What is Search.tappytop.com?
The only way for you to find Search.tappytop.com in your Google Chrome as you new home page is to install an application called TappyTop, which is a potentially unreliable browser based on the Chromium engine. You may notice that your default browser changes to this program that also has this search page as home page. Many users may not even realize these modifications because this browser is so similar to Chrome and this promoted search page also looks totally innocent and legitimate. Nevertheless, our malware researchers at anti-spyware-101.com have classified this threat as a browser hijacker. We cannot say that this hijacker is a major threat to your computer, but you should be aware of the potential risks in order to be able to protect your system from further infections or you privacy from being breached. This is why we are here sharing what we have found out about this browser hijacker. Before we go into more details, we can tell you that we advise you to remove Search.tappytop.com along with TappyTop and any other malware infections you can find.
Where does Search.tappytop.com come from?
As we have already mentioned, this browser hijacker is promoted and spread through a potentially unwanted program called TappyTop. It is possible to download this questionable browser software through its promotional webpage at tappytop.com. This is a very simple page that tries to make you believe that this application is very safe and just the one you need for browsing the web. It all gets a bit suspicious when you try to download the installer file and it gets flagged by an up-to-date anti-malware program as a potential threat. Now, that does not sound too good, right? We always emphasize that you should only download programs from official and reputable vendors’ websites. However, you should also understand that schemers can set up fake or misleading websites to promote malware in no time. Therefore, it is always advisable to run a web search on your target application to see if it is worth or safe downloading it at all.
User reports and our research indicate that Search.tappytop.com is mostly distributed bundled with other malware threats. This is quite unfortunate because this could mean that this hijacker is only a part of your security issues. If you install a bundle filled with malware infections, you could let several hijackers, adware applications, Trojans, and potentially unwanted applications onto your system in one go. This is why we believe it is essential to know that you can easily infect your computer with such a package if you click on unsafe third-party ads (pop-ups and banners) or sponsored links provided by browser hijackers. If you find this hijacker on your system, there is always a chance that your system was previously infected by adware programs, which showed you the unreliable third-party ad that resulted in this current infection. But it is also possible that you have visited suspicious websites lately, including gaming, torrent, and freeware pages. Ending up on unfamiliar sites and clicking on unsafe third-party content there are among the main reasons why users infect their computers. If you think that this could be your reason, too, we suggest that you detect all possible threats by running a reputable online malware scanner after you delete Search.tappytop.com.
How does Search.tappytop.com work?
This hijacker can generate income for its creators through promoting third-party content through modified search results. Even if this search engine redirects you to an authentic Yahoo search results page, you should be aware that it may contain corrupt ads and links inserted by cyber crooks. It is also possible that you will feel these to be totally relevant and matching your needs or taste. However, this is due to the spying job this hijacker can do on you. Criminals can exploit this and send relevant-looking content to your screen. But clicking on such content can take you to fake and malicious websites where you could be scammed to reveal your personally identifiable information or banking details. You may also be tricked into downloading unnecessary and harmful software updates that are indeed malware infections. All in all, you should not keep this browser hijacker in your browsers. In fact, it is best for you to remove Search.tappytop.com together with the application it came with.
How can I delete Search.tappytop.com?
If you want to put an end to the exposure to potentially unreliable content, you should uninstall TappyTop and restore the home page setting in your Google Chrome. If you need help with these, please follow our guide below this article. Also, make sure that you eliminate all other potential threats because unless you do so, you will not be safe using your computer or going online. You can try to identify infections by going through the list of installed programs in Control Panel or the list of extensions in your browsers. However, unless you are an advanced computer user, you may not be able to find the more dangerous infections, let alone erase them. Thus, you would be better off installing a trustworthy anti-malware program to take this burden off your shoulders and do this job automatically for you.
How to remove Search.tappytop.com from Windows
Windows 8/Windows 8.1/Windows 10
- Press Win+X and choose Programs and Features.
- Select the application and press Uninstall.
Windows Vista/Windows 7
- Open the Start menu and select Control Panel.
- Pick Uninstall a program.
- Select the application and press Uninstall.
- Click Start and select Control Panel.
- Click Add or Remove Programs.
- Select the application and press Remove.
How to remove Search.tappytop.com from your browser
- Press Alt+F and select Settings.
- In the On Startup section, click Open a specific page or set of pages.
- Click Set pages.
- Add a new home page URL.
- Delete the undesirable home page.
- Press OK.
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