- Hijacks homepage
- Changes default search engine
Hotsitetopic.com can appear in your browsers without your knowledge right after a browser hijacker manages to infiltrate your system. This risky search engine page is the worst kind since it displays third-party advertisements on its main page that can be misleading and potentially harmful as well. In addition to that, this malware infection may spy on you and put your system security at risk by showing you modified search results containing possibly unreliable sponsored ads and links. But when this hijacker emerges, it could also indicate that other malware infections may have entered your computer alongside. Such an attack may seriously harm your system and even steal some CPU and memory power. If you do not want to find your operating system all frozen one day, we suggest that you act now and remove Hotsitetopic.com along with all other related and unrelated malware threats.
This browser hijacker is not different from its peers; it spreads on the web in malicious freeware bundles. There are a couple of ways for you to infect your system with such a bundle but all of these require you to click on corrupt content. Therefore, it is really up to you whether you are able to keep your system clean and protected or not when you do not have a proper up-to-date security program installed. First of all, a lot of unsuspecting users get infected with bundles by visiting questionable websites and clicking on the wrong content there. You may search the web for free software or a movie to download from file-sharing websites but what you may not be aware of is that the search results can contain fake and malicious websites as well even if you are using one of the most popular search engines, such as Google, Yahoo, and Bing.
If you cannot recognize a fake file-sharing site operated by cyber criminals, you can easily click on corrupt content, including fake buttons, fake notifications, and so on. These contents do not actually look like third-party advertisements and this is why they are so dangerous. On certain pages you cannot even click over empty-looking areas or into input fields (e.g., search) either because you may drop an infection or open a new tab or new window with malicious content right away. If this may be the case how you installed this hijacker, we recommend that you delete Hotsitetopic.com right away and then, use a reliable malware scanner to detect all other malware infections on board so that you can clean your system entirely.
Another way for you to drop such an unfortunate package is to click on third-party ads that are generated by adware programs hiding on your computer. This scenario clearly assumes that you previously installed malware infections but did not realize their presence. An adware program, for example, can spy on you and show you customized advertisements while you are online and thus make your browsing experience a nightmare, let alone a dangerous surfing as well. If you do not want to fall prey for such infections, you need to scan your system with a malware scanner to identify all the threat sources. But first, you can definitely delete Hotsitetopic.com as your first known malware on board.
This search engine looks rather shady already at first sight. Apart from the search box that seems to be supported by Yahoo on the left side and Google on the right side, you can find a number of thumbnail links to popular sites as well as a couple of annoying and possibly misleading third-party ads. These advertisements may be disguised as software update warnings or fake system error messages to convince you about the importance of a system scan by clicking on them, and so on. However, if you click, you may risk downloading a bundle of threats or simply redirecting to malicious websites where god knows what might happen.
The same is true for the search results as well. Unfortunately, you cannot trust these results for a second. After entering your search keywords and press the Enter key, you may find yourself redirected to us.search.yahoo.com. Obviously, landing on a Yahoo search results page could make you feel that you can trust the results. We are here to warn you that these results could be modified and thus contain ads and links coming from cyber criminals. Since you may not be able to tell the difference between a legitimate and a corrupt result, we suggest that you never use this search engine. In fact, you should remove Hotsitetopic.com as soon as possible because the longer you keep it in your browsers, the higher the chance is that you will end up as a victim of an online scam and lose money from you accounts or infect your PC even more.
If you want to do good for your computer, you should not hesitate to remove Hotsitetopic.com. In order for you to do that, all you need to do is reset all the affected browsers, including Google Chrome, Internet Explorer, and Mozilla Firefox. While this should take care of this annoying browser hijacker, it is quite likely that your system will not be entirely clean and secure. Therefore, we recommend that you employ a trustworthy security tool, such as SpyHunter. This anti-malware software can automatically detect and eliminate all known malware infections. What could possibly be more efficient than that?
How to remove Hotsitetopic.com from browsers