Remove Captchatopsource.com virus

Read the entire article as it contains steps to remove this malware. When you are done make sure to download the free removal tool to clean your computer.

Captchatopsource.com is another fake webpage. Captchatopsource.com shows notifications to trick you into clicking on Captchatopsource.com advertisements. Captchatopsource.com is identical to scam site, Pointcaptchaspot.com, and Fast2captcha.com.

If your Windows computer or Mac computer, Android, or iOS phone displays advertisements from Captchatopsource.com, then you have accepted notifications from this scam. Notification is a legitimate web browser functionality that is abused by Captchatopsource.com. Captchatopsource.com displays a fake message trying to convince you into clicking the allow button in your web browser.

Read more below on how it works.

Captchatopsource.com

If you allowed notifications from the Captchatopsource.com website, Captchatopsource.com displays fake and often intrusive advertisements using your web browser.

Many of the ads shown by Captchatopsource.com are associated to scam websites and adware programs. Also, some of these notifications lead to malware websites that are dangerous for your online privacy.

Adware programs typically appear legitimate and harmless. Users are attracted to download and install these programs with various offers that look useful. However, the program features rarely are what they claim to be. The only sole purpose of adware programs is to generate revenue for the adware program developers. Therefore, adware programs create redirects, display intrusive advertisements, and collect web browsing data from your computer.

Remove Captchatopsource.com

Choose your web browser

Google Chrome


Open the Google Chrome browser, in the address bar type: chrome://settings/content/notifications

or follow the steps below.

Open Google Chrome. In the top-right corner, expand the Chrome menu.

google chrome menu

In the Google Chrome menu, click on Settings.

google chrome settings

At the Privacy and Security section, click on Site settings.

site settings google chrome

Click on the Notifications settings.

notification settings google chrome

Remove Captchatopsource.com by clicking the three dots on the right next to the Captchatopsource.com URL and click Remove.

remove Captchatopsource.com

Android

Open Google Chrome. In the top-right corner, click on the Chrome menu.

google chrome android menu

In the menu tap Settings.

google chrome android settings

Scroll down to Advanced and click on Site Settings.

google chrome android advanced settings

In the Site Settings section, tap the Notifications settings.

google chrome android notification settings

Find the Captchatopsource.com domain, and tap on it.

google chrome android notification website settings

Tap the Clean & Reset button and confirm.

google chrome android notification clean and reset button

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Firefox

Open Firefox. In the top-right corner, click the Firefox menu button (three horizontal stripes).

firefox menu button

In the Firefox menu click on Options.

firefox options

In the list on the left click on Privacy & Security. Scroll down to Permissions and then to Settings next to Notifications.

privacy and notification settings firefox

Click on the Captchatopsource.com URL from in the list, and change the status to Block, save Firefox changes.

block notifications firefox

MS Edge

Open Microsoft Edge. In the top right corner, click on the three dots to expand the Edge menu.

microsoft edge menu button

Scroll down to Settings.

microsoft edge settings

In the left menu click on Site permissions then click on Notifications.

microsoft cookies and site permissions

Click on the three dots on the right of the Captchatopsource.com domain and Remove.

remove notifications microsoft edge

Safari

  • Open Safari. In the top left corner, click on Safari.
  • Go to Preferences in the Safari menu, now open the Websites tab.
  • In the left menu click on Notifications
  • Find the Captchatopsource.com domain and select it, click the Deny button.

Learn more: Remove Mac malware with CleanMyMac or Remove mac malware manually.

When you are done with the above steps. Continue to the next step.

Remove malware with Malwarebytes

Make sure to completely clean your computer from malware with Malwarebytes.

Malwarebytes is free to use.

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Download Malwarebytes

Install Malwarebytes, follow on-screen instructions. Click Scan to start a malware-scan.

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Wait for the Malwarebytes scan to finish. Once completed, review the malware detections.

Click Quarantine to continue.

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Reboot Windows after all the malware detections are moved to quarantine.

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Continue to the next step to remove unwanted programs and malware

Remove malware with Sophos HitmanPRO

In this malware removal step, we will start a second scan to make sure there are no malware remnants left on your computer. HitmanPRO is a cloud scanner that scans every active file for malicious activity on your computer and sends it to the Sophos cloud for detection. In the Sophos cloud both Bitdefender antivirus and Kaspersky antivirus scan the file for malicious activities.

Download HitmanPRO

When you have downloaded HitmanPRO install the HitmanPro 32-bit or HitmanPRO x64. Downloads are saved to the Downloads folder on your computer.

Open HitmanPRO to start installation and scan.

install hitmanpro

Accept the Sophos HitmanPRO license agreement to continue. Read the license agreement, check the box, and click on Next.

hitmanpro license

Click the Next button to continue Sophos HitmanPRO installation. Make sure to create a copy of HitmanPRO for regular scans.

hitmanpro installation scan settings

HitmanPRO begins with a scan, wait for the antivirus scan results.

Hitmanpro classifying scan

When the scan is done, click Next and activate the free HitmanPRO license. Click on Activate Free license.

hitmanpro activate free license

Enter your e-mail for a Sophos HitmanPRO free thirty days license. Click on Activate.

hitmanpro free license email

The free HitmanPRO license is successfully activated.

hitmanpro license activated

You’ll be presented with the malware removal results, click Next to continue.

hitmanpro malware removal results

Malicious software was partially removed from your computer. Restart your computer to complete removal.

hitmanpro reboot computer

Bookmark this page before you reboot your computer to continue the next malware removal steps.

Continue to the next step.

If you still have problems with the web browser consider a full reset of the web browser.

Reset Google Chrome

In the Google Chrome address bar type, or copy and paste: chrome://settings/resetProfileSettings

Click the Reset Settings button to fully reset Google Chrome to the default settings. When you are done restart the Chrome browser.

reset Google Chrome

Reset Firefox

In the Firefox address bar type, or copy and paste: about:support
Click the Refresh Firefox button to fully reset Firefox to the default settings. When you are done restart the Firefox browser.

reset firefox browser

Reset Microsoft Edge

In the Microsoft Edge address bar type, or copy and paste: edge://settings/resetProfileSettings
Click the Refresh button to fully reset Edge to the default settings. When you are done restart the Microsoft Edge browser.

reset microsoft edge

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2 thoughts on “Remove Captchatopsource.com virus”

  1. Hello:
    Thank you so much for your detailed instruction to get rid of captchatopsource.com. However, when I access chrome’s setting, I could not remove this malware since it was already in the block list under notification. I had gone to notification and block it. So I am not able to remove. I went ahead and install Malwarebytes to scan the whole system and then quarantined all of the malware. Then I restarted the computer. After my PC got restarted, I found all the browsers would get frozen in just few seconds. I could not download Hitman Pro since every time I clicked on the link to download, the browser would be frozen. Should I try to reset the profile settings for Chrome?
    Thanks in advance.

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