Topreqdusa.com Ads Removal. How to stop pop-up?

Written by Valdis Koks

Topreqdusa.com search hijacker is a type of virus that infuses into your PC, and afterwards modifies the browser search engine configurations in your internet browser to one which it is paid for. It likewise makes different undesirable changes that might cause private data leakages, in addition to various other malware delivery. In this post, you will read the guide of Topreqdusa.com hijacker clearing in several methods, and additionally the technique of making your web browser just as good as new.

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Topreqdusa.com Info

Name Topreqdusa.com extension
Type Browser hijacker1
Short Description The unwanted software that amends important browser settings without the user’s permission.
Symptoms The Topreqdusa.com hijacker replaces the browser parameters set by the users and replaces these settings with its own values.
Distribution Method Bundling with Freeware or Shareware, misleading pop-up ads produced by adware.
Detection Tool Inspect If Your System Has Been Affected by the Topreqdusa.com hijacker.

The methods of injection of Topreqdusa.com search hijackers are assorted. Most of them come from the malware dispersing via the malvertising or malevolent web links of different websites. Frequently, your computer may be infected with this virus with the trojan-downloader, which is utilized to disperse numerous other malware. There is a solitary kind of this undesirable program – browser plugin that can build into any type of internet browser which supports the add-on setup2.

You will not likely setup this plugin by yourself, because their names are highly suspicious, and also the functionality is very questionable. The “developers” of Topreqdusa.com hijacker usually state that it can save the .doc/.docx documents from the sites already to .pdf format, or to save the entire site on your disk. It is extremely hard to picture if someone can be needed in such functions in 2022, when the Internet access is not time-limited as well as every system has the ability to open the needed .docx documents at Google Docs.

Nonetheless, besides their impracticality, they may easily be discovered in the Chrome Web Store. Of course, virus analysts sound the alarm about such spam into the legit source of web browser extensions, demanding the Google reaction – removing these extensions from their site. But they are still not hurrying to deal with that safety issue.

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Is the Topreqdusa.com virus?

At the first sight, you can believe that these redirects are just aggravating, but not risky. Due to this reason a number of people are just playing for time instead of removing this malware, getting much more chances of being infected with numerous other infections, which are much more major than Topreqdusa.com is.

Besides the changed browser search engine or search engine result, you may also see various advertisements even on those websites that do not have any type of promotions on it by default. And you may unintentionally misclick while closing the promotion, and start the downloading of an unfamiliar file, which may be a virus, or a potentially unwanted program, or even ransomware – whatever the maintainers of this hijacker desire.

If your browser is damaged due to the Azorult trojan task, the system can begin malfunctioning soon – this symptome is just one of the most usual in case of trojan infiltration.

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How to remove Topreqdusa.com?

First, let me say several words about prevention the Topreqdusa.com malware penetration. It is really simple to speak about the methods of securing your personal computer from such frustrating items as browser hijackers, however, it is really simple to be caught on this lure perhaps even being a qualified user. As it was stated above, this virus can hide after the attractive (at the first sight) ad, or in packs with other adware you may get in dozens of methods. However, no matter the typical difficulty of the penetration techniques, it is very easy to prevent the Topreqdusa.com hijacker appearance in your system:

  • Do not follow the dubious links;
  • Restrict the usage of pseudo-free software (one which is offered as free, but has an additional unwanted programs in its pack);
  • Leave the habit of clicking advertisements on the web. If you need to buy something, it is better to google it;
  • Avoid downloading the files from dubious sources, like forums or file sharing websites.

Preparation before removing Topreqdusa.com.

Before starting the actual uninstall procedure, we recommend that you do the following introductory milestones.

  • Make certain you have this hands-on tutorial constantly ready to use.
  • Perform a back-up of all of your information, including the stored logins, passwords as well as other credentials. You should back up your information with a cloud back-up service and also see to it your data are safeguarded from any type of type of loss, even from one of the most extreme infections.
  • Wait till the long-lasting back-up process is over.

Step 1: Uninstall Topreqdusa.com and related software from Windows

Here is a technique in couple of very easy stages that must have the ability to uninstall most applications. Either you use Windows 10, 8, 7, Vista or XP, these milestones will work well. Moving the app or its folder to the Trash can be a very wrong idea. In case you do that, remnants of the app may remain, and that can cause the unstable performance of your system, malfunctions with the file type associations and other unpleasant behavior. The effective solution to get an app off your device is to remove it manually. To do that:

1. Keep holding the Windows Logo Button and “R” on your keyboard. A Pop-up window will soon arrive.

Windows keyboard R

2. In the field that appeared, type in “appwiz.cpl” -1  and choose OK – 2.

Run appwiz.cpl

 

3. This will open a window with all the apps available on the device. Choose the app that you want to get rid of, then choose “Uninstall

Follow the steps above and you will successfully get rid of most unwanted apps.

Step 2: Get rid of Topreqdusa.com from all your available browsers.

Mozilla FirefoxGoogle ChromeInternet ExplorerMicrosoft Edge

1. Launch Mozilla Firefox. Go to its menu window

2. Choose the “Add-ons” icon in the menu.

3. Find the unwanted extension and select “Remove

Mozilla Firefox Add-ons Remove

4. Upon deleting the extension, reload Mozilla Firefox, closing it with the help of a red “X” button in the upper right corner and start it again.

1. Launch Google Chrome and go to its drop menu

Google Chrome drop menu click

2. Click on “Tools” and then in the extended menu select “Extensions

Google Chrome Tools select Extensions

3. In the “Extensions” menu find the unwanted extension and apply the “Remove” button related to it.

Google Chrome Extensions Remove

4. As soon as the extension is deleted, reload Google Chrome by closing it by means of the red “X” button at the top right corner and launch it again.

1. Launch Internet Explorer

2. Click on the gear icon marked ‘Tools’ to open the drop menu and choose ‘Manage Add-ons’

Manage-add-ons

3. In the “Manage Add-ons” window, locate the extension you want to delete and then click “Remove”. A pop-up window will come up to inform you that you are about to delete the selected extension, and some more add-ons might be disabled as well. Leave all the boxes checked, and choose “Remove”.

Internet Explorer extension removal

4. Once the unwanted extension is deleted, reload Internet Explorer by shutting it down from the red “X” button located at the top right corner and launch it again.

1. Launch Edge

2. Access the drop menu by clicking on the icon at the top right corner.

3. From the drop menu choose “Extensions”.

Microsoft Edge menu Extensions

4. Locate the suspected dangerous extension you want to delete and then click on the Remove button.

Microsoft Edge Extensions Remove

Step 3: Clean any registries that could be added by Topreqdusa.com on your device.

The usually attacked registries of Windows machines are the following:

  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunOnce
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunOnce

You can access them by going to the Windows registry editor and getting rid of any values added by Topreqdusa.com. Follow the steps below:

  1. Start the Run Window command once again, type “regedit” and click OK.Window command regedit
  2. As soon as you open it, you can freely go to the Run and RunOnce keys, whose locations are displayed above.Window command Run and RunOnce keys
  3. You can delete the value of the virus by right-clicking on it and deleting it.Window command regedit delete the value virus

Tip: To locate a virus-created value, you can right-click on it and select “Modify” to find which file it is set to run. If this is the malware file location, delete the value.

Step 4: Scan for Topreqdusa.com with Loaris Trojan Remover

1. Click on the “Download” button to proceed to Loaris Trojan Remover download.

It is recommended to run a scan before purchasing the full version of the software to make sure that the current version of the malware can be detected by Trojan Remover. Click on the corresponding links to check License AgreementPrivacy Policy.

2. Click “Install” to start.

Loaris Trojan Remover Install

There were 4 scan types suggested:

  • Standard Scan.
  • Full Scan.
  • Custom Scan.
  • Removable Scan.

 

3. After the installed has finished, click on the ‘Scan’ tab. Click on ‘Full Scan’.

Loaris Trojan Remover Full Scan

4. Once the scanning is started, Loaris will initiate the thorough analysis of your device and may soon identify specific threats currently slowing down the performance of your system. Make sure to wait until the scanning is completed to let the software fully evaluate the safety of your workstation.

Loaris Trojan Remover - scan in process

5. After Loaris Trojan Remover has finished scanning your PC for any files of the associated threat and found them, you can try to get them removed automatically and permanently by clicking on the ‘Apply’ button. There were options to move the files to quarantine, ignore or delete them.

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If any threats have been removed, it is highly recommended to restart your PC.

 

  1. About browser hijackers on Wikipedia
  2. Possible danger of free browser extensions

About the author

Valdis Koks

Security engineer, reverse engineering and memory forensics

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