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How to uninstall unwanted apps designed to open captcharesolver.com?

Also Known As: Ads captcharesolver.com
Damage level: Medium

What is captcharesolver[.]com?

Captcharesolver[.]com is one of the many deceptive websites containing shady content and opening other pages of this kind. More examples of pages like captcharesolver[.]com are captchareverse[.]com, video-notification[.]digital, and ngthatwe[.]fun.

Usually, these pages get opened through various untrustworthy pages, dubious advertisements, or potentially unwanted applications (PUAs) that users have unknowingly installed on a browser or the operating system. In other words, users do not open/visit sites like captcharesolver[.]com on purpose.

captcharesolver[.]com pop-up redirects

Once the captcharesolver[.]com is visited, it checks the visitor's IP address and, depending on the geolocation captcharesolver[.]com either loads its content or opens a couple (about two, three) of other untrustworthy pages. Typically, pages like captcharesolver[.]com promote various scams (e.g., "Chance To Win The New iPad Pro", "Suspicious Movement Distinguished On You IP"), download websites for unwanted applications (e.g., browser hijackers, adware-type applications), and other kinds of dubious, potentially malicious pages.

Another reason not to trust captcharesolver[.]com and other websites of this type is that most of them use one or another clickbait technique to trick visitors into clicking the "Allow" button (depending on a web browser). In other words, most of these pages are designed to trick their visitors into agreeing to see notifications.

Captcharesolver[.]com displays a fake CAPTCHA test, a message encouraging visitors to click the "Allow" button to prove that they are not robots. Typically, when pages like captcharesolver[.]com are allowed to show their notifications, they constantly feed users with notifications containing links to potentially malicious pages, shady advertisements, phishing pages, etc.

Users who have a PUA that opens pages like captcharesolver[.]com installed on a browser or computer should remove it. Quite often, apps of this kind are designed to display advertisements and (or) gather information related to browsing activities or other data.

It is common that PUAs generate coupons, pop-up ads, surveys, banners, etc. Most of their ads are used to promote shady, potentially malicious pages.

In some cases, they are designed to download or even install some other PUA by running certain scripts. Examples of details that PUAs collect are IP addresses, entered search queries, geolocations, addresses of visited websites.

Although, there are PUAs capable of accessing sensitive details (e.g., passwords, credit card details) as well. Therefore, it is not safe to have any PUA installed on a browser or the operating system. It could be the culprit of problems related to browsing safety, online privacy.

Threat Summary:
Name Ads captcharesolver.com
Threat Type Push notifications ads, Unwanted ads, Pop-up ads
Serving IP Address 5.8.34.26
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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To summarize, browsers that open websites like captcharesolver[.]com are likely to have some potentially unwanted applications installed on them. It is strongly recommended to ignore websites like captcharesolver[.]com and the sites they promote.

It is advisable that no suspicious, unwanted applications would be installed on the operating system or web browser. Instructions on how to remove apps of this kind are provided below.

How did adware install on my computer?

In some cases, potentially unwanted applications are distributed via deceptive advertisements. Those ads, if clicked, download or install PUAs by executing certain scripts.

However, it is more common that apps of this kind are distributed by bundling them together with other programs. In such cases, they are included in downloaders or installers for other programs as additional offers.

Usually, those offers can be declined via their like "Advanced", "Custom", "Manual", or by unticking certain checkboxes before finishing downloads and installations.

When users do not check and change the aforementioned settings, they allow for bundled apps to be downloaded or installed as well. It is worthwhile to mention that most of the times PUAs are bundled with free programs (freeware).

How to avoid installation of potentially unwanted applications?

Downloaders and installers with settings like "Advanced" "Custom", "Manual" (or checkboxes) should be checked for unwanted offers. In other words, downloads and installations should not be finished without opting out bundled apps.

Files and programs should be downloaded from official websites and through direct links. Unofficial pages, third-party downloaders, Peer-to-Peer networks like torrent clients, eMule, or other sources of this kind can be used to distribute PUAs, or even malicious apps.

Third-party installers can be malicious too. Advertisements that appear on questionable pages should not be clicked as well.

Those ads can be and often are used to promote other sites of this kind. Sometimes those ads can execute scripts designed to download, or even install unwanted softare.

Any unwanted, unknown, or suspicious apps (extensions, plug-ins, add-ons) installed on a browser should be removed from it as soon as possible. Software 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 captcharesolver[.]com website (GIF):

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Quick menu:

Disable unwanted browser notifications:

Video showing how to disable web browser notifications:

Google Chrome logoRemove spam notifications from Google Chrome:

Click the Menu button (three dots) on the right upper corner of the screen and select "Settings". In the opened window select "Privacy and security", then click on "Site Settings" and choose "Notifications".

Disable web browser notifications in Google Chrome (step 1)

In the "Allowed to send notifications" list search for websites that you want to stop receiving notifications from. Click on the three dots icon near the website 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 web browser notifications in Google Chrome (step 2)

Android logoRemove spam notifications from Google Chrome (Android):

Tap the Menu button (three dots) on the right upper corner of the screen and select "Settings". Scroll down, tap on "Site settings" and then "Notifications".

Disable web browser notifications in Google Chrome - Android (step 1)

In the opened window, locate all suspicious URLs and tap on them one-by-one. Once the pop-up shows up, select either "Block" or "Remove" (if you tap "Remove" and visit the malicious site once more, it will ask to enable notifications again).

Disable web browser notifications in Google Chrome - Android (step 2)

Mozilla Firefox logoRemove spam notifications from Mozilla Firefox:

Click the Menu button (three bars) on the right upper corner of the screen. Select "Settings" 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".

Disable web browser notifications in Mozilla Firefox (step 1)

In the opened window, locate all suspicious URLs and block them using the drop-down menu or either remove them by clicking "Remove Website" at the bottom of the window (if you click "Remove Website" and visit the malicious site once more, it will ask to enable notifications again).

Disable web browser notifications in Mozilla Firefox (step 2)

Microsoft Edge logoRemove spam notifications from Microsoft Edge:

Click the menu button (three dots) on the right upper corner of the Edge window and select "Settings". Click on "Cookies and site permissions" in the toolbar on the left hand side of the screen and select "Notifications".

Disable web browser notifications in Microsoft Edge (step 1)

Click three dots on the right hand side of each suspicious URL under "Allow" section and click "Block" or "Remove" (if you click "Remove" and visit the malicious site once more, it will ask to enable notifications again).

Disable web browser notifications in Microsoft Edge (step 2)

Safari logoRemove spam notifications from Safari (macOS):

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.

Disable web browser notifications in Safari - macOS (step 1)

Check for suspicious URLs and apply the "Deny" option using the drop-down menu or either remove them by clicking "Remove" at the bottom of the window (if you click "Remove" and visit the malicious site once more, it will ask to enable notifications again)

Disable web browser notifications in Safari - macOS (step 2)

How to avoid browser notification spam?

Internet users should be very skeptical when being asked to allow notifications. While this is a useful feature that allows you to receive timely news from websites you like, deceptive marketers frequently abuse it.

Only allow notifications from websites that you fully trust. For added security - use an anti-malware application with a real-time web browsing monitor to block shady websites that tries to trick you into allowing spam notifications. We recommend using Combo Cleaner Antivirus for Windows.

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Global malware activity level today:

Medium threat activity

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