A new hijacker has been reported to affect systems and use the Robotcaptcha.info web page in order to change browser settings and allegedly show ads to the computers it has been installed on. The Robotcatpcha.info web page is a page that is brought to your computer as a result of a potentially unwanted program that may have been installed on your computer. If your computer is slow and you see redirects and ads, related to the Robotcaptcha.info web page, we strongly recommend that you read this article.
|Short Description||Robotcaptcha is a web page, caused by a browser hijacker. It is unwanted, because it may lead you to dangerous sites.|
|Symptoms||Your web browser may start to behave eradically. You may receive redirects and other types of ads and your PC’s perfomance may sharply decline.|
|Distribution Method||Bundled downloads. Web pages which may advertise it.|
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Robotcaptcha.info – HOW Did I Get It
Robotcaptcha.info is a web page that can be seen on your computer as a result of a Potentially Unwanted Software. Such apps are often adware or browser hijackers, that may gotten into your computer as a result of being added to the installers of free programs, like some random free app you may have downloaded from a website you visited for the very first time and know nothing about. While you are installing a freeware program fromthose apps, you may see the Robotcaptcha.info “virus” to be added somewhere In their installation steps, often in the “Advanced” or “Custom” install methods and this is how this app may have slithered onto your PC.
Robotcaptcha.info – What Does It DO
Robotcaptcha.info is a web page, that is likely introduced to your web browser as a result of a browser redirect by the unwanted program installed on your computer without you even realizing it. Having it on your computer, means that it may start to introduce different types of ads, like:
- Banner ads.
- Ask you to accept push notifications.
- Cause browser redirects.
Robotcaptcha.info may pretend to be a CAPTCHA page and may be a fake version of an original captcha check. If you see a CAPTCHA check like the one below, then you must close the page:
In addition to Robotcaptcha.info, the adware PUP behind it may also introduce other very dangerous websites on your browser, that may:
- Infect your computer with a virus.
- Cause your computer to misbehave.
- Lead you to phishing sites.
- Steal your information by redirecting you to a scam site.
- Transfer you to fake web shopping sites that may steal your credit card information.
How to REMOVE Robotcaptcha.info
The removal of Robotcaptcha.info may be a very trickly process, because of the fact that the unwanted program introducing this scam page may have files spread all of your hard drive. This is the main reason why we strongly advise you to follow the removal steps below. They are made so that if the problem persists after step 1 and 2, you can use a powerful anti-malware software(reccomended). Be advised that security professionals often advise victims to remove this adware via an advanced anti-malware program. This will help save you significant time and will make sure that all of the persistent files and objects of Robotcaptcha.info are fully gone from your PC.
- Guide 1: How to Remove Robotcaptcha.info PUP from Windows.
- Guide 2: Get rid of Robotcaptcha.info PUP on Mac OS X.
- Guide 3: Remove Robotcaptcha.info PUP in Google Chrome.
- Guide 4: Erase Robotcaptcha.info PUP from Mozilla Firefox.
- Guide 5: Uninstall Robotcaptcha.info PUP from Microsoft Edge.
- Guide 6: Remove Robotcaptcha.info PUP from Safari.
- Guide 7: Eliminate Robotcaptcha.info PUP from Internet Explorer.
- Guide 8: Disable Robotcaptcha.info PUP Push Notifications in Your Browsers.
How to Remove Robotcaptcha.info PUP from Windows.
Step 1: Boot Your PC In Safe Mode to isolate and remove Robotcaptcha.info PUP
Step 2: Uninstall Robotcaptcha.info PUP 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 Robotcaptcha.info PUP 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 Robotcaptcha.info PUP there. This can happen by following the steps underneath:
Get rid of Robotcaptcha.info PUP from Mac OS X.
Step 1: Uninstall Robotcaptcha.info PUP 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 Robotcaptcha.info PUP 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 Robotcaptcha.info PUP files from your Mac
When you are facing problems on your Mac as a result of unwanted scripts and programs such as Robotcaptcha.info PUP, 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 Robotcaptcha.info PUP 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 Robotcaptcha.info PUP 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 Robotcaptcha.info PUP 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 Robotcaptcha.info PUP 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 Robotcaptcha.info PUP will be removed.
Eliminate Robotcaptcha.info PUP 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 Robotcaptcha.info PUP 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".