Captcha 4 You Virus

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Captcha 4 You

Captcha 4 You is a browser hijacking tool that constantly streams hundreds of pay-per-click adverts (about different products, services, websites, and software) on your browser. Captcha 4 You may also alter the default settings of the browser, such as the homepage and the search engine and start redirecting you to random sponsored sites.

Captcha 4 You

A piece of software like Captcha 4 You is often categorized as a browser hijacker or a PUP, which is shorthand for “potentially undesirable program.” Such programs are known for displaying an endless stream of promotional information in the form of pop-ups, banners, redirect links, and pop-under advertisements of all shapes and sizes. Any web browser, even well-known and generally trustworthy browsers like Chrome, Firefox, Opera, and Microsoft Edge, is susceptible to having software like Captcha 4 You or Captcha4you that generates advertisements on it.

The majority of browser hijackers will, in addition to filling the screen with advertisements, may alter the user’s default search engine as well as the homepage to one that is sponsored, and they will do this without the user’s knowledge or agreement.

What should be mentioned is that, none of the aforementioned modifications to the browser that are done by a software such as Captcha 4 You are harmful in a direct manner. However, keeping such software on the browser may possibly expose users to random web advertisements, which may potentially lead to some real online dangers such as Trojans, Ransomware crypto-viruses and more. That’s why, uninstalling this kind of software and removing its ad-generating and page-redirecting components is the best we could advise you if you happen to have a browser hijacker like Captcha 4 You on your system.


Aside from the never-ending stream of ads, a program like Captcha4You may cause your browser to become slow, unresponsive, or unstable since it will constantly be forced to display random adverts. Besides, the homepage and the search engine changes that the hijacker may impose may not be the safest either.

When it comes to the pop-ups, pop-unders and promotional banners that appear at random on your screen, you may not want to click on them because, if you aren’t careful, you could easily find yourself on a fake site that uses phishing forms to obtain personal data, such as credit or debit card numbers. Or, you may click on a misleading app that may actually infect your computer with some virus, a Trojan, or a real Ransomware threat in a matter of seconds.

Captcha 4You

Simply for these reasons, we cannot stress enough how important it is for you to follow the steps outlined in this article in order to successfully uninstall Captcha 4You and remove all of its components from your computer.

To eliminate this risk, we recommend that you remove Captcha 4 You and uninstall any related components as this is the easiest way to stop it from redirecting your browser to unwanted advertisements and pages.

Before you move on to the Captcha 4 You removal guide below, however, let us tell you a few words on safety that will help you prevent installing PUPs and browser hijackers in the future.

The majority of the time, such programs take advantage of users’ lack of attention to small details, such as the “custom settings” option within an installation package or the aggressive pop-ups that various websites display on your screen when you access them. If you click on pop-ups that seem to be captchas but, in fact, operate as consent buttons, a browser hijacker may be installed and take control of your browser and make unauthorized changes in it.

The same is valid when you install new software on the system. Always pay attention to the small text and any Advanced or Custom installation settings to prevent installing any additionally bundled software that may make changes to the system.

If you follow these two tips, this should usually be enough to keep you safe while you are online. However, if you want to protect your computer and personal information from cyberattacks, you must avoid visiting suspicious websites and consider investing in reliable anti-malware software. Only then will you be able to keep your computer and personal information safe.


NameCaptcha 4 You
Type Adware/Browser Hijacker
Detection Tool

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Remove Captcha 4 You Virus

To try and remove Captcha 4 You quickly you can try this:

  1. Go to your browser’s settings and select More Tools (or Add-ons, depending on your browser).
  2. Then click on the Extensions tab.
  3. Look for the Captcha 4 You extension (as well as any other unfamiliar ones).
  4. Remove Captcha 4 You by clicking on the Trash Bin icon next to its name.
  5. Confirm and get rid of Captcha 4 You and any other suspicious items.

If this does not work as described please follow our more detailed Captcha 4 You removal guide below.

If you have a Windows virus, continue with the guide below.

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Some of the steps will likely require you to exit the page. Bookmark it for later reference.

Reboot in Safe Mode (use this guide if you don’t know how to do it).



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Press CTRL + SHIFT + ESC at the same time and go to the Processes Tab (the “Details” Tab on Win 8 and 10). Try to determine which processes are dangerous. 


Right click on each of them and select Open File Location. Then scan the files with our free online virus scanner:

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    After you open their folder, end the processes that are infected, then delete their folders. 

    Note: If you are sure something is part of the infection – delete it, even if the scanner doesn’t flag it. No anti-virus program can detect all infections. 


    Hold together the Start Key and R. Type appwiz.cpl –> OK.


    You are now in the Control Panel. Look for suspicious entries. Uninstall it/them.

    Type msconfig in the search field and hit enter. A window will pop-up:


    Startup —> Uncheck entries that have “Unknown” as Manufacturer or otherwise look suspicious.


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    Hold the Start Key and R –  copy + paste the following and click OK:

    notepad %windir%/system32/Drivers/etc/hosts

    A new file will open. If you are hacked, there will be a bunch of other IPs connected to you at the bottom. Look at the image below:

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    If there are suspicious IPs below “Localhost” – write to us in the comments.

    Open the start menu and search for Network Connections (On Windows 10 you just write it after clicking the Windows button), press enter.

    1. Right-click on the Network Adapter you are using —> Properties —> Internet Protocol Version 4 (ICP/IP), click  Properties.
    2. The DNS line should be set to Obtain DNS server automatically. If it is not, set it yourself.
    3. Click on Advanced —> the DNS tab. Remove everything here (if there is something) —> OK.

    • After you complete this step, the threat will be gone from your browsers. Finish the next step as well or it may reappear on a system reboot.

    Right click on the browser’s shortcut —> Properties.

    NOTE: We are showing Google Chrome, but you can do this for Firefox and IE (or Edge).


    Properties —–> Shortcut. In Target, remove everything after .exe.

    Browser Hijacker Removal Instructions

    ie9-10_512x512  Remove Captcha 4 You from Internet Explorer:

    Open IE, click  IE GEAR —–> Manage Add-ons.

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    Find the threat —> Disable. Go to IE GEAR —–> Internet Options —> change the URL to whatever you use (if hijacked) —> Apply.

    firefox-512 Remove Captcha 4 You from Firefox:

    Open Firefoxclick  mozilla menu  ——-> Add-ons —-> Extensions.

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    chrome-logo-transparent-backgroundRemove Captcha 4 You from Chrome:

    Close Chrome. Navigate to:

     C:/Users/!!!!USER NAME!!!!/AppData/Local/Google/Chrome/User Data. There is a Folder called “Default” inside:

    Rename the Folder to Backup Default

    Rename it to Backup Default. Restart Chrome.


    Type Regedit in the windows search field and press Enter.

    Inside, press CTRL and F together and type the threat’s Name. Right click and delete any entries you find with a similar name. If they don’t show up this way, go manually to these directories and delete/uninstall them:

    • HKEY_CURRENT_USER—-Software—–Random Directory. It could be any one of them – ask us if you can’t discern which ones are malicious.
      HKEY_CURRENT_USER—-Software—Microsoft—-Windows—CurrentVersion—Run– Random
      HKEY_CURRENT_USER—-Software—Microsoft—Internet Explorer—-Main—- Random

    If the guide doesn’t help, download the anti-virus program we recommended or try our free online virus scanner. Also, you can always ask us in the comments for help!


    About the author


    Lidia Howler

    Lidia is a web content creator with years of experience in the cyber-security sector. She helps readers with articles on malware removal and online security. Her strive for simplicity and well-researched information provides users with easy-to-follow It-related tips and step-by-step tutorials.

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