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How to stop web browsers from opening pages like captchacheckout.top?

Also Known As: Ads by captchacheckout.top
Damage level: Medium

What is captchacheckout[.]top?

Captchacheckout[.]top uses a clickbait technique to trick visitors into clicking the "Allow" button (into allowing it to show notifications) and opens other untrustworthy websites. Captchacheckout[.]top is similar to captchaverifier[.]top, captcha-bros[.]com, news-bobicu[.]cc, and a great number of other websites.

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Captchacheckout[.]top in detail

Typically, websites like captchacheckout[.]top are promoted through shady advertisements, potentially malicious websites, and potentially unwanted applications (PUAs). In other words, users do not visit captchacheckout[.]top and similar pages intentionally. Once visited, they encourage visitors to click the "Allow" button.

Captchacheckout[.]top displays a fake CAPTCHA test with a message claiming that visitors need to click the "Allow" button to prove that they are not robots. It is important to know that notifications displayed by pages like captchacheckout[.]top contain links to untrustworthy websites, deceptive advertisements, and so on.

Furthermore, captchacheckout[.]top is designed to open questionable websites. At the time of the research, it opened a website designed to download some file (possibly a file designed to install a potentially unwanted application). Also, captchacheckout[.]top could open pages similar to "Win The New iPhone 12", "SPIN FOR REWARD", and other shady pages.

It is worth mentioning that captchacheckout[.]top may open legitimate websites. In such cases, its developers would be paid a referral fee for every created account, or a product (or service) purchased on a website opened through captchacheckout[.]top. In most cases, pages like captchacheckout[.]top open legitimate sports betting, gaming or other pages.

More about potentially unwanted applications

It is noteworthy that PUAs can be designed to display advertisements and collect data. It is common that apps of this kind generate pop-up ads, banners, various coupons, banners, and so on. Usually, those ads are designed to advertise shady websites. In some cases, they cause downloads or installations by running certain scripts.

Also, PUAs can be designed to collect browsing-related data information, for example, IP addresses, entered search queries, visited websites, geolocations. What is worse, apps of this kind can be designed to access personal data that could be used to steal accounts, make unauthorized purchases, transactions, or other purposes.

Threat Summary:
Name Ads by captchacheckout.top
Threat Type Push notifications ads, Unwanted ads, Pop-up ads
Detection Names Fortinet (Malware), Spamhaus (Spam), Full List Of Detections (VirusTotal)
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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Websites like captchacheckout[.]top in general

Once visited, captchacheckout[.]top and similar websites load deceptive content and (or) open about two, three other unreliable websites. Typically, users open them unintentionally - by clicking dubious ads or visiting other shady websites. It is also common that browsers open websites of this kind because they have some PUA installed on them.

How did adware install on my computer?

One of the popular ways to distribute PUAs is through downloaders and installers for free programs (freeware). Users download and install PUAs together with other programs when they do not deselect unwanted offers. Typically, it can be done via "Advanced", "Custom", or other settings, or by unticking ticked checkboxes.

Another way to distribute PUAs is to use fake installers and deceptive advertisements. In the second case, users download or install PUAs by clicking advertisements designed to execute certain scripts. It is worth mentioning that fake installers are promoted on untrustworthy websites. The same applies to deceptive advertisements.

How to avoid installation of potentially unwanted applications?

Unwanted downloads and installations can be avoided by downloading apps and files from official, legitimate pages and via direct download links. Third-party downloaders, Peer-to-Peer networks (like torrent clients, eMule), questionable websites, or other similar channels tend to be used to distribute unwanted apps.

Another way to avoid unexpected downloads, installations is to check downloaders and installers for "Custom", "Advanced" or other similar settings and decline additionally included (bundled) applications. One more way to avoid that is not to trust advertisements that appear on untrustworthy pages.

If any unwanted applications (extensions, plug-ins, and add-ons) are installed on browsers and programs of this kind are installed on the operating system, they should be removed. If your computer is already infected with rogue applications, we recommend running a scan with Combo Cleaner Antivirus for Windows to automatically eliminate them.

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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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