What is Smartcaptchasolve.top

Smartcaptchasolve.top is a pop-up type page that displays fake messages meant to fool users into allowing push notifications. The website says you should click on the “Allow” button to confirm that “You are not a robot”. In fact, this action will simply allow the rogue website to send a stream of unwanted ads straight to the desktop. The displayed ads can, therefore, look useful, but actually hide redirects to suspicious or malicious pages. If you have been caught by this trick, we advise you to stay away from clicking on the promoted ads no matter the case. Also, if you see Smartcaptchasolve.top appear constantly at the browser startup, this means you are likely infected with unwanted software like adware. Whatever the case, feel free to use our guide below to get rid of the Smartcaptchasolve.top redirects along with its side effects from your computer.

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How Smartcaptchasolve.top infected your computer

Pages like Smartcaptchasolve.top can appear once after clicking on dubious ads or constantly if you are infected with unwanted software similar to adware. It is usually distributed via third-party setups of various programs (pirated, cracked, or freeware) on free file hosting or torrent websites. Developers collaborate with website holders and agree on including their software within popular programs that are most often searched by users. They conceal them inside of “Advanced” or “Custom” sections that can be altered at some stage of installation. Sometimes the installation wizard offers to choose between “Recommended” or “Manual” types of installation at the beginning. “Recommended” is likely to have additional offers already included, so always opt for “Manual” types to be able to deselect third-party programs, if any. With that said, we have prepared a step-by-step removal guide accompanied by protection tips to secure yourself against similar threats in the future below.

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

Download Removal Tool

Download SpyHunter

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

Remove Smartcaptchasolve.top manually for free

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

Disable push notifications from Smartcaptchasolve.top in browsers

Remove Smartcaptchasolve.top 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 Smartcaptchasolve.top in the list and click cross icon to remove it. Click Done button to confirm the action.

Remove Smartcaptchasolve.top 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 Smartcaptchasolve.top in the list and click Remove site to remove it.
  5. Click Save Changes button to confirm the action.

Remove Smartcaptchasolve.top 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 Smartcaptchasolve.top in the list and click Remove button.

Remove Smartcaptchasolve.top 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 Smartcaptchasolve.top, 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 Smartcaptchasolve.top 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 Smartcaptchasolve.top in the list and click on the cross sign to remove the setting and disable its notifications.

Remove Smartcaptchasolve.top from Control Panel or Applications

To start removing Smartcaptchasolve.top you should uninstall it using Control Panel. It can be present by different names – “Smartcaptchasolve.top”. 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 Smartcaptchasolve.top from Mac:

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

Remove Smartcaptchasolve.top 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 Smartcaptchasolve.top 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 Smartcaptchasolve.top 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 Smartcaptchasolve.top from Windows 10:

There are 2 ways to uninstall Smartcaptchasolve.top 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 Smartcaptchasolve.top

In some cases, Smartcaptchasolve.top won’t uninstall and gives you a message that “You do not have sufficient access to uninstall Smartcaptchasolve.top. Please, contact your system administrator” when you try to remove it from Control Panel or “Access denied” error when removing the Smartcaptchasolve.top 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 Smartcaptchasolve.top 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 Smartcaptchasolve.top using instructions above, or it keeps coming back, you can use free AppCleaner for Mac to remove all residual data and libraries of Smartcaptchasolve.top. Follow instructions below:

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

Remove malicious add-ons from your browsers

Uninstalling Smartcaptchasolve.top 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 Smartcaptchasolve.top 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 Smartcaptchasolve.top 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 Smartcaptchasolve.top 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 Smartcaptchasolve.top 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 Smartcaptchasolve.top from Internet Explorer, please, perform instructions for uninstalling program from Control Panel. To disable Smartcaptchasolve.top, 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 Smartcaptchasolve.top related extension.
  6. Also disable other suspicious extensions from the list.

Opera Browser:

Generally, Smartcaptchasolve.top 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 Smartcaptchasolve.top extension.
  4. Click Uninstall button.
  5. Also remove other suspicious extensions from the list.

Reset browsers settings (homepage, default search)

Smartcaptchasolve.top 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 Smartcaptchasolve.top

Smartcaptchasolve.top 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 “Smartcaptchasolve.top” 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 Smartcaptchasolve.top, 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 Smartcaptchasolve.top.

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