What is TappyTop Browser?
TappyTop is a dubious chromium-based web browser that claims to enhance web browsing safety. By giving these fake promises, TappyTop often tricks users to install. Research shows that TappyTop is also likely to infiltrate systems without direct user-permission.
Furthermore, it causes unwanted browser redirects, delivers intrusive online advertisements, and collects various web browsing-relating information. For these reasons, TappyTop is classed as adware and a potentially unwanted program (PUP).
Following infiltration, TappyTop generates various intrusive online advertisements displayed in a number of browsers. To achieve this, TappyTop employs a 'virtual layer' - a tool that enables placement of third party graphical content on any site. Therefore, third party advertisements often conceal underlying content of visited websites.
Furthermore, some lead to malicious websites - clicking them can lead to further high-risk computer infections. TappyTop also causes unwanted browser redirects to search.tappytop.com without users' consent. Continual display of unwanted ads and unwanted browser redirects significantly diminish the Internet browsing experience.
Furthermore, the Internet browsing experience is continually monitored, since TappyTop records geographic location, IP addresses, websites visited, pages viewed, search queries, browsing history, and other similar information.
This information might be personally identifiable and shared by developers of TappyTop with third parties who misuse private details to generate revenue. Thus, data tracking can lead to serious privacy issues. You are strongly advised to uninstall this potentially unwanted program immediately.
TappyTop is identical to Protectium and also very similar to Olcinium, Wind, Chromodo, and many other chromium-based browsers. All offer 'valuable features', however, claims to enhance the Internet browsing experience are merely attempts to give the impression of legitimate software.
Adware is designed only to generate revenue for the developers. Most deliver no real value for regular users. Apps such as TappyTop cause unwanted browser redirects, collect personally identifiable information, and deliver intrusive online advertisements, thereby diminishing the browsing experience and putting users' privacy at risk.
How did TappyTop Browser install on my computer?
This bogus application is distributed using an official promotion website and a deceptive software marketing method called 'bundling' - stealth installation of PUPs with regular applications/software. Bundling is the main reason why many users install this application inadvertently.
Bundled applications are often hidden within the "Custom/Advanced" settings of the download or installation processes. Many users skip this section, thereby exposing their systems to risk of various infections.
How to avoid installation of potentially unwanted applications?
Many potentially unwanted programs are distributed using the bundling method. Therefore, each step of the download/installation processes should be analyzed. Select the 'Custom/Advanced' settings, observe each step, and cancel all third party applications listed for download and/or installation.
TappyTop Browser installer set-up:
Screenshot of TappyTop Browser application:
TappyTop Browser causing unwanted browser redirects to search.tappytop.com:
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- What is TappyTop Browser?
- STEP 1. Uninstall TappyTop Browser application using Control Panel.
- STEP 2. Remove adware from Internet Explorer.
- STEP 3. Remove unwanted plugins from Google Chrome.
- STEP 4. Remove malicious add-ons from Mozilla Firefox.
- STEP 5. Remove unwanted extension from Safari.
- STEP 6. Remove rogue plug-ins from Microsoft Edge.
TappyTop Browser adware removal:
Windows 11 users:
Right-click on the Start icon, select Apps and Features. In the opened window search for the application you want to uninstall, after locating it, click on the three vertical dots and select Uninstall.
Windows 10 users:
Right-click in the lower left corner of the screen, in the Quick Access Menu select Control Panel. In the opened window choose Programs and Features.
Windows 7 users:
Click Start (Windows Logo at the bottom left corner of your desktop), choose Control Panel. Locate Programs and click Uninstall a program.
macOS (OSX) users:
Click Finder, in the opened screen select Applications. Drag the app from the Applications folder to the Trash (located in your Dock), then right click the Trash icon and select Empty Trash.
In the uninstall programs window, look for "TappyTop", select this entry and click "Uninstall" or "Remove".
After uninstalling the potentially unwanted program that causes TappyTop Browser ads, scan your computer for any remaining unwanted components or possible malware infections. To scan your computer, use recommended malware removal software.
Remove TappyTop Browser adware from Internet browsers:
At time of research, TappyTop Browser did not install its browser plug-ins on Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, or Mozilla Firefox, however, it was bundled with other adware. Therefore, you are advised to remove all potentially unwanted browser add-ons from your Internet browsers.
Video showing how to remove potentially unwanted browser add-ons:
Remove malicious add-ons from Internet Explorer:
Click the "gear" icon (at the top right corner of Internet Explorer), select "Manage Add-ons". Look for any recently-installed suspicious browser extensions, select these entries and click "Remove".
If you continue to have problems with removal of the search.tappytop.com redirect, reset your Internet Explorer settings to default.
Windows XP users: Click Start, click Run, in the opened window type inetcpl.cpl In the opened window click the Advanced tab, then click Reset.
Windows Vista and Windows 7 users: Click the Windows logo, in the start search box type inetcpl.cpl and click enter. In the opened window click the Advanced tab, then click Reset.
Windows 8 users: Open Internet Explorer and click the gear icon. Select Internet Options.
In the opened window, select the Advanced tab.
Click the Reset button.
Confirm that you wish to reset Internet Explorer settings to default by clicking the Reset button.
Remove malicious extensions from Google Chrome:
Click the Chrome menu icon (at the top right corner of Google Chrome), select "Tools" and click "Extensions". Locate all recently-installed suspicious browser add-ons, select these entries and click the trash can icon.
If you continue to have problems with removal of the search.tappytop.com redirect, reset your Google Chrome browser settings. Click the Chrome menu icon (at the top right corner of Google Chrome) and select Settings. Scroll down to the bottom of the screen. Click the Advanced… link.
After scrolling to the bottom of the screen, click the Reset (Restore settings to their original defaults) button.
In the opened window, confirm that you wish to reset Google Chrome settings to default by clicking the Reset button.
Remove malicious plug-ins from Mozilla Firefox:
Click the Firefox menu (at the top right corner of the main window), select "Add-ons". Click "Extensions", in the opened window, remove all recently-installed suspicious browser plug-ins.
Computer users who have problems with search.tappytop.com redirect removal can reset their Mozilla Firefox settings.
Open Mozilla Firefox, at the top right corner of the main window, click the Firefox menu, in the opened menu, click Help.
Select Troubleshooting Information.
In the opened window, click the Refresh Firefox button.
In the opened window, confirm that you wish to reset Mozilla Firefox settings to default by clicking the Refresh Firefox button.
Remove malicious extensions from Safari:
Make sure your Safari browser is active, click Safari menu, and select Preferences....
In the opened window click Extensions, locate any recently installed suspicious extension, select it and click Uninstall.
Make sure your Safari browser is active and click on Safari menu. From the drop down menu select Clear History and Website Data...
In the opened window select all history and click the Clear History button.
Remove malicious extensions from Microsoft Edge:
Click the Edge menu icon (at the upper-right corner of Microsoft Edge), select "Extensions". Locate all recently-installed suspicious browser add-ons and click "Remove" below their names.
If you continue to have problems with removal of the search.tappytop.com redirect, reset your Microsoft Edge browser settings. Click the Edge menu icon (at the top right corner of Microsoft Edge) and select Settings.
In the opened settings menu select Reset settings.
Select Restore settings to their default values. In the opened window, confirm that you wish to reset Microsoft Edge settings to default by clicking the Reset button.
- If this did not help, follow these alternative instructions explaining how to reset the Microsoft Edge browser.
Commonly, adware or potentially unwanted applications infiltrate Internet browsers through free software downloads. Note that the safest source for downloading free software is via developers' websites only. To avoid installation of adware, be very attentive when downloading and installing free software. When installing previously-downloaded free programs, choose the custom or advanced installation options – this step will reveal any potentially unwanted applications listed for installation together with your chosen free program.
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