What is Topsocialtabsearch.com?
Topsocialtabsearch.com is a search tool that is usually set as a homepage and a New Tab URL if the TopSocialTab extension gets on the computer. The official website of this browser add-on has not been found, so it is very likely that it enters computers without permission, and then Topsocialtabsearch.com hijacks browsers it manages to find installed on the computer. Even though this search tool does not look bad at all, it is quite risky to use it as the default search tool and let it stay on Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, and Mozilla Firefox. Specialists working at anti-spyware-101.com will tell you more about this questionable search engine in this article. We hope that the provided information will also help you to decide whether to keep Topsocialtabsearch.com on browsers or not. If you make a decision to erase it by the end of this article, feel free to use the manual removal instructions which you will find below this report.
What does Topsocialtabsearch.com do?
We cannot say that Topsocialtabsearch.com is as dangerous as backdoors, ransomware, and Trojans. Even though it is not as harmful as the aforementioned computer infections, it cannot be trusted fully because it is known to be a browser hijacker. What is more, our research has revealed that this search engine might display the sponsored links on the search results page together with decent search results. It is not surprising that this search tool acts like this because researchers have immediately noticed that it always initiates a redirection to the domain extsearch.maxwebsearch.com before opening a search results page with Yahoo! (a reputable search engine) search results. You might not notice this process because this happens in the blink of an eye, but we are sure that you will sooner or later come across advertisements on the search results page. These ads always lead to third-party websites because they have links inside them. This does not seem to be dangerous at first, but, unfortunately, nobody knows what kinds of websites will be promoted. As experience shows, such questionable search tools might take users to corrupted websites. You would even find a sentence that Topsocialtabsearch.com is not responsible for any harm the use of this service and third-party websites might cause to users in the End User License Agreement document, if you checked it.
Where does Topsocialtabsearch.com come from?
Many users cannot understand why Topsocialtabsearch.com has changed their browsers’ settings, but the truth is that there are only 3 possible explanations. First, you could have set Topsocialtabsearch.com yourself (it is very unlikely). Second, you might have installed a software bundle and allowed the Topsocialtabsearch.com browser hijacker to enter your computer together with other applications. Finally, you might have clicked on a pop-up advertisement shown by an ad-supported application (adware) installed on your computer. Yes, it might be enough to click on a single advertisement to allow this infection to sneak onto the computer. To make sure that this does not happen ever again, you should be more cautious and do not forget to install a security tool, such as SpyHunter, on your computer as soon as possible.
How to delete Topsocialtabsearch.com
The Topsocialtabsearch.com browser hijacker makes several modifications to be able to change the settings (i.e. homepage and New Tab) of all the browsers. Luckily, it does not mean that it will be hard to remove it from the system. Your only job is to reset your all browsers to their default settings by using our manual removal guide. You can scan the computer with an automatic malware remover too. In case you decide to erase this threat automatically, feel free to download the diagnostic scanner by clicking on the Download button you will find below this paragraph.
Remove Topsocialtabsearch.com manually
- Open your browser.
- Click on the menu button in the top-right corner.
- Select Settings.
- Click Show advanced settings.
- Click Reset settings.
- In the dialog box that shows up, click Reset.
- Launch your browser.
- Open the Help menu.
- Click Troubleshooting information.
- Click Refresh Firefox.
- If the box with this button pops up, click Refresh Firefox once again.
- Launch your browser.
- Tap Alt+T.
- Click Internet Options.
- Open the Advanced tab by clicking on it.
- Click Reset.
- Mark the box next to Delete personal settings.
- Click Reset.
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