How to Remove Top Results “Virus” from Mac

How to Remove Top Results “Virus” from Mac


Top Results also known as top is an undesired program that affects Mac devices. The program has been reported to force affected users to enable its functionalities in Safari browser. At this point, none of its activities indicate that it is malicious software. Hence it should not be considered a virus. However, it still endangers the security of affected Mac devices. As long as Top Results “virus” is running on a Mac device it may be misused for malicious activities like data harvesting, aggressive advertising, and even malware delivery.

In the event that you see Top Results “virus” on your Mac, we recommend you to continue reading our guide and find how to remove all files associated with its presence.

Threat Summary

NameTop Results
TypePotentialy unwanted program (PUP)
Short DescriptionForces users to enable it as a browser extension in Safari.
SymptomsLoads every time the affected sytem is started. Causes browser and system slowdowns.
Distribution MethodFreeware Installations, Bundled Packages
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Top Results – Update October 2019

According to recent reports Top Results has been detected to still be active on users Macs and to be widespread via the most often used means of replication. Top Results can also be seen in new and different forms since its creators have attempted to update it in various different ways.

Top Results Mac “Virus” – Spread and Impact

The spread of potentially unwanted programs like Top Results is often realized via software bundles and freeware packages. So you may have installed the program during the installation of a desired program. The installers of many free and supposedly useful apps are usually configured to present optional offers for some type of other system utilities. However, it is a good security practice to avoid installing those extras. Most of the times they represent potentially unwanted programs like adware, browser hijackers, rogue anti-virus apps, fake system optimizers and nasty browser extensions like top So while installing new apps, make sure to read carefully all details mentioned on every next install step. By doing this you have the chance to prevent undesired apps from accessing your Mac without your knowledge.

Recent users’ reports reveal that the undesired program Top Results has managed to land on their Mac machines during the installation of the program FileZilla. In the picture below you can see how Top Results may be promoted by FileZilla’s installer:


In fact, if you have illogical behavior on your MacOS or experience slow-downs they may be associated with the presence of Top Results “Virus”. So it is recommendable consider scanning your Mac with legitimate security software and see if you can find the cause of all these issues.

How to Get Rid of Top Results “Virus” on Mac

In order to remove Top Results along with all associated files that enable its appearance in the browser, you should complete several removal steps. In the guide below you will find all removal steps in their precise order. You could choose between manual and automatic removal approach. In order to fully get rid of this particular undesired program and strengthen the security of your device we recommend you to combine the steps. Have in mind that installed files associated with this redirect may be detected with names different than Top Results and top

In case you have further questions or need additional help, don’t hesitate to leave a comment or contact us via email.

Gergana Ivanova

Gergana Ivanova

Gergana has completed a bachelor degree in Marketing from the University of National and World Economy. She has been with the STF team for three years, researching malware and reporting on the latest infections.

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