- Annoying Pop-up's
- Shows commercial adverts
- Connects to the internet without permission
If your web surfing experience is disrupted by annoying third-party ads, Targetop adware application might be the one to blame. Although this application promises you the “best prices every day” when you want to shop online, we have found that Targetop is an ad-supported program that is a potential source of virtual security issues. As a matter of fact, this adware is identical to PriceChomper and Sliding Coupons, which are well-known adware applications. This adware may not seem at all harmful but it can still pose a threat to your privacy and your computer as well. If you do not want to be exposed to potential cyber criminals through corrupted ads and unreliable websites you might end up on, you should not hesitate to remove Targetop from your computer. Unfortunately, this adware may not even be the only threat on your PC. If you read our full article, you will know what you might be up against if you find this infection on your system.
You can find the official-looking webpage at targetop.com, but in order to end up on the page, it is most likely that you need to perform a web search. However, if you are a careful user and do take that vital one minute and do a Google search, for instance, guess what you will find right on the first results page; none other than links to sites that warn you about this adware and explain to you how you should remove Targetop. But, if you are infected with this malware, it is quite likely that you have not researched this application. Even if you end up on this promotional webpage, there is not too much you can do there. In fact, you cannot even download this application directly because once you click on the download button, you will simply be asked to enter your name and e-mail address. Of course, this is the first trick to get some personal details about you.
Obviously, there has to be a more efficient way for this adware to spread over the net. The main goal of ad-supported programs is to get onto as many users’ machines as possible. Targetop makes money for its developers through generating web traffic for affiliated third parties. Therefore, it will do its best to display lots of advertisements on your screen and try to draw your attention. It is actually the number of your clicks that counts. If you do not want to support potential schemers, you should refrain from clicking on any of these commercials. Criminals have found that the best way for them to distribute malware infections is via bundling. They can pack a number of malware threats in a bundle and then promote it through suspicious P2P websites. If you are unlucky enough to install such a package, you should know that removing Targetop will not be sufficient to secure your PC; you will also have to tackle all other potential threats as well.
Another sign that there must be something shady about this adware program is that the latest versions of Google Chrome started to block the extension it uses to display ads. There is no doubt that you need to delete Targetop if you do not want to risk exposure to criminals and their scams. Please follow the instructions we have prepared for you and this infection will be gone in no time. However, if you are ready to protect your PC in an efficient and automated way, we advise you to download and install a decent antimalware program.
Remove Targetop from Windows
Windows Vista & Windows 7
Windows 8 & Windows 8.1