Adultx(.)top is a malicious site, with adult content. It causes browser redirects to untrusted sites and loading of Java scripts upon clicking on links and buttons from it. To know how to remove the domain from your browsers and everything related to it, you should carefully read this article.
The malicious domain has hijacking capabilities as well. Your homepage could be changed, and you can experience multiple redirects to sites from every browsing session.
|Short Description||The homepage of your browser could be changed and you can get redirected to advertising or malicious sites.|
|Symptoms||There are multiple redirects in your browser. Pages with adult content are loaded and can have malicious code on them.|
|Distribution Method||Freeware Installers, Bundling, Suspicious Sites|
|Detection Tool||Download Malware Removal Tool, to See If Your System Has Been Affected by malware|
|User Experience||Join our forum to discuss Adultx(.)top.|
Adultx(.)top – How’s It Spread?
Adultx(.)top can show in all of your browsers because of a program that is extracted by a third-party installer. You can get such an application on your computer, without notice, because it hides in freeware installations and bundle packages. Then it is secretly installed as an additional component for installation from the setup. If such components are not disclosed, you can begin seeing the Adultx(.)top malicious domain in your browsers. That could be avoided if you find a Custom or Advanced option in the install setup and disable it from there.
Another way the malicious domain spreads is by clicking on suspicious links or advertisements, pop-ups and banners. Affiliate sites connected to the Adultx(.)top domain could try putting an application or malicious code into your PC. That can generate more redirects. The malicious domain might add an extension to your browsers to send redirects. Browsers affected by it are mainly Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer and Safari.
Adultx(.)top – What Does It Do?
Adultx(.)top is a malicious domain with adult content on it. If you have a program related to it on your system, you will start seeing redirects in your browsers. The domain also has hijacking capabilities so you can see it take over every browser you have. Your homepage and new tab could be changed to redirect you, and you may even have an extension installed in your browsers.
Browsing will get every link or webpage filtered through the prwidgets(.)com domain, which is probably an affiliate site. From every click or page hit, based on a pay-per-click scheme, these sites gain revenue.
It is very probable for webpages you are on, to display ads related to the Adultx(.)top domain. The redirects lead to various sites – from ones with advertising content and online shopping to ones with phishing and malicious code.
The redirects have different types, but you can often see these ones:
Adultx(.)top will show adult content with pictures, trying to tempt you into clicking on them. That may be to try to get malicious code on your PC or for displaying advertisements.
Adultx(.)top along with their affiliates may collect information about you and your browsing activity. In this way, they may show you more targeted advertisements, or using that data for sinister purposes.
The data about you and your system that might be collected can be very personal. They may also share everything to third-party sites.
Remove Adultx(.)top Completely
To remove Adultx(.)top and everything related to it manually from your PC, follow the step-by-step removal instructions written below. If the manual removal does not get rid of the browser redirects and the malicious domain completely, you should search for and remove any leftovers with an advanced anti-malware tool. Such software will keep your computer safe in the future.
Delete Adultx(.)top from Windows and Your Browser
Remove Adultx(.)top automatically by downloading an advanced anti-malware program.
- Guide 1: How to Remove Adultx(.)top from Windows.
- Guide 2: Get rid of Adultx(.)top from Mac OS X.
- Guide 3: Remove Adultx(.)top from Google Chrome.
- Guide 4: Erase Adultx(.)top from Mozilla Firefox.
- Guide 5: Uninstall Adultx(.)top from Microsoft Edge.
- Guide 6: Remove Adultx(.)top from Safari.
- Guide 7: Eliminate Adultx(.)top from Internet Explorer.
How to Remove Adultx(.)top from Windows.
Step 1: Boot Your PC In Safe Mode to isolate and remove Adultx(.)top
Step 2: Uninstall Adultx(.)top and related software from Windows
Here is a method in few easy steps that should be able to uninstall most programs. No matter if you are using Windows 10, 8, 7, Vista or XP, those steps will get the job done. Dragging the program or its folder to the recycle bin can be a very bad decision. If you do that, bits and pieces of the program are left behind, and that can lead to unstable work of your PC, errors with the file type associations and other unpleasant activities. The proper way to get a program off your computer is to Uninstall it.
Step 3: Clean any registries, created by Adultx(.)top on your computer.
The usually targeted registries of Windows machines are the following:
You can access them by opening the Windows registry editor and deleting any values, created by Adultx(.)top there. This can happen by following the steps underneath:
Get rid of Adultx(.)top from Mac OS X.
Step 1: Uninstall Adultx(.)top and remove related files and objects
1. Hit the ⇧+⌘+U keys to open Utilities. Another way is to click on “Go” and then click “Utilities”, like the image below shows:
- Go to Finder.
- In the search bar type the name of the app that you want to remove.
- Above the search bar change the two drop down menus to “System Files” and “Are Included” so that you can see all of the files associated with the application you want to remove. Bear in mind that some of the files may not be related to the app so be very careful which files you delete.
- If all of the files are related, hold the ⌘+A buttons to select them and then drive them to “Trash”.
In case you cannot remove Adultx(.)top via Step 1 above:
In case you cannot find the virus files and objects in your Applications or other places we have shown above, you can manually look for them in the Libraries of your Mac. But before doing this, please read the disclaimer below:
You can repeat the same procedure with the following other Library directories:
Tip: ~ is there on purpose, because it leads to more LaunchAgents.
Step 2: Scan for and remove malware from your Mac
When you are facing problems on your Mac as a result of unwanted scripts, programs and malware, the recommended way of eliminating the threat is by using an anti-malware program. Combo Cleaner offers advanced security features along with other modules that will improve your Mac’s security and protect it in the future.
Remove Adultx(.)top from Google Chrome.
Step 1: Start Google Chrome and open the drop menu
Step 2: Move the cursor over "Tools" and then from the extended menu choose "Extensions"
Step 3: From the opened "Extensions" menu locate the unwanted extension and click on its "Remove" button.
Step 4: After the extension is removed, restart Google Chrome by closing it from the red "X" button at the top right corner and start it again.
Erase Adultx(.)top from Mozilla Firefox.
Step 1: Start Mozilla Firefox. Open the menu window
Step 2: Select the "Add-ons" icon from the menu.
Step 3: Select the unwanted extension and click "Remove"
Step 4: After the extension is removed, restart Mozilla Firefox by closing it from the red "X" button at the top right corner and start it again.
Uninstall Adultx(.)top from Microsoft Edge.
Step 1: Start Edge browser.
Step 2: Open the drop menu by clicking on the icon at the top right corner.
Step 3: From the drop menu select "Extensions".
Step 4: Choose the suspected malicious extension you want to remove and then click on the gear icon.
Step 5: Remove the malicious extension by scrolling down and then clicking on Uninstall.
Remove Adultx(.)top from Safari.
Step 1: Start the Safari app.
Step 2: After hovering your mouse cursor to the top of the screen, click on the Safari text to open its drop down menu.
Step 3: From the menu, click on "Preferences".
Step 4: After that, select the 'Extensions' Tab.
Step 5: Click once on the extension you want to remove.
Step 6: Click 'Uninstall'.
A pop-up window will appear asking for confirmation to uninstall the extension. Select 'Uninstall' again, and the Adultx(.)top will be removed.
Eliminate Adultx(.)top from Internet Explorer.
Step 1: Start Internet Explorer.
Step 2: Click on the gear icon labeled 'Tools' to open the drop menu and select 'Manage Add-ons'
Step 3: In the 'Manage Add-ons' window.
Step 4: Select the extension you want to remove and then click 'Disable'. A pop-up window will appear to inform you that you are about to disable the selected extension, and some more add-ons might be disabled as well. Leave all the boxes checked, and click 'Disable'.
Step 5: After the unwanted extension has been removed, restart Internet Explorer by closing it from the red 'X' button located at the top right corner and start it again.