Topsearchsite.net is an unreliable search engine that you do not want to find in your browser when you launch it. But if it is there, it is a clear sign that your browsers have been attacked by a browser hijacker. This hijacker slithered onto your computer and made some setting changes in your browsers without your permission. If you do not know that it is an illegal act, you may not even care that you have a new home page. However, we must warn you never to use this search engine because not only is this not even functional, but it may also expose you to unsafe web content. It is also worth mentioning that its presence can mean that other malware infections are also threatening your operating system. All in all, we suggest that you remove Topsearchsite.net ASAP because it may cause system security issues if you keep using it.
We have found that this browser hijacker is a complete clone of Topfindings.net and a few other hijackers that have emerged lately. You cannot download a standalone application that would install this search engine on your computer, but you can find it in freeware bundles instead. That is obviously bad news because these bundles cannot be called legitimate or trustworthy at all. In fact, they usually contain a couple of other malware programs. Can you imagine how vulnerable your operating system becomes when you allow several infections onto your machine and they all may introduce you to unreliable web content? Actually, you may be facing this issue right now.
You need to know that these infected bundles can be downloaded mostly from shady shareware sites, for example, when you click on a fake button. Therefore, it is quite logical that if you avoid unfamiliar and questionable websites and refrain from clicking on pop-up ads, you may be able to protect your system from a bunch of malware attacks. However, if it is too late for that now, you should delete Topsearchsite.net right away along with all other malware infections.
As a matter of fact, this search engine does not even seem to work. We have discovered lately some functioning clones as well, but this one simply displays this message when you go searching: “We apologize for the inconvenience, but we weren't able to find results for this query.” However, it does show you some “Image results” and it is also possible that you will see third-party ads and links instead of normal search results. You will understand why it is so, if you read this quote from the “about” page:
We understand website content in real time and serve website users with the most relevant and highest paying ads sourced from our direct advertiser base. We specialize in online advertising, web traffic generation, online search syndication and Search Engine Marketing, helping owners of websites and web networks to generate revenue.
We hope that you see now that you are not at all important for the creators of this useless search engine. All they care about is marketing and third-party promotion. But the displayed ads and links can also be unreliable and may take you to questionable websites. If you do not want more infections on your computer or lose money, we suggest that you delete Topsearchsite.net now.
This browser hijacker has no uninstaller because it simply changes your browser settings. Therefore, you can eliminate it if you change or restore the default home page settings in your browsers. We have included instructions below this article in order to assist you if you are unfamiliar with the steps. Do not forget that there may be other threats lurking around on your hard drive and waiting to strike. If you do not want to experience similar attacks, you should consider installing a powerful antimalware application.