Vip Captcha Live Virus

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Vip Captcha Live

Vip Captcha Live is widely regarded as a browser hijacker due to the unauthorized modifications it imposes on popular web browsers. Most of the modifications introduced by Vip Captcha Live lead to lots of pop-ups, banners, and other online advertisements being displayed on the users’ screen.

The unstoppable flow of aggressive pop-up notifications, hard-to-remove ads, banners, and full-screen messages all over your screen is certainly something that few people would like to experience. Yet, programs like Vip Captcha Live, Head Captcha Live, iStart Search Bar may often cause such an invasion and may leave the users helpless in their fight with tons of potentially unwanted commercial messages and a number of unauthorized browser changes such as a new search engine, a new homepage address or some strange redirect buttons and toolbars.

Most people seek to uninstall browser hijackers from their system because applications like this will constantly display specific adverts during their web browsing sessions and will interrupt their regular web surfing with various click prompts, redirect messages, new tabs, and full-screen banners. The notifications are not only frustrating, they can also contribute to the device being exposed to numerous malvertisements and cyber threats such as Trojan Horse viruses and Ransomware.

The Vip Captcha Live Virus

Vip Captcha Live virus tends to make changes in the settings of Chrome, Firefox, Opera, Edge, Safari, and other common browsers. Most commonly, browser hijackers like Vip Captcha Live virus can replace the search engines and the homepage and can install some new ones in their place without asking for approval from the users.

Of course, the purpose of the new components is not to really help you, but instead to ensure that you engage with as many paid ads as possible and get redirected to sponsored websites that generate revenue for the browser hijacker’s developers.

What is Vip Captcha Live?

Vip Captcha Live is a newly minted representative of the browser hijacking type of malware. As you are reading this article now, we presume that Vip Captcha Live is present on your computer and that you want to know to uninstall it now. That’s why below we have published a removal guide with step-by-step instructions that explain how to remove the nagging app. There is also a professional removal tool for self-help that can scan your entire computer and automatically uninstall the unwanted software.


VipCaptcha.Live is the website affected users are being redirected to after contracting the VipCaptcha.Live virus. Websites similar to VipCaptcha.Live normally use pay-per-click advertising models for generating revenue for their developers. Another common concept that often gets employed is called pay-per-view. It generates revenue by redirecting users to visit a particular sponsored website.

The worst aspect of a hijacker is not that it is irritating or intrusive. It’s that your machine could be unsafe if you have such a program added to your main web browsing app because you basically cannot have control over your web surfing while the hijacker has taken over your screen, your browser’s settings and configurations. If not removed, an app like Vip Captcha Live will constantly spam you with different advertisements and no ad-blocker can save you from them. In addition, thanks to the auto-redirects, you may come across sketchy pages that may contain questionable offers or low-quality products and services.  And if you usually try to keep away from random online ads, this may be difficult with the hijacker on because this software may trick you to click on various pop-up unintentionally, and if you are unlucky, dangerous viruses such as Trojans, spyware, or ransomware may sneak in before you know it. Therefore, uninstalling the hijacking software will be the smartest thing to do.


NameVip Captcha Live
TypeBrowser Hijacker
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Remove Vip Captcha Live Virus

The quick instructions that follow may help you remove Vip Captcha Live from your browser’s Extensions list:

  1. Launch the hijacked browser and tap on its main Settings.
  2. From the Settings menu select More Tools/ Add-ons and open it. 
  3. After that find the Extensions tab (typically located on the left) and select it.
  4. In the list of extensions, search for any Vip Captcha Live-related entries and if you find any, remove them.
  5. If you find other questionable extensions that you can’t remember installing on your own or you don’t want, remove them too.
  6. Then, refresh your browser.

You can give them a try and see if the issue is resolved before digging deep into the instructions of the detailed removal guide below. If after you complete the steps above you still experience some Vip Captcha Live-related browsing disturbance, please use the detailed guide below to get rid of the hijacker completely:


Please, Bookmark this page before you move to the next step as you may be required to restart your browser during some of the instructions below. 

Next, reboot the computer in Safe Mode by using the instructions from this link.



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Once in Safe Mode, press CTRL, SHIFT, and ESC keys from the keyboard together and click on the Processes Tab (the “Details” Tab on Win 8 and 10). Then, search for any Vip Captcha Live-related processes in the list, and as soon as you find such a process, right-click it and click on the Open File Location option.


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    After the scan completes, see the results and end the questionable processes from the Processes tab if its files turn out to be malicious. Also, don’t forget to delete them along with their folders from their File Location. 


    After that, copy this command appwiz.cpl in the Windows search field and press Enter.  You will immediately find yourself in the Control Panel. Carefully search for any Vip Captcha Live-related entries in the “Uninstall or change a program” list and if you find such entries, highlight them and select Uninstall from the options at the top.

    When you are done, go to your windows search field once again and type msconfig. Hit the Enter key and you will find yourself in System Configurations: 


    Select the Startup tab and Uncheck any entries that have a relation to Vip Captcha Live or have “Unknown” Manufacturer. Click Ok and move to the next step.


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    Type Network Connections in the windows search field and press Enter. After that, right-click on the Network Adapter that is currently in use and then tap on Properties. Scroll to Internet Protocol Version 4 (ICP/IP) and highlight it, then click  Properties. Make sure thatObtain DNS server automatically” is selected and then click on Advanced. Tap on the DNS tab and remove everything here in the DNS server addresses field. Finally, click OK to confirm your changes.



    The instructions that follow will help you remove Vip Captcha Live from your browsers. Please, complete them carefully or the browser hijacker may reappear as soon as you reboot the system.

    NOTE: We are using Google Chrome as an example, but you can apply the same steps for Firefox and IE (or Edge), or any other browser that has been hijacked.

    Select the browser’s shortcut icon, right-click it and then tap on Properties.


    From the Properties window select the Shortcut tab and then in Target, remove everything after .exe as it is shown on the image below:

    Browser Hijacker Removal Instructions

    ie9-10_512x512  Remove Vip Captcha Live from Internet Explorer:

    With IE open, click the gear icon  IE GEAR at the top right corner and then select Manage Add-ons.

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    Find Vip Captcha Live in the Add-ons list and Disable it.

    After that, go once again to the gear icon IE GEAR and choose Internet Options. Check if the homepage has been replaced and if it is, change the URL with one of your preference. Then click on Apply and close the window.

    firefox-512 Remove Vip Captcha Live from Firefox:

    In Firefoxclick  mozilla menu  >>> Add-ons >>> Extensions. Search for Vip Captcha Live in the Extensions list and remove it.

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    chrome-logo-transparent-backgroundRemove Vip Captcha Live from Chrome:

    Close down Google Chrome and go to this location:

     C:/Users/!!!!USER NAME!!!!/AppData/Local/Google/Chrome/User Data. Find the “Default” folder and highlight it.

    Rename the Folder to Backup Default

    After that right-click on that folder, rename it to Backup Default, and restart Chrome.


    In order to ensure that Vip Captcha Live has not left any hidden entries that can help it reinstall on your system after reboot, you need to carefully search the Registry for traces of the browser hijacker. For that, first type Regedit in the windows search field and press Enter

    You will immediately find yourself in the Registry Editor app. Press CTRL and F together and type the Name of the browser hijacker in the Find dialog box that pops up. Click on Find Next and delete any results that are found by right-clicking on them. If no results are found in this way, manually navigate 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

    One last thing that we recommend you to do before you close down this page is to check your system for signs of possible hacking. For that, hold the Start Key and R keyboard keys together and  copy the command listed below in the Run box:

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

    Press the Enter key and this will open a simple text file named Hosts on your screen. Scroll that file and find Localhost. Look for questionable IPs under localhost and if there are any Virus Creator IPs, please leave us a comment below this article.

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    If nothing from the instructions above helps you to remove Vip Captcha Live, it is best to use the help of the recommended professional software to scan your computer and eliminate the browser hijacker once and for all.


    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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