What is Steadycaptcha.live

Steadycaptcha.live is one of many social engineering pages aimed to promote their spam advertising campaigns. The website is usually visited once after clicking on shady ads, buttons, or links. Though, it can also appear each time at browser startup due to adware installed on a PC. Such websites display various messages like Click “Allow” if you are not a robot, Watch a video, or Start downloading to urge users into allowing fake push notifications. Steadycaptcha.live does the same to impose its advertising content. Once users click on the “Allow” button, the page will be permitted to send a number of ad notifications right to the desktop. Such content may contain unwanted redirects to numerous resources (e.g. adult pages, web games, casinos, etc.) that might be capable of spreading other infections. If became a victim of similar symptoms, please follow our guide below to get rid of the threats. We recommend doing it now unless you want your system to be at potential risk.

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How Steadycaptcha.live infected your computer

As mentioned, users can end up on such pages after interacting with dubious content on other websites. In other cases, pages like Steadycaptcha.live may show their presence based on adware that could sneak in your system. Adware is usually considered to be a small, yet annoying, unwanted program distributed via other software. The method is often referred to as “bundling”. It is popularly used with third-party installers of pirated, cracked or freeware software posted on torrent pages. Adware can be offered as a useful app or extension inside “Advanced”, “Custom”, or similar sections at some point of installation. This is why it is always advised to be careful and deselect all the unnecessary promotions if any. To be more protected against inadvertent penetrations in the future, read our guide below.

  1. Download Steadycaptcha.live Removal Tool
  2. Stop Steadycaptcha.live notifications in browsers
  3. Remove/Uninstall Steadycaptcha.live from Control Panel and Applications
  4. Remove Steadycaptcha.live extensions from browsers
  5. Reset browser search and homepage settings
  6. Block Steadycaptcha.live search redirects
  7. How to protect from threats like Steadycaptcha.live
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To remove Steadycaptcha.live completely, we recommend you to use SpyHunter. It can help you remove files, folders, and registry keys of Steadycaptcha.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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Remove Steadycaptcha.live manually for free

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

Disable push notifications from Steadycaptcha.live in browsers

Remove Steadycaptcha.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 Steadycaptcha.live in the list and click 3-dots icon near it. Click Remove button to delete the website permission.

Remove Steadycaptcha.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 Steadycaptcha.live in the list and click Remove Website to remove it.
  6. Click Save Changes button to confirm the action.

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

Remove Steadycaptcha.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 Steadycaptcha.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 Steadycaptcha.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 Steadycaptcha.live in the list under Allow, click on 3-dots icon and choose Remove.

Remove Steadycaptcha.live from Control Panel or Applications

To start removing Steadycaptcha.live you should uninstall it using Control Panel. It can be present by different names – “Steadycaptcha.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 Steadycaptcha.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 Steadycaptcha.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 Steadycaptcha.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 Steadycaptcha.live from Windows 10:

There are 2 ways to uninstall Steadycaptcha.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 Steadycaptcha.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 Steadycaptcha.live from Mac:

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

Cannot uninstall Steadycaptcha.live in Windows

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

If you can’t uninstall apps related to Steadycaptcha.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 Steadycaptcha.live. Follow instructions below:

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

Remove malicious add-ons from your browsers

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

Opera Browser:

Generally, Steadycaptcha.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 Steadycaptcha.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)

Steadycaptcha.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 Steadycaptcha.live

Steadycaptcha.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 “Steadycaptcha.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 Steadycaptcha.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 Steadycaptcha.live.

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