What is Topsearchsite.net?
If the appearance of Topsearchsite.net on your browser is a surprise to you, we can guarantee that you now possess a suspicious browser hijacker on your personal computer. It is also categorized as a potentially unwanted program (PUP) and it can attack all major browsers that are used by the majority of people: Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, and Internet Explorer. If the program appears on your PC, then your home page, default search provider, and new tab are soon changed into topsearchsite.net, the usage of which is against our recommendations. The PUP is also known to do certain changes so that it would be more difficult to eliminate it. The application is classified as intrusive because all the changes are done without your consent. According to our security team, you should remove Topsearchsite.net from your computer: there are certain risks related to the suspicious search engine.
Why is Topsearchsite.net dangerous to my computer?
First of all, it is known that the browser hijacker is an original search engine that can put whatever it wants to its results. For this reason, the results can be stuffed with sponsored links. In other words, you cannot know which link is safe and which is not – that is why it is better to avoid the engine entirely. Another major feature is the commercial advertisements that can be displayed on every page that you visit. The hijacker claims not to be responsible neither for the ads nor the actions that the third parties may implement. In other words, a simple click on a banner, coupon, or pop-up can make your PC vulnerable to various online threats. You can be infected with Trojans, malware, viruses, or adware, but that’s not all. The PUP claims to collect your information, which is later shared with unknown third parties (the authors of the advertisements). It is clear that you have to uninstall Topsearchsite.net from your PC now.
How did I get infected with Topsearchsite.net?
There is only one way for Topsearchsite.net to hijack your computer, and that is called software bundling. This means that reckless behavior when downloading freeware and shareware can lead to serious system infections. You are advised not to rush during the installation process (like the majority of users) and choose the Custom/Advanced installation type so that you could see all the info related to the process.
How to remove Topsearchsite.net from my PC?
If you are convinced to delete Topsearchsite.net, simply download a legitimate anti-spyware and anti-malware application WiperSoft. It is also not that difficult to delete Topsearchsite.net manually: it should be enough to simply reset the browser. However, you may not know what other threats are currently hiding on your PC. Because of this, we recommend to acquire a security tool for advanced safety.
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The article should only be used for educational purposes. If you follow the instructions provided in the article, you agree to be bound by this disclaimer. We do not guarantee that the article will aid you in completely removing the malware from your PC. Malicious programs are constantly developing, which is why it is not always easy or possible to clean the computer by using only the manual removal guide.