I wrote this article to help you remove Topsafetabsearch.com. This Topsafetabsearch.com removal guide works for Chrome, Firefox and Internet Explorer.
Most of you are probably familiar with browser hijackers or at least have an idea how nasty they are and how there is no place for them in your PC. This is 100% correct but the bad news is that we cannot always avoid them. Not only can`t we avoid them we can`t even realize when or how they infect us. However, once in your system the hijackers often act up revealing themselves to us. In this particular hijacker`s case, for example, it shows itself by making the Topsafetabsearch.com website to appear all the time. If you constantly see the website you should know you have a browser hijacker in your system. Also, you should know that if you don’t take immediate measures to remove it you will be in a lot of trouble.
Hijackers are not created to be helpful to you in any way. On the contrary, their purpose is to make a complete mess of your machine. So, don’t hesitate. The longer the pest stays the more time it has to evolve and cause damage. And it will. The minute you spot the malicious page warning, find the intruder`s hiding spot and get rid of it.
Topsafetabsearch.com will completely ruin your browsing experience. The hijacker will replace your default search engine and homepage without even asking you. Also, the website will appear all the time when you open your browser. You will see it each time you try to visit other webpages and you will be redirected back to it non-stop. The hijacker forces its malicious site on you and makes it impossible to get any work done with your PC. However, this is not all the nasty pest throws your way.
You are also going to be bombarded with countless irritating ads. They will be everywhere, covering your whole screen and prompting you to click on them. Keep in mind that these advertisements are not harmless. Nor is the website and the redirects. Due to them, your PC performance will slow down a lot and your system will start experiencing frequent crashes. Not to mention the fact what kind of risk the ads put you in. They hide other malware pieces, probably more dangerous than the one you are currently dealing with. Be extra careful not to accidentally click on one of them because that equals to giving another threat your permission to infect your computer. This is not a situation you would want to be in.
But there is a bigger risk you need to worry about when having a hijacker on board. The parasite threatens to expose your privacy to strangers. It has the capability to spy on you and monitor everything you are doing online. It has been doing so from the minute it settled in your system. You have not only been watched all the time but the hijacker also kept all the information it has gathered. Then, it forwards it to the crooks who have created it, meaning your private life is no longer private. Your personal information is not in safe hands and these strangers can do with it whatever they want. You can let that happen. You can avoid it all by deleting the pest as soon as you spot it and never let it go that far. Our removal instructions below will help you get rid of this threat and get your browser back to normal. However, getting a trustworthy anti-malware tool will increase your chances of noticing a cyber threat on time and save yourself the troubles it brings along.
How did this hijacker infect you in the first place? Well, it tricked you. It tricked you into giving it your consent, without which it simply cannot enter. Don’t wonder why you don’t remember doing such thing. Hijackers are sneaky and masters when it comes to fooling people. They don’t ads for permission straightforward. It is clear that you wouldn’t give it to them in that case. So, they turn to the standard invasion methods to help them slither in undetected. Like spam email attachments from an unknown sender, which you must not open so carelessly. Also, they use freeware, compromised links/pages/ads/, fake updates. But none of this tactic will work without your help. If you are not careful enough when agreeing with something during an installation process there is a high chance you end up infected. These pests need your negligence. They rely on it. Don`t give it so lightly. Be more thorough and take your time because there is nothing more important that your safety and your privacy.
Before starting the real removal process, you must reboot in Safe Mode. If you know how to do this, skip the instructions below and proceed to Step 2. If you do not know how to do it, here is how to reboot in Safe mode:
For Windows 98, XP, Millenium and 7:
Reboot your computer. When the first screen of information appears, start repeatedly pressing F8 key. Then choose Safe Mode With Networking from the options.
For Windows 8/8.1
Click the Start button, next click Control Panel —> System and Security —> Administrative Tools —> System Configuration.
Check the Safe Boot option and click OK. Click Restart when asked.
For Windows 10
Open the Start menu and click or tap on the Power button.
While keeping the Shift key pressed, click or tap on Restart.
Please, follow the steps precisely to remove Topsafetabsearch.com from the browser:
Remove From Mozilla Firefox:
Open Firefox, click on top-right corner , click Add-ons, hit Extensions next.
Look for suspicious or unknown extensions, remove them all.
Remove From Chrome:
Open Chrome, click chrome menu icon at the top-right corner —>More Tools —> Extensions. There, identify the malware and select chrome-trash-icon(Remove).
Remove From Internet Explorer:
Open IE, then click IE gear icon on the top-right corner —> Manage Add-ons.
Find the malicious add-on. Remove it by pressing Disable.
Right click on the browser’s shortcut, then click Properties. Remove everything after the .exe” in the Target box.
Open Control Panel by holding the Win Key and R together. Write appwiz.cpl in the field, then click OK.
Here, find any program you had no intention to install and uninstall it.
Run the Task Manager by right clicking on the Taskbar and choosing Start Task Manager.
Look carefully at the file names and descriptions of the running processes. If you find any suspicious one, search on Google for its name, or contact me directly to identify it. If you find a malware process, right-click on it and choose End task.
Open MS Config by holding the Win Key and R together. Type msconfig and hit Enter.
Go in the Startup tab and Uncheck entries that have “Unknown” as Manufacturer.
Still can not remove Topsafetabsearch.com from your browser? Please, leave a comment below, describing what steps you performed. I will answer promptly.