Playtopus is a Game advertising website that can install adware on your computer and redirect your homepage to http://playtopus.com. Adware components infect your Chrome, Firefox, or Internet Explorer after you install this free program from the Internet. It hacks web pages and displays advertising related to your browsing history or promote various games on your homepage. Ad-supported Playtopus adware is designed for making money out of users’ clicks on displayed ads. It might compromise your privacy if the information about your web browsing is shared with other promoters and advertisers. It is possible that some ads displayed by Playtopus can have malicious links and infect your computer before they will be removed from the stock. Playtopus consists of various components installed as a program and web browser extensions.
If you want to get rid of Playtopus, then you need to uninstall Playtopus application and remove associated browser extensions, add-ins, and BHO (browser helper objects). You also need to remove the redirect from your homepage or reset web browsers where it is set by Playtopus adware installer. See the guide below for details on manual Playtopus removal, and use Playtopus removal tool if you suspect that your computer is also infected with other malicious programs.
If you want to remove Playtopus ads, other malicious programs, and protect your computer against future infections, then use SpyHunter. This security software is one of the best and offers reliable real-time protection. It helps to keep your web browser clean and safe. SpyHunter provides very useful scan results that you can use for manual Playtopus removal if you prefer to manually remove Playtopus components and other malicious files and settings that are found.
What is Playtopus?
Playtopus is a program and web browser extension that are combined in one product used for tracking your web browsing and displaying ads in your Chrome, Firefox, or Internet Explorer when you visits various websites. Playtopus adware consists of a similarly named Windows application and plugins installed in your web browser as extensions, add-ons, or BHO (browser helper object) depend on browser. These Playtopus have to be removed if you want to eliminate Playtopus adware and get rid of ads. Your clicks on Playtopus ads help to make money on a pay-per-click basis, and this way on monetizing is attractive to websites that distribute free software of develop such products. For users such installation of bundled adware is quite deceptive. If you fail to notice adware presence and disable Playtopus before installing a free program, then your computer will be infected with Playtopus. You need to be careful because some adware is difficult to uninstall, and more adware might be bundled and installed along with Playtopus while removing it is not the thing that one would like.
Protection against deceptively installed adware:
Protect your computer with programs like SpyHunter that can trace installation process, warn you on threats, and remove malware on your demand. Otherwise, you need to pay attention to EULAs and check boxes placed in setup wizard and download clients related to a free program that you download. It helps you to notice additional programs bundled to the one you get. Always use “custom”, or “advanced”, installation option instead of “typical”, or “normal” or “quick” because these options often hide adware programs from your view.
Playtopus Adware Removal ToolPlaytopus Removal Tool is a part of SpyHunter that easily remove Playtopus and other malicious programs found on your computer. It detects all malicious elements and tracking cookies related to Playtopus malware. Free scanner shows you all the details and helps to delete Playtopus components manually if you want. This software is timely updated and offers a free professional support for removing mutating viruses. It helps to remove stubborn PUP (potentially unwanted programs) and spyware, protects DNS connection, your web browsers, ActiveX components, and other system elements form malware infection. SpyHunter helps to guard your computer against Playtopus and other threats. It protects your security and privacy.
Remove Playtopus from Windows
You need to uninstall all the Playtopus components manually. First, you need to uninstall the program using “Add/Remove programs”. Then you need to remove web browser add-on components that belong to Playtopus.
Use the following guide for manual removal. Then scan your computer with antispyware program to make sure that other hidden malicious programs are also removed.
Uninstall Playtopus on Windows 8
- On Metro screen click on "Search" icon. Then, type "Remove Program" in the input box and click on "Uninstall a program" menu option.
- Select "Playtopus" program and click "Uninstall" button at the top of the list.
Optional: If on a desktop, right click "Start" button (or the lower left corner) to open the "Quick Access Menu". Then find and click on "Programs and Features"
Optional: Click on "Control Panel" option. Find and click "Uninstall a Program" link in the menu list placed under "Programs" menu option.
Uninstall Playtopus on Windows 7, Vista
- Click on "Start" button at the bottom left corner of the desktop and select "Control Panel" option on the right
- Click on "Programs and Features" menu option in the Control Panel
- Search the program list and highlight Playtopus program. Then, click "Uninstall" button and confirm program removal.
Uninstall Playtopus on Windows XP
Uninstalling Playtopus from Windows XP is very similar to one shown above. There are minor differences in a process:
- Click on "Start" button at the bottom left corner of the desktop.
- Select "Control Panel" in the menu on the right
- Find and double-click "Add/Remove Programs" list item in the Control Panel
- Search the program list and click on Playtopus program. Then, click "Remove" button.
Remove Playtopus from Chrome
Remove Playtopus extensions from Google Chrome
- Start Google Chrome and click on Menu icon in the top-right corner. Select Settings in the drop down list.
- Click on Extensions on the left to display installed Chrome extensions. Find Playtopus extension and click on "Remove from Chrome" icon.
- Restart your browser.
Remove Playtopus from Firefox
Remove Playtopus add-on from Mozilla Firefox
- Open Mozilla Firefox and click Menu icon at the top-right corner. Click on Add-ons icon.
- Select Extensions on the sidebar. Find Playtopus add-on. Right-click it, and then click Remove button.
- Restart Firefox to complete the removal.
Remove Playtopus from Internet Explorer
Remove Playtopus extensions from Internet Explorer
- Start Internet Explorer click Tools icon in the top-right corner.
- Click on Manage add-ons option.
- Select Toolbars and Extensions tab on left, right-click on Playtopus, and then click Disable option.
- Restart your web browser.
Note: Manual Playtopus removal is not difficult. Complex malware infection is. Other malware and adware programs might be installed on your computer. You need to remove this infections manually, or use software for detection and removal. SpyHunter’s Playtopus Removal Tool let you detect and remove other malicious programs quickly and efficiently.
Remove Playtopus Adware Infection Completely
If you look for the list of programs that might be associated with Playtopus and installed in the same bundle, then check this list of list of adware removal tools and see if program names match on in your Program List. If you find such programs, than remove adware and extensions using instructions above or a removal tools.