Search.tapufind.com is a new browser hijacker, the masterpiece of malware developers. This is a potentially unwanted program that may attack the majority of contemporary browsers and modify their home pages. So, after the attack is successfully accomplished and you open your Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox or Internet Explorer browsers, you will see Search.tapufind.com to be set in their home pages. Likewise, opening each new tab automatically give you Search.tapufind.com hijacker again, instead of the blank page, or the domain personally selected by you from which you intended to start your search. Additionally, the default search engine is also modified, being set to tapufind.com. In this guide we will help you to remove Search.tapufind.com virus from your computer.
Search.tapufind.com is often spread these days along with many other free applications downloaded by users from all sorts of websites that render freeware downloads. The problem is that users often fail to pay attention to what exactly they are installing, in addition to the main software of their selection. If we read the End User’s License Agreements of such free applications, we will generally be able to find out what exactly we are offered to install additionally as some sorts of free offers. The truth is that such free offers are extremely annoying for users to see on their PCs, and if you knew in advance how disgusting they are, you would indeed make sure you don’t install them in the first place. Regretfully, as we’ve said already, some people are reluctant to read such important information. This is why they have Search.tapufind.com hijacker as a part of their browsers.
The main goal of Search.tapufind.com page is to find the data they can use further to obtain benefits. This collected information is used to substitute your search and show you items of particular vendors concerning concrete goods. The installation of Search.tapufind.com hijacker will be without your permission or direct intention, in most cases. During the installation, some the browser settings will be changed to Search.tapufind.com website, and you won’t be able to change them back as the hijacker controls browser. That will make your browser show this page on every start. And now the worst part of this hijacker – not every user sees just a new homepage. The fact that your data went to the third-party users should alert you and motivate to reconsider the actual state of computer’s protection.
Search.tapufind.com as a browser hijacker isn’t that difficult for users to remove, compared to some other more serious kinds of potentially unwanted programs. Yet, we do recommend that you first look for any suspicious software installed in your PC, through accessing the Control Panel of your system and checking the list of already installed software. If you see anything suspicious there, make sure to uninstall it right away. Also, disable and delete any add-ons (extensions) of your browser, which could be related to Search.tapufind.com. Finally, we recommend you to download our anti-malware program and scan your PC with it, removing all infections detected by it. You will also need to reset your browser with its help (and this particular option is absolutely free). If you require any additional help, please do not hesitate to get in touch with us at any time.
Search.tapufind.com automatic removal guide
If something went wrong or you just want to see the fast result, please use the help of professional malware eliminator – GridinSoft Anti-Malwre. Moreover, even you have managed to remove Search.tapufind.com from your computer and browser, we recommend you to download this tool and use it as a free antimalware scanner to see whether any other malicious program has penetrated into your system. Please note, that GridinSoft Anti-Malwre is a shareware program with a 15-days trial period with limitation of the threats number. If it find more than two infected items in your system, they can be removed only when you upgrade the program to the full registred version.
Download free antimalware scanner:
After downloading is completed, please install it and run the full scan. Yeah, it will take a time, but security experts always recommend to choose a full scan as your first scan, especially if you suspect that your PC could be infected. Take a look at the screenshots below: it will help you understand what’s going on.
Step 1. Run a full scan of your system
…and go drink coffee until the end of it! 🙂
At the end of the scan, the program will offer you to move all malicious items to the quarantine. Just do it clicking on the “
Step 2. Reset your browser settings using an appropriate tool:
Check all browser boxes, which might be infected with the Search.tapufind.com, on a settings tab:
Then just press the “Reset” button. Voila! It is a good idea to restart your computer after all this manipulation and check if these annoying Search.tapufind.com pop-up ads leave you in peace:
Search.tapufind.com manual removal steps:
Step 1. Delete Search.tapufind.com from the system.
To delete Search.tapufind.com extension from your PC, you should use “Uninstall the program” tool depending on your operation system.
Windows XP: Start —> Control Panel ––> Add/Remove Programs. Choose the Search.tapufind.com extension in the list of installed programs by a right-click and press “Remove”.
Windows 7: Start ––> Control Panel ––> Uninstall a program. Just the same actions: right-click on the Search.tapufind.com extension in a software list and press “Uninstall”.
Windows 8/8.1: Right-click on Start ––> Quick Access Menu ––> Control Panel ––> Uninstall a program. Choose a Search.tapufind.com extension among a listed here programs, right-click on it and then press “Uninstall”.
Step 2. Reset your browser settings.
It is necessary to reset browser settings after the deletion of the program from the list of software installed on your PC. For this, use the following tips depending on what browser are you currently using:
- Google Chrome Browser: Settings —> Show advanced settings. Click on “Reset settings” in the bottom of the page.
- Mozilla Firefox: press “Refresh Firefox” button in the right top corner.
- Opera: delete “Operapref.ini file” in folder “C:\Users\user_name\AppData\Roaming\Opera\Opera\” on your computer.
- Internet Explorer: Tools —> Internet options —> click on the “Advanced” button and then press “Reset”.
Step 3. Celebrate your victory!
Either you choose the manual or the automatic removal solution, congratulations! You won this battle with unfair malware developers. Your computer is clean now, so you should be proud and do something nice for yourself as a gift. Foam bath or tickets for the game? It’s up to you! 😉