What is Headcaptcha.live

Headcaptcha.live is a malicious advertising website used as part of fraudulent affairs to earn money. It uses special browsers function to display pop-ups notifications. In order to make users allow this, Headcaptcha.live uses social engineering tricks and vague wording. Cybercriminals abuse it in favor of showing malicious and unwanted ads during the browser session or even when browsers are closed. If you started encountering the Headcaptcha.live notifications on a regular basis, then more likely, you have been attacked by adware, an unwanted piece meant to promote dubious banners for generating revenue. Such software might also use provided permission to collect personal data and sell it additionally. Sometimes it may be hard to define which program assigns these changes. This is why we have created this guide to help you detect and eliminate it from your computer.

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How Headcaptcha.live infected your computer

The reason for adware penetrated your system could be related to downloading freeware from third-party websites. This is important to know because most software providers inject extra offers to gain money. Usually, they do not care about product quality, especially when it comes to a low-rated page that has been created recently. When running through the setup of a downloaded program, always keep a look-out for “Advanced” or “Custom” sections, because they are the source of unwanted installation. Make sure you look in them and uncheck extra software. Even if it is posted as something “useful”, it can be a ruse to force you into agreeing to the installation. So be patient and do not interact with suspicious software you see on the web.

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

Download SpyHunter

To remove Headcaptcha.live completely, we recommend you to use SpyHunter. It can help you remove files, folders, and registry keys of Headcaptcha.live 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.

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

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Download Norton Security

To remove Headcaptcha.live completely, we recommend you to use Norton Security. It can help you remove all traces of Headcaptcha.live and other malware from browsers on your Android device.

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To remove Headcaptcha.live completely, we recommend you to use Norton Mobile Security for iOS. It detects and removes all elements of Headcaptcha.live on iPhone or iPad.

Remove Headcaptcha.live manually for free

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

Disable push notifications from Headcaptcha.live in browsers

Remove Headcaptcha.live 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. On the left side choose Privacy and security menu.
  3. Under opened Privacy and security tab, choose Site Settings.
  4. Scroll down to Permissions section and click on Notifications (with the bell icon).
  5. Go to the bottom list of sites named Allowed to send notifications.
  6. Find Headcaptcha.live in the list and click 3-dots icon near it. Click Remove button to delete the website permission.

Remove Headcaptcha.live 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 Settings.
  2. On the left panel choose Privacy & Security menu.
  3. Scroll down to Permissions section.
  4. Near Notifications click Settings… button.
  5. Find Headcaptcha.live in the list and click Remove Website to remove it.
  6. Click Save Changes button to confirm the action.

Remove Headcaptcha.live 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 Headcaptcha.live in the list and click Remove button.

Remove Headcaptcha.live 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 Headcaptcha.live, 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 Headcaptcha.live 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.
  3. In the menu click Cookies and site permissions section, and scroll down to All permissions section.
  4. Click on Notifications.
  5. Find Headcaptcha.live in the list under Allow, click on 3-dots icon and choose Remove.

Remove Headcaptcha.live from Control Panel or Applications

To start removing Headcaptcha.live you should uninstall it using Control Panel. It can be present by different names – “Headcaptcha.live”. It should uninstall correctly, however, we recommend you to use IObit Uninstaller or CleanMyMac to clean leftover items after uninstalling. Here are instructions for Windows XP, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10, Windows 11 and Mac.

Remove Headcaptcha.live 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 Headcaptcha.live 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 Headcaptcha.live 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 Headcaptcha.live from Windows 10:

There are 2 ways to uninstall Headcaptcha.live 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.

Remove Headcaptcha.live from Windows 11:

  1. Right-click on the Start button.
  2. In opened menu choose Settings.
  3. Click on the Apps tab on the left side.
  4. Click Apps & features and locate recently installed suspicious program in the list.
  5. Click on 3-dots icon near it and then click Uninstall button near it.
  6. Depending on the type of application (Windows Store app or classic Win32 app) it will be removed immediately or you will need to confirm the action and go through standard uninstall procedure.

Remove Headcaptcha.live from Mac:

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

Cannot uninstall Headcaptcha.live in Windows

In some cases, program related to Headcaptcha.live won’t uninstall and gives you a message that “You do not have sufficient access to uninstall Headcaptcha.live. Please, contact your system administrator” when you try to remove it from Control Panel or “Access denied” error when removing the Headcaptcha.live 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 Headcaptcha.live 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

Cannot uninstall Headcaptcha.live in MacOS

If you can’t uninstall apps related to Headcaptcha.live from MacOS using instructions above, or it keeps coming back, you can use free AppCleaner for Mac to remove all residual data and libraries of Headcaptcha.live. Follow instructions below:

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

Remove malicious add-ons from your browsers

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

Google Chrome:

  1. Start Google Chrome browser
  2. In address box type (or copy-paste) chrome://extensions.
  3. Find Headcaptcha.live related extension.
  4. Click the Remove button 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. Find Headcaptcha.live related extension.
  4. Click three-dots icon near it and choose Remove in the menu.
  5. In opened dialog window click Remove button to confirm the action.
  6. Remove all suspicious extensions from the list.

Safari:

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

Microsoft Edge:

  1. Start Microsoft Edge browser.
  2. In address box type (or copy-paste) edge://extensions.
  3. Find Headcaptcha.live related extension.
  4. Click Remove link under the name of extension.
  5. In opened dialog window click Remove button to confirm the action.
  6. 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 Headcaptcha.live from Internet Explorer, please, perform instructions for uninstalling program from Control Panel. To disable Headcaptcha.live, 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 Headcaptcha.live related extension.
  6. Also disable other suspicious extensions from the list.

Opera Browser:

Generally, Headcaptcha.live does not install in Opera browser however you can always double check. Do the following:

  1. Start Opera browser and click on Opera icon in the top-left corner.
  2. Choose Extensions > Extensions.
  3. Find Headcaptcha.live related extension.
  4. Click Details button and scroll down to the bottom.
  5. Click Remove extension link and confirm the action by clicking Remove button on opened dialog window.
  6. Also remove other suspicious extensions from the list.

Reset browsers settings (homepage, default search)

Headcaptcha.live may install 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.

Google Chrome:

  1. Start Google Chrome browser
  2. In address box type (or copy-paste) chrome://settings.
  3. On the left panel expand Advanced options.
  4. Choose Reset and clean up.
  5. Click on Restore settings to their original defaults link and confirm by clicking Reset button.

Mozilla Firefox:

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

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.

Microsoft Edge:

  1. Start Microsoft Edge browser
  2. Click on 3-dots icon in the top-right corner and choose Settings.
  3. On the left panel find and click Reset settings option.
  4. Click on Restore settings to their default values link and confirm by clicking Reset button.

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. Start Opera browser and click on Opera icon in the top-left corner.
  2. Choose Settings and click Advanced on the left side and choose Browser.
  3. Scroll down to the very bottom and click on Restore settings to their original defaults link.
  4. Confirm by clicking Reset button.

How to block ads and pop-ups from Headcaptcha.live

Headcaptcha.live push-notifications, in most cases, are caused by a program installed on your PC or an 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 “Headcaptcha.live” 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 Headcaptcha.live, 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 Headcaptcha.live.

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