1.    20 Jul 2015 #1
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    Rid reCAPTCHA


    My Google e-mail account has been ambushed, each time I sign in I have to prove I am not a robot by trying to identify the most indistinct pictures.
    Does anyone know how to get rid of this parasite.
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  2.    20 Jul 2015 #2
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    Stuck on 16299, RS-4 won’t install

    I've had the same problem for the past week or so, I thought it was just normal procedure but now you mention it, may well be a parasite.
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  3.    20 Jul 2015 #3
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    Quote Originally Posted by bordi View Post
    I've had the same problem for the past week or so, I thought it was just normal procedure but now you mention it, may well be a parasite.
    I think the problem came about because Google believed that with so many different O/S, ie- there were so many W10 Updates each one a different O/S that to them it appeared as suspicious.
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  4.    20 Jul 2015 #4

    Hi there

    save what email you want then DELETE and re-create the account.

    This might get rid of this rubbish. I haven't used my Gmail account for days so I haven't tested this but normally deleting and re-creating again from scratch should fix the problem.

    I Loathe those Captcha things -- I usually have to select about 6 different attempts before I get one that works or is evenly recogniseable.

    There must be better ways of implementing security -- in any case decent OCR stuff probably could be used by a Robot to fool captcha text anyway. Robots can have quite good pattern recognition these days.

    Cheers
    jimbo
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  5.    20 Jul 2015 #5
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    There used to be much more captcha, seems it's pretty thinned now. There used to be a site thru which you could get around captcha but that was not practical unless it was difficult to solve. I don't mind some easy ones but some were unreadable and had to renew it many times. Unless I really had to use site like that, I skip it.
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  6.    20 Jul 2015 #6
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    Quote Originally Posted by jimbo45 View Post
    Hi there

    save what email you want then DELETE and re-create the account.

    This might get rid of this rubbish. I haven't used my Gmail account for days so I haven't tested this but normally deleting and re-creating again from scratch should fix the problem.

    I Loathe those Captcha things -- I usually have to select about 6 different attempts before I get one that works or is evenly recogniseable.

    There must be better ways of implementing security -- in any case decent OCR stuff probably could be used by a Robot to fool captcha text anyway. Robots can have quite good pattern recognition these days.

    Cheers
    jimbo
    Contacted my e-mail provider, Virginmedia.com, who informed me it was not possible to remove reCAPTCHA as Google manage
    their e-mail, and even if I deleted it as you suggest it would not get rid of this pest.

    They also told me that they are receiving more complaints about this than any other subject.

    The good news is they are in the process of dumping Google and using a new system called ZIGGO
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  7.    21 Jul 2015 #7
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    Yesterday did a scan with Adwcleaner and Hitman Pro. yet still had to prove I am not a robot on trying to open e-mail.
    Surprise, surprise, this morning has revealed it has rectified the problem and everything is back to normal.
    NO MORE reCAPTCHA
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