Re Captha Version Pop-Ups Virus

Re-captha-version Pop-Up Notification Spam - How to Remove?
Pop-up notifications in a web browser may distract users, and also are a major security hazard

Recent user complaints show a new wave of malicious Re Captha Version website pop-ups. Such websites aim to force users into allowing pop-up notifications, to further send dozens of pop-up advertisements. Let me explain how this all works and how to stop pop-ups from appearing.

What are “Re captha version” pop-up virus?

Re captha version virus is a browser notification spam campaign that takes place on an eponymous website. An entire network of such sites has similar names and content. All of them aim at one thing – forcing users to allow notifications, under the guise of anti-robot captcha. This makes possible the main course of this scam – huge numbers of pop-ups that flood both the web browser and system notifications.

List of domains involved in the scam

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Websites like “Re captha version” commonly appear after the redirection from another site, or following the click on the suspicious banner somewhere on the Web. If you’d try visiting such websites apart from the malicious redirections, they will likely return a white screen or various error messages. In some cases, they work, but the content is the same as the first time – just the offer to enable pop-up notifications.

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Common example of Re-Captha website

But what for all this is running? Promotions that such websites show are extremely cheap, but their volume multiplied by the number of victims gives quite a substantial profit. Considering that these frauds will advertise other malicious actors, the profit may be smeared through several cybercriminal groups. And while there are ways to earn more, and in a legitimate way, pop-up spam campaigns are extremely easy to run. This is what causes these fraudulent sites to keep going.

GridinSoft Anti-Malware offers an advanced network protection feature that is capable of filtering the pop-up scam sites. We start tracking them at the very moment of their appearance, meaning they will not be able to harm you at all. Get your security boosted πŸ‘‰πŸΌ Gridinsoft.

How dangerous is pop-up notifications spam?

Despite what they look like, pop-ups are a rather dangerous thing, especially when dozens of them appear in a short period. The main effect is distraction: pop-ups will keep appearing even after closing the browser. They clutter the notification tray, making it impossible to find the alerts you need.

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Desktop notifications sent by Recaptha site

But the key danger hides in the content of those promotions. Pages and offers they promote are not even remotely relevant. Moreover, the links these advertisements lead to are often just clickbait websites or outright phishing pages. The longer all this happens, the more likely for the user to accidentally click one and get into a sticky situation.

How to remove Re captha version ads?

Removing pop-ups from the browser involves two steps – disallowing sending notifications to all sites and scanning your system for threats. The first one is manual – you need to go to your browser settings, open the page with notification settings and delete all entries there. Then, reload your browser for the changes to take effect.

For the second step – scanning for threats – I recommend using GridinSoft Anti-Malware. As I said, ads can lead to the installation of unwanted software. But aside from this, the appearance of Re captha version website may be the sign of adware activity. To ensure that your device is clean, run a Standard scan and let it finish – it won’t take long.

GridinSoft Anti-Malware main screen

Download and install Anti-Malware by clicking the button below. After the installation, run a Full scan: this will check all the volumes present in the system, including hidden folders and system files. Scanning will take around 15 minutes.

After the scan, you will see the list of detected malicious and unwanted elements. It is possible to adjust the actions that the antimalware program does to each element: click "Advanced mode" and see the options in the drop-down menus. You can also see extended information about each detection - malware type, effects and potential source of infection.

Scan results screen

Click "Clean Now" to start the removal process. Important: removal process may take several minutes when there are a lot of detections. Do not interrupt this process, and you will get your system as clean as new.

Removal finished

By Stephanie Adlam

I write about how to make your Internet browsing comfortable and safe. The modern digital world is worth being a part of, and I want to show you how to do it properly.

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