TapuFind Removal Process (remove TapuFind)

January 16, 2019

TapuFind is a browser hijacker that was found to target Mac computers where it may modify Internet settings causing alternate sites to load as a default home page or new tab page. The TapuFind browser hijacker is associated with other sites and website components. Such components are usually in the form of browser extensions that may load when installing freeware apps or programs that come bundled with add-on software.

Being that TapuFind targets Mac OS X computers, it is among a growing trend of potentially unwanted programs found on Macs or loaded through unconventional sources.

The Safari web browser looks to be the primary targeted web browser by TapuFind. Removal of TapuFind is warranted to stop the unwanted actions of TapuFind, which may lead to random sites being loaded or various Internet settings being changed without permission. The process for removing TapuFind may be done manually by savvy computer users or automatically by using a proper antimalware tool.

Are you getting popups from TapuFind? Have you identified that you have TapuFind installed on your computer? Do you wish to remove TapuFind completely from your computer?

Why should you remove TapuFind?

If TapuFind resides on your computer, it can potentially damage your personal files or you may end up losing data stored on your system. Research has shown that TapuFind may have the ability to make your computer vulnerable to remote attacks which could result, initially, in loss of money, possibly identity theft, and, eventually, a painstaking TapuFind removal process.

How can you manually remove TapuFind

Manual removal of TapuFind may not be for everyone. Each manual TapuFind removal step must be followed delicately to completely remove all related files and registry entries from your computer. If you are unsure or have doubts about editing your system registry, then we recommend that you use the automatic TapuFind removal process.

TapuFind can be removed manually by following the steps below.

  1. With all programs closed, click the Start Menu and go to the Control Panel.
  2. Locate the Add/Remove Programs icon and double click it.
  3. Locate TapuFind in the list of programs. If you find it, select it and remove it. If you cannot find TapuFind, you can continue to step 5.
  4. Restart your computer.
  5. Close all open programs and windows on your desktop.
  6. Open your registry editor (regedit) program by going to Start Menu, type in regedit, and click OK.
  7. Find all of the following registry entries and delete them. If you do not know how to do this, then you can read how to edit the registry in Windows.

  8. You may need to return to this removal process for removing TapuFind. You can do this easily by bookmarking or adding a favorite to this page by clicking here. If you are using the FireFox web browser you can press the keys Ctrl and D simultaneously to bookmark this page.

    Image 1. Bookmark PCHubs removal process

    bookmark-add-favorite

  9. Delete all of the following files that are associated with TapuFind from your computer.

    If you need a better understanding on how to search for these files then you can read how to find and search for files and folders here.

    If you have issues deleting any of the previously listed files that are associated with TapuFind, you can try rebooting your computer into safe mode. Booting into safe mode may allow certain malicious files to be deleted. If you are wondering how to boot into safe mode, you can read our process for starting a computer in safe mode here.

    Image 2. Select "Safe Mode with Networking"

    safe-mode

  10. After locating and deleting the previous files you must remove all directories associated with TapuFind by going to the C:\ProgramFiles\TapuFind folder, select it, and delete it. In some cases you may not be able to find this directory. You can still continue to the next step.

  11. Restart your computer. You do not need to boot into safe mode at this point. You should have removed TapuFind completely from your computer. If you find that TapuFind is still on your computer, you can repeat the steps again or go to the automatic TapuFind removal process.

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