What is TopMusicSearches
TopMusicSearches is supposed to be an app that will improve the browsing experience, but according to security experts, this program is adware. Adware is short for ‘ad supported’ software. Adware software shows unwanted advertisements that appear in unclosable windows or advertising banners on internet browser. In order to display unwanted advertisements as often as possible adware can alter your internet browser settings. You may even find that your computer settings are hijacked without your conscious permission. The makers of adware do so in order to earn profit via third-party ad network. Thus every your click on the ads earns profit for them.
Another reason why you need to remove adware software is its online data-tracking activity. Adware is often harmless, but sometimes the adware you inadvertently download can also be spyware. Spyware can sometimes seek out your privacy information stored on the personal computer, collect this information and use it to steal your identity.
Thus, the adware software is quite dangerous. So, we recommend you delete it from your computer as soon as possible. Follow the guidance presented below to remove TopMusicSearches ads from your PC and Internet Explorer, Chrome, Mozilla Firefox and MS Edge.
How does TopMusicSearches get on your computer
|Associated domains||portal.topmusicsearches.com, feed.topmusicsearches.com|
|Type||adware, potentially unwanted program (PUP), pop-up virus, popups, popup advertisements|
|Removal||TopMusicSearches removal guide|
How to remove TopMusicSearches adware from Chrome, Firefox, IE, Edge
TopMusicSearches ads in the Chrome, Internet Explorer, Microsoft Edge and Firefox can be permanently deleted by deleting unwanted applications, resetting the browser to its original state, and reversing any changes to the PC system by adware. Free removal utilities that listed below can assist in uninstalling adware that shows numerous pop ups and annoying adverts.
To remove TopMusicSearches, follow the steps below:
- How to get rid of TopMusicSearches adware without any software
- Automatic Removal of TopMusicSearches
- How to stay safe online
- Finish words
How to get rid of TopMusicSearches adware without any software
In most cases, it’s possible to delete adware manually. This solution does not involve the use of any tricks or removal tools. You just need to recover the normal settings of the machine and internet browser. This can be done by following a few simple steps below. If you want to quickly remove TopMusicSearches, as well as perform a full scan of your system, we recommend that you use adware removal utilities, which are listed below.
Removing the TopMusicSearches, check the list of installed apps first
First, you should try to identify and remove the application that causes the appearance of unwanted ads or internet browser redirect, using the ‘Uninstall a program’ which is located in the ‘Control panel’.
Windows 8, 8.1, 10
First, press the Windows button , then press Search . Type “Control panel”and press Enter.
Windows XP, Vista, 7
First, press “Start” and select “Control Panel”.
It will open the Windows Control Panel similar to the one below.
Next, press “Uninstall a program”
It will show a list of all apps installed on your PC system. Scroll through the all list, and delete any suspicious and unknown apps. To quickly find the latest installed applications, we recommend sort programs by date in the Control panel.
Remove TopMusicSearches from Firefox by resetting web-browser settings
This step will help you get rid of TopMusicSearches ads, third-party toolbars, disable harmful extensions and restore your default home page, new tab page and search provider settings.
First, open the Firefox and click button. It will show the drop-down menu on the right-part of the web browser. Further, press the Help button () as shown on the screen 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 adress bar and press Enter. It will display the “Troubleshooting Information” page as displayed on the screen below. In the upper-right corner of this screen, click the “Refresh Firefox” button.
It will open the confirmation prompt. Further, click the “Refresh Firefox” button. The Mozilla Firefox will begin a process to fix your problems that caused by the TopMusicSearches adware. Once, it is complete, click the “Finish” button.
Remove TopMusicSearches adware from Internet Explorer
In order to recover all browser startpage, newtab page and search engine by default you need to reset the IE to the state, which was when the MS Windows was installed on your PC.
First, start the Internet Explorer. Next, click the button in the form of gear (). It will show the Tools drop-down menu, click the “Internet Options” similar to the one below.
In the “Internet Options” window click on the Advanced tab, then click the Reset button. The IE will show the “Reset Internet Explorer settings” window as shown below. Select the “Delete personal settings” check box, then click “Reset” button.
You will now need to restart your PC for the changes to take effect.
Remove TopMusicSearches from Chrome
This step will show you how to reset Chrome browser settings to default state. This can remove TopMusicSearches ads and fix some browsing problems, especially after adware infection. Your saved bookmarks, form auto-fill information and passwords won’t be cleared or changed.
Open the Chrome menu by clicking on the button in the form of three horizontal dotes (). It will show the drop-down menu. Choose More Tools, then press Extensions.
Carefully browse through the list of installed addons. If the list has the extension labeled with “Installed by enterprise policy” or “Installed by your administrator”, then complete the following tutorial: Remove Chrome extensions installed by enterprise policy otherwise, just go to the step below.
Open the Chrome main menu again, press to “Settings” option.
Scroll down to the bottom of the page and click on the “Advanced” link. Now scroll down until the Reset settings section is visible, as shown on the image below and click the “Reset settings to their original defaults” button.
Confirm your action, click the “Reset” button.
Automatic Removal of TopMusicSearches
Manual removal is not always as effective as you might think. Often, even the most experienced users may not completely delete TopMusicSearches . So, we advise to scan your system for any remaining harmful components with free adware removal programs below.
Use Zemana Anti Malware (ZAM) to get rid of TopMusicSearches adware software
Download Zemana Free to get rid of TopMusicSearches ads from all of your browsers. This is a freeware utility specially created for malware removal. This utility can get rid of adware software, hijacker from Mozilla Firefox, MS Edge, Internet Explorer and Google Chrome and Microsoft Windows registry automatically.
- Zemana Free can be downloaded from the following link. Save it directly to your MS Windows Desktop.
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Update: July 16, 2019
- Once you have downloaded the setup file, make sure to double click on the Zemana.AntiMalware.Setup. This would start the Zemana Anti-Malware installation on your PC.
- Select setup language and click ‘OK’ button.
- On the next screen ‘Setup Wizard’ simply press the ‘Next’ button and follow the prompts.
- Finally, once the installation is complete, Zemana will launch automatically. Else, if does not then double-click on the Zemana AntiMalware (ZAM) icon on your desktop.
- Now that you have successfully install Zemana Free, let’s see How to use Zemana Free to remove TopMusicSearches adware from your computer.
- After you have launched the Zemana, you will see a window as shown below, just press ‘Scan’ button . Zemana Anti-Malware (ZAM) program will scan through the whole system for the adware.
- Now pay attention to the screen while Zemana Anti Malware (ZAM) scans your machine.
- Once finished, Zemana AntiMalware (ZAM) will display you the results. Once you have selected what you wish to delete from your personal computer click ‘Next’ button.
- Zemana may require a reboot system in order to complete the TopMusicSearches removal process.
- If you want to permanently remove adware from your machine, then click ‘Quarantine’ icon, select all malware, adware software, potentially unwanted software and other threats and click Delete.
- Reboot your system to complete the adware removal process.
Use HitmanPro to remove TopMusicSearches adware software
HitmanPro is a free portable program that scans your personal computer for adware, PUPs and hijackers and helps remove them easily. Moreover, it’ll also help you delete any harmful web-browser extensions and add-ons.
Download Hitman Pro from the following link.
Category: Security tools
Update: June 28, 2018
Once the downloading process is complete, open the file location. You will see an icon like below.
Double click the Hitman Pro desktop icon. After the tool is launched, you will see a screen similar to the one below.
Further, click “Next” button to begin checking your machine for the TopMusicSearches adware. Depending on your system, the scan can take anywhere from a few minutes to close to an hour. After the checking is done, HitmanPro will open a list of all items detected by the scan as on the image below.
Next, you need to click “Next” button. It will show a dialog box, click the “Activate free license” button.
How to remove TopMusicSearches with MalwareBytes
If you’re having problems with TopMusicSearches adware removal, then check out MalwareBytes Anti-Malware. This is a utility that can help clean up your system and improve your speeds for free. Find out more below.
MalwareBytes Anti Malware (MBAM) can be downloaded from the following link. Save it on your Desktop.
Category: Security tools
Update: April 15, 2020
Once downloading is finished, close all software and windows on your computer. Open a directory in which you saved it. Double-click on the icon that’s called MBSetup as shown below.
When the setup starts, you will see the Setup wizard that will help you set up Malwarebytes on your computer.
Once setup is finished, you’ll see window similar to the one below.
Now press the “Scan” button to begin checking your PC system for the TopMusicSearches adware. This procedure can take quite a while, so please be patient. While the MalwareBytes utility is scanning, you can see how many objects it has identified as being affected by malicious software.
When the scan get finished, MalwareBytes will display you the results. Review the results once the utility has done the system scan. If you think an entry should not be quarantined, then uncheck it. Otherwise, simply click “Quarantine” button.
The Malwarebytes will now remove TopMusicSearches . When that process is finished, you may be prompted to restart your computer.
The following video explains steps on how to delete hijacker infection, adware and other malware with MalwareBytes Anti-Malware (MBAM).
How to stay safe online
Run ad blocking program like AdGuard in order to block ads, malvertisements, pop-ups and online trackers, avoid having to install harmful and adware browser plug-ins and add-ons that affect your personal computer performance and impact your PC system security. Browse the Net anonymously and stay safe online!
- AdGuard can be downloaded from the following link. Save it to your Desktop.
Author: © Adguard
Category: Security tools
Update: November 15, 2018
- When downloading is complete, launch the downloaded file. You will see the “Setup Wizard” program window. Follow the prompts.
- Once the installation is finished, press “Skip” to close the install application and use the default settings, or press “Get Started” to see an quick tutorial which 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 run your computer, AdGuard will run automatically and stop unwanted advertisements, block TopMusicSearches, as well as other malicious or misleading webpages. For an overview of all the features of the application, or to change its settings you can simply double-click on the icon called AdGuard, that may be found on your desktop.
Once you have complete the instructions outlined above, your personal computer should be clean from the adware and other malware. The Internet Explorer, Chrome, Microsoft Edge and Firefox will no longer show the TopMusicSearches ads when you surf the Web. Unfortunately, if the step-by-step tutorial does not help you, then you have caught a new adware software, and then the best way – ask for help.
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