What is smartcaptchasolve[.]top?
Sharing traits with othemyinetere.space, sistheberth.xyz, deumsiden.online, and countless others, smartcaptchasolve[.]top is a rogue site. It is designed to present visitors with dubious content and/or redirect them to various (likely unreliable or malicious) webpages.
Users are typically redirected to rogue websites by untrustworthy pages, intrusive advertisements, or installed PUAs (Potentially Unwanted Applications).
Smartcaptchasolve[.]top in detail
The behavior of rogue websites is determined by their visitors' IP addresses/ geolocations. In other words, whether visitors to smartcaptchasolve[.]top are presented with questionable material and/or redirected elsewhere - is determined by their IP addresses/ geolocations. Furthermore, sites of this kind use clickbait or deceptive instructions to trick users into allowing their browser notifications.
Smartcaptchasolve[.]top is not an exception; it employs fake CAPTCHA verification to push its notifications. Should they be enabled, the webpage will start running intrusive ad campaigns. The displayed advertisements pose a threat to device/user safety. When clicked on, intrusive adverts redirect to dubious/malicious sites, and some can download/install software (e.g., PUAs) without user consent.
|Threat Type||Push notifications ads, Unwanted ads, Pop-up ads|
|Detection Names||Fortinet (Malware), Spamhaus (Spam), Full List Of Detections (VirusTotal)|
|Observed Domains||b.smartcaptchasolve[.]top; h.smartcaptchasolve[.]top; i.smartcaptchasolve[.]top; e.smartcaptchasolve[.]top; f.smartcaptchasolve[.]top; a.smartcaptchasolve[.]top; d.smartcaptchasolve[.]top|
|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.|
|Malware Removal (Windows)||
To eliminate possible malware infections, scan your computer with legitimate antivirus software. Our security researchers recommend using Combo Cleaner.
Potentially unwanted application overview
PUAs appear legitimate and entice users into download/installation with fake features. Instead, these apps often have harmful abilities, e.g., force-opening pages, running intrusive advert campaigns, hijacking browsers, and gathering private information. In summary, the presence of PUAs on systems can lead to system infections, serious privacy issues, financial losses, and identity theft.
How did adware install on my computer?
PUAs are distributed using the "bundling" marketing technique - packing ordinary software with unwanted/malicious additions. By rushing through downloads/installations, users risk inadvertently allowing bundled content into their devices. Intrusive advertisements are also used to proliferate PUAs. Once clicked on, the ads can execute scripts to make stealthy downloads/installations. PUAs may have "official" download webpages.
How to avoid installation of potentially unwanted applications?
It is advised to research software and download only from official/trustworthy channels. Dubious sources, e.g., unofficial and freeware websites, Peer-to-Peer sharing networks, and other third-party downloaders - often offer bundled content.
When downloading/installing, it is recommended to read terms, study available options, and use the "Custom/Advanced" settings to opt-out from all supplements. Intrusive adverts appear legitimate; however, they redirect to highly questionable sites (e.g., gambling, adult-dating, pornography, etc.).
Should users encounter such advertisements and redirects, they must check their devices and immediately remove all suspect applications and browser extensions/plug-ins. 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 the smartcaptchasolve[.]top website (GIF):
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- What is smartcaptchasolve.top pop-up?
- STEP 1. Remove spam notifications from Google Chrome
- STEP 2. Remove spam notifications from Google Chrome (Android)
- STEP 3. Remove spam notifications from Mozilla Firefox
- STEP 4. Remove spam notifications from Microsoft Edge
- STEP 5. Remove spam notifications from Safari (macOS)
Disable unwanted browser notifications:
Video showing how to disable web browser notifications:
Remove 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".
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).
Remove 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".
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).
Remove 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".
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).
Remove 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".
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).
Remove 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.
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)
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.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Why am I seeing ads (browser notifications) delivered by smartcaptchasolve[.]top in the right lower corner of my desktop?
Websites deliver browser notifications when users permit them. Hence, you have likely visited smartcaptchasolve[.]top and done so. It is worth noting that sites of this type usually use deceptive content (e.g., fake CAPTCHA verification, clickbait, etc.) to trick users into allowing the notifications.
I have clicked on notification ads, is my computer infected?
No, just clicking a browser notification will not initiate an infection chain. However, these adverts typically endorse deceptive and malicious websites and applications.
Is smartcaptchasolve[.]top a virus?
No, smartcaptchasolve[.]top is not considered to be a virus, although it can promote various scams and malicious content.
Will Combo Cleaner remove smartcaptchasolve[.]top ads automatically or manual steps are still required?
Yes, Combo Cleaner will scan your computer and remove permissions granted to smartcaptchasolve[.]top. Further access to this website will also be blocked. No additional steps will be required.