What Is TopSportsSearch?
TopSportsSearch is an application that has been classified as one of those programs that are reffered to by experets as a PUP (potentially unwanted programs). It may enter your computer without your consent and attack Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox and several other web browsers that may currently be installed in it. This software may change the default search engine and may also change your new tab and home pages to TopSportsSearch. While it may seem like it is a legitimate application, this app may actually be risky for your computer.
The main reason why TopSportsSearch is indirectly risky for your computer is because it could in some cases show advertisements that may lead to very dangerous websites that may be scams or ever malware-infested URLs. This is why it is strongly reccomended that you read this article to learn how you can remove TopSportsSearch from your computer effectively.
|Short Description||Aims to modify the settings on your web browser in order to get it to cause browser redirects and display different advertisements.|
|Symptoms||Your web browser begins to display various types of online advertisements, which results in slowing down of your machine.|
|Distribution Method||Bundled downloads. Web pages which may advertise it.|
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TopSportsSearch – More Information About It
TopSportsSearch is a web page that may be triggered because of a software, like a browser extension or an app that could have entered on your computer because of software bundling. Software bundling is the activity of the TopSportsSearch app being added as a “free extra” or an “optional offer” to the app you are currently installing. It could also be advertised as a useful program itself and it may seem helpful on different websites it is advertised. And also there is a chance that this software may be installed automatically as a result of other malware or adware obtaining permissions over your computer to download and install programs and TopSportsSearch may be one of those programs installed.
Whatever the case of TopSportsSearch spreading on your PC could be, one thing is clear – it may start to use different tracking technologies to obtain information about your online browsing activities:
The main reason why TopSportsSearch uses those trackers is so that it can obtain different data from your online activities. The info that may be taken from this site or the sites on the ads it shows:
- Browsing History.
- Online Clicks history.
- Search history.
- Online clicks.
- Information you type on your computer.
The main activity of this application revolves around advertisements. The ads it may display on your computer could be of the following types:
- Search result ads.
- Online banners.
- Push notification ads.
These ads may slow down your computer system significantly, but they may also perform other unwanted activities on your computer, such as redirect you to risky URLs that could eventually turn out to be scam or malware sites, that may steal information from your computer or even worse – lock down your files. This is the main reason why we reccomend that you follow the guide below to remove this infection.
Remove TopSportsSearch from Your Computer
In order to remove this nasty application from your computer we strongly recommend that you pay attention to the removal guide that this posted underneath. It has been created in order to help you with the removal process of this nasty software. Furthermore for maximum effectiveness be advised that you should download and run a scan of your computer using an advanced anti-malware program. This program has been created so that it can scan your computer and make sure that all of the unwanted or malicious files are gone from it permanently and it stay safe from programs such as TopSportsSearch in the future as well.
- Guide 1: How to Remove TopSportsSearch from Windows.
- Guide 2: Get rid of TopSportsSearch on Mac OS X.
- Guide 3: Remove TopSportsSearch in Google Chrome.
- Guide 4: Erase TopSportsSearch from Mozilla Firefox.
- Guide 5: Uninstall TopSportsSearch from Microsoft Edge.
- Guide 6: Remove TopSportsSearch from Safari.
- Guide 7: Eliminate TopSportsSearch from Internet Explorer.
- Guide 8: Disable TopSportsSearch Push Notifications in Your Browsers.
How to Remove TopSportsSearch from Windows.
Step 1: Boot Your PC In Safe Mode to isolate and remove TopSportsSearch
Step 2: Uninstall TopSportsSearch 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 TopSportsSearch 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 TopSportsSearch there. This can happen by following the steps underneath:
Get rid of TopSportsSearch from Mac OS X.
Step 1: Uninstall TopSportsSearch 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 TopSportsSearch 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 TopSportsSearch files from your Mac
When you are facing problems on your Mac as a result of unwanted scripts and programs such as TopSportsSearch, the recommended way of eliminating the threat is by using an anti-malware program. SpyHunter for Mac offers advanced security features along with other modules that will improve your Mac’s security and protect it in the future.
Remove TopSportsSearch 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 TopSportsSearch 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 TopSportsSearch 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 TopSportsSearch 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 TopSportsSearch will be removed.
Eliminate TopSportsSearch 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.
Remove Push Notifications caused by TopSportsSearch from Your Browsers.
Turn Off Push Notifications from Google Chrome
To disable any Push Notices from Google Chrome browser, please follow the steps below:
Step 1: Go to Settings in Chrome.
Step 2: In Settings, select “Advanced Settings”:
Step 3: Click “Content Settings”:
Step 4: Open “Notifications”:
Step 5: Click the three dots and choose Block, Edit or Remove options:
Remove Push Notifications on Firefox
Step 1: Go to Firefox Options.
Step 2: Go to “Settings”, type “notifications” in the search bar and click "Settings":
Step 3: Click “Remove” on any site you wish notifications gone and click “Save Changes”
Stop Push Notifications on Opera
Step 1: In Opera, press ALT+P to go to Settings
Step 2: In Setting search, type “Content” to go to Content Settings.
Step 3: Open Notifications:
Step 4: Do the same as you did with Google Chrome (explained below):
Eliminate Push Notifications on Safari
Step 1: Open Safari Preferences.
Step 2: Choose the domain from where you like push pop-ups gone and change to "Deny" from "Allow".