What is Top8844.com?
This Brazilian browser hijacker is a new version of well known jogostempo.com, gamegogle.com, and 123rede.com. At first glance it may look like the search engine is very useful and convenient, since you will be presented with a bunch of quick access buttons. The hijacker allows you to quickly reach Twitter, Facebook, Yahoo, etc. However, it may also expose you to untrustworthy content. Next to the well known shortcuts, you will see numerous suspicious looking links which we advise to avoid. Any of these links can direct you to malicious website and where you may get infected with pottetnially unwanted program or even malware. Before that happens, delete Top8844.com
What does Top8844.com do?
In most cases, this hijacker travels bundled with the suspicious software from untrustworthy third parties websites. This mean that if you see Top8844.com in your system, you probably have at least one more pottetnially unwanted or even malicious application in your PC. We recommend to delete Top8844.com and also to scan your entire system for other threats. For that, you should purchase a reputable computer security program.
We strongly suggest to keep your distance from all the links presented in the main page of this intruder. Even if the links indicate that they will help you watch movies or download software, you cannot trust them. Remember that with every click on one of the links, you risk entering a malignant website. Also, you should avoid doing searches with the provided search tool. Next to the relevant search results, you will most likely see numerous ads and additional links which will be completely unrelated to your search query. Furthermore, the presented ads can be just as dangerous as the links in the main page of this hijacker. We advise to be cautious and to remove Top8844.com.
As if all of that would not be enough, the hijacker can also modify your browser shortcut properties in order to make Top8844.com removal more difficult. Luckily for you, we analyzed this search engine quite thoroughly and prepared instructions on how to deal with it. We highly recommend not to trust this application and to get rid of Top8844.com as soon s possible.
How to remove Portuguese search engine?
We hope we made it obvious that you cannot trust this browser hijacker. The application presents you with a search engine of very poor quality and it also can expose you to malicious content. The best decision would be to install a reputable and up-to-date computer security software and use it to delete Top8844.com. The same security tool could also clean your PC from all the other threats as well. Your other choice is to follow manual Top8844.com removal instructions which you will find below.
Modify your Target Line
- Right-click your browser’s shortcut and go to Properties.
- Click the Shortcut tab and find the Target line.
- Remove the text after the quotes and tap OK to save changes.
- Press Alt+X and open Manage add-ons. In the Toolbars and Extensions, remove suspicious applications.
- Tap Search Providers, remove the unwanted search engine and designate another one.
- Save changes and close the window. Click Alt+X again and move to Internet Options.
- Under the General tab, replace your current home page address with your desired one. Tap OK.
- Simultaneously press Ctrl+Shift+A to open Add-ons Manager tab.
- In the Extensions menu, press Remove next to unknown extensions. Leave the tab.
- Click Alt+T and go to Options. Under General tab, replace the current home page address with another one.
- Click OK and close the menu. Tap the icon in the Search box and choose Manage Search engines.
- Remove the unwanted search engine and designate a new one as your default search tool. Click OK.
- Tap Alt+F and move to Tools. Open Extensions and remove undesirable applications.
- Click Settings and choose Open a page or a set of pages. Select Set pages and overwrite the home page. Click OK.
- Under Search, tap Manage search engines and replace your current search engine with a new one.
- Click Done and restart the browser.