Captcha See Live Virus

Captcha See Live

Captcha See Live is a program that targets popular web browsers with the intention of filling them with sponsored ads. In order to achieve this, Captcha See Live will typically alter some of the major settings of your favorite web browser.

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For instance, you may find that Captcha See Live has replaced the homepage you had set or the default search engine you had been using. Furthermore, software of this type has also been known to initiate automatic page redirects during users’ browsing sessions. Thus, users end up being rerouted to various sponsored websites without ever asking to see them.

The CaptchaSee.Live Virus

Other symptoms of an infection with the CaptchaSee.Live virus include an increase in the amount of sponsored search results that appear for your queries. Similarly, you may start seeing a lot more popups, banners, box messages and various other types of online ads as you browse the web.

And perhaps what’s most annoying about all of this is that if you try to change the settings of your Chrome, Firefox, Opera or other popular browsing app back again, you won’t be able to. The moment you restart your browser, the changes imposed by Captcha See Live will be back to greet you.


NameCaptcha See Live
Type Adware/Browser Hijacker
Detection Tool

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

How to remove Captcha See Live

  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 See Live in the programs list that would show up.
  3. Select Captcha See Live 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 See Live.
  • If you find any of the programs suspicious then uninstall them if they turn out to be linked to Captcha See Live.
  • 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 See Live 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 See Live 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 XXX 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 See Live 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 See Live extension
  4. Get rid of Captcha See Live 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 “XXX” 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 See Live

  1. Open task manager
  2. Look for the Captcha See Live process
  3. Select it and click on End task
  4. Open the file location to delete Captcha See Live
  • 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 “XXX” 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 See Live

    1. Click on the home button
    2. Search for Startup Apps
    3. Look for Captcha See Live in there
    4. Uninstall Captcha See Live 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 See Live 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 See Live?

    Software of this kind as Captcha See Live is known as browser hijackers. And the only chance you stand against all of the alterations it has enforced on your browsing experience is if you remove Captcha See Live from your system. But here’s the catch. Software developers don’t like the idea of users removing their cash cows. After all, browser hijackers are designed to generate revenue from clicks and views on the displayed advertising messages.
    So they’ve found a way to make it more difficult for users to get rid of their pesky hijackers. How? By simply not including an obvious uninstallation menu. And as a result, users are left with the need to figure out how to get rid of the annoying software on their own.

    Is Captcha See Live a virus?

    We do, in fact, encourage the removal of browser hijackers as well. Although they aren’t considered to be dangerous or malicious like computer viruses, they have a bunch of risks associated with them that make them a potential vulnerability to your system’s security. For instance, the ads displayed by Captcha See Live, Vip Captcha Live and Captcha Total Live, could lead to compromised or unsafe web locations. And those location, in turn, could be harboring malicious programs like worms, ransomware, rootkits and Trojan horse viruses.

    Is Captcha See Live dangerous?

    If you’ve had to do this already, then you’ve probably already been in the situation where you thought you deleted the browser hijacker only to find that soon after it’s back again. This happens due to the fact that failing to delete all of the components of the hijacker enables it to reinstall itself again in the system.
    Hence, for the thorough and certain removal of Captcha See Live , you may require a little assistance in the form of a guide like the one we’ve put together just below this post. We have also linked a hand removal tool that can help scan your system and automatically remove any unwanted programs like this one.

    About the author


    Violet George

    Violet is an active writer with a passion for all things cyber security. She enjoys helping victims of computer virus infections remove them and successfully deal with the aftermath of the attacks. But most importantly, Violet makes it her priority to spend time educating people on privacy issues and maintaining the safety of their computers. It is her firm belief that by spreading this information, she can empower web users to effectively protect their personal data and their devices from hackers and cybercriminals.

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