Browsers.top POP-UP Redirect

Also Known As: browsers.top pop-up
Type: Adware
Distribution: Low
Damage level: Medium

Browsers.top redirect removal instructions

What is browsers.top?

Browsers.top is a rogue website that is very similar to many other websites of this type such as pushtouchme.info, becausaldevel.info, onlinepushnotification.com and so on. When visited, it displays questionable content or causes redirects to other unreliable websites. One way or another, not many people visit browsers.top on purpose. Most of the times they have some potentially unwanted application (PUA) installed that is designed to cause redirects to untrustworthy websites. It is worth mentioning that most apps of this type deliver intrusive ads and record browsing-related data as well.

browsers.top pop-up

These unwanted apps open questionable websites in new browser windows or tabs. When visited, browsers.top either displays some dubious, deceptive content or it triggers redirects to other, about two or three untrustworthy websites that might be malicious. This website's behaviour depends on its visitors geographic location. Redirects to untrustworthy and/or potentially malicious websites might cause computer infections. Furthermore, most unwanted apps of this type are categorized as information tracking applications. In other words, they collect various data. For example: IP addresses, entered search queries, geo-locations, URLs of visited websites, and other browsing-related information. Some of these apps record personal/sensitive data too. As if it were not enough, PUAs developers persistently share all the data that their apps collected with third parties (potentially, cyber criminals) who misuse it to generate revenue. Information tracking and sharing can lead to various privacy, browsing safety issues. Some people might even have their identities stolen. Another negative side of PUAs is that they often are designed to feed users with coupons, pop-ups, surveys, banners and other intrusive advertisements. These ads are displayed using tools that enable placement of third party graphical content (they cover content that is displayed on any visited website). When clicked, these ads usually open untrustworthy or/and malicious websites or execute scripts designed to download and install some unwanted apps. For these reasons we recommend to uninstall all unknown, unwanted or suspicious apps immediately.

Developers promote PUAs as some useful, handy tools. However, they do it with a purpose to trick people into installing and using them. In reality, most of these apps do not deliver their users features/functions that were promised. Simply said, there are many PUAs that are designed to generate revenue for their developers (by causing unwanted redirects, gathering data, delivering ads) instead of providing their users with any benefits.

How did adware install on my computer?

Some PUAs are promoted on websites where they can be downloaded voluntarily. However, in most cases people install these ads accidentally/unintentionally. These downloads and installations usually happen when users click intrusive ads that cannot be trusted or software developers use a deceptive marketing method called "bundling". This method is used to trick people into downloading/installing potentially unwanted applications when they download and install some other software. They hide bundled apps in "Custom", "Advanced" and other parts of software download and/or installation setups. Simply said, most of the times information about PUAs being included in setups is not disclosed properly. Nevertheless, unwanted downloads/installations usually occur when people download and install software without checking its setup's settings/leave them unchanged.

How to avoid installation of potentially unwanted applications?

Download software using official sources (websites). Third party software downloaders/installers, torrent clients, eMule (and other Peer-to-Peer networks), unofficial websites and other similar channels are not reliable sources to download any software. We recommend not to skip software download/installation steps, especially if downloaded software is free. Check all available "Custom", "Advanced (and other similar) options and settings of any software download or installation setup. Deselect  offers to download or install unwanted software and only then proceed to the next download/installation step or finish it. Note that many intrusive ads look legitimate, however, they often redirect people who click them to suspicious/untrustworthy websites (such as pornography, adult dating, gambling etc.). If these ads appear often or unwanted redirects occur regularly, then see what apps are installed on a browser (extensions, add-ons, plug-ins) and remove all unwanted/unknown applications. Check for suspicious programs installed on operating system too. If your computer is already infected with rogue applications, we recommend running a scan with Spyhunter for Windows to automatically eliminate them.

Screenshot of browsers.top asking to enable browser notifications:

browsers.top asking to enable browser notifications

IMPORTANT NOTE! This deceptive site asks to enable web browser notifications.

Therefore, before commencing, perform these steps:

Google Chrome (PC):

  • Click the Menu button (three dots) on the right upper corner of the screen
  • Select "Settings", scroll down to the bottom and click "Advanced"
  • Scroll down to the "Privacy and security" section, select "Content settings" and then "Notifications"
  • Click three dots on the right hand side of each suspicious URL and click "Block" or "Remove" (if you click "Remove" and visit the malicious site once more, it will ask to enable notifications again)

Google Chrome (Android):

  • Click on the Menu button (three dots) on the right upper corner of the screen and click "Settings"
  • Scroll down, click on "Site settings" and then "Notifications"
  • In the opened window, locate all suspicious URLs and click on them one-by-one
  • Select "Notifications" in the "Permissions" section and click "Block"

Mozilla Firefox:

  • Click the Menu button (three bars) on the right upper corner of the screen
  • Select "Options" and click on "Privacy & Security" in the toolbar on the left hand side of the screen
  • Scroll down to the "Permissions" section and click the "Settings" button next to "Notifications"
  • In the opened window, locate all suspicious URLs, click the drop-down menu and select "Block"

Internet Explorer:

  • Click the Gear button on the right upper corner of the IE window
  • Select "Internet options"
  • Select the "Privacy" tab and click "Settings" under "Pop-up Blocker" section
  • Select suspicious URLs under and remove them one by one by clicking the "Remove" button

Microsoft Edge:

  • Click the menu button (three dots) on the right upper corner of the Edge window
  • Scroll down, find and click "Settings"
  • Scroll down again and click "View advanced settings"
  • Click "Manage" under "Notifications"
  • Click the switch under each suspicious website

Safari:

  • Click "Safari" button on the bottom of the screen and select "Preferences..."
  • Select the "Websites" tab and then select "Notifications" section on the left pane
  • Check for suspicious URLs and apply the "Deny" option for each

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Quick menu:

Adware removal:

Windows 7 users:

Accessing Programs and Features (uninstall) in Windows 7

Click Start (Windows Logo at the bottom left corner of your desktop), choose Control Panel. Locate Programs and click Uninstall a program.

Windows XP users:

Accessing Add or Remove Programs in Windows XP

Click Start, choose Settings and click Control Panel. Locate and click Add or Remove Programs.

Windows 10 and Windows 8 users:

Accessing Programs and Features (uninstall) in Windows 8

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.

Mac OSX users:

Uninstall app in OSX (Mac)

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.

browsers.top adware uninstall via Control Panel

In the uninstall programs window, look for any potentially unwanted applications, select these entries and click "Uninstall" or "Remove".

After uninstalling the potentially unwanted application that causes browsers.top redirects, scan your computer for any remaining unwanted components or possible malware infections. To scan your computer, use recommended malware removal software.

Remove adware from Internet browsers:

Video showing how to remove potentially unwanted browser add-ons:

Internet Explorer logoRemove malicious add-ons from Internet Explorer:

Removing browsers.top ads from Internet Explorer step 1

Click the "gear" icon Internet Explorer options 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".

Removing browsers.top ads from Internet Explorer step 2

Optional method:

If you continue to have problems with removal of the browsers.top pop-up, 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.

Resetting Internet Explorer settings to default on Windows XP

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.

Resetting Internet Explorer settings to default on Windows 7

Windows 8 users: Open Internet Explorer and click the gear icon. Select Internet Options.

Reseting Internet Explorer settings to default in Windows 8 - accessing

In the opened window, select the Advanced tab.

Resetting Internet Explorer settings to default on Windows 8 - Internet options advanced tab

Click the Reset button.

Resetting Internet Explorer settings to default on Windows 8 - click the Reset button in the Internet options advanced tab

Confirm that you wish to reset Internet Explorer settings to default by clicking the Reset button.

Resetting Internet Explorer settings to default on Windows 8 - confirm settings reset to default by clicking the reset button

Google Chrome logoRemove malicious extensions from Google Chrome:

Removing browsers.top  ads from Google Chrome step 1

Click the Chrome menu icon Google Chrome menu icon (at the top right corner of Google Chrome), select "More tools" and click "Extensions". Locate all recently-installed suspicious browser add-ons and remove them.

Removing browsers.top ads from Google Chrome step 2

Optional method:

If you continue to have problems with removal of the browsers.top pop-up, reset your Google Chrome browser settings. Click the Chrome menu icon Google 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.

Google Chrome settings reset step 1

After scrolling to the bottom of the screen, click the Reset (Restore settings to their original defaults) button.

Google Chrome settings reset step 2

In the opened window, confirm that you wish to reset Google Chrome settings to default by clicking the Reset button.

Google Chrome settings reset step 3

Mozilla Firefox logoRemove malicious plug-ins from Mozilla Firefox:

Removing browsers.top ads from Mozilla Firefox step 1

Click the Firefox menu firefox menu icon (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.

Removing browsers.top ads from Mozilla Firefox step 2

Optional method:

Computer users who have problems with browsers.top pop-up removal can reset their Mozilla Firefox settings.

Open Mozilla Firefox, at the top right corner of the main window, click the Firefox menu, firefox menu icon in the opened menu, click Help.

Accessing settings (Reset Firefox to default settings step 1)

Select Troubleshooting Information.

Accessing Troubleshooting Information (Reset Firefox to default settings step 2)

In the opened window, click the Refresh Firefox button.

Clicking on Refresh Firefox button (Reset Firefox to default settings step 3)

In the opened window, confirm that you wish to reset Mozilla Firefox settings to default by clicking the Refresh Firefox button.

Confirm your want to reset Firefox settings to default (Reset Firefox to default settings step 4)

safari browser logoRemove malicious extensions from Safari:

removing adware from safari step 1 - accessing preferences

Make sure your Safari browser is active, click Safari menu, and select Preferences....

removing adware from safari step 2 - removing extensions

In the opened window click Extensions, locate any recently installed suspicious extension, select it and click Uninstall.

Optional method:

Make sure your Safari browser is active and click on Safari menu. From the drop down menu select Clear History and Website Data...

resetting safari step 1

In the opened window select all history and click the Clear History button.

resetting safari step 2

Microsoft Edge logoRemove malicious add-ons from Microsoft Edge:

Removing browser hijackers from Microsoft Edge step 1

Click the three horizontal dots icon edge more icon (at the top right corner of Microsoft Edge), select "Extensions". Look for any recently-installed suspicious extensions, right click your mouse on these entries and click "Uninstall".

Removing browser hijackers from Microsoft Edge step 2

Optional method:

Click the three horizontal dots icon edge more icon (at the top right corner of Microsoft Edge), and select Settings.

Resetting Microsoft Edge settings step 1

In the opened tab, click the "Choose what to clear" button.

Resetting Microsoft Edge settings step 2

Click Show more and select everything, and then click the "Clear" button.

Resetting Microsoft Edge settings step 3

  • If this didn't help, please follow these alternative instructions explaining how to reset Microsoft Edge browser.

Summary:

declining installation of adware while downloading free software sampleCommonly, 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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