Captcha-smart.top Redirect Ads
Captcha-smart.top is one of those websites that load unexpectedly in popular browsers. It is a browser redirect that may show up in Chrome, Firefox, Opera, Safari, Explorer, or Edge.
Captcha-smart.top may be misused by fraudsters for the generation of shady adverts. So beware of notifications displayed by this site. They will show sponsored content that may link to pages with rogue applications, malware, counterfeit design, and fake promotions.
To ensure that the affected browser is clean and secure, you need to consider a thorough removal process. See how to get rid of Captcha-smart.top redirect ads and delete any associated files that may be triggering them in your preferred web browser.
|Type||Ads, Redirects, PUP|
|Short Description||A website with questionable reputation that loads in your browser without your permission.|
|Symptoms||Regular browsing is interrupted by unexpected redirects to this domain address. Browser slowdowns occur due to increased number of online ads.|
|Distribution Method||Freeware Installations, Bundled Packages, Corrupted Websites|
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Captcha-smart.top Ads – Are They Dangerous?
Redirects to Captcha-smart.top could occur after visits to other unreliable sites like torrent databases, online movies portals, online gaming sites, etc. Once, it loads in your browser, it may offer you to take action that could endanger the overall security of your PC.
Affected by the redirect could be Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Microsoft Edge, Opera, and Safari. Other sites that act in a similar nasty way are Naijawide.com, Uboungera.com and Yifymovies.pro. Watch out and avoid visiting those sites.
The redirect Captcha-smart.top may load strange forms that ask you to complete a captcha in order to reveal a hidden page. The page may be designed to promote rogue apps that could be downloaded after you provide sensitive credentials.
It could offer its browser push notifications in order to deliver additional ads and become able to cause further redirects.
Sometimes the unexpected appearance of strange browser redirects signifies that a potentially undesired program has been installed on the browser or system. Various shady techniques may have inadvertently delivered such an app to your system. Software bundles, third-party apps, and fake software updates may be utilized.
As long as there is an undesired program running on your computer, it may be harvesting details to enable fraudsters set targeted advertising campaigns. The following data may be obtained and sent to connected servers:
- Visited URLs and websites.
- Browser’s home page.
- Operating system type.
- Type of used browser.
- Search queries.
- Search queries on the visited web pages.
- Geographic location.
- Internet protocol (IP) address.
- The domain name of current Internet service provider (ISP).
For the sake of your online security, you should consider the complete removal of Captcha-smart.top ads and files related to them.
How to Remove Captcha-smart.top Redirect Ads
In order to remove Captcha-smart.top ads along with all associated files that enable their appearance in the browser, you should complete several removal steps. The guide below presents all steps required for the removal of browser infections like Captcha-smart.top ads. If you want to make sure that no undesired and potentially harmful files are running on your system, we recommend that you combine manual and automatic steps.
- Guide 1: How to Remove Captcha-smart.top from Windows.
- Guide 2: Get rid of Captcha-smart.top on Mac OS X.
- Guide 3: Remove Captcha-smart.top in Google Chrome.
- Guide 4: Erase Captcha-smart.top from Mozilla Firefox.
- Guide 5: Uninstall Captcha-smart.top from Microsoft Edge.
- Guide 6: Remove Captcha-smart.top from Safari.
- Guide 7: Eliminate Captcha-smart.top from Internet Explorer.
- Guide 8: Disable Captcha-smart.top Push Notifications in Your Browsers.
How to Remove Captcha-smart.top from Windows.
Step 1: Boot Your PC In Safe Mode to isolate and remove Captcha-smart.top
Step 2: Uninstall Captcha-smart.top 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-smart.top 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-smart.top there. This can happen by following the steps underneath:
Get rid of Captcha-smart.top from Mac OS X.
Step 1: Uninstall Captcha-smart.top 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-smart.top 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-smart.top files from your Mac
When you are facing problems on your Mac as a result of unwanted scripts and programs such as Captcha-smart.top, 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-smart.top 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-smart.top 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-smart.top 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-smart.top 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-smart.top will be removed.
Eliminate Captcha-smart.top 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-smart.top 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".