How to remove (uninstall) Top Results

This guideline is dedicated to Top Results app threatened application, its penetration methods and possible removal ways. If you found TopResult program on your MAC computer and want to remove it, read the article carefully.

Top Results

What is Top Results App

Top Results is an adware program, that acts like ordinary browser hijacker replacing your usual search engine. The first distinguish sight of infection is continously pop-ups suggestion to approve Top Results App extension installation. It launches every time when you start Safari or other your default browser.

The additional difficulty is that you cannot see the program in Application folder and cannot uninstall it by removing file to Trash, because program is still running. To over cunning this effect, we need to use Action Monitor to break the process.

 

Adware, basically, is a dreadful program, developed to show advertisement to upset users without possibility to stop them. Naturally, it’s not plainly about your money, it’s more about you accidentally playing the rules of Internet-criminals, clicking through the links they display and going to useless websites. In case you have experienced the adware infection formerly and know its ways of acting - just see the elimination advice at the end of the article and uninstall this program from MAC operation system.

If you need to get rid of this adware and other suchlike utilities, you need to realize what they are and why they were made. Their precise purpose is to show ads and force the victim to click them. Top Results App generates activity on the pages that frauds want to boost. Some of the pop-ups Top Results displays do not have anything behind them and are designed to force a victim to visit the website, but some of them have things for sale. If something is promoted through an advertising utility, this states that it is unable to take advantage of other, more efficient and proper manners. It also means that the product is somehow disqualify to be advertised in a legitimate way. How would anyone force people to purchase something like that? Right, through an improper advertisement, i.e., making dozens of links appear on peoples’ monitors until they follow one of them.

How to remove Top Results

Step 1. Quit an app in Activity Monitor

  • In the Activity Monitor app on your Mac, under the Process Name list, select the app or process you want to quit. An unresponsive process is marked with (Not Responding).
  • Click the Force Quit button in the upper-left corner of the Activity Monitor window (or use the Touch Bar).
  • Choose Force Quit option

More about: process in Activity Monitor.

Step 2. Check recently added applications

  • Click Applications in the Finder sidebar
  • Drag unwanted program to the Trash
  • Empty Trash

Step 3. Clean the browser

Safari

  • Start Safari browser
  • Display a menu of General Safari Settings
  • Reset Safari...
  • Press "Reset"

Google Chrome

Remove unfamiliar add-on:

  • Customize and Control Google Chrome
  • More Tools
  • Extensions
  • Remove add-on

 

Change homepage:

  • Customize and Control Google Chrome
  • Settings
  • Open a specific page or set of pages
  • Delete all specific pages

 

Mozilla Firefox

Delete suspicious extensions:

 

  • Open menu
  • Add-ons
  • Extensions
  • Remove add-on

 

Change homepage:

  • Open menu
  • Options
  • Home
  • Choose “Blank page” into Homepage and new windows

 

Opera browser

Disable strange add-ons:

  • Open Opera;
  • Customize and Control Opera;
  • Extensions;
  • Choose add-on and press button "Disable"

Change homepage:

  • Open Opera browser;
  • Customize and Control Opera;
  • Settings;
  • On Startup;
  • Open a specific page or set of pages;
  • Press button "Add a new page" and change Homepage to your favorite one.

 

Step 4. Scan the system by antimalware scanners

Scan the system with antimalware scanner to delete infected elements, if they stayed. There are a plenty of them, but the most popular are Malwarebytes, MACKeeper and MAC Booster. The principles of working are the same, they just scanning your files and registry entries to find malicious elements.

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How Top Results infects the system

The infection way is crucial realize, to shield your PC against adware. Many dangerous programs and viruses penetrate the OS with the help of each other, meaning that the viruses that are already in, help the newcomers to get through the protection. Our aim now is to explain how the unwanted utilities penetrate the brand new, protected PC. Unfortunately, you have the significant role in the infection process. Here we've described some of the very popular techniques to scam you into downloading adware:

  • Downright installation. Some users get infected by suspicious tools thinking that they are helpful, and the single method to beat this is to remember how malicious programs look like. Usually, they look like helpful utilities and pick the ones whose activities aren’t totally explainable. These are all browsing programs promising to improve your browsing experience or help you in finding anything from the best discounts to tasty offers. Some swindlers prefer system optimization programs and programs for social networks. If you're installing a suchlike tool – you’d better look for a whole bunch of positive reviews regarding it on good sites before you download it.
  • Fake email. This one is applied less widely than the bundling, but you shouldn't underestimate viruses. The thing is that at times you get weird messages from unknown senders. It could be a mistake, but if such a message contains any folders or active links – don’t click on it. Clicking on such a link or opening a document can follow the instant setup of god-knows-what into your OS, and it could be something that's a lot more dangerous than Top Results.
  • "Bundling". It’s the manner when an unwanted utility is combined with some other utilities. Each of them is either suspicious or dangerous except one. Generally, the bundle is called after a helpful utility so that the operator assumed that he will get it, but all he downloads is a bunch of viruses. There’s the point when you are installing a bundle when you can choose the advanced installation technique and reject the installation of advertisement programs. This isn't the one where you may skip every menu and go on. Just look at the contents of the dialogue windows while you're installing unpaid programs, and keep clear of suspicious files.

We believe that the above tips help you understand the algorithms of Top Results infection, and reduce the chances of infection.

 

 

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