Fastcaptcha.top is a very generic scam website, identical to hundreds if not thousands of others that are misusing a legitimate browser feature to spam users with ads. When you get redirected to Fastcaptcha.top, you will get a browser alert saying “Fastcaptcha.top wants to show notifications”. This “show notifications” feature allows sites to show users content on their desktops but sites like Fastcaptcha.top use it to spam users with ads. If you were tricked into allowing the site to show notifications, you can easily revoke this permission in your browser’s settings.
Fastcaptcha.top doesn’t have any content on it and only displays an image of a robot and a message saying you need to click “Allow” to confirm that you’re not a robot. Your browser will display an alert saying “Fastcaptcha.top wants to show notifications”. In reality, the site will not display more content if you allow notifications, but you will start seeing ads on your desktop. While the feature is legitimate, sites like Fastcaptcha.top misuse it to spam ads instead of showing useful content. We don’t recommend interacting with those ads that appear because you could be exposed to dangerous content, including scams and malware. Fortunately, you can easily revoke the permission in your browser’s settings.
It’s safe to give websites you trust permission to show notifications because it is a legitimate feature. You may even find it useful in some cases. For example, if you allow a news website to show notifications, you would get important news directly on your desktop. If you click on the notification, you would be taken directly to the content. When you no longer want to see the notifications, you can revoke the permission to stop them.
Depending on the cause of the redirect, you might need to run a scan of your computer with an anti-virus program. If you frequently get redirected, your computer may be infected with adware. Getting rid of adware is easiest using anti-virus software because the program takes care of everything. However, the most likely reason you get redirected is the sites you visit. In this case, an adblocker program would help.
Adware may trigger random redirects to Fastcaptcha.top
There are several reasons why you may be redirected to questionable websites. The most likely reason is the sites you visit. Certain sites are considered to be high-risk because of the ads they expose users to. For example, sites that have pornographic or pirated content are often guilty of showing users scam ads and redirecting them to questionable websites. Fortunately, installing an adblocker program would fix this.
Redirects can occasionally be brought on by an adware infection. When compared to other types of infections like trojans and ransomware, adware is a pretty minor issue. Dealing with it, though, can be quite frustrating. These kinds of infections usually install via the software bundling method, which essentially allows them to install without requiring explicit permission. The way it works is infections like adware and browser hijackers are attached to free software as extra offers. When you install the freeware, you end up installing the attached offers as well without even realizing it. Software bundling is a rather controversial installation method, and it’s not uncommon for programs that use it to be detected as potential threats by anti-virus programs.
The offers are technically optional, but users still need to explicitly uncheck them if they don’t want them to install. However, because the offers are hidden in settings users don’t normally use, many users struggle with deselecting them. This shouldn’t be a problem if you know how to correctly install free software. The most important step is selecting Advanced (Custom) settings when prompted rather than Default. 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 only in Advanced settings, and you will have the option to deselect all of them. All you need to do is uncheck the boxes of those offers.
Allowing an offer to install is not recommended, even if it initially seems useful. If you allow these pointless installations, your computer will be filled with unwanted programs. Even though they are not malicious, these infections can cause problems. They’re also much simpler to deselect during installation than they are to remove once fully installed.
How to stop Fastcaptcha.top ads
Although the feature is legitimate and occasionally helpful, Fastcaptcha.top and similar sites shouldn’t be permitted to use it. If you have given the site permission to display notifications, you need to revoke it. Thankfully, you can quickly cancel it in your browser settings. If you need assistance navigating your browser’s settings, use the instructions provided below. Not just Fastcaptcha.top, but all other dubious websites should be removed from the list.
- 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 Fastcaptcha.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 Fastcaptcha.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 Fastcaptcha.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”.
You should also use an anti-virus program to scan your computer to check for adware infection. If adware is the problem, getting rid of it is the only way to stop the redirects. And using anti-virus software is the simplest method to do that. The redirects ought to stop as soon as the adware is removed. In addition to this, you should also install an adblocker program.
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