Every time, when you open your browser the Tapu Find web-site that you don’t remember installing as startpage or search engine keeps annoying you? Tapu Find is a application that falls under the category of PUPs from web browser hijackers family. It can end up on your PC system in various ways. Most commonly is when you download and install another free program and forget to uncheck the box for the third-party programs installation. Do not panic because we have got the solution. Here’s a instructions on how to remove Tapu Find from any browsers, including the Google Chrome, Firefox, Edge and Internet Explorer.
When you’re performing searches using the web-browser that has been affected with Tapu Find, the search results will be returned from Bing, Yahoo or Google Custom Search. The devs behind Tapu Find browser hijacker are most likely doing this to generate advertisement money from the ads displayed in the search results.
Some hijackers also contain adware (also known as ‘ad-supported’ software) that has the ability to show undesired ads or collect a wide variety of your user information which can be used for marketing purposes. These undesired advertisements can be opened as pop-unders, pop-ups, in-text ads, video advertisements, text links or banners or even massive full page ads. Most of the adware is developed to display advertisements, but some adware is form of spyware that often used to track users to collect a wide variety of personal data about you.
So, if you happen to encounter annoying Tapu Find search, then be quick and take effort to delete hijacker infection that causes browsers to show unwanted Tapu Find page as soon as possible. Follow the steps below to get rid of Tapu Find . Let us know how you managed by sending us your comments please.
Remove Tapu Find (removal guidance)
Not all unwanted software such as browser hijacker infection which cause a redirect to Tapu Find web-page are easily uninstallable. You might see a new home page, newtab, search provider and other type of unwanted changes to the Chrome, Microsoft Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox and MS Edge settings and might not be able to figure out the application responsible for this activity. The reason for this is that many unwanted apps neither appear in Windows Control Panel. Therefore in order to completely delete Tapu Find startpage, you need to complete the steps below. Some of the steps below will require you to close this page. So, please read the step-by-step instructions carefully, after that bookmark or print it for later reference.
To remove Tapu Find, use the following steps:
- How to get rid of Tapu Find manually
- How to delete Tapu Find search with free software
- Run AdBlocker to block Tapu Find and stay safe online
- Why is my browser redirected to Tapu Find?
- Finish words
How to get rid of Tapu Find manually
Read this section to know how to manually remove the Tapu Find hijacker. Even if the guide does not work for you, there are several free malicious software removers below that can easily handle such hijackers.
Delete potentially unwanted programs using Windows Control Panel
The best way to start the PC cleanup is to remove unknown and questionable apps. Using the MS Windows Control Panel you can do this quickly and easily. This step, in spite of its simplicity, should not be ignored, because the removing of unneeded programs can clean up the Internet Explorer, Chrome, Firefox and MS Edge from pop up ads hijackers and so on.
Windows 10, 8.1, 8
Click the MS Windows logo, and then press Search . Type ‘Control panel’and press Enter as on the image below.
When the ‘Control Panel’ opens, click the ‘Uninstall a program’ link under Programs category as shown in the figure below.
Windows 7, Vista, XP
Open Start menu and choose the ‘Control Panel’ at right as shown in the figure below.
Then go to ‘Add/Remove Programs’ or ‘Uninstall a program’ (Microsoft Windows 7 or Vista) as displayed below.
Carefully browse through the list of installed applications and remove all dubious and unknown programs. We suggest to click ‘Installed programs’ and even sorts all installed apps by date. After you’ve found anything questionable that may be the browser hijacker responsible for redirects to Tapu Find or other potentially unwanted application (PUA), then select this program and click ‘Uninstall’ in the upper part of the window. If the questionable program blocked from removal, then run Revo Uninstaller Freeware to fully delete it from your computer.
Get rid of Tapu Find from Mozilla Firefox by resetting browser settings
If your Firefox web browser home page has modified to Tapu Find without your permission or an unknown search engine displays results for your search, then it may be time to perform the web browser reset. When using the reset feature, your personal information like passwords, bookmarks, browsing history and web form auto-fill data will be saved.
First, run the Mozilla Firefox. Next, click the button in the form of three horizontal stripes (). It will display the drop-down menu. Next, click the Help button ().
In the Help menu click the “Troubleshooting Information”. In the upper-right corner of the “Troubleshooting Information” page click on “Refresh Firefox” button as displayed in the following example.
Confirm your action, click the “Refresh Firefox”.
Get rid of Tapu Find redirect from Google Chrome
Reset Google Chrome settings is a simple way to remove the hijacker, malicious and adware extensions, as well as to recover the browser’s new tab, search provider and home page that have been changed by hijacker infection.
Open the Google Chrome menu by clicking on the button in the form of three horizontal dotes (). It will show the drop-down menu. Select More Tools, then click Extensions.
Carefully browse through the list of installed add-ons. If the list has the addon labeled with “Installed by enterprise policy” or “Installed by your administrator”, then complete the following guidance: Remove Chrome extensions installed by enterprise policy otherwise, just go to the step below.
Open the Chrome main menu again, click to “Settings” option.
Scroll down to the bottom of the page and click on the “Advanced” link. Now scroll down until the Reset settings section is visible, as shown on the image below and click the “Reset settings to their original defaults” button.
Confirm your action, click the “Reset” button.
Remove Tapu Find from Internet Explorer
If you find that Microsoft Internet Explorer browser settings such as start page, newtab page and search provider had been hijacked, then you may restore your settings, via the reset browser procedure.
First, start the Internet Explorer, press ) button. Next, press “Internet Options” as shown below.
In the “Internet Options” screen select the Advanced tab. Next, press Reset button. The Internet Explorer will open the Reset Internet Explorer settings dialog box. Select the “Delete personal settings” check box and click Reset button.
You will now need to reboot your computer for the changes to take effect. It will remove hijacker infection responsible for changing your internet browser settings to Tapu Find, disable malicious and ad-supported internet browser’s extensions and restore the Microsoft Internet Explorer’s settings like newtab, search provider by default and start page to default state.
How to delete Tapu Find search with free software
In order to completely remove Tapu Find, you not only need to delete it from the web-browsers, but also remove all its components in your machine including Windows registry entries. We recommend to download and run free removal utilities to automatically free your computer of Tapu Find browser hijacker.
How to get rid of Tapu Find with Zemana Free
We recommend using the Zemana which are completely clean your computer of the hijacker. The tool is an advanced malicious software removal program made by (c) Zemana lab. It’s able to help you remove potentially unwanted applications, browser hijacker infections, ‘ad supported’ software, malware, toolbars, ransomware and other security threats from your PC for free.
- Visit the page linked below to download Zemana Free. Save it to your Desktop so that you can access the file easily.
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Update: March 3, 2018
- At the download page, click on the Download button. Your internet browser will open the “Save as” prompt. Please save it onto your Windows desktop.
- Once the download is done, please close all programs and open windows on your PC. Next, launch a file named Zemana.AntiMalware.Setup.
- This will run the “Setup wizard” of Zemana AntiMalware (ZAM) onto your PC. Follow the prompts and don’t make any changes to default settings.
- When the Setup wizard has finished installing, the Zemana Anti Malware will start and show the main window.
- Further, click the “Scan” button to start checking your personal computer for the browser hijacker that made to reroute your web-browser to the Tapu Find web-page. A system scan can take anywhere from 5 to 30 minutes, depending on your computer. While the utility is checking, you may see count of objects and files has already scanned.
- Once Zemana has finished scanning your computer, you will be displayed the list of all found threats on your system.
- Review the report and then click the “Next” button. The tool will start to remove hijacker infection which cause a redirect to Tapu Find site. Once finished, you may be prompted to reboot the computer.
- Close the Zemana AntiMalware (ZAM) and continue with the next step.
Use Hitman Pro to remove Tapu Find redirect
If Zemana Anti-Malware cannot get rid of this browser hijacker, then we suggests to use the HitmanPro. The Hitman Pro is a free powerful, professional removal tool for malicious software, ‘ad supported’ software, potentially unwanted software, toolbars as well as browser hijacker responsible for redirections to Tapu Find. It completely removes all traces and remnants of the infection.
Hitman Pro can be downloaded from the following link. Save it on your MS Windows desktop.
Category: Security tools
Update: December 8, 2017
Download and use HitmanPro on your personal computer. Once started, press “Next” button to detect hijacker related to Tapu Find search. This process can take some time, so please be patient. .
When the system scan is complete, you’ll be shown the list of all detected items on your personal computer.
Make sure all items have ‘checkmark’ and click Next button.
It will open a prompt, click the “Activate free license” button to start the free 30 days trial to get rid of all malware found.
Use Malwarebytes to remove Tapu Find home page
You can delete Tapu Find home page automatically with a help of Malwarebytes Free. We recommend this free malicious software removal tool because it can easily remove hijacker infections, ‘ad supported’ software, potentially unwanted apps and toolbars with all their components such as files, folders and registry entries.
MalwareBytes Anti-Malware (MBAM) can be downloaded from the following link. Save it directly to your Windows Desktop.
Category: Security tools
Update: March 20, 2018
After downloading is finished, close all windows on your PC system. Further, run the file named mb3-setup. If the “User Account Control” dialog box pops up as displayed below, press the “Yes” button.
It will show the “Setup wizard” which will assist you set up MalwareBytes Anti-Malware on the computer. Follow the prompts and do not make any changes to default settings.
Once installation is complete successfully, click Finish button. Then MalwareBytes AntiMalware will automatically run and you can see its main window as on the image below.
Next, click the “Scan Now” button to perform a system scan with this tool for the hijacker responsible for redirecting your internet browser to Tapu Find web site. Depending on your computer, the scan may take anywhere from a few minutes to close to an hour.
Once MalwareBytes AntiMalware has completed scanning, MalwareBytes Anti-Malware will show a screen which contains a list of malware that has been found. Once you’ve selected what you wish to delete from your PC system click “Quarantine Selected” button.
The MalwareBytes Anti Malware will remove Tapu Find browser hijacker and other web browser’s harmful extensions and add threats to the Quarantine. After the cleaning process is done, you can be prompted to reboot your system. We recommend you look at the following video, which completely explains the process of using the MalwareBytes to remove hijackers, ad supported software and other malware.
Run AdBlocker to block Tapu Find and stay safe online
Run ad blocking program like AdGuard in order to block advertisements, malvertisements, pop-ups and online trackers, avoid having to install malicious and adware browser plug-ins and add-ons which affect your machine performance and impact your computer security. Surf the Internet anonymously and stay safe online!
Download AdGuard from the following link.
Author: © Adguard
Category: Security tools
Update: July 17, 2017
Once downloading is finished, double-click the downloaded file to start it. The “Setup Wizard” window will show up on the computer screen like below.
Follow the prompts. AdGuard will then be installed and an icon will be placed on your desktop. A window will show up asking you to confirm that you want to see a quick guidance as shown below.
Click “Skip” button to close the window and use the default settings, or click “Get Started” to see an quick guide which will allow you get to know AdGuard better.
Each time, when you run your computer, AdGuard will launch automatically and block popup ads, web pages such as Tapu Find, as well as other malicious or misleading web sites. For an overview of all the features of the application, or to change its settings you can simply double-click on the AdGuard icon, that may be found on your desktop.
Why is my browser redirected to Tapu Find?
The majority of browser hijackers like Tapu Find gets onto computer by being attached to freeware or even paid applications which Internet users can easily download online. The installers of such apps, most often, clearly display that they will install additional software. The option is given to users to block the installation of any third-party software. So, in order to avoid the installation of any browser hijackers: read all disclaimers and install screens very carefully, choose only Custom or Advanced installation type and disable all additional apps in which you are unsure.
Now your computer should be clean of the hijacker infection which cause Tapu Find site to appear. We suggest that you keep Zemana AntiMalware (ZAM) (to periodically scan your computer for new browser hijackers and other malware) and AdGuard (to help you block unwanted pop up advertisements and malicious webpages). Moreover, to prevent any hijacker infection, please stay clear of unknown and third party software, make sure that your antivirus program, turn on the option to detect potentially unwanted programs.
If you need more help with Tapu Find related issues, go to here.