coolcaptchahere.top is a very generic website whose only purpose is to trick users into allowing ads on their screens. You will get a browser alert saying “coolcaptchahere.top wants to show notifications” as soon as you are redirected to the website. The site is misusing a legitimate browser feature that allows sites to ask for permission to show notifications on the screen. But instead of showing useful content, sites like coolcaptchahere.top show ads. But even if you give it permission, you can easily revoke it in your browser’s settings.
Apart from an image of a robot and a message saying you need to confirm you’re not a robot, coolcaptchahere.top doesn’t have any content on it. Your browser will display an alert saying “coolcaptchahere.top wants to show notifications”, and if you click “Allow”, the site will start spamming ads on your screen. If you have given the site permission, we suggest avoiding interacting with them. You could be exposed to all kinds of questionable content, including malicious programs and scams. Fortunately, you can easily revoke this permission in your browser’s settings.
It’s safe to give websites you trust permission to show push notifications. If there are websites you frequently visit and you want to access the content they post more conveniently, you might even find the feature to be helpful. For example, if you frequently visit a news website, you can allow it to display notifications so that you can get the latest news right on your screen. To access the content, all you’d need to do is click on the notification.
Depending on the cause of the redirect, you might need to run a virus scan of your computer. If you frequently get redirected, your computer may be infected with adware. And it’s easiest to detect/remove adware using anti-virus programs. However, the most likely reason you get redirected is the questionable website you visit. Installing an adblocker program would help in this case.
What triggers random redirects to coolcaptchahere.top?
There are several things that could trigger random redirects. In most cases, they’re triggered by the websites users visit. Certain websites are considered to be high-risk because of the ads they expose users to. For example, interacting with anything on sites that have pornographic or pirated content almost always triggers a redirect. Fortunately, these redirects are easily preventable with an adblocker program.
Redirects can occasionally be a symptom of an adware infection. It’s not a serious infection but it’s still very annoying to deal with. These types of infections usually install via the free software bundling method because it essentially allows them to install without explicit permission. Adware, browser hijackers, and potentially unwanted programs (PUPs) come attached to free programs as extra offers, and these offers are permitted to install automatically. Because of this, software bundling is a rather controversial installation method, and programs that use it are flagged by antivirus software as potential threats.
The offers are optional, but users still need to explicitly uncheck them if they don’t want them to install. However, because the offers are hidden, many users struggle with this. This shouldn’t be a problem if you know how to correctly install free software. The most important part is selecting Advanced (Custom) settings when prompted rather than Default settings. All additional offers will install with the software if you use Default settings as suggested by the installation window. The offers will be made visible if you pick Advanced settings, and you will have the option to deselect all of them. All you need to do is uncheck the boxes.
Allowing an extra offer to install is not recommended, even if it initially seems useful. If you allow these pointless installations, you will fill your computer with questionable programs. Even though they are not malicious, these infections can cause problems. It’s easier to uncheck the offers during installation than it is to remove adware infections.
How to stop coolcaptchahere.top ads
To determine what is causing the redirects to coolcaptchahere.top, we recommend scanning your computer with anti-virus software. If adware is what triggers the redirects, only removing it would stop them. And removing adware would be easiest using anti-virus software because the program would take care of everything.
Although the feature is legitimate and occasionally even useful, you shouldn’t give sites like coolcaptchahere.top permission, unless you want to see ads on your screen. This can be done in your browser’s settings. If you don’t know how to navigate them, use the directions below. If you notice any other questionable sites on the list, you should remove them as well in addition to coolcaptchahere.top.
Here’s how you can stop coolcaptchahere.top ads if you have given it permission:
- Mozilla Firefox: Open the menu (the three bars at the top-right corner), click Options, then Privacy & Security. Scroll down to Permissions, press Settings next to Notifications, and remove coolcaptchahere.top and any other questionable websites from the list. It’s possible to permanently turn off push notification requests by checking the “Block new requests asking to allow notifications” box in the same Notifications settings.
- Google Chrome: Open the menu (the three dots top-right corner), then Settings, then Privacy and security, then Site Settings. Click on Notifications under Permissions, and remove coolcaptchahere.top and any other questionable websites from the list. It’s possible to permanently turn off push notification requests by toggling off “Sites can ask to send notifications”.
- Microsoft Edge: Open the menu (the three dots top-right corner), then Settings, then Cookies and site permissions, then Notifications. Review which sites have permission and remove coolcaptchahere.top and any other questionable websites from the list. It’s possible to permanently turn off push notification requests by toggling off “Ask before sending”.
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