|Short Description||The application promises to enhance the user’s browsing experience.|
|Symptoms||Third party ads and links will be generated.|
|Detection tool||Download 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.
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?
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.
→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.
Select the program that you want to remove, and press “Uninstall” (fig.3).
Follow the instructions above and you will successfully uninstall ToppyPop.
Step 2: Remove ToppyPop from your browser
Select the “Add-ons” icon from the menu
Select ToppyPop and click “Remove”
After ToppyPop is removed, restart Mozilla Firefox by closing it from the red “X” in the top right corner and start it again.
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’.
After ToppyPop has been removed, restart Internet Explorer by closing it from the red ‘X’ in the top right corner and start it again.
From the drop menu select ‘Preferences’
In the new window select ‘Extensions’
Click once on ToppyPop
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.