What is PopToTop?
PopToTop poses as a useful application that can “take your browsing experience to the top”; however, our malware researchers have found that this is just another ad-supported program from the growing Lyrics family. This adware family, which includes our latest discoveries, Hi-Lighter and Popdown Steps, is notorious for producing useless and unreliable applications that have one single purpose: to generate money via third-party advertising. PopToTop is no exception, but you need to know that the ads this adware displays can be rather annoying and distracting, and, at the same time, they may also hold certain risks. Knowing about these can give you a chance to protect your computer from more threats to challenge your operating system. Your PC can never be safe if this adware is on-board, as you never know when it may present unsafe content to you. There is one thing we know though: You should remove PopToTop if you want to avoid the potential security risks involved.
Where does PopToTop come from?
Adware applications from the Lyrics family have a rather suspicious trait in common: You cannot download them from their official websites. You can find the PopToTop website at pop-to-top.com, but apart from some bits of information about what this program is supposed to do, you just get disappointed when you finally press the download button and nothing really happens. It feels like the publisher does not even want you to have its product. Either they have shut down or have not even started to distribute it through the website. However, it does not even matter, because it is more likely that you will find this adware in freeware bundles packed with a few other malware programs, such as adware apps and browser hijackers. Should you install such a package, you could easily harm your computer.
That is why we would like to warn you to be careful when installing freeware packages. The installers usually provide an option for you to deselect the unwanted components. It is possible that the installation wizard has a quick and a custom version for you to choose from. You should always go for the custom one, which will disclose the otherwise hidden contents. If you do not opt out, the whole bundle will be installed by default. So, in fact, most of the time it is the user who initiates the download and even the installation of malware infections. If you made this mistake, you had better delete PopToTop now and scan your system to find out if there is any other malware threat to eliminate.
How does PopToTop work?
This worthless application promises to provide you with an easier way to browse the web, “without using your browser top navigation menu.” You are supposed to mouse over the PopToTop icon and use the displayed buttons for navigation. Unfortunately, you might not even experience that, because it is possible that this program will not function that way. Instead, it may start showing third-party advertisements. We must tell you that clicking on any of these ads may be risky as there is a chance that the third parties behind them are not always to be trusted. What if cyber criminals can exploit this adware by sending corrupted advertisements to your screen? What if you click on those ads and get redirected to malicious websites? Does that sound bad enough for you to want to remove PopToTop right away?
How to delete PopToTop
The good thing about this adware is that it does not take long to eliminate it. As a matter of fact, all you need to do is to identify it in the list of installed programs in Control Panel, and simply uninstall it. Please remember that it is possible to avoid such malware attacks in a lot of cases if you select the websites you visit more carefully. You should also stay away from third-party advertising, including commercials, pop-up ads, or any other form they may appear in. As you already know, clicking on unreliable ads may expose you to unsafe content, and that is not what you want if you intend to safeguard your PC.
PopToTop Removal from Windows
Windows 8, Windows 8.1, and Windows 10
- Press Win+X and access Programs and Features.
- Select the application and press Uninstall.
Windows Vista and Windows 7
- Press the Windows button on the Taskbar.
- Open the Control Panel.
- Access Uninstall a program.
- Select the application and press Uninstall.
- Open the Start menu and choose Control Panel.
- Click Add or Remove Programs.
- Select the application and press Remove.
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