What is Fast Captcha Solver

Note: In this article by the name Fast Captcha Solver virus we assume notification function abuse from one of the domains from the group: fastsolvecaptcha.com, fastcaptcharesolve.com, fastcaptchasolver.com, fast2captcha.com. While performing instructions below substitute “Fast Captcha Solver” by one of this domains if found.

Fast Captcha Solver is a browser infection that configures your settings to display unpleasant content. Usually, it is an unwanted program getting unintentionally installed on your system to force some browser changes. For example, Fast Captcha Solver assigns the “fastsolvecaptcha.com” domain address to be opened each time at browser startup. It alters some startup values to make this website stick around your browser until you remove the program. Fastsolvecaptcha.com asks users to click on the “Allow” button to confirm that you are not a robot. In reality, this action will permit the website to send a stream of suspicious advertisements right to your desktop. The featuring ads may look innocent or even useful at first glance, however, some of them might contain redirects to potentially dangerous pages. All of these traits make Fast Captcha Solver classified as both adware and browser hijacker. It can also access what you enter during browser usage. People who see “Fastsolvecaptcha.com” multiple times will more likely get tired of it and allow the required action eventually. Although browser hijackers and adware are considered to be low-level threats, developers make everything sure that users are unable to delete the program and lift the changes on their own. Therefore, you will need to use some professional help presented by experts in the article below.

How Fast Captcha Solver infected your computer

Since Fast Captcha Solver targets a lot of users each day, we decided it would be reasonable to explain how it distributes. As a rule, browser hijackers abuse third-party downloads, malicious ads, and other vectors to reach a potential circle of victims. Most developers bundle these programs as additional offers to repacked software, which can be hosted across torrent pages, P2P networks, and landing pages. During the installation, users tend to skip part of the setup in favor of a faster completion. As a result, they omit essentials settings (e.g. “Advanced/Custom”) that contain bonus programs. Traditionally, these offers are initially set for automatic installation. Unless users deselect them on their own, the infection will sneak into the system causing significant changes. You should also know that using suspicious downloads can put you at risk of installing a trojan and other malware as well. Some extortionists disguise malicious software as legitimate or cracked programs. Using trusted resources should solve the risk, however, it is still worth putting a piece of awareness each time installing pirated programs.

  1. Download Fast Captcha Solver Removal Tool
  2. Stop Fast Captcha Solver notifications in browsers
  3. Remove/Uninstall Fast Captcha Solver from Control Panel and Applications
  4. Remove Fast Captcha Solver extensions from browsers
  5. Reset browser search and homepage settings
  6. Block Fast Captcha Solver search redirects
  7. How to protect from threats like Fast Captcha Solver

Download Removal Tool

Download SpyHunter

To remove Fast Captcha Solver completely, we recommend you to use SpyHunter. It can help you remove files, folders, and registry keys of Fast Captcha Solver and uninstall hijackers, toolbars, and unwanted add-ons from the Safari browser. The trial version of SpyHunter offers virus scan and 1-time removal for FREE.

Download Alternative Removal Tool

Download Malwarebytes

To remove Fast Captcha Solver completely, we recommend you to use Malwarebytes Anti-Malware. It detects and removes all files, folders, and registry keys of Fast Captcha Solver and several millions of other adware, hijackers, toolbars.

Remove Fast Captcha Solver manually for free

Here is the manual step-by-step tutorial for full Fast Captcha Solver removal from your computer. This works 99% and was checked with the latest versions of the Fast Captcha Solver installer on operating systems with the latest updates and browser versions.

Disable push notifications from Fast Captcha Solver in browsers

Remove Fast Captcha Solver from websites, allowed to show push-notifications in Google Chrome

  1. Go to Google Chrome settings, by clicking 3-dots icon in the top-right corner and choosing Settings.
  2. Open advanced settings by clicking Advanced in the bottom.
  3. Under opened Privacy and security tab, choose Content settings.
  4. Click on Notifications menu (with the bell icon).
  5. Set up preferred overall settings for push notifications and click Manage exceptions… button.
  6. Find Fast Captcha Solver in the list and click cross icon to remove it. Click Done button to confirm the action.

Remove Fast Captcha Solver from websites, allowed to show push-notifications in Mozilla Firefox

  1. Go to Mozilla Firefox options, by clicking 3-bars icon in the top-right corner and choosing Options.
  2. Choose Content tab on the left side.
  3. Under Notifications, set up preferred overall settings for push-notifications and click Choose… button.
  4. Find Fast Captcha Solver in the list and click Remove site to remove it.
  5. Click Safe Changes button to confirm the action.

Remove Fast Captcha Solver from websites, allowed to show push-notifications in Safari

  1. Open Safari, and in the top menu click Safari, choose Preferences.
  2. In the Preferences window, click on Websites tab.
  3. On the left side, choose Notifications. You will see the list of websites and their settings for showing notifications.
  4. Find Fast Captcha Solver in the list and click Remove button.

Remove Fast Captcha Solver from websites, allowed to show push-notifications in Android (Chrome)

  1. Open Google Chrome app on Android, and tap on three dots to open main menu.
  2. In the drop-down menu choose Settings, scroll down and under Advanced section tap on Site Settings.
  3. In the Site Settings menu tap on Notifications.
  4. In the Allowed list of websites allowed to show notifications find Fast Captcha Solver, tap on it and in the bottom of the window tap on Clean & Reset button.
  5. Confirm your action by tapping on Clean & Reset again in opened dialog box.

Remove Fast Captcha Solver from websites, allowed to show push-notifications in Microsoft Edge

  1. Open Microsoft Edge, and click on the three-dots menu, in the top-right corner.
  2. In the drop-down menu choose Settings, and in the left part click Advanced.
  3. Under Website permissions section, click Manage permissions button.
  4. Find Fast Captcha Solver in the list and click on the cross sign to remove the setting and disable its notifications.

Remove Fast Captcha Solver from Control Panel or Applications

To start removing Fast Captcha Solver you should uninstall it using Control Panel. It can be present by different names – “Fast Captcha Solver”. It should uninstall correctly, however, we recommend you to use CleanMyPC to clean leftover items after uninstalling. Here are instructions for Windows XP, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10 and Mac.

Remove Fast Captcha Solver from Mac:

  1. In the Finder sidebar, click Applications.
  2. Fast Captcha Solver might have an Uninstaller.
  3. Otherwise, drag Fast Captcha Solver from the Applications folder to the Trash (located at the end of the Dock).
  4. Then choose Finder > Empty Trash.

Remove Fast Captcha Solver from Windows XP:

  1. Click on Start button.
  2. Choose Control Panel.
  3. Click Add or Remove Programs.
  4. Find recently installed suspicious program.
  5. Click Uninstall.

Remove Fast Captcha Solver from Windows 7:

  1. Click Start button.
  2. Then go to Control Panel.
  3. Click Uninstall a Program.
  4. Find recently installed suspicious program and click Uninstall.

Remove Fast Captcha Solver from Windows 8:

  1. Hover mouse pointer to the bottom-right corner to see Menu.
  2. Click Search.
  3. After that click Apps.
  4. Then Control Panel.
  5. Click Uninstall a Program under Programs.
  6. Find recently installed suspicious program, click Uninstall.

Remove Fast Captcha Solver from Windows 10:

There are 2 ways to uninstall Fast Captcha Solver from Windows 10

Way one
  1. Click on the Start button.
  2. In opened menu choose Settings.
  3. Click on the System tile.
  4. Click Apps & features and locate recently installed suspicious program in the list.
  5. Click on it and then click Uninstall button near it.
Way two (classic)
  1. Right-click on the Start button.
  2. In opened menu choose Programs and Features.
  3. Locate recently installed suspicious program in the list.
  4. Click on it and then click Uninstall button above.

Cannot uninstall Fast Captcha Solver

In some cases, Fast Captcha Solver won’t uninstall and gives you a message that “You do not have sufficient access to uninstall Fast Captcha Solver. Please, contact your system administrator” when you try to remove it from Control Panel or “Access denied” error when removing the Fast Captcha Solver folder and files. This happens because the process or service does not allow you to do it. In this case, I will recommend you to use SpyHunter 5 or Malwarebytes AntiMalware or uninstall Fast Captcha Solver in Safe Mode. To boot in Safe Mode do the following:

  1. Reboot your computer.
  2. While it starts booting type F8 button.
  3. This will open Advanced Boot Options menu.
  4. Choose Safe Mode and wait until Windows loads.
  5. Go to Control Panel > Uninstall a program and remove recently installed suspicious program

>> See detailed instructions and video tutorial on how to boot in Safe Mode

and for Mac:

If you can’t uninstall Fast Captcha Solver using instructions above, or it keeps coming back, you can use free AppCleaner for Mac to remove all residual data and libraries of Fast Captcha Solver. Follow instructions below:

  1. Download free AppCleaner.
  2. Drag Fast Captcha Solver from Applications folder to AppCleaner window.
  3. Choose files and folders you want to remove along with Fast Captcha Solver.
  4. Click Delete button.

Remove malicious add-ons from your browsers

Uninstalling Fast Captcha Solver from Control Panel often does not bring the desired effect. It sometimes has browser extension and it may still be active in Safari, Google Chrome, and Mozilla Firefox. Here are instructions on how to remove Fast Captcha Solver related extension from your browsers manually.

Safari:

  1. Start Safari on your Mac, click Safari to open drop-down menu and choose Preferences
  2. Click Extensions tab.
  3. Find Fast Captcha Solver extension.
  4. Click Uninstall button to remove it.

Google Chrome:

  1. Start Google Chrome browser
  2. In address box type (or copy-paste) chrome://extensions.
  3. Find Fast Captcha Solver related extension.
  4. Click the trash can icon to remove them.
  5. Also remove other suspicious extensions from the list.

Mozilla Firefox:

  1. Start Mozilla Firefox browser.
  2. In address box type (or copy-paste) about:addons.
  3. Choose Fast Captcha Solver related extension.
  4. Click Disable or Remove button.
  5. Remove all suspicious extensions from the list.

Internet Explorer (9, 10, 11):

Note: There is no feature to remove browser extensions from browser in latest version of Internet Explorer. To remove Fast Captcha Solver from Internet Explorer, please, perform instructions for uninstalling program from Control Panel. To disable Fast Captcha Solver, please, do the following:

  1. Open Internet Explorer.
  2. Click on gear/asterisk icon in the top-right corner.
  3. In opened menu Manage Add-ons.
  4. Select Toolbars and Extensions.
  5. Click Disable or Fast Captcha Solver related extension.
  6. Also disable other suspicious extensions from the list.

Opera Browser:

Generally, Fast Captcha Solver does not install in Opera browser however you can always double check. Do the following:

  1. Start Opera browser.
  2. Go to Tools > Extensions > Manage Extensions.
  3. Find Fast Captcha Solver extension.
  4. Click Uninstall button.
  5. Also remove other suspicious extensions from the list.

Reset browsers settings (homepage, default search)

Fast Captcha Solver installs a search engine that hijacks your browsers. Here is an instruction to reset your browser’s homepage, new tab and search engine to default values.

Reset Safari:

  1. Start Safari on your Mac, click Safari to open drop-down menu and choose Preferences
  2. Go to the Privacy section of Safari’s preferences.
  3. Click Remove All Website Data button.
  4. In opened window click Remove Now button to remove data stored by websites in Safari.
  5. Go to the Advanced section of Safari’s preferences.
  6. Click the Show Develop menu in menu bar option.
  7. In the menu click Develop and select Empty Caches from this menu.
  8. Again, go to Safari menu and choose Clear History….
  9. Choose to clear all history and click Clear History button.

Google Chrome:

  1. Start Google Chrome browser
  2. In address box type (or copy-paste) chrome://settings.
  3. Scroll down and find Show advanced settings link.
  4. Click on it and scroll down to the bottom again.
  5. Click Reset browser settings button and click Reset to confirm.

Mozilla Firefox:

  1. Start Mozilla Firefox browser.
  2. In address box type (or copy-paste) about:support.
  3. Click Reset Firefox… button.
  4. Click Reset Firefox to confirm.

Internet Explorer (9, 10, 11):

  1. Start Internet Explorer.
  2. Click on gear/asterisk icon in the top-right corner.
  3. In opened menu choose Internet options.
  4. Click Advanced tab.
  5. Click Reset button.
  6. Choose Delete personal settings and click Reset.

Opera Browser:

  1. Close Opera and open command prompt from the start menu.
  2. Type following command del %AppData%\Opera\Opera\operaprefs.ini
  3. Start Opera.

How to block ads and pop-ups from Fast Captcha Solver

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Fast Captcha Solver push notifications, in most cases, are caused by a program installed on your PC or add-on installed in browsers. However, sometimes it can appear on a clean computer when visiting a malicious website, using an advertising script. Also, apps that generate “Fast Captcha Solver” ads and banners are themselves installed from pop-ups. To protect your PC and browsers from phishing websites, pop-up ads, banners, malicious scripts it is recommended to use AdGuard. Download free trial here:

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Final tips

Be careful surfing the internet and downloading software, as programs, like Fast Captcha Solver, may become a real headache as they are hard to remove and break your privacy. To keep safe from such threats we recommend you always use antivirus and one of the anti-malware programs available on the market. One of the best anti-spyware and anti-malware programs is SpyHunter 5. It can protect your PC from threats, like Fast Captcha Solver.

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