TappyTop might have the appearance of Google Chrome, but that does not mean that the browser is reliable. Our researchers noticed suspicious behavior, e.g. the software connects to the Internet without user’s permission. However, that is only one of a few reasons the application was classified as a potentially unwanted program (PUP). If you continue reading the text, you will learn about other undesirable activities of the browser. From what we know about TappyTop, it is possible that the program could be potentially harmful. Therefore, it might be better to get rid of it before something bad happens. If you are not sure how to delete the PUP, you could use the removal instructions below to guide you through the process.
First of all, we will begin by explaining to you how the application is distributed. Researchers noticed that the browser could be spread bundled with other software. It means that you may have installed the PUP after launching a bundled installer. It could be that you downloaded it from a questionable file-sharing website. Thus, it would be wiser to avoid such sites in the future. Usually, the best place to get any installer is an official developer’s website provided that the publisher itself is a reputable company.
As you install the application, the PUP should set itself as your default browser. Therefore, every time you click on a link, it should be loaded with TappyTop. The software’s appearance is very similar to the Google Chrome, but that does not surprise us since the application is based on Chromium engine. The only difference between the appearances of these browsers is the logo image. The program's publishers slightly changed the original one, so if you take a closer look, you should notice it yourself. Despite the similarities, we would advise you to use Google Chrome instead, because the PUP cannot offer you anything that the original browser does not have. Thus, it is not worth to risk the computer’s security.
Moreover, the program could place a browser hijacker called Search.tappytop.com. As a result, the search engine might be set as your default homepage. The hijacker should settle only on the PUP, although it could also hijack the Google Chrome browser on the user’s computer. What you should know is that Search.tappytop.com is an unreliable search engine. There is a chance that it could show you modified search results that might include suspicious third-party ads. Naturally, we advise you to stay away from such content or better yet get rid of the software.
It seems to us that TappyTop is not only a useless browser but also a potentially harmful application. If you did download it accidentally, you should not waste any time with it and eliminate it without hesitation. The PUP travels together with a browser hijacker that you should remove separately if it affected Google Chrome. A simple browser reset could help you deal with it, although it might be better to simply read about Search.tappytop.com on our site and follow the instructions that would be placed below the article.
As for TappyTop, you can erase the software through Control Panel. If you are an inexperienced user and do not know how to use this tool or where to find it on the system, take a look at our deletion instructions below. In fact, there is also another way to deal with the browser. You could install a trustworthy antimalware tool that would detect both the PUP and the mentioned browser hijacker. Just, set the tool to scan your system and click the removal button after the scanning is over.
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