How to uninstall (remove) Top results app from Mac

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What is Top Results app?

Top results app (extension) is a malicious app or the browser extension for Safari. Some extensions can change the homepage, new tab page or the default search engine of your browser and can lock all settings, on MacOS from changing back. Some users report about the huge amount of advertisement on their Macs. These ads are usually marked as powered by Top Results, Ads by Top Results, Ads powered by Top Results, Advertisements by Top Results, Top Results Extension, Top Results App, etc. Sometimes such potentially unwanted extensions add a new profile to System Preferences to make Top results the default search engine, homepage, etc. Top results also can redirect users’ searches to affiliates. Other than altering browser settings, browser hijackers often keep track of users’ browsing activity and use this information to display customized ads on webpages users visit or sell it to third parties. We recommend you to remove Top results app from Mac.

How Top results app gets on your Mac?

Usually, Top results app runs on users’ Macbooks, and web-browser usually asks users to approve Top Results.app as an extension. As a result, this potentially unwanted software get installed on Mac/MacBook without any difficulties. Other ways for Top results app and similar browser extensions to end up on users’ machines are users installing freeware software and not opting out of extra programs that are also offered for installation, or users opening files downloaded from shady websites. If that had happened and Top results app took over your browser, you may follow our tutorial to remove Top results app from your Mac.

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Also, you can try to remove Top results app manually.

Alternative solution. Step 1: Remove Top results app from Mac

Top results app may not have the app associated with it in Applications. However, we recommend you to inspect the list of installed applications and remove unknown or suspicious ones. Look for Top results app or Top results app.app.

Mac OSX:

  1. Open Finder
  2. In the Finder sidebar, click Applications
  3. If you see Uninstall Top results app or Top results app Uninstaller, double-click it and follow instructions
  4. Drag unwanted application Top results app from the Applications folder to the Trash (located on the right side of the Dock)

Learn more about uninstallation of programs in Mac OSX

Step 2: Remove Admin Preferences from Mac

  1. Open System Preferences.
  2. Click on Profiles.
  3. Click on AdminPrefs on the left panel.
  4. Click the minus button below to delete rogue settings.

Step 3: Remove Top results app from browsers

Safari:

  1. Open Safari
  2. Click Safari menu.
  3. Choose Extensions.
  4. Find Weknow or other suspicious extensions.
  5. Click Uninstall button to remove it.

Learn more about removing extensions from Safari.

Google Chrome:

  1. Open Google Chrome
  2. Push Alt + F.
  3. Click Tools.
  4. Choose Extensions.
  5. Find Weknow or other suspicious extensions.
  6. Click the trash can icon to remove it.

Learn more about removing extensions from Chrome.

Mozilla Firefox:

  1. Open Firefox.
  2. Push Shift + Ctrl + A.
  3. Choose Weknow or other suspicious extensions.
  4. Click Disable or Remove button.

Learn more about removing extensions from Firefox.

Step 4: Resetting your browser search and homepage settings

Reset browser setting in Safari:

  1. Open Safari.
  2. Click on the Safari menu.
  3. Choose Reset Safari….
  4. Click Reset button.

Learn more about resetting browser settings in Safari.

Reset browser setting in Google Chrome:

  1. Click the Chrome menu (3 bar button) in the top right corner.
  2. Choose Settings.
  3. Click Show advanced settings.
  4. Go to Reset browser settings section.
  5. Click Reset browser settings.
  6. In the dialog that appears, click Reset.

Learn more about resetting browser settings in Google Chrome.

Reset browser setting in Mozilla Firefox:

  1. Open Mozilla Firefox.
  2. Go to Help.
  3. Go to Troubleshooting information.
  4. Click Reset Firefox… button.

Learn more about resetting browser settings in Mozilla Firefox.

Written by Tim Kas

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