On my Linux computer, I get captchas constantly, even some Web sites where I do shopping regularly, I'll get stopped every day on (e.g. Walmart.com, Amazon.com, etc.).

On my Windows 10 computer, using the same browser, Firefox, I don't see the captchas, even on the same sites.

I assume the Web sites think because I'm using Linux, "I'm therefore a robot". Is there any way to fix that problem?

  • Are your browser's security/privacy settings (and privacy add-ons, if you're using any) set exactly the same in both OSs?
    – telcoM
    Jul 2, 2021 at 22:16
  • I use no browser addons, but I recall following a detailed "lockdown" guide for security the one on Linux. Can't find the link anywhere now, but is like this: privacysavvy.com/security/safe-browsing/…
    – Village
    Jul 2, 2021 at 22:20
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    Well, if the specific instructions you followed included changing the browser's user agent string to a non-standard value, that would explain the abundance of captchas: you are stating you are not a standard browser, therefore you might be a bot.
    – telcoM
    Jul 2, 2021 at 22:28

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Sign-in with a Google account, because captcha is a Google product or use a browser add-on e,g: Buster: Captcha Solver for Humans

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