How to remove (uninstall) Robotcaptcha.info

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Instructions how to remove Robotcaptcha.info adware from the computer and browsers: Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Microsoft Edge, Internet Explorer, Opera, Safari. Detailed guide with real working removal methods.

Robotcaptcha.info

Robotcaptcha.info, as you might have guessed already, is an advertising program. Robotcaptcha.info can do nothing good, as it is created to achieve a sole goal: to annoy you. Of course, the mere annoyance is not its direct aim, but it is lightly delivered until adware does what it does – distributes the advertising content. It infects the computer, it modifies the browser settings and delivers you as many ads as it can and even more, to ensure that they have drawn your attention. Hackers earn some tiny amount of money for every click you are making, and now you see why the links keep appearing: its pure money. In the paragraphs below, we will tell you how the virus infected the laptop and how it can be defended against suchlike threats. If you already know that and simply want to delete the virus as soon as possible – ignore the following parts and look at the deletion guide.

 

After the penetration takes place, Robotcaptcha.info changes the properties of your browser. That is its most important function, because the main part of this adware is the pop-ups, which appears in the browser when you download malware. So Robotcaptcha.info changes your browser’s settings. Another adware feature is to change the controls of browser icons so that even if you recover the good settings, you will automatically open the scammers’ search system as a first tab.

Virus cannot be removed as a usual software, and if you attempt to do it - the virus may recover. It happens thanks to the malware protective systems, and we will define how they function:

  • A scheduled task is the easiest manner to launch the reinstallation of Robotcaptcha.info if the user had uninstalled it. Usually computer operators do not often utilize these tasks, so the adware simply sets a task to see if it is installed and if it is not – to download and set it one more time. That task verifies malware's presence after each restart, and thanks to it Robotcaptcha.info keeps coming back.
  • Another technique is pretty much like the first one, but it utilizes the OS's registry instead of the system tasks. Fraudsters put a specific entry to system's registry and you should find and erase it, which is a bit difficult. The regular registry items are required for your device to function, and by deleting any of them, you may cause significant damage to the system.

Instructions for manual deletion

Step 1. Uninstall the unfamiliar programs from Control Panel

Step 2. Check hosts file

Step 3. Remove Robotcaptcha.info from the browser (Google Chrome/Mozilla Firefox/IE/Opera/Safari/Edge)

 

If you are MAC user, follow this guide How to remove virus from MAC

 

Step 1. Uninstall software from the system

Windows 7

1. Uninstall the unfamiliar programs from Control Panel

  • Start
  • Control Panel
  • Programs
  • Programs and Features
  • Uninstall a program
  • Select a program and press Uninstall

2. Check the following folders for the suspicious elements

  • C:\Program Files\
  • C:\ProgramData\
  • C:\Users\YOUR_USER\AppData\Roaming\
  • C:\Users\YOUR_USER\AppData\Local\

3. Clean registry:

  • Click Start
  • Type Regedit.exe
  • Search for "Robotcaptcha.info" and delete these elements

 

Windows 10

1. On the field Search Windows type 'Control Panel'

2. Click Uninstall a program

3. Select the program and press Uninstall

 

 

Windows 8

1. Point to the upper-right corner of the screen, move the mouse pointer down, and tap Search.

2. Enter control panel in the search box, and then click Control Panel.

3. Under View by:, select Large Icons, and then click Programs and features.

4. Click the program, and then click Uninstall.

5. Follow the instructions on the screen.

6. Delete unfamiliar programs from Control Panel

  • Start
  • Control Panel
  • Programs
  • Programs and Features
  • Uninstall a program
  • Select a program and press Uninstall

7. Remove elements like on Win7.

 

Step 2. Check hosts file

Modify hosts file, that located in C:\Windows\System32\drivers\etc\ .

Hosts file.Step 1

Open the file with Notepad and delete suspicious strings.

Hosts file.Step 2

It has to look like this:

Hosts file.Step 3

Step 3. Disable notifications in the browser

Google Chrome

  • Launch Google Chrome
  • Customize and Control Google Chrome
  • Settings
  • Advanced
  • Content settings
  • Notifications
  • Block all specific pages

 

Mozilla Firefox

  • Launch Mozilla Firefox
  • Open menu
  • Options
  • Privacy and Security
  • Notifications
  • Settings...
  • Remove suspicious websites

 

Opera browser

  • Open Opera browser;
  • Customize and Control Opera;
  • Settings;
  • Advanced
  • Content settings
  • Notifications
  • Block all specific pages

 

Safari

Step 1. Start Safari browser

Step 2. Display a menu of General Safari Settings

Step 3. Reset Safari...

Step 4. Press "Reset"

Microsoft Edge

Step 1. Delete the suspicious extensions.

  • Menu
  • Extensions
  • Choose unfamiliar extension
  • Press Uninstall

Step 2. Change homepage.

  • Go to the website of the search engine you want
  • Select More actions
  • Settings
  • View advanced settings
  • Change search engine
  • Select search engine you want and Set as default

 

Video how to stop pop-ups

 

How Robotcaptcha.info was installed in the system

To make simpler for you, we will picture the entire story from the start. Most of the advertisement-oriented programs are each other's clones, replicated many times and sold to third-grade hackers after slight visual changes. Some evil dudes got this one on an illegal auction, set it up and put it on file-sharing sites around the Web.

We know this manner as the “affiliate installation”, and its essence is that web-criminals merge the installation files of 3-4 viruses and a sole good software into one package. The main point of the package is that its pattern prevents a victim from inspecting the programs inside of it. On some of the stages, they give out a proposal to install more tools, with all fields checked and the first desire is to install them and move forward. We suppose that you proceeded, as you are reading our guide. It could be a bit different: there could be the “installation ways”. Usually, the sophisticated installation technique is a manual choice of where you need a program to be established, which extra modules you require, and which you do not. In Robotcaptcha.info's case, choosing the recommended installation means that you admit all the viruses from the bundle into the machine.

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