What is Totopweb.com?
Anti-Spyware-101.com malware analysts have recently tested Totopweb.com, and it was found that it is a new browser hijacker that belongs to the family known for Jogostempo.com and Top8844.com hijackers (they all have identical interfaces). The creators of these threats are still unknown, but there is little doubt that they are not trustworthy. Although it might seem as if the hijackers from this family are harmless, the reality is that they cannot be trusted one bit. There is no official information supporting these hijackers, which makes them unpredictable, and that is not something to ignore. Unsurprisingly, most users skip the privacy policies and other legal statements that are usually represented to users upon installation of software. Due to this, we are sure that many users will not even notice that this information is missing. However, it is one of the biggest reasons to delete Totopweb.com from your web browsers. You will learn all about this and the removal procedures if you continue reading this report.
How does Totopweb.com work?
Have you noticed that the New Tab page that opens Totopweb.com is named “tohotweb?” Tohotweb.com is another browser hijacker that belongs to the family, and this just proves that the same party is behind these malicious threats. Unfortunately, they are likely to employ unreliable installers for the distribution purposes. Did the hijacker come as a package deal with an unfamiliar extension? It is most likely that it was attached to more attractive programs, and you did not even notice the hijacker when installing them. So, were you shocked to find Totopweb.com on your browser? If you were, you probably classify it as a browser hijacker, and you want to delete it ASAP. If the hijacker was installed with permission, you probably have been convinced that is useful. Unfortunately, it is hard to recognize the hijacker as a threat just by looking at its interface because the home page of the hijacker displays a ton of interactive links that can make web surfing easier for you. That, of course, is simply meant to put you at ease.
If you trust Totopweb.com, you will start interacting with it. The first thing we need to point out is that the hijacker employs Google Search. The Google search dialog box accepts all of your search queries, after which, you are redirected to google.com for results. Is it dangerous to interact with these results? Well, according to our research, the results are not modified, which makes the results authentic and reliable. What about the Booking.com search form that allows looking up hotels based on the location and date you select? This feature is not bogus either. In fact, most easy-access links that you see grouped under Hot, Video, Games, and Shopping categories are authentic as well. This, needless to say, does not help you realize that Totopweb.com could be dangerous. The interface of this hijacker is meant to convince you that it offers the best services. If you are convinced, you might not even think about the tracking cookies that could silently collect and leak information about you, or the advertisements that might pop up when you browse the web. Note that these ads could be malicious and misleading. At the end of the day, there are tons of beneficial and reliable search tools, and you definitely do not need to trust this hijacker.
How to delete Totopweb.com
There is no time to waste. If you have decided to remove Totopweb.com from the browsers, do so as soon as possible. Our removal instructions reveal how to reset browsers, and we believe it is important to reset browsers in order to eliminate cookies as well. If you need help setting the preferred homepage and default search provider after you reset the browsers, you can leave a comment below, and we will help you solve your problems. Of course, if you choose to delete Totopweb.com manually, you probably want to erase all existing threats yourself as well. We advise trusting a malware scanner to identify them first and browsing for appropriate guides on this website. If you find that the task is too challenging for you, do not be afraid to install a legitimate automated malware remover.
- Open the browser, tap Alt+F, and click Settings.
- Move down, click Show advanced settings, move down again, and click Reset settings.
- Click Reset to reset the browser and then restart it.
- Open the browser, tap Alt+H, and click Troubleshooting Information.
- Click the Fresh Firefox button on the right.
- Click Refresh Firefox again to confirm the browser reset and then restart Firefox.
- Open the browser, tap Alt+T, and choose Internet options.
- Click the Advanced tab, then click the Reset button, and choose Delete personal settings.
- Click Reset for confirmation and then restart the browser.
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