Hello, I need help to get rid of this browser hijacker Topfindings.net which has hijacked my Firefox for a long period. At the beginning, it sometimes redirects me to some strange webpage, but I still can search something I need. However, now it is hard to get the correct search result and it frequently brings me to other malicious sites. I am frustrated with its endless pop-up ads, which really interrupts me a lot. And I almost cannot finish work online well. I think it must be cleared out completely from my computer.

Description of Topfindings.net Hijacker

If you find your web browser is controlled by Topfindings.net, you should notice that the browser is actually compromised with a browser hijacker. Topfindings.net is actually a kind of browser hijacker not a useful search tool. This kind of browser hijacker is created by cyber hackers to target different web browser to spy on your online activities and keep a record for your information that you fill in online form. And once cyber hackers get your personal important information, they will sell it for illegal profit or usage. And cyber hackers wants to get more illegal profits, they worldwide spread this browser hijacker on the Internet to infect more and more computer. Topfindings.net hijacker infection could stay on malicious sites and it would pop up in different forms. Topfindings.net hijacker would disguise as a legit security tool scan telling about your computer is at high risk or saying your Java or flash player needs to be updated soon.  When you see those kinds of pop up, please don’t click on to open it, or the hijacker infection will soon sneak into browser. besides, remote hackers adds this Topfindings.net hijacker into free software installation package or attaches it into spam email or make it a link to send any person online. Therefore, you need to be careful with what you browse on the Internet.

Once Topfindings.net hijacker accesses computer, it will change the settings of browser, add malicious code into toolbar, bookmark or Favorite and meanwhile will change the homepage and search engine provider totally. And the purpose of Topfindings.net hijacker is to force its users into visiting this particular websites again and again so that criminals can use the artificial traffic to boost affiliate payments. So it would block you to visit certain webpage you like but redirect you to its particular webpage or other error pages. And meanwhile, it always constantly bombs your screen with constant pop-up ads. This browser hijacker also can change the DNS settings and cut off your Internet connection. It also will do harm to computer system. This Topfindings.net hijacker will create junk files to occupy system capacity to make computer run slower. What’s worse, it could bring other infection to system. At that time, you will find computer run slowly as a snail, web browser also load sluggishly or crashes down often and programs get stuck. When you open many programs at the same time, windows will stop working. In a word, you should remove this Topfindings.net hijacker soon to avoid further damages.

Main Traits of Topfindings.net Hijacker

-Can change your homepage or the default search engine and it totally prevents you from changing them back

-Can always redirect you to other websites

-Can pop up various advertisements and sponsored links randomly to interrupt your online activities

-Can create many junk files which occupy a lot of space in hard drive

-Can download other malicious programs into computer, which make further damage.

-Can collect and send data concerning your search history and other browsing activities.

-Your sensitive information can be tracked and stolen by hacker who can access to your computer with the help of browser hijacker.

NOTE: If you find any of these symptoms on your computer, that proves your PC is under attack and seriously infected with Topfindings.net hijacker. If you are not a computer savvy, Please contact YooSecurity Online PC Experts to remove this browser hijacker for you.

The Screenshot of Topfindings.net Hijacker

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Manual Removal Guide of Browser Hijacker (For Computer Literate)

There is a removal guide of Topfindings.net hijacker provided here; however, expertise is required during the process of removal, please make sure you are capable to do it by yourself.

Step 1: Find Ctrl, Alt, and Delete these 3 keys and then press them together to open task manager to end the process related to this Topfindings.net hijacker, the name of the process of it is random.

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Step 2: Try to find Folder Options in Control Panel, select the View tab, and then tick Show hidden files and folders and non-tick Hide protected operating system files (Recommended) and then click OK.

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Step 3: Click on Start button at the right lower corner, then click on Control Panel

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Then you will come to the Control Panel windows, click on Add and Remove Programs

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Then try to find the program which relates to Topfindings.net hijacker, highlight it and choose Remove, the program’s name is random.

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Step4: Change your homepage in your browser (Take Internet Explorer as an Example)

From the Navigation toolbar in Internet Explorer, click Tools and select Internet Options.

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Then type the URL you want into the Home page box and then click OK

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Conclusion:

Topfindings.net hijacker is a harmful redirect infection to the computer. It changes the homepage and search engine totally and prevents online users from changing back, redirects them to its URL or other malicious websites, steals their personal data and displays endless pop-ups on the screen to prevent them from getting online normally and smoothly. Don’t think this redirect infection is not as harmful as those stubborn viruses like Trojan horse, ransomware, worms, since this Topfindings.net redirect can also bring those harmful viruses to infect the computer, which will greatly slow down PC and make it run as a snail and further harm to mess up system files and damage system severely.

Suggestion: To follow removal guide that mentioned above, a level of computer knowledge is needed. Still can’t get out of Topfindings.net hijacker? Contact online experts for help now!

Published by Leo R. Oscar & last updated on November 17, 2015 4:17 am

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