Have you become that your browser opens topsnote.ru automatically? It is a sign that you have an installed adware (also known as ‘ad-supported’ software) on your PC. The ad supported software is a part of malicious software that created to show a huge number of unwanted ads. Follow the guide below as quickly as possible. It’ll clear your machine from adware that generates a lot of popup ads in the web browser and thereby get rid of the redirect to topsnote.ru web-site.
Most often, the ‘ad-supported’ software affects the most common web-browsers like the Chrome, FF, Internet Explorer and Microsoft Edge. But such the malicious software as well may infect another web browsers by changing its shortcuts (adding an argument such as ‘http://site.address’ into Target field of a web-browser’s shortcut). So every time you open the browser, it’ll redirect to the annoying topsnote.ru web page. Even if you setup a new startpage, an unwanted page will be the first thing you see when you run the Chrome, FF, MS Edge and Internet Explorer.
While your system is infected with the ad-supported software, the Chrome, Firefox, MS Edge and IE may be redirected to topsnote.ru annoying page. Of course, the adware may not cause damages to your files or Windows system, but it may display a large number of annoying ads. These ads will be injected within the content of web sites that are you opening in your internet browser and can be varied: pop-up ads, in-text ads, different sized banners, offers to install an questionable software. The ads will appear on all web pages, including sites where previously you have never seen any advertising banners.
We suggest you to remove ad-supported software and clean your machine from topsnote.ru pop-up ads as quickly as possible, until the presence of the adware has not led to even worse consequences. You need to follow the steps below that will allow you to completely delete the redirect to topsnote.ru annoying web page, using only the built-in Windows features and a few of specialized free tools.
How does topsnote.ru advertisements get installed onto machine
How to manually remove topsnote.ru
The simple answer is right here on this page. We have put together simplicity and efficiency. It will allow you easily to clean your PC system of adware. Moreover, you can choose manual or automatic removal method. If you are familiar with the PC system then use manual removal, otherwise use the free anti-malware tool designed specifically to delete ad-supported software that causes unwanted topsnote.ru ads. Of course, you can combine both methods. Read this manual carefully, bookmark or print it, because you may need to close your browser or reboot your computer.
- Remove suspicious and unknown software by using Windows Control Panel
- Disinfect the browser’s shortcuts to get rid of topsnote.ru redirect
- Remove topsnote.ru advertisements from Firefox
- Remove topsnote.ru from Google Chrome
- Remove topsnote.ru from Internet Explorer
- Get rid of unwanted Scheduled Tasks
Uninstall suspicious and unknown software by using Windows Control Panel
The best way to begin the computer cleanup is to uninstall unknown and suspicious programs. Using the Windows Control Panel you can do this quickly and easily. This step, in spite of its simplicity, should not be ignored, because the removing of unneeded applications can clean up your web browser from pop-up ads, hijackers and so on.
- If you are using Windows 8, 8.1 or 10 then press Windows key, click Search. Type “Control panel”and press Enter.
- If you are using Windows XP, Vista, 7, then press “Start” button and click “Control Panel”.
- It will show the Windows Control Panel.
- Click “Uninstall a program” under Programs category.
- You will see a list of all installed software.
- Scroll through the all list, and remove suspicious and unknown software. To quickly find the latest installed software, we recommend sort applications by date.
See more details in the video instructions below.
Disinfect the browser’s shortcuts to get rid of topsnote.ru redirect
When the ‘ad-supported’ software is started, it can also change the browser’s shortcuts, adding an argument like “http://site.address” into the Target field. Due to this, every time you run the internet browser, it will be redirected to an annoying advertisements.
To clear the internet browser shortcut, right-click to it and select Properties. On the Shortcut tab, locate the Target field. Click inside, you will see a vertical line – arrow pointer, move it (using -> arrow key on your keyboard) to the right as possible. You will see a text that starts with “http://” which has been added here. You need to remove it.
When the argument is removed, click the OK button. You need to clean all shortcuts of all your internet browsers, as they may be infected too.
Remove topsnote.ru advertisements from Firefox
If the FF settings have been modified by the ad supported software, then resetting it to the default state can help you to remove the redirect onto topsnote.ru web page.
First, start the Firefox and click button. It will show the drop-down menu on the right-part of the internet browser. Next, press the Help button () as shown in the figure below.
In the Help menu, select the “Troubleshooting Information” option. Another way to open the “Troubleshooting Information” screen – type “about:support” in the web-browser address bar and press Enter. It will display the “Troubleshooting Information” page as shown on the screen below. In the upper-right corner of this screen, press the “Refresh Firefox” button.
It will show the confirmation dialog box, click the “Refresh Firefox” button. The Firefox will begin a process to fix your problems that caused by the adware. Once it is complete, click the “Finish” button
Remove topsnote.ru from Google Chrome
Reset Google Chrome settings is a easy way to remove the malware and ad-supported software, as well as to restore the web browser’s settings that have been modified by adware.
- Now run the Chrome and press Menu button (small button in the form of three horizontal stripes).
- It will open the Chrome main menu. Select “Settings” option.
- You will see the Chrome’s settings page. Scroll down and click “Show advanced settings” link.
- Scroll down again and click the “Reset settings” button.
- The Google Chrome will open the reset profile settings page as shown on the screen above.
- Next, press the “Reset” button.
- Once this procedure is finished, your web browser’s settings will be restored to their original defaults. This will reset your home page, newtab page and search provider by default.
- To learn more, read the post How to reset Chrome settings to default.
Remove topsnote.ru from Internet Explorer
To delete the topsnote.ru ads you need to reset the Microsoft Internet Explorer to the state, which was when the Windows was installed on your computer.
First, launch the Internet Explorer, then press ‘gear’ icon . It will open the drop-down menu on the right part of the web browser, then press the “Internet Options” as shown on the screen below.
In the “Internet Options” screen, you need to select the “Advanced” tab and press the “Reset” button. The IE will display the “Reset Internet Explorer settings” dialog box as shown in the figure below. Next, press the “Delete personal settings” check box to select it. After that, click the “Reset” button.
Once the procedure is finished, press “Close” button. Close the Internet Explorer and restart your system for the changes to take effect. This step will help you to restore your web browser’s settings to default state and disable ‘ad-supported’ extensions.
Get rid of unwanted Scheduled Tasks
Once installed, the ad-supported software can add a task in to the Windows Task Scheduler Library. Due to this, every time when you start your personal computer, it will open topsnote.ru annoying web-site. So, you need to check the Task Scheduler Library and remove all tasks that have been created by malicious programs.
Press Windows and R keys on your keyboard at the same time. It will open a dialog box that titled with Run. In the text field, type “taskschd.msc” (without the quotes) and click OK. Task Scheduler window opens. In the left-hand side, click “Task Scheduler Library”, as shown in the figure below.
In the middle part you will see a list of installed tasks. Select the first task, its properties will be show just below automatically. Next, click the Actions tab. Necessary to look at the text which is written under Details. Found something like “explorer.exe http://site.address” or “chrome.exe http://site.address” or “firefox.exe http://site.address”, then you need remove this task. If you are not sure that executes the task, then google it. If it’s a component of the adware, then this task also should be removed.
Further press on it with the right mouse button and select Delete as on the image below.
Repeat this step, if you have found a few tasks that have been created by malicios program. Once is complete, close the Task Scheduler window.
How to remove topsnote.ru redirect with free malware remover
Get rid of topsnote.ru advertisements manually is difficult and often the ad supported software is not completely removed. Therefore, we recommend you to use the Malwarebytes Free which are completely clean your computer. Moreover, the free program will help you to delete malware, browser hijacker and toolbars that your computer may be infected too.
- Download Malwarebytes from the link below. Malwarebytes Anti-malware
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- Close all programs and windows on your system. Open the directory in which you saved it. Double-click on the icon that’s named mb3-setup.
- This will run the install of Malwarebytes. Next, click Next button and follow the prompts.
- Once installation is done, click on the “Scan Now” button . This will start scanning the whole computer to find out adware that redirects your internet browser to the topsnote.ru unwanted site. This process can take some time, so please be patient.
- Once the system scan is finished, make sure all entries have “checkmark” and click “Quarantine Selected”. Once the disinfection is finished, you may be prompted to restart your computer.
These steps above are shown in detail in the following video guide.
Stop topsnote.ru advertisements and other unwanted web pages
To increase your security and protect your PC system against new unwanted ads and malicious web sites, you need to use program that stops access to dangerous ads and pages. Moreover, the program can block the open of intrusive advertising, that also leads to faster loading of web-pages and reduce the consumption of web traffic.
Download AdGuard program from the following link.
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Once the downloading process is finished, run the file named adguardInstaller. You will see the “Setup Wizard” screen as shown in the figure below.
Follow the prompts. When the install is finished, you will see a window as shown in the figure below.
You can press “Skip” to close the installation program and use the default settings, or press “Get Started” button to see an quick tutorial that will assist you get to know AdGuard better.
In most cases, the default settings are enough and you do not need to change anything. Each time, when you start your machine, AdGuard will start automatically and block popup ads, pages like topsnote.ru, as well as other malicious or misleading web-sites. For an overview of all the features of the program, or to change its settings you can simply double-click on the AdGuard icon, that is located on your Windows desktop.
Scan your system and remove topsnote.ru redirect with AdwCleaner.
This removal program is free and easy to use. It can scan and remove ad-supported software, browser hijackers, malware and unwanted toolbars in Chrome, IE, Firefox and Microsoft Edge web-browsers and thereby restore back their default settings (homepage and search engine by default). AdwCleaner is powerful enough to find and remove malicious registry entries and files that are hidden on the PC system.
Download AdwCleaner tool from the link below. Save it to your Desktop so that you can access the file easily.
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When downloading is complete, open the directory in which you saved it and double-click the AdwCleaner icon. It will launch the AdwCleaner utility and you will see a screen as shown in the following image. If the User Account Control prompt will ask you want to display the application, click Yes button to continue.
Now, press the “Scan” to start scanning your personal computer for the adware which cause a redirect to topsnote.ru advertisements.
When it has finished scanning your computer, it will show a list of all items detected by this utility as shown in the following image.
You need to click “Clean” button. It will display a dialog box, click “OK” to start the cleaning process. Once the cleaning process is complete, the AdwCleaner may ask you to reboot your machine. After reboot, the AdwCleaner will open the log file.
All the above steps are shown in detail in the following video guide.
Now your PC should be clean of the topsnote.ru pop-up ads. Remove AdwCleaner. We suggest that you keep AdGuard (to help you block unwanted pop-up ads and annoying malicious web-pages) and Malwarebytes (to periodically scan your PC system for new malware and ad-supported software). Probably you are running an older version of Java or Adobe Flash Player. This can be a security risk, so download and install the latest version right now.
If you are still having problems while trying to get rid of topsnote.ru advertisements from your PC, then ask for help in our Spyware/Malware removal forum.