What is Top Results

Top Results is bothersome advertising application for Mac. It installs without user’s consent and installs as a desktop app and browser extension for Safari, Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox. After installation adware may have an impact on browser search, modifying it to a third-party search engine. Top Results is also responsible for showing annoying ads in browsers in the form of pop-ups, banners, in-text ads, underlined words, drop-down menus. Often, such ads are signed as Powered by Top Results, Advertisements by Top Results, Brought to you by Top Results, Ads by Top Results or Ads powered by Top Results. Aside from injecting unwanted advertisements, adware collects browser’s data and tracks the online activity of the users. This data may then be used for more targeted advertising and shared with online stores and companies. It is recommended to remove Top Results as soon as it was spotted. Below you can find all necessary instructions to uninstall Top Results.app and clean up its residual data.

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How Top Results infected your Mac

Top Results is commonly installed with popular free utilities and third-party Adobe Flash Player install packages. It is promoted on phishing pages, that display pop-up with such or similar message:

Software Update
Update Required
A new version of Flash Player is now available.
By clicking "OK" you agree to install Top Results and to its privacy policy and license agreement. You may remove Top Results at any time from the applications folder.

There are also multiple reports from victims, stating, that Top Results was installed along with FileZilla, Daemon Tools, uTorrent applications as well as with various archiving utilities, media players and converters. To protect your machine from apps like Top Results we recommend Malwarebytes Anti-Malware for Mac.

Download Top Results Removal Tool for Mac

Download ComboCleaner

To remove Top Results completely, we recommend you to use Combo Cleaner. It can help you remove files, folders and registry keys of Top Results and uninstall hijackers, toolbars and unwanted add-ons from Safari browser. The trial version of Combo Cleaner offers virus scan and 1-time removal for FREE.

Alternative Removal Tool

Download CleanMyMacX

To remove Top Results completely, we recommend you to use CleanMyMacX. It can help you remove files, folders and registry keys of Top Results and uninstall hijackers, toolbars and unwanted add-ons from Safari browser.

Remove Top Results manually for free

Note: Top Results sets up to start on Mac OS startup. Therefore, before starting the removal, perform these steps:

  1. Open System Preferences, choose Users & Groups.
  2. Choose your account (set up as Current User).
  3. Click Login Items tab.
  4. Find “Top Results” entry. Select it, and click the “-“ (minus) button to remove it.

Note 2: Top Results won’t quit just by closing it, therefor use Force Quit to end the process.

  1. Press 3 buttons at the same time: Option, Command, and Esc (Escape). This is similar to Control-Alt-Delete on a Windows PC.
  2. Choose Top Results in the list.
  3. Click Force Quit button.

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

Remove Top Results from Applications

Remove Top Results from Mac:

  1. In the Finder sidebar, click Applications.
  2. Top Results might have an Uninstaller. If you see Uninstall Top Results or Top Results Uninstaller, double-click it and follow the onscreen instructions.
  3. Otherwise, drag Top Results.app from the Applications folder to the Trash (located at the end of the Dock).
  4. Then choose Finder > Empty Trash.

Cannot uninstall Top Results

If you can’t uninstall Top Results using instructions above, or it keeps coming back, you can use free AppCleaner for Mac to remove all residual data and libraries of Top Results. Follow instructions below:

  1. Download free AppCleaner.
  2. Drag Top Results.app from Applications folder to AppCleaner window.
  3. Choose files and folders you want to remove along with Top Results.
  4. Click Delete button.

Remove Top Results add-on from your browsers

Removing Top Results.app from Applications often does not bring the desired effect. It is browser extension and it may still be active in Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox. Here are instructions on how to remove Top Results extension from your browsers manually.

Safari:

  1. Start Safari on your Mac, click Safari to open drop-down menu and choose Preferences
  2. Click Extensions tab.
  3. Find Top Results extension.
  4. Click Uninstall button to remove it.

Google Chrome:

  1. Start Google Chrome browser
  2. In address box type (or copy-paste) chrome://extensions/.
  3. Find Top Results extension.
  4. Click the trash can icon to remove it.

Mozilla Firefox:

  1. Start Mozilla Firefox browser.
  2. In address box type (or copy-paste) about:addons.
  3. Choose Top Results extension.
  4. Click Disable or Remove button.

Reset browser settings

To finish Top Results removal reset your browser settings to make sure, there are no leftover items in browser folders.

Reset Safari:

  1. Start Safari on your Mac, click Safari to open drop-down menu and choose Preferences
  2. Go to the Privacy section of Safari’s preferences.
  3. Click Remove All Website Data button.
  4. In opened window click Remove Now button to remove data stored by websites in Safari.
  5. Go to the Advanced section of Safari’s preferences.
  6. Click the Show Develop menu in menu bar option.
  7. In the menu click Develop and select Empty Caches from this menu.
  8. Again, go to Safari menu and choose Clear History….
  9. Choose to clear all history and click Clear History button.

Reset 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 settings button and click Reset to confirm.

Reset Mozilla Firefox:

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

Remove following files and folders of Top Results


~/Library/Application Support/Top Results
~/Library/Top Results
~/Library/Logs/Top Results.log
~/Library/Top Results
~/Applications/Top Results.app

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