Do you know what Top8844.com is?
Top8844.com is a search engine which usually appears in the place of users’ regular homepages when they infect their system with a browser hijacker. If you already see the presence of Top8844.com every time you launch your Internet Explorer, Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox, there is no doubt that a browser hijacker has managed to enter your system. We think that you should remove Top8844.com as soon as possible and set another homepage. In case Top8844.com has affected your default search engine, we suggest changing it as well. If you want to find out why we do not recommend keeping this Brazilian search engine, you should read through this article. We will also tell you how to remove Top8844.com.
Top8844.com has replaced gamegogle.com, jogostempo.com, and 123rede.com. It looks like a decent search engine because it provides easy-access links to Facebook, YouTube, Gmail, Yahoo!, and Twitter. In addition, it seems that it will help you to access websites where you will be able to watch movies and download various programs. This feature might look very beneficial; however, our security specialists have found out that you might be taken to unreliable websites as well. Nobody knows what you will find on them, which means that there is a possibility to encounter malicious software. If you do not want this to happen, you should remove Top8844.com right away.Top8844.com screenshot
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Browser hijackers do not ask for a user’s permission to make the changes, so it is not really surprising if you have not noticed when and how Top8844.com has been set. There are many browser hijackers on the web and they might enter your system very quickly. If you do not want this to happen, you should definitely install an antimalware tool and keep it enabled. In addition, we highly recommend that you stop downloading programs from suspicious third-party websites.
Unfortunately, it is not so easy to remove Top8844.com from browsers because it cannot be erased via Control Panel and it modifies the shortcuts of all the browsers. Do not worry; we will help you to remove Top8844.com. First of all, you have to fix the Target line (our instructions will help you to do that) and then you have to reset your browsers or scan your PC with a trustworthy scanner, such as SpyHunter. Of course, you can use other security tools as well; however, you should make sure that the tool which you are going to install is 100% trustworthy.
Fix the Target line
- Right-click on the shortcut of your browser and select Properties.
- Open the General tab and uncheck the Read-only attribute.
- Open the Shortcut tab.
- Delete the additional address that goes after quotation marks in the Target line.
- Click OK.
- Launch your browser.
- Tap Alt+T.
- Select Internet Options.
- Click on the Advanced tab and select Reset.
- Check the box next to Delete personal settings and click Reset.
- Launch your browser and tap Alt+H.
- Select Troubleshooting Information.
- Click Reset Firefox.
- When the dialog box appears, click on the button with the same name again.
- Open your browser and tap Alt+F.
- Select Settings.
- Scroll down and click Show advanced settings.
- Click Reset browser settings.
- Click the Reset button.
In non-techie terms:
If you have decided to remove Top8844.com manually, it would be still wise to scan the system with an antimalware scanner because there is a slight possibility that there are many other infections installed on your system. They might also cause harm to your PC, so it is necessary to remove them all.