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How to remove greattypecaptcha.top ads?

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

What kind of page is greattypecaptcha[.]top?

Greattypecaptcha[.]top is one of the websites designed to trick users into allowing it to show notifications. It can also redirect visitors to other untrustworthy pages. Greattypecaptcha[.]top is similar to mykiger[.]com, stayprotectedsupport[.]com, defender-scanning[.]xyz, and hundreds of others.

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Greattypecaptcha[.]top in detail

Greattypecaptcha[.]top displays a fake CAPTCHA claiming that clicking the "Allow" button will prove that visitors are not robots. The purpose of this fake CAPTCHA is to trick visitors into allowing greattypecaptcha[.]top to show notifications. Those notifications can be used to promote various scams, potentially malicious sites, and other shady websites.

It is known that greattypecaptcha[.]top can open a scam page similar to "You Are Today's Lucky Visitor". It might also open other untrustworthy pages, such as deceptive download pages for potentially unwanted applications (PUAs) and phishing websites.

Threat Summary:
Name Ads by greattypecaptcha.top
Threat Type Push notifications ads, Unwanted ads, Pop-up ads
Detection Names 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.
Malware Removal (Windows)

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Potentially unwanted applications in general

Greattypecaptcha[.]top is an untrustworthy page designed to promote other pages of this kind. It is uncommon for websites like this one to be visited on purpose. Most of them are promoted through other pages of this kind, shady ads, and potentially unwanted applications.

How did adware install on my computer?

A big part of users downloads or installs PUAs through downloaders or installers for other programs. Users allow for PUAs to be downloaded or installed together with other programs when they do not change "Custom", "Advanced", "Manual", or other settings available in downloaders or installers.

In other cases, PUAs can be distributed using advertisements (by designing them to run certain scripts) or through fake installers.

How to avoid installation of potentially unwanted applications?

Download programs (and files) from official websites and via direct links. Avoid using other sources for downloading them. Check downloaders and installers for optional downloads or installations and deselect them. Also, do not trust advertisements appearing on shady websites.

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 greattypecaptcha[.]top 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.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

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

Greattypecaptcha[.]top could not show notifications without permission. Thus, it means that this page has been visited and allowed to deliver notifications.

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

No, a notification cannot directly infect a computer or cause other harm. However, it can open a malicious website (a page used to distribute malware).

Is greattypecaptcha[.]top a virus?

Greattypecaptcha[.]top and other pages of this type are not viruses. As a rule, the purpose of these pages is to promote various scams, potentially malicious applications, and websites.

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

Yes, Combo Cleaner application will scan the operating system and eliminate all the permissions granted for greattypecaptcha[.]top. It will also block all further access greattypecaptcha[.]top. No additional steps will be required.

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Global malware activity level today:

Medium threat activity

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

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