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Remove ToppyPop Ads from the Browser

NameToppyPop
TypeAdware
Short DescriptionThe application promises to enhance the user’s browsing experience.
SymptomsThird party ads and links will be generated.
Distribution MethodBundling.
Detection toolDownload Malware Removal Tool, to See If Your System Has Been Affected By ToppyPop

ToppyPop is an ad-supported browser extension that generates advertisements and may affect the browser’s performance.

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This is what the official description says (from toppypop.net):

→ToppyPop provides you with a much easier & comfortable way to browse the web. Great for viewing long/infinite pages, refreshing and more without using your browser top navigation menu.

The application is promoted on the official website. However, we couldn’t find a way to download it from there. Thus, ToppyPop is likely distributed via the bundling method. This means that the extension may have been included in the packages of freeware products.

What Should I know about Bundling?

Bundling is a legal method of distribution. When a product is being bundled with another product, their agreement is typically described in the Download Agreement, EULA or Terms of Use. Nonetheless, it is in the hands of the user to go through these documents and acquaint with the terms. Bundled products are often given as ‘recommended’. To get the chance to choose what is downloaded onto your system, you should always opt for the custom/advanced installer.

NOTE

Silent and unattended bundles can also take place. In order to stop unknown software from downloading onto your PC, you should sustain a strong AV program. Also, you can enable the Windows Firewall, and enhance your browser Security settings.

Should I Remove ToppyPop?

ToppyPop is not a malicious application. However, it can flood the browser with intrusive advertisements. Adware is also known to employ tracking technologies and gather information from users.

This is an excerpt from the Terms of Services of ToppyPop regarding its Third party policy:

→Third Party Advertisements and Links; The Extension and the Services are sponsored by third party advertisements and commercial offers and may also contain links to third parties websites, advertisements, products, offers, applications and more (“Third Party Content”). By downloading and using the Extension you give your consent to display to you such Third Party Content (by using display ads, pops, coupons, price comparison, in-line text and content recommendations) through Our or Our business partners’ technology.

This is an excerpt from the Privacy Policy regarding the usage of tracking technologies:

→When you install the Software and use the Services, We may collect and retain the stated information by using several technical modules. Such modules may include using your system’s reports to our servers as part of the installation process or as part of the advertisements may displayed to you, or by storing a cookie and pixel tag on your computer to help us better understand your online behavior and preferences.

If you do not wish to be prone to third party content that may be suspicious, you should remove the application. Additionally, using a system scanner to determine if it is malware-free is also recommended.
Refer to our step-by-step removal guide.

Step 1: Remove/Uninstall ToppyPop in Windows

Here is a method in few easy steps to remove that program. No matter if you are using Windows 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 get left behind, and that can lead to unstable work of your PC, mistakes with the file type associations and other unpleasant activities. The proper way to get a program off your computer is to Uninstall it. To do that:

  • Hold the Windows Logo Button and “R” on your keyboard. A Pop-up window will appear (fig.1).
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  • In the field type in “appwiz.cpl” and press ENTER (fig.2).
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  • This will open a window with all the programs installed on the PC.
    Select the program that you want to remove, and press “Uninstall” (fig.3).
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    Follow the instructions above and you will successfully uninstall ToppyPop.

    Step 2: Remove ToppyPop from your browser

    Remove a toolbar from Mozilla FirefoxRemove a toolbar from Google Chrome Remove a toolbar from Internet Explorer Remove a toolbar from Safari
    Start Mozilla Firefox Open the menu window

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    Select the “Add-ons” icon from the menu

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    Select ToppyPop and click “Remove

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    After ToppyPop is removed, restart Mozilla Firefox by closing it from the red “X” in the top right corner and start it again.

    Start Google Chrome and Open the drop menu

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  • Move the cursor over “Tools” and then from the extended menu choose “Extensions
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  • From the opened “Extensions” menu locate ToppyPop and click on the garbage bin icon on the right of it.
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  • After ToppyPop is removed, restart Google Chrome by closing it from the red “X” in the top right corner and start it again.
  • Start Internet Explorer:

  • Click “‘Tools’ to open the drop menu and select ‘Manage Add-ons’
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  • In the ‘Manage Add-ons’ window, make sure that in the first window ‘Add-on Types’, the drop menu ‘Show’ is on ‘All add-ons’
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    Select ToppyPop to remove, and then click ‘Disable’. A pop-up window will appear to inform you that you are about to disable the selected toolbar, and some additional toolbars might be disabled as well. Leave all the boxes checked, and click ‘Disable’.

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    After ToppyPop has been removed, restart Internet Explorer by closing it from the red ‘X’ in the top right corner and start it again.

    Start Safari

    Open the drop menu by clicking on the sprocket icon in the top right corner.
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    From the drop menu select ‘Preferences’
    In the new window select ‘Extensions’
    Click once on ToppyPop
    Click ‘Uninstall’

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    A pop-up window will appear asking for confirmation to uninstall ToppyPop. Select ‘Uninstall’ again, and the ToppyPop will be removed.

    Step 3: Remove ToppyPop automatically by downloading an advanced anti-malware program.

    To clean your computer you should download an updated anti-malware program on a safe PC and then install it on the affected computer in offline mode. After that you should boot into safe mode and scan your computer to remove all ToppyPop associated objects.

    NOTE! Substantial notification about the ToppyPop threat: Manual removal of ToppyPop requires interference with system files and registries. Thus, it can cause damage to your PC. Even if your computer skills are not at a professional level, don’t worry. You can do the removal yourself just in 5 minutes, using a malware removal tool.

    Milena Dimitrova

    An inspired writer, focused on user privacy and malicious software. Enjoys 'Mr. Robot' and fears '1984'.

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