Recently, I saw a plenty of messages like “my web browser demonstrates to me unwanted Rankcaptcha.top pop-up promotions, is it a virus?” or “these Rankcaptcha.top pop-up ads in my Chrome making me insane, how to take care of them?”. According to the stats for last months, pc virus distributors began a large adware distribution campaign. Let me show you, how you can eliminate the computer viruses from your PC, and also forget about the bothersome Rankcaptcha.top pop-ups.
Pop-Ups : Discovering The Nature
You can admit that some websites (like a Rankcaptcha.top) offer you pop-up promotions. The message can contain something like “do you want to have notices regarding the latest information?” or “enable notifications to be reported regarding latest discount rates?”. Usually, such messages are harmless, and may only distract you with its abrupt arrival. Moreover, it can be easily disabled, in case notifications from this online resource are no longer wanted.
Pop-up notifications are rather an reliable advertising mechanism. If you want products of some type, you can give a permission to the pop-ups from the site where you can purchase this things, and also as soon as these things are in stock again, or if you can have a price cut – you will certainly obtain the notification about this. The counterparty – online sellers, cars and truck lending companies, etc – will be in profit, too – buyer will surely get a tip about the item he/she planned to purchase. And such an advertising method is almost free of charge – this factor is extremely vital for corporations.
|Infection Type||Adware, Push notifications, Unwanted Ads, Pop-up Ads|
|Symptoms||Annoying pop-up ads in the right corner.|
|Similar behavior||Soded.live, Gutnapbomb.live, Sosed.live|
Rankcaptcha.top Pop-Ups Are Not So Safe
But often pop-up ads can show up without your approval, as well as with an information which is totally different from your existing interests or search queries. And also, besides undesirable Rankcaptcha.top pop-ups from the unknown origin, you can at the same time see a great deal of advertisements, including ones on the web pages which initially have no ads whatsoever. Such a situation can be the sign of adware presence.
Adware is the kind of pc virus which injects into your personal computer, and then starts suggesting you different ads. Their material often has no connection with your ordinary search questions. Besides banner advertisements, your browser can also display you a massive quantity of different Rankcaptcha.top pop-up ads, which come into view in the lower right corner.
The model of adware usage is very sly. The huge pack of adware is dispersed via trojan viruses, which are infiltrated in your computer previously. Ads, which are suggested to you by malware, are paid by their makers. In a couple of weeks, all anti-malware programs began to block these adware, for this reason, trojan sheds in profitability. And to end up the user’s personal computer, virus distributors start ransomware distribution via these trojans.
Even if there is no active ransomware distribution, your computer may still be impacted by adware virus. A massive number of ads in addition to Rankcaptcha.top pop-ups can make your PC as slow-moving as snail, so your regular work will be difficult to execute in common manner.
How Can I Deal With Rankcaptcha.top Pop-Ups?
Concluding the paragraphs above: your personal computer, along with your data, is in a significant danger. To stop this infection, you need to use security tool. Microsoft Defender, which is installed in every Windows 10 distribution, is able to handle Rankcaptcha.top pop-ups virus. Nonetheless, it can not change the browser alterations which were implemented by malicious program. One more downside of the anti-malware program by Microsoft is its specific susceptability: malware can disable Microsoft Defender with the Group Policies after being injected to your desktop.
To be 100% sure that your system is clean of any malicious programs now, and will be clean in future, I can offer you to use GridinSoft Anti-Malware.
To detect and eliminate all unwanted programs on your personal computer, including Rankcaptcha.top pop-ups virus, with GridinSoft Anti-Malware, it’s better to use Standard or Full scan. Quick Scan is not able to find all the malicious apps, because it checks only the most popular registry entries and directories.
You can see the detected malware sorted by their possible hazard simultaneously with the scan process. But to choose any actions against malicious apps, you need to wait until the scan is over, or to stop the scan.
To set the action for every spotted virus or unwanted program, click the arrow in front of the name of detected malware. By default, all malware will be removed to quarantine.
Reset browser settings to original ones
To revert your browser settings, you are required to use the Reset Browser Settings option. This action cannot be counteracted by Rankcaptcha.top virus, hence, you will surely see the result. This option can be found in the Tools tab.
After pressing the Reset Browser Settings option, the menu will be displayed, where you can choose, which settings will be reverted to original.
Reset browser setiings without using third-party software
Besides using anti-malware software for browser reset, you may choose the “Reset browser settings” option, which is usually embedded in all popular web browsers.
Reset Microsoft Edge ⚙ Settings
- Open "Settings and more" tab in upper right corner, then find here "Settings" button. In the appeared menu, choose "Reset settings" option:
- After picking the Reset Settings option, you will see the following menu, stating about the settings which will be reverted to original:
Reset Mozilla Firefox ⚙ Settings
- Open Menu tab (three strips in upper right corner) and click the "Help" button. In the appeared menu choose "troubleshooting information":
- In the next screen, find the "Refresh Firefox" option: After choosing this option, you will see the next message:
- Open Settings menu by pressing the gear icon in the toolbar (left side of the browser window), then click "Advanced" option, and choose "Browser" button in the drop-down list. Scroll down, to the bottom of the settings menu. Find there "Restore settings to their original defaults" option:
- After clicking the "Restore settings..." button, you will see the window, where all settings, which will be reset, are shown:
- Open Settings tab, find the "Advanced" button. In the extended tab choose the "Reset and clean up" button:
- In the appeared list, click on the "Restore settings to their original defaults":
- Finally, you will see the window, where you can see all the settings which will be reset to default:
Reset Opera ⚙ Settings
Reset Google Chrome ⚙ Settings
As an afterword, I want to say that the time plays against you and your PC. The activity of browser hijacker Rankcaptcha.top must be stopped as soon as possible, because of possibility of other malware injection. This malware can be downloaded autonomously, or offered for you to download in one of the windows with advertisements, which are shown to you by the hijacker. You need to act as fast as you can.