What Is Captcha Filter
If you see Captcha Filter, also known as (Captchafilter.top) to begin appearing on your computer system, a very likely scenario is that you may have an adware problem on your hands. Such a software could perform different types of changes on your web browser to cause redirects to programs, like Captcha Filter on your browser and in addition to that display tons of different ads as well. The main issue with these advertisements is they may often end up causing redirects to dangerous sites, as they are pushed on your browser only for profit.
This is the main reason why we recommend that you read this article and learn how to detect and delete all of the files of the Captcha Filter adware.
Captcha Filter Summary
|Type||Browser Hijacker / PUP / Scam Redirect|
|Short Description||Aims to modify the settings on your web browser in order to get it to cause browser redirects and display different advertisements.|
|Symptoms||Your web browser begins to display various types of online advertisements, which results in slowing down of your computer.|
|Distribution Method||Bundled downloads. Web pages which may advertise it.|
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In a similar way to CaptchaVerifier, Smart Captcha Solve and DigitalCaptcha.top, this application may also cause quite the problems for your computer system. For starters, it may be installed via posing as “free extra” somewhere in the installation steps of some free software you may have recently downloaded, like a media player, file converter and other such applications. The main problem with Captcha Filter is it could be responsible for the following kinds of ads to begin appearing on your web browser:
- Pop-up ads
- Sudden redirects to third-party sites.
- Ad-supported search results.
- Highlighted text leading to third-party sites.
- Banners appearing on the sites you visit.
- Push notification ads.
- What is your browsing history.
- Your click and mouse movement history.
- The phrases you have searched for.
- Where you visit.
But the main problem that is related to Captcha Filter is that it could lead to dangerous websites, such as:
- Sites that offer rogue software downloads.
- Multiple redirects that may contain viruses.
- Survey frauds and such scams.
- Scam domains.
- Fake web pages.
- Different kinds of malware URLs.
- Fake tech support.
This is why software, like the adware causing redirects to Captcha Filter is considered a risk and should be removed from your computer system.
Remove Captcha Filter from Your Device
If you want to get rid of Captcha Filter from your computer system, we would strongly recommend that you pay attention to the steps of the removal guide below. It contains the instructions that are necessary to delete this software from both your web browsers and your computer altogether. Be advised that Captcha Filter is the type of software that should be removed automatically using an advanced anti-malware software, as experts recommend. Such a program is designed to scan your computer and detect and delete all of the files of any adware or other malware that may be present on your machine.
- Guide 1: How to Remove Captcha Filter from Windows.
- Guide 2: Get rid of Captcha Filter on Mac OS X.
- Guide 3: Remove Captcha Filter in Google Chrome.
- Guide 4: Erase Captcha Filter from Mozilla Firefox.
- Guide 5: Uninstall Captcha Filter from Microsoft Edge.
- Guide 6: Remove Captcha Filter from Safari.
- Guide 7: Eliminate Captcha Filter from Internet Explorer.
- Guide 8: Disable Captcha Filter Push Notifications in Your Browsers.
How to Remove Captcha Filter from Windows.
Step 1: Boot Your PC In Safe Mode to isolate and remove Captcha Filter
Step 2: Uninstall Captcha Filter and related software from Windows
Here is a method in few easy steps that should be able to uninstall most programs. No matter if you are using Windows 10, 8, 7, Vista or XP, those steps will get the job done. Dragging the program or its folder to the recycle bin can be a very bad decision. If you do that, bits and pieces of the program are left behind, and that can lead to unstable work of your PC, errors with the file type associations and other unpleasant activities. The proper way to get a program off your computer is to Uninstall it.
Step 3: Clean any registries, created by Captcha Filter on your computer.
The usually targeted registries of Windows machines are the following:
You can access them by opening the Windows registry editor and deleting any values, created by Captcha Filter there. This can happen by following the steps underneath:
Get rid of Captcha Filter from Mac OS X.
Step 1: Uninstall Captcha Filter and remove related files and objects
1. Hit the ⇧+⌘+U keys to open Utilities. Another way is to click on “Go” and then click “Utilities”, like the image below shows:
- Go to Finder.
- In the search bar type the name of the app that you want to remove.
- Above the search bar change the two drop down menus to “System Files” and “Are Included” so that you can see all of the files associated with the application you want to remove. Bear in mind that some of the files may not be related to the app so be very careful which files you delete.
- If all of the files are related, hold the ⌘+A buttons to select them and then drive them to “Trash”.
In case you cannot remove Captcha Filter via Step 1 above:
In case you cannot find the virus files and objects in your Applications or other places we have shown above, you can manually look for them in the Libraries of your Mac. But before doing this, please read the disclaimer below:
You can repeat the same procedure with the following other Library directories:
Tip: ~ is there on purpose, because it leads to more LaunchAgents.
Step 2: Scan for and remove Captcha Filter files from your Mac
When you are facing problems on your Mac as a result of unwanted scripts and programs such as Captcha Filter, the recommended way of eliminating the threat is by using an anti-malware program. SpyHunter for Mac offers advanced security features along with other modules that will improve your Mac’s security and protect it in the future.
Remove Captcha Filter from Google Chrome.
Step 1: Start Google Chrome and open the drop menu
Step 2: Move the cursor over "Tools" and then from the extended menu choose "Extensions"
Step 3: From the opened "Extensions" menu locate the unwanted extension and click on its "Remove" button.
Step 4: After the extension is removed, restart Google Chrome by closing it from the red "X" button at the top right corner and start it again.
Erase Captcha Filter from Mozilla Firefox.
Step 1: Start Mozilla Firefox. Open the menu window
Step 2: Select the "Add-ons" icon from the menu.
Step 3: Select the unwanted extension and click "Remove"
Step 4: After the extension is removed, restart Mozilla Firefox by closing it from the red "X" button at the top right corner and start it again.
Uninstall Captcha Filter from Microsoft Edge.
Step 1: Start Edge browser.
Step 2: Open the drop menu by clicking on the icon at the top right corner.
Step 3: From the drop menu select "Extensions".
Step 4: Choose the suspected malicious extension you want to remove and then click on the gear icon.
Step 5: Remove the malicious extension by scrolling down and then clicking on Uninstall.
Remove Captcha Filter from Safari.
Step 1: Start the Safari app.
Step 2: After hovering your mouse cursor to the top of the screen, click on the Safari text to open its drop down menu.
Step 3: From the menu, click on "Preferences".
Step 4: After that, select the 'Extensions' Tab.
Step 5: Click once on the extension you want to remove.
Step 6: Click 'Uninstall'.
A pop-up window will appear asking for confirmation to uninstall the extension. Select 'Uninstall' again, and the Captcha Filter will be removed.
Eliminate Captcha Filter from Internet Explorer.
Step 1: Start Internet Explorer.
Step 2: Click on the gear icon labeled 'Tools' to open the drop menu and select 'Manage Add-ons'
Step 3: In the 'Manage Add-ons' window.
Step 4: Select the extension you want to remove and then click 'Disable'. A pop-up window will appear to inform you that you are about to disable the selected extension, and some more add-ons might be disabled as well. Leave all the boxes checked, and click 'Disable'.
Step 5: After the unwanted extension has been removed, restart Internet Explorer by closing it from the red 'X' button located at the top right corner and start it again.
Remove Push Notifications caused by Captcha Filter from Your Browsers.
Turn Off Push Notifications from Google Chrome
To disable any Push Notices from Google Chrome browser, please follow the steps below:
Step 1: Go to Settings in Chrome.
Step 2: In Settings, select “Advanced Settings”:
Step 3: Click “Content Settings”:
Step 4: Open “Notifications”:
Step 5: Click the three dots and choose Block, Edit or Remove options:
Remove Push Notifications on Firefox
Step 1: Go to Firefox Options.
Step 2: Go to “Settings”, type “notifications” in the search bar and click "Settings":
Step 3: Click “Remove” on any site you wish notifications gone and click “Save Changes”
Stop Push Notifications on Opera
Step 1: In Opera, press ALT+P to go to Settings
Step 2: In Setting search, type “Content” to go to Content Settings.
Step 3: Open Notifications:
Step 4: Do the same as you did with Google Chrome (explained below):
Eliminate Push Notifications on Safari
Step 1: Open Safari Preferences.
Step 2: Choose the domain from where you like push pop-ups gone and change to "Deny" from "Allow".