• How to remove TopSites Tab PUP

    How to remove TopSites Tab PUP

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    How to remove TopSites Tab PUP

    How to remove TopSites Tab PUP

    What is TopSites Tab:

    Threat Classification: PUP

    TopSites Tab (a.k.a TopSites Tab Extension or TopSites Tab Add-on) is a web application, that claims to provide users with a new, simple and clean new tab, which contains search box and the list of the most visited websites. This description might appear useful to some users and they might install the TopSites Tab exactly because of it, however, after some time, most of the users are actually trying to get rid of the TopSites Tab and they experience issues while trying to remove it. Our security experts were able to conclude, that the TopSites Tab web application is distributed by various suspicious or even dangerous software bundles, which were set by default to use silent or stealth installation method and basically install the TopSites Tab without users consent. This fact was enough to us as well as to the majority of the most reputable malware researchers to classify TopSites Tab application as a PUP (Potentially Unwanted Program).  The actual application however, seem to miss malicious functionality and is wrong to be classified as a virus or malware, but nevertheless, users often experience issues while removing the TopSites Tab extension from their computers and as its distribution method is highly suspicious and according to many researchers even rogue and dangerous. That’s why, our malware experts are recommending all affected users to stop using the TopSites Tab and the search box, which uses the BlpSearch.com, that on the other hand was previously classified as a browser hijacker, and to run a full system malware scan, using some up-to-date, reputable and reliable anti-malware software, just like the award-winning SpyHunter. [Read More…]