What is TopicFirst

Designed for Mac, TopicFirst is a potentially unwanted program categorized as an adware that compromises your data. After penetration, it creates an icon (magnifying loop) on your desktop. This makes it a little bit easier for the deletion since it does not hide its activity overall. Either way, TopicFirst sets up your browser for displaying various banners, coupons, and other stuff that may be truly irritating. At first glance, this is ostensibly useful because users can see the content based on their preferences which are calculated according to your IP-address, browsing history, and other fields. However, these advertisements can be filled up with malicious links that redirect people to completely different websites that cause chain infections. Note that such changes can lead to a potential privacy threat because TopicFirst can flush down your data to a remote server that is controlled by extortionists.

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How TopicFirst infected your computer

The most efficient and lucrative method has been considered to be bundling so far. Swindlers actively inject third-parties software in freeware repacks that are pervasively advertised on multiple websites. No matter how safe the Mac system is, it cannot detect Potentially Unwanted Programs that are hidden in “Custom” or “Advanced” options during the installation. This is why responsibility lies solely on your shoulders because you should unmark those offers yourself. If skipped, you will be infected with TopicFirst or somesuch app that will abuse your data for personal benefit. To remove it from your PC, follow the instructions down below.

Download TopicFirst Removal Tool for Mac

Download Combo Cleaner

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

Alternative Removal Tool

Download CleanMyMac

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

Remove TopicFirst manually for free

Note: TopicFirst 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 “TopicFirst” entry. Select it, and click the “-“ (minus) button to remove it.

Note 2: TopicFirst 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 TopicFirst in the list.
  3. Click Force Quit button.

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

Remove TopicFirst from Applications

Remove TopicFirst from Mac:

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

Cannot uninstall TopicFirst

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

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

Remove TopicFirst add-on from your browsers

Removing TopicFirst.app from Applications often does not bring the desired effect. It is a browser extension and it may still be active in Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox. Here are instructions on how to remove the TopicFirst 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 TopicFirst 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 TopicFirst 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 TopicFirst extension.
  4. Click Disable or Remove button.

Reset browser settings

To finish TopicFirst 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 TopicFirst


~/Library/Application Support/TopicFirst
~/Library/TopicFirst
~/Library/Logs/TopicFirst.log
~/Library/TopicFirst
~/Applications/TopicFirst.app

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