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Remove PopToTop ads

removal by Jake Doevan - -   Also known as Pop-To-Top | Type: Adware

If your web browser has started generating ‘Ads by PopToTop’ or ‘brought by Pop-To-Top,’ it means that an adware has ended up on it. In order to prevent slowdowns, irritating advertisements, redirects, data leakage and other inconveniences that this adware may cause, you should take needed actions and remove it without a delay.

Why should I remove PopToTop adware?

Pop-To-Top belongs to both ‘adware’ and ‘potentially unwanted program’ (PUP) categories. Once installed, it starts generating various commercial advertisements. Although it tries to convince people that those ads are useful for those who want to save time and money when shopping online, that’s not true. PopToTop ads are sponsored by third parties, which, unfortunately, are not monitored in any way. Consequently, you should not reject the possibility that the ads you are presented with may be prepared by various scammers and hackers that seek to spread other cyber threats. If you have already clicked on one of the advertisement, you are strongly advised to check the system with Reimage Reimage Cleaner because another PUP might have ended up on your computer.

Questions about PopToTop ads

By the way, draw your attention to the fact that those ads accurately correspond to your interests. That’s because Pop-To-Top adware uses cookies and accumulates information related to your browsing habits. Unfortunately, but third parties may also receive your email address, PC’s location, IP address, and similar information that may further be used for unfair purposes, such as email spamming. Thus, if you web browser is flooded by misleading ads and Pop-To-Top redirects to you unknown domains frequently, do not wait any longer and get rid of the adware.

PopToTop ads

How can this adware hijack my computer?

PopToTop is able to infect computers in two ways. People can download it from the official website or agree to install it alongside other freewares. The problem is that freeware bundles cannot be distinguished from the outside. Therefore, you may not suspect that the program that you are going to install in reality comes with various additional attachments. Therefore, in order to check if you have selected a standalone application, you have to select “advanced” or “custom” installation option and carefully monitor the entire process. In case you find a check box saying that you agree to install PopToTop add-on or another unfamiliar application, untick it and only then click the ‘Next’ or ‘Finish’ button.

How to remove/uninstall PopToTop virus from my computer?

PopToTop or Pop-To-Top is a program that is commonly confused with a virus. Fortunately, it’s not malicious and can’t affect your PC’s system. Nevertheless, the content that it delivers is doubtful and in some of the cases may cause infiltration of other potentially unwanted programs. In order to avoid all the risk, remove this useless browser extension without a delay. To do that, you can rely on one of the anti-spyware tools that can be found below. If usage of the additional software is not your preference, you can try to remove it manually with the help of a guide that has been submitted by our security experts. However, keep in mind that this will not ensure removal of all PUPs.

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To remove PopToTop ads, follow these steps:

Remove PopToTop 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 PopToTop and related programs
    Here, look for PopToTop 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 PopToTop 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 PopToTop 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 PopToTop 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 PopToTop 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 PopToTop removal. Go to 'Advanced' tab and click on 'Reset' button. Now select 'Delete personal settings' and click on 'Reset' button again

Eliminate PopToTop 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, PopToTop should be removed from your Microsoft Edge browser.

Get rid of PopToTop 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 PopToTop 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 PopToTop removal. Click on 'Reset Firefox' button for a couple of times

Uninstall PopToTop 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 PopToTop 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 PopToTop removal. Click on 'Reset' button to complete your removal

Remove PopToTop 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 PopToTop 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 PopToTop removal process. Select all options and click on 'Reset' button

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Jake Doevan
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  1. P. Mark says:
    October 15th, 2015 at 1:47 am

    Ive been suffering from PopToTop virus a long time. Thanks for your team that helped me to get rid of it permanently!

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