Playcapt.com is classified as adware, however, it also has browser hijacker capabilities. Clearly, it is not a valuable or trustworthy application. You most likely acquired the program by accident when installing other freeware. The aim of the adware is to generate online traffic and thus earn money for its developers. Unfortunately, for computer users it means dealing with unnecessary adverts, redirects, slow downs, and other interruptions. The ad-supported program affects all browsers, so there is no way to avoid its symptoms. In order to get rid of them, you will have to terminate Playcapt.com.
The adware company promotes Playcapt.com as a search tool that can help users find their favorite shopping sites in an easy and quick way. If you already have the program, you know that that is simply not true. The goal of the app is to present users with various advertisements and nothing else. Playcapt.com will continuously track your cookies collecting information about your surfing habits. This data will be used to create personalized ads. The trouble with the advertisements, other than the fact that they slow down your browsing, is that they are not checked by anyone. The adverts can be fake and clicking on them is simply not safe.
Playcapt.com installs onto your computer along with free software. Since no one would willingly install these kinds of program, developers attach them to freeware. The bundled items will install automatically, unless you deselect them during the freeware installation process. Choose Advanced (Custom) settings and you will be able to deselect everything that has been added. You can then safely proceed to install the freeware. The reason why you need to delete Playcapt.com now is because you selected Default settings. In Default mode, you will not be allowed to deselect anything, so we do not suggest picking those settings.
Step by step instructions how to remove Playcapt.com virus.
STEP 1. Remove Playcapt.com virus from the system
- First of all, you need to download and install GridinSoft Trojan Killer (here or from the product page):
- Return to main screen and choose the type of scan.
- Start the scan and wait untill it`s finished:
- After the scan is completed, you need to click on “Cure PC!” button to remove Playcapt.com virus:
- Now your system is free from annoying Playcapt.com browser extension!
STEP 2. Remove Playcapt.com virus from your browser
First of all, Playcapt.com is a virus what can be realy dangerous. So, here is the simple way to remove them from your computer. You just need to reset your browser settings. To do this automatically and for free, you can use the Reset Browser Settings tool from GridinSoft.
- Open the program and click on the Reset browser settings button.
- Select when options you want to reset and press “Reset“
Wait untill Trojan Killer sets selected options to the default state. Successful results will be checked with green checkmark.
Video guide bellow display how to remove Playcapt.com from your system completaly:
STEP 3. Playcapt.com prevention
- Avoid advertisements, you shouldn’t click on any ads and pop-ups in your browser, this can lead to the redirection on potentially viral pages!
- Spam messages from email, attached files in emails can appear to be malicious in most cases. Don’t download or open such attachments they can be infected with adware of malware!
- Surfing the internet, there are millions of phishing website on the internet. Each one of them can be very dangerous for your computer. Avoid such pages, try only reliable and trusted websites!
- Pay attention to what you install, there are tons of hijackers and malicious program that are being installed through bundled applications and downloaders. Don’t install any suspicious program and files, always check signer before proceding further!
By following this removal instruction we hope you will deal with Playcapt.com virus once and for all. In case you have any problems or this virus is still inside, leave a comment below or contact our Support Team.