Firefox menu firefox menu icon (at the top right corner of the main window), select "Add-ons". Click "Extensions", in the opened window, remove all recently-installed suspicious browser plug-ins.

Removing revercecaptcha[.]com ads from Mozilla Firefox step 2

Optional method:

Computer users who have problems with ads by revercecaptcha.com removal can reset their Mozilla Firefox settings.

Open Mozilla Firefox, at the top right corner of the main window, click the Firefox menu, firefox menu icon in the opened menu, click Help.

Accessing settings (Reset Firefox to default settings step 1)

Select Troubleshooting Information.

Accessing Troubleshooting Information (Reset Firefox to default settings step 2)

In the opened window, click the Refresh Firefox button.

Clicking on Refresh Firefox button (Reset Firefox to default settings step 3)

In the opened window, confirm that you wish to reset Mozilla Firefox settings to default by clicking the Refresh Firefox button.

Confirm your want to reset Firefox settings to default (Reset Firefox to default settings step 4)

safari browser logoRemove malicious extensions from Safari:

removing adware from safari step 1 - accessing preferences

Make sure your Safari browser is active, click Safari menu, and select Preferences....

removing adware from safari step 2 - removing extensions

In the opened window click Extensions, locate any recently installed suspicious extension, select it and click Uninstall.

Optional method:

Make sure your Safari browser is active and click on Safari menu. From the drop down menu select Clear History and Website Data...

resetting safari step 1

In the opened window select all history and click the Clear History button.

resetting safari step 2

Microsoft Edge (Chromium) logoRemove malicious extensions from Microsoft Edge:

Removing adware from Microsoft Edge step 1

Click the Edge menu icon Microsoft Edge (chromium) menu icon (at the upper-right corner of Microsoft Edge), select "Extensions". Locate all recently-installed suspicious browser add-ons and click "Remove" below their names.

Removing adware from Microsoft Edge step 2

Optional method:

If you continue to have problems with removal of the ads by revercecaptcha.com, reset your Microsoft Edge browser settings. Click the Edge menu icon Microsoft Edge (chromium) menu icon (at the top right corner of Microsoft Edge) and select Settings.

Microsoft Edge (Chromium) reset step 1

In the opened settings menu select Reset settings.

Microsoft Edge (Chromium) reset step 2

Select Restore settings to their default values. In the opened window, confirm that you wish to reset Microsoft Edge settings to default by clicking the Reset button.

Microsoft Edge (Chromium) reset step 3

  • If this did not help, follow these alternative instructions explaining how to reset the Microsoft Edge browser.

Internet Explorer logoRemove malicious add-ons from Internet Explorer:

Removing revercecaptcha[.]com ads from Internet Explorer step 1

Click the "gear" icon Internet Explorer options icon (at the top right corner of Internet Explorer), select "Manage Add-ons". Look for any recently-installed suspicious browser extensions, select these entries and click "Remove".

Removing revercecaptcha[.]com ads from Internet Explorer step 2

Optional method:

If you continue to have problems with removal of the ads by revercecaptcha.com, reset your Internet Explorer settings to default.

Windows XP users: Click Start, click Run, in the opened window type inetcpl.cpl In the opened window click the Advanced tab, then click Reset.

Resetting Internet Explorer settings to default on Windows XP

Windows Vista and Windows 7 users: Click the Windows logo, in the start search box type inetcpl.cpl and click enter. In the opened window click the Advanced tab, then click Reset.

Resetting Internet Explorer settings to default on Windows 7

Windows 8 users: Open Internet Explorer and click the gear icon. Select Internet Options.

Reseting Internet Explorer settings to default in Windows 8 - accessing

In the opened window, select the Advanced tab.

Resetting Internet Explorer settings to default on Windows 8 - Internet options advanced tab

Click the Reset button.

Resetting Internet Explorer settings to default on Windows 8 - click the Reset button in the Internet options advanced tab

Confirm that you wish to reset Internet Explorer settings to default by clicking the Reset button.

Resetting Internet Explorer settings to default on Windows 8 - confirm settings reset to default by clicking the reset button

Summary:

declining installation of adware while downloading free software sampleCommonly, adware or potentially unwanted applications infiltrate Internet browsers through free software downloads. Note that the safest source for downloading free software is via developers' websites only. To avoid installation of adware, be very attentive when downloading and installing free software. When installing previously-downloaded free programs, choose the custom or advanced installation options – this step will reveal any potentially unwanted applications listed for installation together with your chosen free program.

Removal assistance:
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Global malware activity level today:

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Increased attack rate of infections detected within the last 24 hours.

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