Have you been redirected to Toptonews.net without your authorization? If that has happened, it is possible that you have accidentally landed on a page linked to this adware server. However, if you keep being redirected to this suspicious page, it is quite possible that an infection has hijacked your browser. It is most likely that you will be introduced to toptonews.net/news via a new window that pops up at a certain time. This is because the hijacker is most likely to be controlled using a scheduled task that is set to launch your default browser and open the suspicious web page. Even if that has happened once, you should not waste your time waiting for the next occurrence because you do not want malware and undesirable software to be running on your PC for another moment. As soon as you discover the hijacker, scan your operating system using a legitimate and reputable malware scanner. Remove Toptonews.net right away if it is found. If the scanner suggests that your PC is clean, make sure to check and, possibly, reinforce security to ensure that you do not face malware.
Has the malware scanner listed a bunch of threats along with Toptonews.net? If it works like Mans-find.org, Pagesnews.org, Hophitnews.ru, Newcityinworld.ru, and other hijackers – and they all look the same – it might have been set up after executing a malicious installer. Unfortunately, this means that your operating system might be infected with much greater threats. Of course, it would be a mistake to underestimate Toptonews.net because this browser hijacker can be dangerous as well. Once the scheduled task is set up, the suspicious page will be introduced to you automatically. Notably, the occurrence should be periodical, which means that the page will be shown to you in certain periods; for example, every 30 minutes (the periods could be much shorter or longer). If you go to %WINDIR%\Tasks\ or %WINDIR%\System32\Tasks, you can find all scheduled tasks. Although Toptonews.net is unlikely to hide its scheduled tasks, their names might be random. You can check them by date, but their names should give the hijacker up. If you are having issues identifying the tasks that must be removed, you can always contact us. Or you can employ automated malware removal software.
Toptonews.net is a hijacker that is targeted at those who speak Russian. The website displays a ton of news articles that are in Russian, and the “поиск в интернете” search tool redirects to Google. You should not interact to any of the content linked to the hijacker because it could be malicious and misleading. Even if you are familiar with Google, and you trust it, keep in mind that the results shown to you could be presented by the hijacker itself. Also, it is possible that when the suspicious page is opened in a new browser’s window, you could be redirected to a completely unfamiliar page. Furthermore, there is no official information regarding the threat, and it would be naive to expect it to work in a beneficial and trustworthy manner. It is too unpredictable to trust! In general, if you face this threat, instead of interacting with it, you need to delete it as soon as possible.
As you can see by looking at the guides below, you need to reset your browsers and delete Toptonews.net-related scheduled tasks. Neither of these tasks is complicated, and we are sure that you can handle them both. Obviously, if you need our help, we are ready. Remember that manual removal is not the only or the best option. Although it is easy to get rid of this threat, you should not forget about the third-party malicious threats that might be active on your operating system. Also, you need to take care of your operating system’s protection. If you think that everything is alright, you need to remember that Toptonews.net has managed to slip in unnoticed – possibly with other infections as well – and the same security backdoors could be used for the infiltration of even more dangerous infections if you do not take care of your system’s protection. This is why we suggest employing anti-malware software instead.
Delete scheduled tasks: