topsearch.exe - Is topsearch.exe trojan, malware, or a virus?

what is topsearch.exe?
Purpose of topsearch.exe:

Process or task name:

Always double check your task spelling if you are concerned about spyware or viruses, as often they use similiar spelling for these windows processes and tasks: topsearch.exe

File type:
Exe program - Files with an extension of "exe" are executable programs.

Purpose of this file:
This topsearch.exe program is known as part of the topsearch spyware program. This has been reported by many people as displaying pop up advertising on their pc and may also alter some of your IE settings. This program can also alter your program startup so it has programs running everytime you reboot or may change things within your browser. If this were on my computer I would remove this. Visit topsearch.exe for complete information on this task or process. If you would like help on other tasks or processes, you can view the entire process and task directory here.

What is the topsearch.exe location, where is it stored on my computer?
This file will be found on your disk at :\Program Files\TopSearch\TopSearch.exe

  • Is topsearch.exe spyware?
        Yes. This is considered a spyware related program.

  • Is this software task considered adware or malware?
        Yes. This is advertising related, so it is considered adware and may be causing popup windows on your computer.

  • Is topsearch.exe considered a virus or trojan?
        No, this windows task is not a virus or trojan program.

  • Would you recommend that I remove topsearch.exe?
        Yes, I would remove topsearch.exe if it was on my computer. If you wish to do this, and you get an error message because you cannot access it, you should first terminate the task in your tasklist and then attempt to add it to your recycle bin again.

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