What is Topsearchsite.net?
Topsearchsite.net is definitely not the top search site you want to find in your browsers; in fact, it is far away from even being a working and reliable search site. In reality, this is a new search engine that may show up in your browsers uninvited. Since it can modify your browser settings to set itself as your new home page without your knowledge or consent, our malware researchers have categorized it as a browser hijacker. This search engine is totally worthless and it can put your virtual security at risk. Keeping it on your computer and using it would be a big mistake that could result in more malware infections or your becoming a victim of online fraud as a worst case scenario. According to our research team, you should delete Topsearchsite.net from your browsers if you do not want more security-related issues. However, even that may not save your computer and will not be sufficient after all. If you want to find out why, please continue reading our report.
Where does Topsearchsite.net come from?
One thing is for sure: This search engine cannot be downloaded directly to be installed on your computer. As a matter of fact, this infection seems to be spread over the net in free software bundles packed with other malware applications. This browser hijacker has been found identical to reeturn.com and Topfindings.net, which we have covered recently. They all use the same distribution method. What most users may not know is that they themselves initiate the actual download of these malware infections and they let them onto their machines.
Since these infected software packages are mostly hosted on questionable shareware and torrent sites, the lesson is loud and clear: Keep away from suspicious sites. By keeping this simple rule, you could have prevented Topsearchsite.net from landing on your computer, not to mention the rest of the malware threats that may have come along. This is a typical situation when you cannot only delete Topsearchsite.net, you need to eliminate the remaining infections as well.
How does Topsearchsite.net work?
Once it hijacks your browsers, this search engine may start gathering data about your online activities and habits, including the websites you visit, products you look for, and your search queries. Based on this information third parties can send targeted ads and links to your computer screen, for instance, through modified search results pages. Clicking on these ads may be risky as you are not guaranteed to land on safe and trustworthy sites. You can easily end up on an unreliable page where you could be tricked into downloading a useless update, which, in reality, is a package of malware infections. If you do not want to expose yourself or your computer to potential cyber criminals, we recommend that you remove Topsearchsite.net from your system.
How can I remove Topsearchsite.net?
It is not really complicated to clean this browser hijacker from your computer. You need to restore the home page URL settings in your browsers; that is all. If you are not sure how to do that, please refer to our instructions below. Also, remember that you can decrease the vulnerability level of your operating system if you keep all your software up-to-date.
Topsearchsite.net Removal from Browsers
- Tap Alt+T to open the Tools menu and select Internet options.
- On the General tab, click Use default.
- Press OK.
- Tap Alt+T to open the Tools menu and select Options.
- In the General section, click Restore to Default.
- Tap Alt+F to open the menu and select Settings.
- In the On Startup section, click Open a specific page or set of pages.
- Click Set pages.
- Set a new URL.
- Press OK.
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