- Hijacks homepage
- Changes default search engine
What do you do if your browser was corrupted by Totopweb.com? First of all, do not panic. This browser hijacker is not a critical threat, and, as long as you are cautious, you should be able to get rid of it without suffering any major consequences. Are you surprised that we classify this search tool as a hijacker because you set it as your homepage yourself? If that is the case, you still need to read this report and learn why we recommend deleting this search tool from all browsers. Even if it was installed with your permission, trusting this hijacker is exceptionally dangerous, and we do not want you putting your virtual security on the line. Especially not for a search tool as useless as this one. Of course, it displays many quick-access links that you are likely to find useful, but, in general, the search tool is useless, and you can learn more about this by reading the report. You should also keep reading if you want to learn how to remove Totopweb.com.
As you might have noticed already, Totopweb.com redirects your search requests to Google Search. The good news is that the search results are unlikely to be modified by the hijacker, which is usually the case when other hijackers exploit well-known search engines. Also, the quick-access links to Facebook, Yahoo, YouTube, Twitter, and other popular sites are legitimate. Of course, you have to be cautious about unfamiliar websites, such as those representing unfamiliar games and services. If you are not careful, you might end up visiting websites that are flooded with fake offers, surveys, and ads. Also, you could be routed to malicious websites promoting malware scanners. You need more reasons to delete Totopweb.com from your web browsers? How about virtual tracking? It is very possible that tracking cookies, beacons, pixels, and other kinds of data-trackers could have been employed to record information about you. In the worst case scenario, personally-identifiable information could be recorded, and we are sure you do not want that.
If you understand how unpredictable Totopweb.com is, you will remove this browser hijacker from the infected browsers immediately. Before you jump to that, please scan your operating system, and we advise using a legitimate malware scanner for this task. This is important to do in case more dangerous threats are active on your PC. The browser hijacker is most likely to slither in via a software bundle, which suggests that other threats could be active on your operating system right now. It will not take long to inspect your PC, and you might have to save your virtual security from much greater dangers. What should you do if multiple infections are found? You might choose to erase these threats manually after you delete Totopweb.com, but we recommend employing anti-malware software instead to have all infections eliminated automatically at the same time. If you manage to clean your PC and browsers yourself, do not forget to invest in a reliable security system to prevent malware from attacking your operating system in the future.