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Remove TappyTop ads (Free Guide) - updated Aug 2016

removal by Olivia Morelli - - | Type: Adware

Should you rely on offers that TappyTop presents?

You might start thinking that TappyTop virus is a severe program that corrupts content on the websites that you visit by injecting banners, in-text ads and sending pop-ups with promotional content. Besides, it is going to change your homepage address to, a vague search engine that delivers untrustworthy results, which are filled with sponsored hyperlinks. There is no surprise why so many users rush to stick a “virus” label to ad-supported programs – they act suspiciously, and usually there is not a lot of information about such programs online. Good news is that you can remove TappyTop ads quickly, as this potentially unwanted program (PUP) does not have actual virus features and it can be uninstalled rather easily. The removal guide is given below, but first, let us explain how this ad-supported program works.

Questions about TappyTop ads

It is easy to allow programs like TappyTop hijack your PC without even realizing it. You can give permission to install them just by trusting pre-selected setup settings while installing another program. We are going to explain how to prevent this from happening later. Now, if you have already given an invitation for this PUP to enter your computer, find out how it works and what exactly it does on the affected computer system. Upon arrival on the victim’s computer, this adware adds an extension to the web browser, changes homepage settings and starts gathering information, for instance, where do the victim go while on the Internet (browsing history), what links and ads catch his/hers attention and lure into clicking on them, how much time the user spends on certain sites, search history, and similar data. Then it tailors ads to meet user’s interests and starts displaying them without stopping. It seems that this ad-supported program is programmed to display a certain amount of ads per day in order not to annoy the user too much, but these ads can still be bothersome, besides, they can be dangerous. Keep in mind that by clicking on third-party ads you risk entering shady sites that can contain insecure content. If you do not want to risk exposing your computer system to potential dangers, avoid clicking on flashy ads, installing unknown programs or downloading updates, or providing your personal information. All in all, it is better to remove this ad-supported application from the computer system as soon as possible as it might expose your computer system to cyber threats. TappyTop removal can be completed with an anti-spyware program, e.g. Reimage Reimage Cleaner Intego.TappyTop virus

Infiltration methods

Typically, potentially unwanted apps promise to provide some vague-sounding features, so computer users hesitate whether they should install them or not. Therefore, their developers have to use other techniques to trick users into installing these apps. The most efficient software distribution method that helps them to achieve this goal is called software bundling. Here is how it works – they bundle their questionable programs with other, popular apps, and spread them together. When the user downloads the “popular” program, he MUST check its installation settings and disapprove the installation of all optional applications. Otherwise, these additions will be installed automatically. It is a must to switch installation settings from Default/Standard to Custom/Advanced and deselect permissions to install them. Now that you have discovered how did TappyTop PUP hijack your PC, let’s move on to the removal instructions.

Removal methods

Already looking for instructions on how to remove TappyTop virus? Then we assume you understand how this program works and how annoying it is. Luckily, you do not have to suffer inconveniences caused by this app. You can easily remove it using an anti-spyware app, or, if manual removal option sounds like a better idea, follow these TappyTop removal guidelines that we have written and delete it from your system manually. It is advisable to scan the entire computer system with anti-spyware software just to see if it was infected with other spyware/malware threats some time ago because some rogue programs can stay in the computer system and function without user’s notice.

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To remove TappyTop ads, follow these steps:

Erase TappyTop 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 TappyTop and related programs
    Here, look for TappyTop 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'

Uninstall TappyTop 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 TappyTop 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'

Get rid of TappyTop 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 TappyTop 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 TappyTop removal. Go to 'Advanced' tab and click on 'Reset' button. Now select 'Delete personal settings' and click on 'Reset' button again

Delete TappyTop 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, TappyTop should be removed from your Microsoft Edge browser.

Remove TappyTop 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 TappyTop 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 TappyTop removal. Click on 'Reset Firefox' button for a couple of times

Eliminate TappyTop 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 TappyTop 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 TappyTop removal. Click on 'Reset' button to complete your removal

Erase TappyTop 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 TappyTop 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 TappyTop removal process. Select all options and click on 'Reset' button

About the author

Olivia Morelli
Olivia Morelli - Ransomware analyst

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  1. Edyta says:
    July 29th, 2016 at 6:49 am

    I have to admit, I wasnt expecting this anti-spyware program to be useful, but in fact, it removed tappytop virus for me. Thumbs up!

  2. nailedit says:
    July 29th, 2016 at 6:49 am

    Didnt need the automatic removal app, just used instructions. result: no more tappytop ads.

  3. Connor says:
    July 29th, 2016 at 6:52 am

    TappyTop sucks, ok. I dont recommend this app to anyone. It only caused tons of problems to me.

  4. mowgli says:
    August 5th, 2016 at 9:39 am

    same thing hereeee! This app was so annoying. Glad that its gone.

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