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Danger level 7
Type: Browser Hijackers
Common infection symptoms:
  • Hijacks homepage
  • Changes default search engine is a browser hijacker affecting Internet Explorer and Google Chrome browsers mainly. Of course, other versions of this infection might exist, and you might notice set on Mozilla Firefox as well. If you have already noticed that this browser hijacker has replaced your homepage and search engine, you need to remove it as soon as possible because it is definitely not a reliable search engine. According to specialists working at, it is very likely that it will cause harm to your system quickly because it has been found that might cause redirections to unreliable third-party websites. If you want to find out how this browser hijacker acts in a more detailed way, you need to read this report from beginning to end. Once you do that, we are sure that you will decide to eliminate it. Do not worry; you will know how to get rid of it manually by the end of the article as well.

First of all, let us explain you why it is so important to remove from browsers. Recent research has shown that this search engine might present users with advertisements. In most cases, these advertisements are placed among the legitimate search results, so users do not see them; however, theoretically, advertisements might be put on the main page of as well. In addition, this search engine might redirect you to an unreliable third-party website once you click on any of these easy-access buttons you see on the start page. Of course, there are cases when does not show any ads; however, this does not mean that we can call it a reliable search engine because it still appears on browsers without permission. Researchers have also managed to find out that this search engine is going to collect personal information, which does not seem to be fair. This fact is not hidden; however, users usually do not read the Privacy Policy and thus do not know what to expect from Researchers working at have checked this document for you and found this line “topwebclub will collect your personal information when you voluntarily select our services or provide such information.” It is said that it will do that to “provide you with more accurate and well-targeted services”; however, we think that it is hardly true, so you need to be very cautious. Of course, it would be best that you remove and set a reliable search engine instead because you will need a tool to find the information on the Internet.

Specialists also consider an unreliable search engine because it has been found that it is made on the same template as, which is not the most trustworthy website. In addition, it is hosted on the same server as, which is known to be an unreliable search engine, so we believe that they are somehow associated, for example, it is very likely that they both are created by the same company.

There is no doubt that you see on your browsers because a browser hijacker has entered your computer. In most cases, they travel in software bundles together with free applications, which explains why users do not notice when they enter systems. If you do not want to encounter another browser hijacker soon, you have to be more careful, e.g. you should not download free software from P2P websites. In addition, you need to install a reliable antimalware tool. Enable the tool and leave it like that. Of course, do not forget to update it from time to time in order to feel safe 24/7/365.

As you have understood, is not a reliable search engine, so it should not be kept and used. Fortunately, specialists say that this search engine should disappear after the browsers’ reset, i.e. you need to restore their default settings. Scroll down to find the manual removal instructions that will help you to do that. If you do not want to reset browsers yourself, you can launch the antimalware scanner, e.g. SpyHunter. It will eliminate and all other threats for you quickly.


Internet Explorer

  1. Open your browser and tap Alt+T.
  2. Select Internet Options.
  3. Click on the Advanced tab.
  4. Click Reset.
  5. Put a tick in the box alongside Delete personal settings.
  6. Click Reset.

Google Chrome

  1. Open your browser and tap Alt+F.
  2. Select Settings.
  3. Go down and open Show advanced settings.
  4. Click Reset settings.
  5. Click on the Reset button.

Mozilla Firefox

  1. Open your browser.
  2. Tap Alt+H and open Troubleshooting information.
  3. Click Refresh Firefox.
  4. Click on the Refresh Firefox button again.
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