Search.todaystopheadlines.co has an interface of a search engine, but, in reality, it does not work as a beneficial search tool. Instead of showing you original, useful, and reliable search results, it employs Yahoo Search. Why would you choose an unfamiliar and infamous search tool over the popular and reputable Yahoo Search? Unfortunately, some users might think that they are getting the same services in any case. That is far from the truth. The only reason the hijacker is redirecting your search queries to search.yahoo.com is so that sponsored content could be shown to you. While it is easy to spot sponsored content when it is shown via pop-ups, banners, or interstitial advertisements, not all users will realize that sponsored content is shown via their search results page. Are the advertisers working with the hijacker trustworthy? Unfortunately, it is unlikely that they are. Overall, this is just one reason to delete Search.todaystopheadlines.co from your browser (Chrome, Firefox, or Internet Explorer), and if you want to learn about other reasons before you remove this hijacker, you are in the right place.
What do you know about the developer of Search.todaystopheadlines.co? Polarity Technologies LTD is the company behind this browser hijacker, as well as Search.superspeedtester.com, Searchvzcc.com, and many other infections that were reported by our malware analysts. Just enter “Polarity Technologies LTD” into the search window at the top, and you will be provided with a list of articles representing the hijackers linked to this company. It is also well-known for creating extensions that, essentially, are only created to spread the hijackers because they do not function in other ways. Surprisingly, many of these extensions have their own download sites, and they are often represented via the Chrome web store for Google Chrome users. The extension that spreads Search.todaystopheadlines.co is called “Todays Top Headlines,” but its source is unknown. The chances are that it is primarily spread by third-party software distributors who are likely to bundle it with malware that also requires removal. At the time of research, this hijacker was mainly spread in the USA, and so users in this region need to be extremely cautious about the sources they use when acquiring software.
The guide below should be easy enough to follow even if you lack experience. Note that this guide shows how to erase the unwanted homepage URL. This will not work if “Todays Top Headlines” is present. In this case, you will need to delete the extension (on Chrome or Firefox) or uninstall the application (for Internet Explorer users). If you do not know how to do that as well, start a discussion below. Although the removal of this malware is pretty straightforward, you have to look at the bigger picture: Are other infections active and can you protect your operating system against them? Many virtual security-related problems can be solved by installing an anti-malware tool that would automatically remove Search.todaystopheadlines.co and other infections, as well as reinstate the system’s protection. If you do not install anti-malware software, you will have to fend for yourself.
N.B. Try removing Todays Top Headlines first because you might be unable to modify the homepage URL as long as this add-on is active. Also, the hijacker could disappear automatically.