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How to stop captchaless.top from displaying notifications

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

What kind of page is captchaless[.]top?

While analyzing captchaless[.]top, we found that this page is created to trick visitors into agreeing to receive notifications. The purpose of this site is to promote other untrustworthy websites and apps. Our team discovered captchaless[.]top while inspecting sites that use rogue advertising networks.

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Captchaless[.]top in detail

Captchaless[.]top claims that it is required to click the "Allow" button to prove that you are not a robot. It instructs visitors to complete a fake CAPTCHA. Clicking that button allows captchaless[.]top to show notifications.

Usually, web pages like captchaless[.]top send notifications to promote shady pages and software. Their notifications can open phishing pages, technical support scam sites, websites asking to download and install adware, browser hijackers, malicious apps, etc.

One more reason not to trust captchaless[.]top is that it can redirect visitors to other deceptive websites. We found that one of the sites promoted by captchaless[.]top is a page running a scam similar to "AMAZON TRIAL". Pages running fake surveys usually are designed to trick visitors into providing personal information and (or) transferring money.

Threat Summary:
Name Ads by captchaless.top
Threat Type Push notifications ads, Unwanted ads, Pop-up ads
Detection Names alphaMountain.ai (Suspicious), Combo Cleaner (Malware), Fortinet (Spam), G-Data (Malware), Full List Of Detections (VirusTotal)
Serving IP Address 46.161.27.83
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, false claims within visited websites, unwanted applications (adware)
Damage Decreased computer performance, browser tracking - privacy issues, possible additional malware infections.
Malware Removal (Windows)

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Websites of this type in general

Usually, users end up on pages like captchaless[.]top via torrent sites, adult dating pages, illegal movie streaming websites, and other pages that use rogue advertising networks. In other cases, users open them by clicking on deceptive advertisements. Sometimes, these pages are opened by installed adware.

Examples of similar websites are salletsilvully[.]com, mscreviews[.]com, and advtreviews[.]com.

How did captchaless[.]top gain permission to deliver spam notifications?

Websites can only show notifications if users allow them to do so by clicking the "Allow", "Allow Notifications", or a similar button. It means that captchaless[.]top was visited and allowed to show notifications. No website can display notifications without permission.

How to prevent deceptive sites from delivering spam notifications?

Do not trust websites saying you must click the "Allow" button to prove that you are not a robot, play a video, download a file, etc. Click the "Block" or a similar button when suspicious websites ask permission to send notifications or close those pages.

If you are receiving unwanted notifications, we recommend running a scan with Combo Cleaner Antivirus for Windows to automatically eliminate them.

Appearance of captchaless[.]top website (GIF):

captchaless[.]top website appearance (GIF)

Video showing how to remove captchaless[.]top using Combo Cleaner:

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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 captchaless[.]top in the right lower corner of my desktop?

No web page is capable of sending notifications without permission. Captchaless[.]top shows notifications because it was visited and alllowed to show them. Pages show notifications after visitors click the "Allow" button (see the GIF image above).

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

Notifications do not infect computers. However, they can open malicious websites.

Is captchaless[.]top a virus?

Captchaless[.]top and similar websites are not viruses. In most cases, they promote various scams, questionable (potentially malicious) applications, and websites.

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

Yes, Combo Cleaner will scan your computer and stop captchaless[.]top from sending notifications (remove permissions given to it). It will also block all access to captchaless[.]top. No additional steps will be required.

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Tomas Meskauskas

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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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