TAPUFIND is a third party search engine domain you should no trust. In this week, it has infected lots ofInternet browsers such as Safari, Chrome, Firefox. TAPUFIND is used to forcedly leads you to its site which disguises as a useful and legitimate search engine. In such as way TAPUFIND can increase web traffic and benefit its partners. From research, we find that most of people who visit this website have no idea why they would be here, since they were just search things via Google, Yahoo or just the read Bing and then got redirected to TAPUFIND. This suspicious domain makes change on users browser settings and other system settings, completely take over homepage and search engine with TAPUFIND. Some victims who have less knowledge about PC were even confused and took this virus as a legit search engine, since the developer of this website do a good job on dressing up its webpage interface, on which the visitors will see a professional-looking interface with a plausible search box and colorful icon, which will lessen or even eliminate their doubt on this website. But the website is never what appears to be, its evil nature behind appearance will cause big trouble to your system.
As soon as sneaks into your system, it will first execute malicious codes to alter your browser’s default setting and take over the browser completely. Thus when you try to use your Google Search to search some information, you would find that TAPUFIND has replaced your Google Search, and this fake search engine will always give you the unrelated results, which only reroute you to some unwanted ads-pushing websites. The worst part is that, some other viruses related to the TAPUFIND redirect virus may lurk into your system and facilitate the hacker to collect your confidential information such as banking account and password, completely invading your privacy, putting your personal property into a dangerous situation.
(Note – If you are a Windows OS user, please use this guide: How to Remove Virus & Malware From Windows OS? )
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In Finder window, clicking “Applications” in the sidebar and right-clicking on suspicious apps, and selecting “Move to Trash.”
Note – Some apps may need you to type in username and password to confirm the removal:
If you cannot find or remove apps which may be associated with TAPUFIND, please read next step.
>> Step 2 – Remove suspicious extensions which may be associated with TAPUFIND from Safari and Chrome.
Start Safari: Select Safari menu and click Preferences:
Go to Extensions >> Identify the unsafe or suspicious extensions and click Uninstall:
On Google Chrome
Start Google Chrome and click the “Customize and control Google Chrome” icon at the top right corner >> Select More Tools and click Extensions:
Identify suspicious extensions and click click trash icon to remove it:
If you cannot find or remove apps which may be associated with TAPUFIND, please check the Note below.
Note – If the above steps have not solved your issues:
In case that TAPUFIND, or an unwanted extension / search engine / app cannot be removed manually, it’s possible that related malicious files or other threats are causing the issues. Therefore, we suggest that you should have a in-depth check on your Mac so that you will know its security status. To do so, we recommend downloading MacBooster 7 to scan entire Mac and see if it will detect threats:
MacBooster 7 is a professional Mac OSX Optimization and Protections Tool for users. It provide users with powerful system utility to maintain and protect Mac. It can help to accelerate slow systems, remove virus & malware, free up over occupied hard disks, uninstall unnecessary apps, and fix other system issues with just one click.
Use MacBooster 7 to scan entire system and see if it will detect threats or junks.
1. Click Download link of MacBooster 7 below:
(The below link will open a new page from where you can download MacBooster 7 . Please come back to this page after you download it)Download Combo Cleaner to Diagnose Your Mac
MacBooster 7 scanner is free. Once it detects threats or junks, you’ll need to purchase its full version to remove the items. And please note that, I am not the maker of MacBooster, but one of its affiliates promoting MacBooster.
NOTE – If you cannot open the download page of MacBooster 7, it might be blocked by the other anti-malware running on your Mac. Once that happens, PLEASE Turn Off that anti-malware and come back here to click the above download link again.
2. Once MacBooster 7 is installed, try the Virus & Malware Scan feature and see if it will detect threats on your Mac.
3. If you want to uninstall some unwanted or suspicious apps. Please try the Uninstaller feature.
4. We recommend running a full scan to Re-check your Mac and determine if the System Status is good.