Totmania.net is a dubious search engine associated with adware that seems to be targeting iPhones. The search engine is promoted via suspicious messages that are designed to look like they come from someone the potential victim knows.
According to reports, the message reads:
‘This is weird, but try it I’m going to send you a link that they just sent me. DON’T open it until you send it to 10 people. then open it and you will see the person that loves you the most. But first you have to send it to 10 friends, if you don’t, nothing will show up: It’s weird.’ And then the message closes with the web address for Totmania.net, and asks, ‘Who was ur person?’
You really should exercise caution when opening messages from unknown senders, considering the multitude of online threats that exist. Not to mention that the message associated with Totmania.net will immediately send you to an untrustworthy domain.
Search engines like Totmania.net are created to boost traffic to a specific domain and to generate advertising revenues for its operators. Should you interact with Totmania.net, you may be exposed to additional cybersecurity risks. For instance, clicking on a link provided by this website could take you to a potentially harmful website where you could be exposed to various online marketing schemes and sometimes even malware distribution networks.
How Do I Remove Adware, Browser Hijackers, and PUPs from My Computer?
We strongly recommend removing adware, browser hijackers, and PUPs, like the one associated with Totmania.net. You should scan for and remove unwanted software from your computer by using a reputable malware remediation tool. To prevent the installation of potentially unwanted programs in the future, you should practice good web surfing habits like avoiding questionable freeware sites, torrent pages, and other websites that may host unreliable software.