TopSites Tab is a browser extension known to be a potentially unwanted application. Since it is compatible with Google Chrome only, you will notice the changes applied to this one browser. Unlike other suspicious Google Chrome browser extensions we analyzed some time ago, it does not replace a homepage or a default search tool on users’ browsers. Instead, it affects only a New Tab page. It is surely not the only reason it has been put into the category of potentially unwanted software. Find more about this piece of software in the following paragraphs of this article. We want you to know that TopSites Tab is not an extremely harmful infection. The label “potentially unwanted application” means that it might perform undesirable activities. Of course, in some cases, these activities might bring problems to users, which is why it is suggested not to leave these applications active on computers. You will find it explained why TopSites Tab is not considered fully trustworthy and how to remove it in this article.
Although the majority of users cannot explain why they have TopSites Tab enabled on their computers, there are still people who download this piece of software voluntarily. They install it because they believe that it is quite beneficial. TopSites Tab is promoted as a beneficial piece of software: “TopSites new tab gives you a nice, clean and useful new tab page.” The New Tab page it sets contains users’ most visited websites in squares and thus allows them to open those pages again with the click of a button. To be frank, it is the only useful feature of TopSites Tab. Some users find this extension quite beneficial, but we still cannot call it trustworthy due to the fact that it changes the New Tab page and eliminates the user’s old URL. Also, as research carried out by specialists at 411-spyware.com has shown, this piece of software can enter computers without the user’s knowledge, which is surely not a feature of a reputable application. Last but not least, it might access and record your Internet browsing data. You cannot do anything to change it; however, you can surely disable this browser extension. It will no longer perform any activities on your PC if you do that.
We should talk about the distribution of TopSites Tab before we discuss its removal. Researchers at 411-spyware.com have carried out research to find more about this browser extension, and they have managed to reveal that there are several sources it can be downloaded from. First, users can get it from http://lp.blpmovies.com/secondoffer.php?state=plain. Second, it is possible to download it from the Chrome Web store. Last but not least, it is also capable of slithering onto computers without permission, which is why so many users cannot explain why they have this extension enabled on their Google Chrome browsers. For example, it might be added to the list of add-ons if a user clicks on an advertisement promoting it. According to our malware analysts, such ads promoting third-party software usually belong to adware (advertising-supported) programs which users have installed on their PCs and do not know anything about that. Also, users might get an offer to install TopSites Tab while installing another extension of their choice. Since they tend to ignore the information they see opened in front of their eyes, they click ADD TO CHROME on the window entitled TopSites New Tab – Additional Offer automatically and, consequently, agree with the installation of this application. Being careful is a must if you wish to have a clean computer. Additionally, it is highly recommended to install a reputable security application.
TopSites Tab is a simple browser extension compatible with Google Chrome, so, with our help, you should manage to erase it from your affected Google Chrome browser easily. Of course, if our instructions are not very helpful, you should use an automatic malware remover to get rid of it. We recommend using SpyHunter to do this job.