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How to stop captchawizard.top from sending notifications

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

What kind of page is captchawizard[.]top?

After conducting our investigation, our team identified captchawizard[.]top as an untrustworthy website that uses deceptive methods to trick visitors into granting permission for notifications. It is common for users to come across websites like captchawizard[.]top inadvertently. We discovered it during an examination of other suspicious websites.

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Captchawizard[.]top in detail

The "CLICK «ALLOW» TO CONFIRM THAT YOU ARE NOT A ROBOT!" message presented on captchawizard[.]top misleads visitors by implying that it is a way to verify their human status through a CAPTCHA. In actuality, clicking the "Allow" button authorizes the display of notifications.

Through our investigation, we have discovered that captchawizard[.]top delivers notifications that consist of counterfeit security alerts and similar messages. These notifications serve as a platform to promote dubious websites, which may engage in deceptive practices to coax visitors into disclosing sensitive information, downloading adware, browser hijackers, malware, contacting fraudulent technical support numbers, and other malicious activities.

Based on our findings, it is highly recommended not to allow notifications from captchawizard[.]top. Furthermore, it is important to be aware that captchawizard[.]top may redirect visitors to other suspicious websites. During our examination, captchawizard[.]top led us to a scam similar to "AMAZON TRIAL".

Threat Summary:
Name Ads by captchawizard.top
Threat Type Push notifications ads, Unwanted ads, Pop-up ads
Detection Names Avira (Phishing), Full List Of Detections (VirusTotal)
Serving IP Address 104.21.59.189
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.
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More about pages of this type

Visitors generally end up on websites like captchawizard[.]top inadvertently, often as a result of untrustworthy advertisements and pages utilizing questionable advertising networks like illegal movie streaming sites and torrent pages. Sometimes, such pages are promoted via adware.

Examples of similar websites are akice-co[.]in, checkrobotpage[.]online, and securecaptcha[.]top.

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

Websites require visitors' permission to show notifications, which is granted when visitors click the "Allow" button while browsing the site. This indicates that the "Allow" button was clicked when captchawizard[.]top requested permission to display notifications.

How to prevent deceptive sites from delivering spam notifications?

To prevent receiving notifications from suspicious websites, it is necessary to either close these sites or select the "Block," "Block Notifications," or a similar button when prompted to grant permission for notifications. If you are receiving unwanted notifications, we recommend running a scan with Combo Cleaner Antivirus for Windows to automatically eliminate them.

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

captchawizard[.]top website appearance (GIF)

A notification from captchawizard[.]top:

captchawizard.top notification

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

The user must grant permission to enable a website to deliver browser notifications. Therefore, if you are receiving notifications from captchawizard[.]top, it is likely that you have previously visited the website and allowed it to display notifications.

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

Clicking a notification itself is not harmful. However, it is important to be cautious because the websites that these ads lead to may be malicious.

Is captchawizard[.]top a virus?

Captchawizard[.]top and similar pages are not viruses. Most of them are designed to promote various scams, shady applications, and websites.

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

Combo Cleaner can scan your computer and revoke all permissions granted to captchawizard[.]top. Additionally, it will prevent any future access to this site. No further steps will be needed after running the scan with Combo Cleaner.

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Tomas Meskauskas

Tomas Meskauskas - expert security researcher, professional malware analyst.

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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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