Help

Here you can find instructions, videos and further help with the service. Please keep in mind that a solved captcha costs 10 credits.

Captcha and details

This page explains briefly how to best solve captchas using the website to get credits. Alternatively credit may be bought instead of collecting free credits.

Above under the tab "Captcha" you can find the page to solve captchas in the browser:


Certain rules and thoughts:
1. Solve swiftly and precisely
It is a rule and a hint to gain more credits in less time. The time limit should not constantly run out without submitting a solution.

2. Write correctly. Answers are case-sensitive
Always read and check what you are writing before submitting a solution. It is important for the solution to be as accurate as possible. Differentiation between CAPITAL LETTERS and small letters is important. Avoid making mistakes too often.

3. Do not enter nonsense
We understand that mistakes like typos or similar happen but sending false submissions deliberately is seen as abuse. The account used will face restrictions after repeated violations.



4. Use skip if necessary
From time to time some images may not be legible. In this case you should use the skip function and will usually receive a new, better readable image after a few seconds.

5. Frauds are selling software, don't use it!
Several frauds are selling software that supposedly increases the solving speed. That is not the case and not recommended software can endanger your computer and the account used. It is advisable to only use recommended software and increase the speed by for example using a faster internet connection.

Don't use shady methods for solutions
Follow your instinct and if you think something is suspicious don't use it but don't hesitate to ask about it. OCR is strictly forbidden. There is no tolerance towards abuse of the system.


Tips and tricks:

Images not loading fast enough?
Check your internet connection and browser. Disable background downloads. Maybe think about getting a better connection.

Press the "ESC"-key to skip faster.



2 words in a single image and some hints
- Always enter a space between two words:


- Only write recognizable words:


- Additional characters like symbols or punctuation marks are usually not necessary:


- Advanced users may only enter the usually required word with Recaptcha at their own risk:



Images with spaces and separation
Be careful with images showing spaces between characters. The space is usually not written, usually the only exception consists of multiple words where a space is used for separation.



Focus on the main text
Some images may include different, smaller text. In most cases the text easier to read for humans is wanted. Only write the bigger and better readable part of the picture!



Write faster with lessons from the internet
Everybody can improve their reading and writing speed. Free software and websites can help with that. 20 to 30 words per minute is no magic. Optimize the input with software like TIPP10 or Rapidtyping to practice for faster typing speed.




Short overview of the most important captcha types:

- Recaptcha with normal words

- Recaptcha with a word and house number

- Recaptcha with two black spots

- Recaptcha with long numbers


Other captchas:










See Captcha in Wikipedia

Jdownloader

Please upgrade to JDownloader 2!
JDownloader 1 has no core updates since 5 years.

Please generate as user a new API Key in the settings at 9kw.eu and click under "One-Click API Key" on JDownloader and copy the key,

Jdownloader 2

The guide is available as a video.

Preferred method:
Please under Settings => Captcha => 9kw.eu => "Enter Api Key" set the API key and click on "Enable 9kw.eu Service" + "With Mouse".


If necessary delete Build.json in the JD2 installation, restart JD2 and update JD2 if the setting is not yet found.

Alternative method:
Please under Settings => Advanced Settings => Captcha9kwSettings: apikey set the API key and click on Captcha9kwSettings: enabled + Captcha9kwSettings: mouse. Set CaptchaSettings: Captcha Dialog9kw Timeout to 900000
CaptchaSettings: Captcha Exchange Services should be enabled.

If necessary delete Build.json in the JD2 installation, restart JD2 and update JD2 if the setting is not yet found.

Or as video

Pyload

Please generate a new API key in the settings at 9kw.eu and enter it at “http://www.pyload.org/”, then open the Pyload installation.


Open the archive with WinRAR or something similar; extract the file “Captcha9kw.py” to the “hooks” folder of Pyload (data\userplugins\hooks).
Please set timeout to 900 in the settings.

Then start Pyload, enter the API key under Plugins in Pyload, set timeout to 900, "Force CT even if client is connected:"/"Activated" set to on and the captchas are solved automatically with sufficient credits.

And for CLI / Debian / Ubuntu Linux, it is also easy:
  apt-get install python python-crypto python-pycurl python-openssl unzip
wget http://download.pyload.org/pyload-cli-v0.4.9-all.deb && dpkg -i pyload-cli-v0.4.9-all.deb
wget http://www.9kw.eu/grafik/plugins/Captcha9kw.zip && unzip Captcha9kw.zip
mv Captcha9kw.py /usr/share/pyload/module/plugins/hooks
pyLoadCore
/etc/init.d/pyload restart
Start the browser and check http://server-ip:8000/settings

And for Ubuntu Linux 14, it is also easy:
  apt-get install python python-crypto python-pycurl python-openssl unzip python-imaging-compat
wget http://download.pyload.org/pyload-cli-v0.4.9-all.deb && dpkg -i pyload-cli-v0.4.9-all.deb
wget http://www.9kw.eu/grafik/plugins/Captcha9kw.zip && unzip Captcha9kw.zip
mv Captcha9kw.py /usr/share/pyload/module/plugins/hooks
pyLoadCore
/etc/init.d/pyload restart
Start the browser and check http://server-ip:8000/settings

And for CentOS Linux 7, it is also easy:
  yum install python python-crypto python-pycurl python-setuptools rhino sudo unzip
easy_install requests
cd /usr/share
wget http://get.pyload.org/get/src/pyload-src-v0.4.9.zip && unzip pyload-src-v0.4.9.zip
wget http://www.9kw.eu/grafik/plugins/Captcha9kw_centos7.zip && unzip Captcha9kw_centos7.zip
mv Captcha9kw.py /usr/share/pyload/module/plugins/hooks
/usr/share/pyload/pyLoadCore.py
Start the browser and check http://server-ip:8000/settings





Always use the latest version! The updater from pyLoad is often not up to date.

Mipony

Perform Mipony plugin installation and start Mipony.

Please generate as user a new API Key in the settings at 9kw.eu and click under "One-Click API Key" on Mipony and copy the key.




After that simply start Mipony and the captchas are solved automatically with sufficient credits.

Log from Mipony:

Fritz!Load

Please generate as user a new API Key in the settings at 9kw.eu and click under "One-Click API Key" on Fritz!Load and copy the key, then open the webgui from Fritz!Load installation.

Simply enter the API Key and make the settings as shown in the picture, done.
After that simply use Fritz!Load and the captchas are solved automatically with sufficient credits.

Recommended setting:

Candisoft (Load)

Please generate as user a new API Key in the settings at 9kw.eu and click under "One-Click API Key" on Candisoft and copy the key, then open the Candisoft installation.


Example with Windows C:\Programme\Candisoft\ocr\methods

Open the archive with WinRAR or something similar, extract the folder captcha9kw to the Methods folder of Candisoft (ocr\methods).

Your ocr\methods folder should look something like this:



Open the file apikey.txt and enter the generated API key.

After that simply start Candisoft and the captchas are solved automatically with sufficient credits.

Recommended setting:


GUI

Simply enter the API key in apikey.txt and start the application captcha9kw_win.exe. Generate a new API key in the settings at 9kw.eu and enter it at the URL “http://www.9kw.eu/”. Sounds have to exists as “sound.mp3”, “sound.wav” or similar in the same directory. The application should show up and, after a click on “Start”, look similar to the image.

The application minimizes automatically to the systray and shows up automatically when there are new captchas. Exit over the systray or in the menu under File => Exit. It stops automatically when a captcha wasn’t solved.

JCatGUI:


Open Source Captcha Solver:


9kwgui:


Python 3 solver:

CLI

Simply enter the API key in apikey.txt and use the CLI (Command Line Interface) according to the commands.

Basic commands:

Syntax: captcha9kw [COMMAND1] [VALUE1] [VALUE2]
Example: captcha9kw guthaben
Help: captcha9kw help

Replace CaptchaID with the received ID for the captcha. Replace test.png with the desired image. Accepted formats: GIF, JPG or PNG.

Example for Windows:
captcha9kw upload test.png > captcha.txt & set /p captchaid=<captcha.txt & del captcha.txt & captcha9kw getdata %captchaid%


Example for Linux:
captchaid=`captcha9kw upload test.png` | captcha9kw getdata $captchaid



As alternative you can the API.