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Remove TopSecurityTab ads

removal by Julie Splinters - - | Type: Adware

Is Top Security Tab plug-in really effective?

For your surprise, TopSecurityTab virus may disguise itself as the program which provides the services of protecting computers from cyber attacks. In fact, what you might download is none other than adware. It will not guarantee the security of the operating system but, as a matter of fact, might increase the vulnerabilities of the operating system. Thus, what should you do is remove TopSecurityTab immediately. If you delay the removal, you might be overloaded with the pop-ups. In addition, if you tempt to add any plug-ins offered by the adware, they might cause some malfunctions of the device. Find out about the possible outcomes of this adware. In the final section, we will introduce TopSecurityTab removal methods, one of which is using Reimage Reimage Cleaner Intego.

Questions about TopSecurityTab ads

This application is created by the company which is a renowned manufacturer of browser hijackers – Imali Ltd. It seems that they decided to broaden their business by promoting security plug-ins and programs. Nonetheless, knowing how their hijackers worked, instead of a security plug-ins, you might download a malware installer. There is also a chance that once you add and activate their browser extensions, the supposed scanners might cram your screen with the reports about supposed viruses dwelling on the device. Such alarm-causing behavior is common among this sort of applications. Top Security Tab might convince credulous users into purchasing more unnecessary and highly questionable tools. The more of them settle on the computer, the more TopSecurityTab ads might appear. While the additionally installed applications occupy the space on the hard disk, the added plug-ins might hinder the proper functioning of the browser.

The picture disclosing TopSecurityTab

What is more, dubious plug-ins and browser extensions might also cause TopSecurityTab redirect. In short, you may be directed to other advertising domains instead of the intended destination. Nonetheless, these redirect links might be sheltering viruses and malware. Thus,  using any of Top Security Tab programs put your computer under hijack risk. Lastly, if you take a look at the privacy policy provisions, you will see the provison enabling the program to transfer the collected information about your browsing habits, as well as personal information, to partner companies. This activity may only cause privacy infringement and the stream of customized ads in your browser and Inbox.

When did I get infected with this adware?

You accidentally installed the program along with the recently installed program. TopSecurityTab hijack took place when you recklessly rushed through the installation instructions. Such habit prevented you from noticing the add-on which possibly disguised the PUP. Thus, hitting the “Install” button helped the adware successfully tiptoe to the operating system. If you are willing not to repeat the same mistake again, make sure to follow these steps. First of all, opt for “Advanced” settings. Find the optional applications and unmark them one by one.

The removal guidelines of the PUP

There are two methods to remove TopSecurityTab from the computer. Uninstall the adware manually or entrust its elimination to a security program. The latter is specifically designed for dealing with similar threats, so you can be sure that it will terminate TopSecurityTab virus in a moment. Eliminating all its files is essential as well. Otherwise, the remaining files might initiate the appearance of related pop-ups. If you are used to manually deleting these computer pests, find our manual TopSecurityTab removal guide provided below.

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To remove TopSecurityTab ads, follow these steps:

Get rid of TopSecurityTab 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 TopSecurityTab and related programs
    Here, look for TopSecurityTab 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'

Delete TopSecurityTab 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 TopSecurityTab 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'

Eliminate TopSecurityTab 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 TopSecurityTab 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 TopSecurityTab removal. Go to 'Advanced' tab and click on 'Reset' button. Now select 'Delete personal settings' and click on 'Reset' button again

Erase TopSecurityTab 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, TopSecurityTab should be removed from your Microsoft Edge browser.

Uninstall TopSecurityTab 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 TopSecurityTab 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 TopSecurityTab removal. Click on 'Reset Firefox' button for a couple of times

Remove TopSecurityTab 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 TopSecurityTab 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 TopSecurityTab removal. Click on 'Reset' button to complete your removal

Get rid of TopSecurityTab 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 TopSecurityTab 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 TopSecurityTab removal process. Select all options and click on 'Reset' button

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Julie Splinters
Julie Splinters - Malware removal specialist

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  1. Yates says:
    August 30th, 2016 at 1:48 am

    Such security tabs as this one do not look suspicious at all.

  2. Kelly-Madison says:
    August 30th, 2016 at 1:50 am

    If I weren‘t aware of it being the adware, I‘d give it a try.

  3. Cynthia says:
    August 30th, 2016 at 1:50 am

    Even major cyber security companies get the fraudulent alternatives of their programs, leave alone this odd-looking Security Tab.

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