What is Tapu Find (Search.tapufind.com)?
Tapu Find search, also called Tapu search, created by is Tapufind (Israel) is relatively common browser hijacker with own search engine. The main page http://search.tapufind.com/ looks like popular analogs, such as Google, Yahoo, Bing and other search systems. Hijacker has multilanguage support: English, French, Spanish, Russian, Turkish and many others. At first sight, can seem that Tapu Find is legal software with useful functions and can improve the experience of a surfing and many other things. Moreover, the hijacker has a modern design and first time does not seem to be malicious. But, after a time, Tapu Find becomes more annoyed for the user. It’s because cycling changing the browser settings and periodically opening new popups, containing advertising banners. The main danger for Mac users is that Tapu Find can collect personal user data, such as type of browser, the type of the user’s device and technical information pertaining to the user’s device, language preferences, time stamps, clicks and visited pages, search logs, the operating system, utilized internet service provider and other similar information, as well as IP Address. Developers consider IP address data to be Non-Personal Information, however, in most countries, this data might be considered as identifying. Collected information can be passed on to third parties: retailers, media networks, feed providers for commercial purposes. All these steps may decrease a performance of your devices and the quality of browsing. Take care of the safety of your information and remove Tapu Find from Mac right now.
How Tapu Find (Search.tapufind.com) gets on your Mac?
Most of the malware programs comes bundled with other programs that the user downloads from the free sites, for example from http://install.tapufind.com. Few are closely watching the installation process, and sometimes do not know that their computer is at risk. Always read the user agreement and don’t press “Next” button once. First, make sure that the program is safe. Select advanced installation type. Remember that there are many similar programs on the Internet. Read reviews about the programs, and if your computer is already infected by Tapu Find, then use the instructions below.
How to remove Tapu Find from your Mac or PC?
To uninstall Tapu Find remove it from Applications, then delete all leftover files and folders.
In our view, there are 2 products that potentially have Tapu Find in their database. You can try to use them for removing Tapu Find.
CleanMyMac- fully removes all instances of viruses, similar to Tapu Find from Mac and Safari.
Malwarebytes Antimalware for Mac – finds Tapu Find and can clean up leftover items after removal.
Or uninstall Tapu Find manually.
Step 1: Remove Tapu Find from Mac
Tapu Find may not have app associated with it in Application. However, we recommend you to inspect the list of installed applications and remove unknown or suspicious ones.
- Open Terminal
- Copy and Paste following text
defaults write com.apple.finder AppleShowAllFiles YES
and press Return
- Hold the Option/Alt, then right click on the Finder icon in the dock and click Relaunch
- Go to
:/Users/yourmacname/Library/Application Support/and Delete Folder: Agent
- Go to Terminal and copy/paste
defaults write com.apple.finder AppleShowAllFiles NO
- Press Return
- Hold the Option/Alt key, then right click on the Finder icon (in the dock) and click Relaunch
- Open Finder
- In the Finder sidebar, click Applications
- If you see Uninstall Tapu Find or Tapu Find Uninstaller, double-click it and follow instructions
- Drag unwanted application from the Applications folder to the Trash (located on the right side of the Dock)
To remove leftover items of unwanted application on Mac we recommend you to use AppCleaner. Just drag application you want to remove to AppCleaner window and it will search for residual data on your hard drive. This will save space of your memory and will help to remove stubborn applications from Mac systems.
After that remove Tapu Find (Search.tapufind.com) from your browser.
Step 2: Remove Tapu Find (Search.tapufind.com) from browsers
- Open Safari
- Click Safari menu.
- Choose Extensions.
- Find Tapu Find.
- Click Uninstall button to remove it.
- Open Google Chrome
- Push Alt + F.
- Click Tools.
- Choose Extensions.
- Find Tapu Find or Search.tapufind.com).
- Click the trash can icon to remove it.
- Open Firefox.
- Push Shift + Ctrl + A.
- Choose Tapu Find or Search.tapufind.com.
- Click Disable or Remove button.
Step 3: Remove following files and folders of Tapu Find:
Remove following registry entries:
Remove following files:
Remove following folders
Information provided by Tim Kas