Re-captcha-version-3-21.top pop-ups appear when you do not expect, bothering and annoying you. Still, that is way more than just notifications – their essence is cleanly malicious, and they may introduce other malware to your PC. In this article, I will show you how to remove Re-captcha-version-3-21.top push notifications and explain how to avoid them in the future.
Any interaction with Re-captcha-version-3-21.top push notifications will be ineffective at best. At worst, the pages it can throw you to can introduce malware to your system. These pop-up notifications can also promote fake online shopping websites which will take your money and payment info. The latter generally ends up with losing all the money you have on the exposed card.
What are Re-captcha-version-3-21.top pop-up notifications?
As the pop-up definition goes, these are short and small advertisements that attract your attention to a product they promote. But the difference between regular pop-up ads and Re-captcha-version-3-21.top notifications is the malicious origins of the latter. Normal pop-ups are offered for you to enable with a understandable purpose – keep you aware about the latest articles, discounts and so on. It is a useful tool to help your website to retain visitors and help the interested users to have the best price.
Brief summary of the Re-captcha-version-3-21.top pop-up ads:
|Hosting||AS47846 SEDO GmbH
|Effect||Unwanted pop-up advertisements|
|Malware source||Apps from third-party websites, ads on dubious websites|
|Similar behavior||Iasninancuka, Choomsiesurvey, News|
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Re-captcha-version-3-21.top pop-ups, on the other hand, have a deal with unlegit websites. You will generally see the offer to turn them on following the redirection from another site. There’s nothing bad in redirecting unless they throw you into such a dubious place. At that point, enabling pop-ups is offered as the anti-DDoS check-up. In other cases, the web pages may deny showing you the contents unless you turn on these pop-up ads. These demands should be the red flag, as sites usually feature a different anti-bot mechanism. Seeing this requirement is a reason to leave the page doubtlessly. In some cases, even after clicking “Allow”, you will not get to the site – the only page it has is a landing page with the offer to turn on the pop-ups.
How does this work?
The vast majority of browsers support enabling push notifications from sites. Websites, on the other hand, can send out notifications with the content they want. It can be a promotion of the product or a page published on this website, or a promotion of the page of their partner. As a result, you may see the push notification from site X, but opening it will throw you to website Y – because a referral link to that website was built in.
Scoundrels rely on this feature in their approach to earn money through advertising. They trick victims into allowing them to show the banners, and then just spread numerous ads of other crooks they have a deal with. As you may suppose, no legit organisations will have a business with fraudsters. All the Re-captcha-version-3-21.top notifications you can see lead to other fraudulent sites. In some cases, the same user can be trapped by several pop-up spamming sites, and its web browser will turn into a complete mess.
The ads these criminals show are paid under the pay-per-view model. It commonly provides a negligible commission for one viewer, but when you have a huge number of users and show them hundreds of ads each day – that is a way bigger sum. Despite the majority of these banners giving no result at all, it can still give all the participants a lot of profit.
Are Re-captcha-version-3-21.top pop-up ads dangerous?
Yes, they are. At the surface, they may look non-threatening – just a colourful window that appears from time to time. However, the contents of this window differ sharply from what you generally see in pop-ups. Re-captcha-version-3-21.top website is controlled by fraudsters, who intentionally show tons of irrelevant ads in pop-ups. They also don’t follow any common sense and can launch sporadic pop-up advertisements into a hurricane of promotions. For weak systems, that may be enough to make the system slower. But problems are not over at this point.
As any other thing related to illegal advertising, Re-captcha-version-3-21.top push notifications do not contain any legit offers. Even though hackers make the banners similar to ones from Walmart or Amazon, the website these ads will throw you to are completely different. And these pages can offer you to turn on other pop-ups, install a “useful” program, or pay for a thing at a big discount and never receive it. Let’s leave aside the cases when push notifications promote phishing pages or straightforward malware. There’s no way these pages will bring you any good, thus interacting with them is a very bad idea. For the same reason, Re-captcha-version-3-21.top pop-up notifications are not recommended to click on either, and the best solution is to disable them as soon as possible.
How to remove Re-captcha-version-3-21.top pop-ups?
Fortunately, Re-captcha-version-3-21.top pop-up notifications removal is not very complicated. They reside in the browser and cannot hide themselves among system files. However, as I stated above, some pop-up advertisements can promote malicious programs to your computer. It is hard to predict all of the cases, and manual malware removal is a poor idea. For that reason, after getting rid of the pop-up ads it is recommended to use anti-malware software. This step is especially recommended in the case when you have never clicked “Allow” to pop-up notifications, and they still appeared. That can point at malware activity. GridinSoft Anti-Malware will perfectly fit both recovery and malware scanning and removal purposes, because of its system recovery functionality and multi-layer detection system.
Initially, you should reset your browser settings. It is possible to do in both manual and automatic manner. The former, obviously, requires more time to complete and can be somewhat complicated if you have never done that. Automated supposes the use of anti-malware programs that can reset all browser settings at once.
Reset your browsers with GridinSoft Anti-Malware
To reset your browser with GridinSoft Anti-Malware, open the Tools tab, and click the “Reset browser settings” button.
You can see the list of options for each browser. By default, they are set up in a manner that fits the majority of users. Press the “Reset” button (lower right corner). In a minute your browser will be as good as new.
The browser reset is recommended to perform through the antivirus tool by GridinSoft, because the latter is also able to reset the HOSTS file without any additional commands.
Reset your browsers manually
Manual method of browser reset
To reset Edge, do the following steps:
- 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:
For Mozilla Firefox, do the next actions:
- 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:
If you use Google Chrome
- 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:
Opera can be reset in the next way
- 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:
When the browsers are reset, you need to ensure that your browser will connect the right DNS while connecting to the site you need. Create a text file titled “hosts” on your pc’s desktop, then open it and fill it with the following lines2:
Find the hosts.txt file in C:/Windows/System32/drivers/etc directory. Rename this file to “hosts.old.txt” (to distinguish it from the new one), and then move the file you created on the desktop to this folder. Remove the hosts.old from this folder. Now you have your hosts file as good as new.
Scan your system for possible viruses
After removing the Re-captcha-version-3-21.top push notifications, it’s time to see if these pop-ups brought any threat to your system. Launch GridinSoft Anti-Malware, and then click on Standard scan. It will be enough in most cases to find and remove malware. The scan will last 5-10 minutes; you are free to use your system during that process.
Once the scan is complete, you will see the detections or a notification about a clean system. Proceed with pressing the Clean Up button (or OK when nothing is detected).
How to Remove Re-captcha-version-3-21.top Pop-ups?
Description: Re-captcha-version-3-21.top - a lot of users became a target for the pop-up advertisements. I have a lot of friends who literally bombed me with the questions like “how to remove Re-captcha-version-3-21.top push notifications?” or “why do Re-captcha-version-3-21.top pop-ups keep appearing on Chrome even after AdBlock installation?”. In this article we will show you how to deal with Re-captcha-version-3-21.top pop-ups, which may corrupt your browser’s correct performance, and create a lot of troubles while you are working.
Operating System: Windows
Application Category: Adware
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- More about this malware type on GridinSoft Encyclopedia.
- Official Microsoft guide for hosts file reset.