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How to remove indexforcaptchas.top ads?

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

What kind of page is indexforcaptchas[.]top?

Indexforcaptchas[.]top displays a deceptive CAPTCHA and redirects to untrustworthy websites. The purpose of this page is to promote shady pages through its notifications or by redirecting visitors to them. Indexforcaptchas[.]top is similar to new-updates-service[.]com, yourdailysecurity[.]com, and totalnicefeed[.]com.

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Indexforcaptchas[.]top in detail

Indexforcaptchas[.]top uses a clickbait technique to trick visitors into agreeing to receive notifications from it. It displays a fake CAPTCHA suggesting that clicking the "Allow" button proves that visitors are not robots. Notifications displayed by this page can be used to promote scams, potentially malicious apps, pages.

One of the websites that indexforcaptchas[.]top can redirect visitors to is changesolutiondead[.]top - a scam page similar to "Amazon Loyalty Program". It could open other untrustworthy websites too.

Threat Summary:
Name Ads by indexforcaptchas.top
Threat Type Push notifications ads, Unwanted ads, Pop-up ads
Detection Names N/A (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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Web pages of this type in general

Indexforcaptchas[.]top uses a clickbait technique to get permission from visitors to show notifications and opens shady pages. Typically, users do not open pages like this one intentionally. These sites get opened through potentially unwanted applications (PUAs) like adware, dubious advertisements, other shady pages.

How did adware install on my computer?

A big part of unwanted downloads and installations happens via deceptive ads designed to run certain scripts, downloaders/installers for other programs, and fake installers. In the second case, users agree to download or install those apps when they do not change "Custom", "Advanced" and other settings available in downloaders or installers.

Fake installers used to distribute PUAs are promoted mostly on deceptive websites. Advertisements that can download or install unwanted apps appear on questionable pages as well.

How to avoid installation of potentially unwanted applications?

Download applications and files only from legitimate sources such as official pages. Avoid clicking on advertisements that dubious pages have on them. Also, check downloaders and installers for "Advanced", "Custom", and other settings to see whether there are any unwanted apps and deselect them before downloading or installing programs.

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.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Why am I seeing ads (browser notifications) delivered by indexforcaptchas[.]top in the right lower corner of my desktop?

Indexforcaptchas[.]top and other websites cannot display notifications without permission. Indexforcaptchas[.]top shows notifications because it has been visited and allowed to do so.

I have clicked on notification ads, is my computer infected?

A notification displayed by an untrustworthy page cannot cause any harm directly, but it can open a malicious website.

Is indexforcaptchas[.]top a virus?

Neither indexforcaptchas[.]top or similar pages are considered to be viruses. The purpose of these pages is to promote various scams, potentially malicious applications, and websites.

Will Combo Cleaner remove indexforcaptchas[.]top ads automatically or manual steps are still required?

Yes, Combo Cleaner will scan your computer and remove all the permissions that have been granted for indexforcaptchas[.]top. Moreover, this app will block all further access to this page. No additional steps will be required.

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Malware activity

Global malware activity level today:

Medium threat activity

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

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