Reverse Captcha Virus
Reverse Captcha is a suspicious page triggering unwanted pop-ups and notifications in the browser. These notifications invite the user to subscribe, and doing so may cause downloads of potentially unwanted apps and browser extensions.
Users affected by such intrusive pages often refer to them as viruses, hence the “Reverse Captch Virus” name. Please note that such pages are not real computer viruses but they still could cause lots of issues. Interacting with such content is not considered safe. Navigating away from the Reverse Captcha virus page is highly advisable, as well as checking your browsers and operating systems for unwanted intruders, including suspicious apps, trackers, etc.
We have been observing a trend among cyber crooks – they have been using pages such as Reverse Captcha to trick users into downloading unwanted apps. Other examples include Smart Captcha Solve, DigitalCaptcha, CaptchaVerifier. All these have been reported to cause numerous redirects, unwanted downloads, and intrusive pop-ups.
|Name||Reverse Captcha Virus|
|Type||Browser Hijacker, Redirect, PUA|
|Short Description||A suspicious site that tries to trick you into subscribing to its push notifications.|
|Symptoms||Unwanted pop-ups may start appearing while you are browsing the web. A browser hijacker may be downloaded without your knowledge.|
|Distribution Method||Freeware Installations, Bundled Packages|
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|User Experience||Join Our Forum to Discuss Reverse Captcha Virus.|
Reverse Captcha Virus More Details
As a result of interacting with the website behind Reverse Captcha Virus, you can start experiencing intrusive pop-up ads, which are often entirely unrelated to your browsing. These ads could contain information about other questionable applications and detected system issues, or push notifications. Keep in mind that your searches could also be redirected to unwanted and suspicious pages.
Pages such as this are often associated with adware and browser hijacking apps, known to collect various details about your browsing:
- Visited URLs and websites
- Browser’s home page
- Search queries
- Search queries on the visited web pages
- Type of used browser
- Operating system type
- Internet protocol (IP) address
- Geographic location
- The domain name of current Internet service provider (ISP)
- Diagnostic information which describes how their Services are operating on the system
NOTE. To avoid the installation of unwanted programs that may cause the appearance of Reverse Captcha Virus in your browser, you should play close attention during the installation of freeware apps. Freeware you recently downloaded from software download pages could have been bundled with Reverse Captcha Virus. Third-party developers may support shady practices for monetization purposes, and may offer you to change your homepage or search provider. You can decline any of these additional offers only if you are careful enough to spot them during installation. In other words, paying attention to the installation setups of freeware could spare you from having to deal with various unwanted downloads.
How to Remove Reverse Captcha Virus
To get rid of the Reverse Captcha Virus and all its associated files, you should complete several removal steps. The instructions below provide both manual and automatic removal methods. To completely remove the files installed by unwanted applications, we recommend that you combine the steps.
NOTE. The manual removal may be quite a complicated process that requires tech-savvy skills. If you don’t feel comfortable with the manual steps, you can rely on automatic removal.
- Guide 1: How to Remove Reverse Captcha Virus from Windows.
- Guide 2: Get rid of Reverse Captcha Virus on Mac OS X.
- Guide 3: Remove Reverse Captcha Virus in Google Chrome.
- Guide 4: Erase Reverse Captcha Virus from Mozilla Firefox.
- Guide 5: Uninstall Reverse Captcha Virus from Microsoft Edge.
- Guide 6: Remove Reverse Captcha Virus from Safari.
- Guide 7: Eliminate Reverse Captcha Virus from Internet Explorer.
- Guide 8: Disable Reverse Captcha Virus Push Notifications in Your Browsers.
How to Remove Reverse Captcha Virus from Windows.
Step 1: Boot Your PC In Safe Mode to isolate and remove Reverse Captcha Virus
Step 2: Uninstall Reverse Captcha Virus 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 Reverse Captcha Virus 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 Reverse Captcha Virus there. This can happen by following the steps underneath:
Get rid of Reverse Captcha Virus from Mac OS X.
Step 1: Uninstall Reverse Captcha Virus 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 Reverse Captcha Virus 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 Reverse Captcha Virus files from your Mac
When you are facing problems on your Mac as a result of unwanted scripts and programs such as Reverse Captcha Virus, 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 Reverse Captcha Virus 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 Reverse Captcha Virus 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 Reverse Captcha Virus 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 Reverse Captcha Virus 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 Reverse Captcha Virus will be removed.
Eliminate Reverse Captcha Virus 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 Reverse Captcha Virus 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".