TopStreamsSearch has nothing to do with streaming. We know that for sure. This suspicious extension has a webpage, portal.topstreamssearch.com, that offers free converters and a calculator, but it is not introduced to those who choose to install it. Instead, this extension introduces feed.topstreamssearch.com as the default search provider. Due to this, some might think that the extension is a browser hijacker. That is not exactly the case. We identify it as a PUP – or potentially unwanted program – instead. In either case, a more comprehensive security tool should detect it as a threat, and that is pretty much all you need to initiate its removal. Of course, if you have questions, or if you do not understand why deleting TopStreamsSearch is something that is recommended at all, you need more information. That is what we are here to provide you with in this report.
Chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/topstreamssearch/fenocinnkcgbipcocnikejepddfdalpe is where you can find the installer of TopStreamsSearch. The Chrome Web Store is generally known as a secure and trusted app store, but once in a while, it promotes PUPs. The thing with PUPs is that they land in this very unfortunate gray zone, and it is discussable whether they are malicious or not. Our position is that PUPs cannot be trusted, and that people should not use them, especially when better alternatives exist. It is also important to think about how useful a PUP can be. TopStreamsSearch is not useful at all because its only function is to search the web, and this service is completely unreliable. According to our researchers, the PUP redirects to Yahoo Search, and the results its shows are modified. That means that you are far better off using Yahoo Search on its own. You can also set search.yahoo.com as your default search provider without installing any extensions or applications. If this is what you want, we recommend that you remove the PUP first.
We do not know who exactly created TopStreamsSearch, but we know that this PUP has tons of clones, including VidSearch, MusicStreamSearch, and SearchProConverter. The names of these extensions are always misleading, and users are meant to think that they can help stream videos, search for videos, listen to music, or provide other seemingly helpful services. The reality is that they can do nothing more than just modify the default search provider. This is no accident. The creator of these PUPs uses the search tool that many people are familiar with to promote third-party sponsored content. If you do not notice that ads were included in the search results, you might click them, and we cannot know what could happen next. Perhaps you would face harmless ads and sites. On the other hand, it is also possible that you could be exposed to scams. It’s all very unpredictable. To top it all off, the PUP also tracks and shares information about you. This is done with the help of cookies, and that is why the removal guide below shows how to get rid of them too.
If you are feeling nervous about the removal of TopStreamsSearch, do not be. It should be easy to get rid of this potentially unwanted program, and we have created a very detailed guide that should help you along the way as well. You can see that guide below. Another option would be to implement anti-malware software to have the PUP erased automatically. This can save you time and also solve a few other issues. For example, if TopStreamsSearch enters your system bundled with other threats – which could happen if you use an unreliable installer – you need to delete them too. Furthermore, if your system is not currently guarded against malware, you need to fix that ASAP, before a real threat attacks. Anti-malware software can automatically erase any additional threats and also ensure protection. Hopefully, we have shone the light on the entire situation, and you have a plan. If you continue to struggle, leave a comment below.