Tools like TopSportsSearch fall into the category of browser hijackers and are designed to push fake search engines and generate advertising revenues for their operators. As these tools install stealthily and without users' consent, they also are called Potentially Unwanted Programs (PUPs). Other common features of PUPs are that they can cause many cybersecurity issues as they generate potentially corrupted advertisements and/or track the user's data.
TopSportsSearch promotes the fake search engine topsportssearch.com by setting it as the default search engine, homepage and new tab URL of the affected browser. As a result, whenever users start their browser, they are forced to visit the promoted fake search engine's address. Also, all their online queries are redirected through topsportssearch.com, while the actual searches run through legit search engines, like Bing, Yahoo or Google.
As already mentioned, TopSportsSearch can read the browsing information, which sometimes includes even login data. If that is the case, the user's online privacy is at serious risks as it may lead to a compromise of accounts, substantial financial losses and even identity theft. Therefore, remove TopSportsSearch from your PC as soon as possible through a reliable anti-malware program.