What is Search.top-arama.com

Search.top-arama.com is unwanted search engine for Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox and Internet Explorer. It comes bundled with freeware and hijacks homepage, default search engine and newtab settings. Search.top-arama.com redirects your searches to Google, but there is a possibility of redirecting to phishing sites. To remove Search.top-arama.com hijacker you need to uninstall unwanted programs from Control Panel, remove malicious browser extensions and reset your browser settings. We recommend not to use this search and get rid of it as soon as possible. Learn how to remove Search.top-arama.com in details, read the guide below.

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How Search.top-arama.com infected your PC

Search.top-arama.com sets as homepage and default search engine in major browsers. This happens when you install free programs downloaded from unverified sources. Installers of such free apps contain module that will change your browser settings and install hijacker in your system. Installer runs in hidden way, although it may inform user about installation of Search.top-arama.com as your new homepage. Hijacker will prevent changing browser settings by user. In order to remove Search.top-arama.com hijacker we recommend to use SpyHunter 5 or MalwareBytes Anti-Malware to remove files and registry keys. After this you can change settings to preferred ones.

Download Removal Tool

Download Removal Tool

To remove Search.top-arama.com completely we recommend you to use SpyHunter 5 from EnigmaSoft Limited. It detects and removes all files, folders and registry keys of Search.top-arama.com and several millions of other adware, hijackers, toolbars.

Remove Search.top-arama.com manually for free

Here is manual step-by-step tutorial for full Search.top-arama.com removal from your computer. This works 99% and was checked with the latest versions of Search.top-arama.com installer on operating systems with latest updates and browser versions.

Remove Search.top-arama.com from Control Panel

To start removing Search.top-arama.com you should uninstall it using Control Panel. It can be present by different names – “Hao123-Client” or just “Search.top-arama.com”. It should uninstall correctly, however, we recommend you to use IObit Uninstaller Pro to clean leftover items after uninstalling. Here are instructions for Windows XP, Windows 7 and Windows 8.

Remove Search.top-arama.com from Windows XP:

  1. Click on Start button.
  2. Choose Control Panel.
  3. Click Add or Remove Programs.
  4. Find Search.top-arama.com.
  5. Click Uninstall.

Remove Search.top-arama.com from Windows 7:

  1. Click Start button.
  2. Then go to Control Panel.
  3. Click Uninstall a Program.
  4. Find Search.top-arama.com and click Uninstall.

Remove Search.top-arama.com from Windows 8:

  1. Hover mouse pointer to the bottom-right corner to see Menu.
  2. Click Search.
  3. After that click Apps.
  4. Then Control Panel.
  5. Click Uninstall a Program under Programs.
  6. Find Search.top-arama.com, click Uninstall.

Remove Search.top-arama.com from Windows 10:

There are 2 ways to uninstall Search.top-arama.com from Windows 10

Way one
  1. Click on the Start button.
  2. In opened menu choose Settings.
  3. Click on the System tile.
  4. Click Apps & features and locate Search.top-arama.com in the list.
  5. Click on it and then click Uninstall button near it.
Way two (classic)
  1. Right-click on the Start button.
  2. In opened menu choose Programs and Features.
  3. Locate Search.top-arama.com in the list.
  4. Click on it and then click Uninstall button above.

Cannot uninstall Search.top-arama.com

In some cases Search.top-arama.com won’t uninstall and gives you message that “You do not have sufficient access to uninstall Search.top-arama.com. Please, contact your system administrator” when you try to remove it from Control Panel or “Access denied” error when removing Search.top-arama.com folder and files. This happens, because process or service does not allow you to do it. In this case I will recommend you to use SpyHunter 5 or Malwarebytes AntiMalware or uninstall Search.top-arama.com in Safe Mode. To boot in Safe Mode do the following:

  1. Reboot your computer.
  2. While it starts booting type F8 button.
  3. This will open Advanced Boot Options menu.
  4. Choose Safe Mode and wait until Windows loads.
  5. Go to Control Panel > Uninstall a program and remove Search.top-arama.com or Hao123-Client

>> See detailed instructions and video tutorial on how to boot in Safe Mode

Remove malicious add-ons from your browsers

Uninstalling Search.top-arama.com from Control Panel often does not bring desired effect. It sometimes have browser extension and it may still be active in Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox. Here are instructions on how to remove Search.top-arama.com related extension from your browsers manually.

Google Chrome:

  1. Start Google Chrome browser
  2. In address box type (or copy-paste) chrome://extensions/.
  3. Find suspicious extensions.
  4. Click the trash can icon to remove them.
  5. Also remove other suspicious extensions from the list.

Mozilla Firefox:

  1. Start Mozilla Firefox browser.
  2. In address box type (or copy-paste) about:addons.
  3. Choose suspicious extension.
  4. Click Disable or Remove button.
  5. Remove all suspicious extensions from the list.

Internet Explorer (9, 10, 11):

Note: There is no feature to remove browser extensions from browser in latest version of Internet Explorer. To remove Search.top-arama.com from Internet Explorer, please, perform instructions for uninstalling program from Control Panel. To disable Search.top-arama.com, please, do the following:

  1. Open Internet Explorer.
  2. Click on gear/asterisk icon in the top-right corner.
  3. In opened menu Manage Add-ons.
  4. Select Toolbars and Extensions.
  5. Click Disable Search.top-arama.com.
  6. Also disable other suspicious extensions from the list.

Opera Browser:

Generally, Search.top-arama.com does not install in Opera browser however you can always double check. Do the following:

  1. Start Opera browser.
  2. Go to Tools > Extensions > Manage Extensions.
  3. Find Search.top-arama.com extension.
  4. Click Uninstall button.
  5. Also remove other suspicious extensions from the list.

Reset browsers settings (homepage, default search)

Search.top-arama.com installs search engine that hijacks your browsers. Here is instruction to reset your browsers homepage, newtab and search engine to default values.

Google Chrome:

  1. Start Google Chrome browser
  2. In address box type (or copy-paste) chrome://settings/.
  3. Scroll down and find Show advanced settings link.
  4. Click on it and scroll down to the bottom again.
  5. Click Reset browser settings button and click Reset to confirm.

Mozilla Firefox:

  1. Start Mozilla Firefox browser.
  2. In address box type (or copy-paste) about:support.
  3. Click Reset Firefox… button.
  4. Click Reset Firefox to confirm.

Internet Explorer (9, 10, 11):

  1. Start Internet Explorer.
  2. Click on gear/asterisk icon in the top-right corner.
  3. In opened menu choose Internet options.
  4. Click Advanced tab.
  5. Click Reset button.
  6. Choose Delete personal settings and click Reset.

Opera Browser:

  1. Close Opera and open command prompt from the start menu.
  2. Type following command del %AppData%\Opera\Opera\operaprefs.ini
  3. Start Opera.

Alternative way to remove adware browser extensions and reset browser settings

avast browser cleanup For safe and effective browser extension removal use avast! Browser Cleanup utility. Run it with administrator privileges and remove all extensions with bad rating including related to Search.top-arama.com. You can also reset your browser settings for each of your browsers: Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox.

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Cleaning browsers shortcuts

shortcut cleaner You can clean your browser shortcuts manually right-clicking on your browser icon, choosing “Properties” and removing hijacker address from “Target” field (leave just the path to your browser). However it is easier to use free Shortcut Cleaner from BleepingComputer. Download it here – its FREE:

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Final tips

Be careful surfing the internet and downloading software, as programs like Search.top-arama.com may become a real headache as they are hard to remove and break your privacy. To keep safe from such threats we recommend you always use antivirus and one of antimalware programs available on the market. One of the best anti-spyware and antimalware programs is SpyHunter 5. It can protect your PC from threats like Search.top-arama.com.

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