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Remove Ads by ToppyPop (Removal Guide) - Jul 2016 update

removal by Jake Doevan - - | Type: Adware

Is it worth installing ToppyPop on my computer?

ToppyPop virus is an adware-type application which can start tracking you while you are browsing the web. In addition to that, it can start interrupting you with different pop-up ads, in-text links and banners that can easily diminish your browsing experience. Unfortunately, but it seems that this program acts in the opposite way than it promises on its official website. According to it, it is supposed to improve users’ browsing experience to the top and provide them with a “much easier & comfortable way to browse the web.” However, it has been found that this application is ad-supported, what means that it may display misleading advertisements and initiate various inconveniences that pose a risk to your PC’s security. Therefore, we recommend you to remove ToppyPop from your computer without wasting your time.

Usually, questionable adware-type programs are digitally not signed by the developers, but this is not the case. It is obvious that the developer of this PUP is Virtue Interactive Ltd which has already released a bunch of adware-type programs, including SpeedItUp, SpeedCheck, PaceItUp, and many others. Therefore, it’s not surprising at all that ToppyPop is just another application that is used for earning easy money. Once installed, it may start displaying sponsored ads (pop-ups, pop-unders, banners, in-text links, full-page ads, interstitial, etc.). That’s what typical ad-supported extensions do; however, people have reported that “Ads by ToppyPop” disguise really questionable content encountering with which may lead to the infiltration of other PUPs or even viruses. Of course, the majority of these ads are used to promote shopping websites or other reliable content, but you should always keep in mind that there is a chance to run into a malicious website because of ToppyPop ads to malicious domains. Moreover, this doubtful tool may investigate your browsing activities and collect personally non-identifiable information, including email address, PC’s location, email address, and so on. Finally, it may also corrupt various system settings, including Windows startup and registries. Consequently, it may diminish web browser’s performance and appear to be stubborn in terms of removal. At any rate, even if you find that tool useful for some reason, we do not recommend keeping. The best that you can do is to initiate a full system check with Reimage Reimage Cleaner Intego and perform Toppypop removal on your computer.

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How can this adware hijack my computer?

As we have already noted, developer of this adware (Virtue Interactive Ltd.) is known for releasing and spreading the whole family of adwares. Earlier research of this company has revealed that it typically uses ‘bundling’ to spread its programs around. In other words, each of its programs can be attached to other freeware and shareware as an ‘optional component’. Therefore, the only way to prevent stealthy installation of unwanted tools is a careful and very meticulous freeware’s installation when each term and each word is analyzed. Besides, you should also opt for Advanced or Custom installation option because is discloses all additional components and allows deselecting them. The biggest mistake is to initiate freeware’s installation in a Quick/Basic mode by clicking the ‘next’ button all the time. After that, you may start experiencing unwanted redirects to unknown websites, annoying pop-up ads, slowdowns and similar issues. To disable these problems, you need to remove ToppyPop from your computer.

ToppyPop removal procedure:

As you may have already realized, ToppyPop virus is not a seriously malicious program. However, it is a seriously annoying browser extension that can change your PC’s settings. Also, another thing that bothers us is that this application can infiltrate your computer without a normal permission asked and then may start tracking you behind your back. Usually, after settling down on Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, and Internet Explorer web browsers, it collects non-personally identifiable information. However, there is no guarantee that its developers will not try to share this accumulated data with suspicious third parties. If you have already ended up with it, you should remove ToppyPop and look for a browser plugin which is more reliable. For that, you can use programs given below or follow this guide.

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To remove ToppyPop ads, follow these steps:

Uninstall ToppyPop from Windows systems

  1. Click Start Control Panel Programs and Features (if you are Windows XP user, click on Add/Remove Programs). Click 'Start -> Control Panel -> Programs and Features' (if you are 'Windows XP' user, click on 'Add/Remove Programs').
  2. If you are Windows 10 / Windows 8 user, then right-click in the lower left corner of the screen. Once Quick Access Menu shows up, select Control Panel and Uninstall a Program. If you are 'Windows 10 / Windows 8' user, then right-click in the lower left corner of the screen. Once 'Quick Access Menu' shows up, select 'Control Panel' and 'Uninstall a Program'.
  3. Uninstall ToppyPop and related programs
    Here, look for ToppyPop or any other recently installed suspicious programs.
  4. Uninstall them and click OK to save these changes. Right click on each of suspicious entries and select 'Uninstall'

Erase ToppyPop from Mac OS X system

  1. If you are using OS X, click Go button at the top left of the screen and select Applications. Cick 'Go' and select 'Applications'
  2. Wait until you see Applications folder and look for ToppyPop or any other suspicious programs on it. Now right click on every of such entries and select Move to Trash. Click on every malicious entry and select 'Move to Trash'

Delete ToppyPop from Internet Explorer (IE)

  1. Remove dangerous add-ons
    Open Internet Explorer, click on the Gear icon (IE menu) on the top right corner of the browser and choose Manage Add-ons. Click on menu icon and select 'Manage add-ons'
  2. You will see a Manage Add-ons window. Here, look for ToppyPop and other suspicious plugins. Disable these entries by clicking Disable: Right click on each of malicious entries and select 'Disable'
  3. Change your homepage if it was altered by virus:
    Click on the gear icon (menu) on the top right corner of the browser and select Internet Options. Stay in General tab.
  4. Here, remove malicious URL and enter preferable domain name. Click Apply to save changes. Delete malicious URL, enter your desired domain name and click 'Apply' to save changes
  5. Reset Internet Explorer
    Click on the gear icon (menu) again and select Internet options. Go to Advanced tab.
  6. Here, select Reset.
  7. When in the new window, check Delete personal settings and select Reset again to complete ToppyPop removal. Go to 'Advanced' tab and click on 'Reset' button. Now select 'Delete personal settings' and click on 'Reset' button again

Eliminate ToppyPop ads from Microsoft Edge

Reset Microsoft Edge settings (Method 1):

  1. Launch Microsoft Edge app and click More (three dots at the top right corner of the screen).
  2. Click Settings to open more options.
  3. Once Settings window shows up, click Choose what to clear button under Clear browsing data option. Go to Settings and select 'Choose what to clear'
  4. Here, select all what you want to remove and click Clear. Select 'Clear' button
  5. Now you should right-click on the Start button (Windows logo). Here, select Task Manager. Open the start menu and select 'Task Manager'
  6. When in Processes tab, search for Microsoft Edge.
  7. Right-click on it and choose Go to details option. If can’t see Go to details option, click More details and repeat previous steps. Right-click 'Microsoft Edge' and select 'Go to details' Select 'More details' if 'Go to details' option fails to show up
  8. When Details tab shows up, find every entry with Microsoft Edge name in it. Right click on each of them and select End Task to end these entries. Find Microsoft Edge entries and select 'End Task'

Resetting Microsoft Edge browser (Method 2):

If Method 1 failed to help you, you need to use an advanced Edge reset method.

  1. Note: you need to backup your data before using this method.
  2. Find this folder on your computer: C:\Users\%username%\AppData\Local\Packages\Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge_8wekyb3d8bbwe.
  3. Select every entry which is saved on it and right click with your mouse. Then Delete option. Go to Microsoft Edge folder on your computer, right-click every entry and click 'Delete'
  4. Click the Start button (Windows logo) and type in window power in Search my stuff line.
  5. Right-click the Windows PowerShell entry and choose Run as administrator. Find Windows PowerShell, right-click it and select 'Run as administrator'
  6. Once Administrator: Windows PowerShell window shows up, paste this command line after PS C:\WINDOWS\system32> and press Enter:
    Get-AppXPackage -AllUsers -Name Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register $($_.InstallLocation)\AppXManifest.xml -Verbose}
    Copy and paste a required command and press 'Enter'

Once these steps are finished, ToppyPop should be removed from your Microsoft Edge browser.

Get rid of ToppyPop from Mozilla Firefox (FF)

  1. Remove dangerous extensions
    Open Mozilla Firefox, click on the menu icon (top right corner) and select Add-ons Extensions. Click on menu icon and select 'Add-ons'
  2. Here, select ToppyPop and other questionable plugins. Click Remove to delete these entries. Select 'Extensions' and look for malicious entries. Click 'Remove' to get rid of each of them
  3. Reset Mozilla Firefox
    Click on the Firefox menu on the top left and click on the question mark. Here, choose Troubleshooting Information. Click on menu icon and then on '?'. Select 'Troubleshooting Information'
  4. Now you will see Reset Firefox to its default state message with Reset Firefox button. Click this button for several times and complete ToppyPop removal. Click on 'Reset Firefox' button for a couple of times

Remove ToppyPop from Google Chrome

  1. Delete malicious plugins
    Open Google Chrome, click on the menu icon (top right corner) and select Tools Extensions. Click on menu icon. Select 'Tools' and 'Extensions'
  2. Here, select ToppyPop and other malicious plugins and select trash icon to delete these entries. Look for malicious entries and delete each of them by clicking on the Trash bin icon
  3. Click on menu icon again and choose Settings Manage Search engines under the Search section. When in 'Settings', select 'Manage search engines...'
  4. When in Search Engines..., remove malicious search sites. You should leave only Google or your preferred domain name. Click 'X' to remove malicious URLs
  5. Reset Google Chrome
    Click on menu icon on the top right of your Google Chrome and select Settings.
  6. Scroll down to the end of the page and click on Reset browser settings. When in 'Settings', scroll down to 'Reset browser settings' button and click on it
  7. Click Reset to confirm this action and complete ToppyPop removal. Click on 'Reset' button to complete your removal

Uninstall ToppyPop from Safari

  1. Remove dangerous extensions
    Open Safari web browser and click on Safari in menu at the top left of the screen. Once you do this, select Preferences. Click on 'Safari' and select 'Preferences'
  2. Here, select Extensions and look for ToppyPop or other suspicious entries. Click on the Uninstall button to get rid each of them. Go to 'Extensions' and uninstall malicious add-ons
  3. Reset Safari
    Open Safari browser and click on Safari in menu section at the top left of the screen. Here, select Reset Safari.... Click on 'Safari' and select 'Reset Safari...'
  4. Now you will see a detailed dialog window filled with reset options. All of those options are usually checked, but you can specify which of them you want to reset. Click the Reset button to complete ToppyPop removal process. Select all options and click on 'Reset' button

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