Learn how to solve FunCaptcha with these step-by-step instructions.
Yes. It is built on HTML5, with full support for mobiles. It works great with touch interfaces, and does not require any typing. All platforms used by a site’s customers are supported, including every kind of PC and Mac. A Flash version seamlessly appears for older browsers. In short, your users won’t be blocked.
If FunCaptcha seems to behave badly, go to our service status page to learn more about any problems on our end that may be at fault. If the FunCaptcha is not set up properly by the website’s creator, it will be replaced by a message. Please inform the creator of the web site, but also feel free to contact us to let us know.
FunCaptcha provides instruction and feedback in the following languages:
2. Chinese (Simplified)
3. Chinese (Hong Kong – Traditional)
4. Chinese (Taiwan – Traditional)
11. Portuguese (Brazil)
13. Spanish (Latin America)
20. Spanish (Europe)
21. Portuguese (Europe)
23. French (Canada)
You don’t need to select anything; FunCaptcha will automatically switch to the language of your browser.
If you’d like to suggest an improvement, or request a new language, we’d love to hear from you.
Yes. We use the well-known “reCAPTCHA” service to provide an audio CAPTCHA for those who need it. We realize that many people find that one difficult to use, but it’s the only truly secure audio solution we have found so far. We hope to greatly improve service for the visually impaired as soon as possible.
We’re currently servicing the following platforms:
- Simple Machines Forum
To learn more about how we work with each supported platform, check your Dashboard. Each plugin type has its own unique guide.
Don’t see the platform you prefer? Contact us to let us know what you’d like.
You earn stars as you complete FunCaptchas anywhere on the web. The faster you complete the CAPTCHA challenge, the more stars you get. Getting 5 stars means you play the games as well as we, the creators, do– and we have lots of practice!
For now, we are experimenting with the star system, so to be honest, don’t pay too much attention to your star count yet. The long-term plan is that your star count will increase each time you play anywhere on the web. Once you reach enough stars, you will get special rewards.
Visit the Lost Password page, or select it while on the Login page.
Enter your email address and complete FunCaptcha.
Select ‘Get New Password’ – An email will be sent to you with a link to enter a new password for your account.
The simplest answer: it stops bots from guessing the right answer.
If you keep getting FunCaptcha game challenges correct (turn an animal the right way up, or choose the right face), you will get the fewest challenges each time. If you get one challenge, that means you’re on a site that makes it extra easy for you if you’ve failed FunCaptcha recently. More challenges means you may have recently given a wrong answer, or your IP is on the StopForumSpam blacklist, so our automatic security measures need to make sure you’re not a bot. This is a rare occurrence, but why do it?
It has to do with certain security measures inherent in a “challenge/response” method. For any security service that requires one of a finite number of possible answers, a brute force attack can be an attempted as way of breaking through. Malicious software is used to repeatedly guess the correct input until eventually the right sequence is found and the security measure is broken. FunCaptcha has measures in place to prevent this.
Every time an incorrect answer is given, extra challenges may be added to the FunCaptcha sequence. One challenge becomes three, three becomes five — and the chance of correctly guessing the required answer decreases from 1 in 8 to 1 in 512 and so forth. This marks an exponential increase in difficulty. Bots quickly get overwhelmed by the odds, while a genuine user will get challenges right often enough to keep things easy.
The reason we do this is because our service is so inherently easy for humans that they rarely make a mistake– we currently have a 96% completion rate. We’re already so convenient that we can focus on making our service as hard as possible for bots to break.
We explore this concept in further detail in our blog post highlighting newly revealed exploits in the “No CAPTCHA reCAPTCHA” update.
For security reasons, we do not store any details about your users in our database. We send the information to you as soon as we receive it in real time and we do not hold onto any of it.
This also means we are unable to store files on behalf of users, e.g. uploading of images for advertising or selling purposes is not possible.
You may have created your account with a ‘username’. Please enter your username into the field that is requesting an email address. If you are unsure of your username, please contact us.
When you customize the design of FunCaptcha, it takes time for the changes to take effect. Generally, users can see these changes within 10 minutes but in some cases it may take up to an hour.
Should there be no change after this time, try clearing your cache and then refresh the page. If this doesn’t work, please contact us.
Due to higher security concerns on some of our client’s sites, images of animals may appear ‘stacked’ on top of other animals. The trick is to look for an animal ‘in front’ of the other animals and place them in a standing position.
Please note that stacked animals will only appear on sites that attract a high volume of bot and spam traffic. Website owners can request this increased security level by contacting us.
This is an important step in correctly installing FunCaptcha to any Joomla website. If reCAPTCHA is not actively disabled, your users will be unable to solve either reCAPTCHA or FunCaptcha.
Begin by logging into your Joomla admin dashboard on your domain, then follow the steps below.
– Go to Global Configuration -> Site -> Default Captcha *
– Select ‘- None Selected -’ (Picture 1) then click save
– Go to Global Configuration -> Users Manager -> Captcha
– Select ‘- None Selected -’ (Picture 1) then click save
– Go to Extensions -> Plugin Manager.
– Click disable ‘Captcha – ReCaptcha’
The free trial protects your website from spam and abuse with our patent-pending security technology, basic speed and access to our world class support team.
Partners are connected to our high speed infrastructure, have access to our network of premium advertisers and share in the revenue generated by ads shown in FunCaptcha. Partners also receive access to analytics and one-on-one advice from our Partner managers.
Currently, the Partner program is by invitation-only for sites that meet a traffic minimum and demonstrate a commitment to original content. If you would like your site to be considered, get in touch.
The Plus program lets organisations develop their CAPTCHA with enterprise tools, bespoke analytics and an ad free option – all backed by the support of a dedicated account manager. In addition, the Plus program also secures websites that are ineligible for a Partner account. Request a demonstration.
We use the best web hosting available internationally and FunCaptcha’s infrastructure is world class. Very occasionally, our cloud server providers may experience localized downtime or experience loading issues. There are automated processes in place to identify and ease the impact of these rare problems, but unfortunately minor server issues are unavoidable when doing business online.
The Performance section of your Dashboard tracks Earnings, Solve Percentage and Bots Blocked in a selected date range. You may see your numbers change at the beginning of a new month because the date range has automatically changed. To see the statistics from any date range from when you installed FunCaptcha to the present day, simply select the relevant date range from the drop down menu pictured below.
Yes, you’re able to install FunCaptcha on as many pages of a website as you like. However, each page can only host one FunCaptcha at any given time.
Collect prizes by completing the FunCaptcha mini-games you see. Once you’ve successfully completed the mini-games, you’ll be asked to click on 1 of 3 boxes to collect your reward.
1) Complete the minigame.
2) Click the “Get your reward” button when it appears.
3) Once the presents have appeared, click any to reveal your prize.
If you’ve recently completed a prize game and that prize hasn’t shown up in your inventory, this is more than likely due to your email and/or account not being validated.
It is a good idea to ensure that your account with the website on which you completed the prize game is validated and considered active.
This can be done in numerous ways but usually, it will be in the form of an email when you signed up or by a few clicks within your account settings.
For example: those using IMVU can head to this link: https://secure.imvu.com/email/ while logged into their account. If their email has not been verified, they need to click the “Send Verification Email” link. You’ll receive an email and once you follow its instructions, you’ll be verified!
Occasionally, you may be unable to play a prize game. There may be a few reasons for this, with the most likely reasons being listed below.
You’ve reached your daily limit
Some sites may limit you to a certain number of prize game completions within a set amount of time. This total is determined by the website on which you completed the prize game(s).
The website has sold out
Websites can sometimes offer only a limited number of prizes each day/week/month, so you might miss out if you aren’t quick enough. Once they run out, you might have to wait a certain amount of time before being able to play again.
Plugins might be blocking the game
Some plugins (e.g. AdBlock) can sometimes interfere with technology running on a page. By turning off your AdBlocker, you can test to see if it’s causing the error.
FunCaptcha is supports numerous browsers and versions but if you’re running a very old version of a browser, you may have trouble. It’s a good to idea to keep your browser up to date.
If you’re still having trouble accessing a prize game, please contact us with your issue and we’ll get back to you right away.