In recent days we have received alerts from several customers who have informed us of the appearance of suspicious ads on their browsers when trying to enter any website.
What is the Robot Captcha virus?
When you try to enter a website, you are presented with a “Captcha” page that asks you to verify that you are not a robot and then takes you to a page full of advertisements. The malicious page looks something like this:
Has this ever happened to you? If so, the Captcha Robot virus has probably snuck onto your computer without you noticing, and is affecting the normal functioning of your browser. But don’t worry! Removing it is relatively simple.
How to remove it from your computer?
We recommend that you get to work as soon as possible. To do so, you can follow this tutorial of Pages Guide where it is explained very well the step by step to remove definitively this virus from Android, Chrome, Firefox and Internet Explorer computers.
Here you have the guide!
Tips to prevent future viruses
To prevent future viruses on your computer, keep the following tips in mind:
- Be careful with the programs you install on your computer. During the installation process, read the small print and the permission boxes you are giving.
- Don’t click on links in suspicious emails, even if they pass themselves off as your bank, Paypal, Amazon or Netflix. Always check the sender’s email address (it’s usually rare), the logos (poor quality), and whether the email makes sense.
- Always keep Java, Adobe Flash and Acrobat Reader up to date, they are usually installed automatically or you will be prompted with a dialogue to confirm the update.
If you have any problems, leave us a comment so we can help you!