Captcha Fine Live Virus

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Captcha Fine

Captcha Fine is an app that falls under the so-called browser hijacker software group. Apps like Captcha Fine tend to “hijack” the system’s main web browser by modifying its key settings without the end-user’s consent.

Captcha Fine
The Captchafine.live virus will display pop up ads and messages

The CaptchaFine Virus

Unfortunately, trying to uninstall or remove these unauthorized changes doesn’t really work since as soon as you restart the hijacked browser, all CaptchaFine-imposed adjustments are back and you can do nothing to get rid of them. In addition to that, the CaptchaFine virus may fill the pages that you visit with different nagging pop-up ads, banners and sponsored notifications, all of which ask you to click on them and prevent you from navigating the web normally.

This is something very typical for most browser hijacking programs like Lookaside.fbsbx.com, Soap2Day. That’s why, your only chance to gain control of your hijacked browser is to fully eliminate the invasive software altogether with its browser components and changes. This, however, often requires a bit of computer skills and time since the creators of browser hijacking applications prefer to make things challenging for users and normally don’t provide them with an easy uninstall option. That’s why, below this article, we have assembled a step-by-step removal guide to support you in this process. For an even quicker detection and removal of Captcha Fine, there is also a professional removal tool that can be downloaded from this page. Make sure, though, that you carefully read all the instructions before you remove files from your system, as some of the steps include interaction with critical system data.

Captchafine.live

Browser hijackers like Captchafine.live are a form of browser add-ons mainly intended to generate profits for their developers. This is achieved using paid advertisements, pop-ups, promotional banners, redirect links and other advertising materials that typically generate revenue from the number of clicks and views they get from the users when they are displayed.

And since this allows for the generation of a lot of revenue, programs like Captcha Fine tend to be very aggressive with their commercials and website redirects. And that is why most people choose to uninstall the irritating apps.

SUMMARY:

NameCaptcha Fine
TypeBrowser Hijacker
Detection Tool

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Please follow all the steps below in order to remove Captcha Fine!

How to remove Captcha Fine Virus

  1. First, click the Start Menu on your Windows PC.
  2. Type Programs and Settings in the Start Menu, click the first item, and find Captcha Fine in the programs list that would show up.
  3. Select Captcha Fine from the list and click on Uninstall.
  4. Follow the steps in the removal wizard.

What we suggest you do first is, check the list of programs that are presently installed on the infected device and uninstall any rogue software that you find there:

  • From the Start Menu, navigate to Control Panel ->>> Programs and Features ->>> Uninstall a Program.
  • Next, carefully search for unfamiliar programs or programs that have been installed recently and could be related to Captcha Fine.
  • If you find any of the programs suspicious then uninstall them if they turn out to be linked to Captcha Fine.
  • If a notification appears on your screen when you try to uninstall a specific questionable program prompting you to just alter it or repair it, make sure you choose NO and complete the steps from the removal wizard.

Remove Captcha Fine from Chrome

  1. Click on the three dots in the right upper corner
  2. Go to more tools
  3. Now select extensions
  4. Remove the Captcha Fine extension
  • Once you open Chrome, click on the three-dots icon to open the browser’s menu, go to More Tools/ More Options, and then to Extensions.
  • Again, find the items on that page that could be linked to Captcha Fine and/or that might be causing problems in the browser and delete them.
  • Afterwards, go to this folder: Computer > C: > Users > *Your User Account* > App Data > Local > Google > Chrome > User Data. In there, you will find a folder named Default – you should change its name to Backup Default and restart the PC.
  • Note that the App Data folder is normally hidden so you’d have to first make the hidden files and folders on your PC visible before you can access it.

How to get rid of Captcha Fine on FF/Edge/etc.

  1. Open the browser and select the menu icon.
  2. From the menu, click on the Add-ons button.
  3. Look for the Captcha Fine extension
  4. Get rid of Captcha Fine by removing it from extensions

If using Firefox:

  • Open Firefox
  • Select the three parallel lines menu and go to Add-ons.
  • Find the unwanted add-on and delete it from the browser – if there is more than one unwanted extension, remove all of them.
  • Go to the browser menu again, select Options, and then click on Home from the sidebar to the left.
  • Check the current addresses for the browser’s homepage and new-tab page and change them if they are currently set to address(es) you don’t know or trust.

If using MS Edge/IE:

  • Start Edge
  • Select the browser menu and go to Extensions.
  • Find and uninstall any Edge extensions that look undesirable and unwanted.
  • Select Settings from the browser menu and click on Appearance.
  • Check the new-tab page address of the browser and if it has been modified by “Captcha Fine” or another unwanted app, change it to an address that you’d want to be the browser’s new-tab page.

How to Delete Captcha Fine

  1. Open task manager
  2. Look for the Captcha Fine process
  3. Select it and click on End task
  4. Open the file location to delete Captcha Fine
  • Access the Task Manager by pressing together the Ctrl + Alt + Del keys and then selecting Task Manager.
  • Open Processes and there try to find a process with the name of the unwanted software. If you find it, select it with the right button of the mouse and click on the Open File Location option.
  • If you don’t see a “Captcha Fine” process in the Task Manager, look for another suspicious process with an unusual name. It is likely that the unwanted process would be using lots of RAM and CPU so pay attention to the number of resources each process is using.
  • Tip: If you think you have singled out the unwanted process but are not sure, it’s always a good idea to search for information about it on the Internet – this should give you a general idea if the process is a legitimate one from a regular program or from your OS or if it is indeed likely linked to the adware.
  • If you find another suspicious process, open its File Location too.
  • Once in the File Location folder for the suspicious process, start testing all of the files that are stored there by dragging them to our free online scanner available below.
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    • If the scanner finds malware in any of the files, return to the Processes tab in the Task Manager, select the suspected process, and then select the End Process option to quit it.
    • Go back to the folder where the files of that process are located and delete all of the files that you are allowed to delete. If all files get deleted normally, exit the folder and delete that folder too. If one or more of the files showed an error message when you tried to delete them, leave them for now and return to try to delete them again once you’ve completed the rest of the guide.

    How to Uninstall Captcha Fine

    1. Click on the home button
    2. Search for Startup Apps
    3. Look for Captcha Fine in there
    4. Uninstall Captcha Fine from Startup Apps by turning it off
    • Now you need to carefully search for and uninstall any Hostingcloud. racing-related entries from the Registry. The easiest way to do this is to open the Registry Editor app (type Regedit in the windows search field and press Enter) and then open a Find dialog (CTRL+F key combination) where you have to type the name of the threat. 
    • Perform a search by clicking on the Find Next button and delete any detected results. Do this as many times as needed until no more results are found. 
    • After that, to ensure that there are no remaining entries lined to Captcha Fine in the Registry, go manually to the following directories and delete them:
    • HKEY_CURRENT_USER/Software/Random Directory. 
    • HKEY_CURRENT_USER/Software/Microsoft/Windows/CurrentVersion/Run/Random
    • HKEY_CURRENT_USER/Software/Microsoft/Internet Explorer/Main/Random


    What is Captcha Fine Live?


    There are lots of unauthorized improvements which a browser hijacker may introduce in your Chrome, Safari, Firefox or any other frequently used browsing software. For example, an app like Captcha Fine may substitute the default search engine with a lesser known search engine. It may also substitute the browser’s homepage with a different one, so that every time you start a new browsing session or open a new tab, you get automatically redirected to a specific URL.

    Is Captcha Fine dangerous?


    However, the less evident issue is that browser hijackers like Captcha Fine often operate a variety of background activities. And this, more often than not, consumes a significant portion of system resources and leads to poorer performance of the computer, browser crashes, unresponsiveness and similar issues that disturb your regular web surfing experience. Not to mention that some of the activities include monitoring of the web browsing habits, the search history, and other traffic data that later can be used for more aggressive and targeted ads display.

    Moreover, the ads and pages affiliated with browser hijackers are not always that trustworthy or even secure. There is always a chance of malware and viruses, including frightening ones such as Trojans and Ransomware to secretly sneak in through the stream of sponsored commercials. That’s why it is safer to try not to engage with any of the messages you see on your screen, or even better – completely remove the hijacker that is showing them.

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    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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