What is Taboola?

Taboola is the advertising platform and ad-supported application all-in-one. After installation on users PC, it copies its files to Program Files or ProgramData folder and installs add-ons in Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox and Internet Explorer. With help of extensions, it generates and displays different ads in your browsers. Those ads are shown based on your browser history and habit, which means Taboola breaks your privacy. Advertisements of Taboola can be distinguished from regular website ads as they are signed like: “Sponsored Links by Taboola” or “Powered by Taboola”. To get rid of ads you need to fully remove all instances of Taboola from the computer. This guide will help you with it.

Taboola ads

How Taboola gets on your PC?

Taboola installs without user permission. More than that, the user usually do not know about the existence of Taboola until they start seeing ads. Infiltration usually happens during downloading or installing of free apps. Remember, if you have installed any free program or music recently. Most likely it was the moment you were infected with Taboola. Free programs show special offers of various software during installation, and this software will be installed unless you decline the offer. offer can be declined either by unchecking certain checkboxes or by clicking Decline button. Also, you can use special tools to prevent bundled installations. One of the best tools is Norton (made in USA) – download link is below.

How to remove Taboola from your computer?

To uninstall Taboola remove it from Control Panel, then delete all files and reg keys.

Recommended Solution:

Norton Antivirus – fully removes all instances of viruses, similar to Taboola – files, folders, registry keys.


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Or uninstall Taboola manually.

Step 1: Remove Taboola from Control Panel

Windows XP:

  1. Click Start.
  2. Control Panel.
  3. Then click Add or Remove Programs.
  4. Find Taboola.
  5. Click Uninstall.

Learn more about uninstallation of programs in Windows XP.

Windows 7/Windows Vista:

  1. Click Start.
  2. Then Control Panel.
  3. Click Uninstall a Program.
  4. Find Taboola and click Uninstall.

Learn more about uninstallation of programs in Windows 7.

Windows 8/Windows 8.1:

  1. Open the Menu.
  2. Click Search.
  3. After that click Apps.
  4. Then Control Panel.
  5. Then as in Windows 7, click Uninstall a Program under Programs.
  6. Find Taboola, select it and click Uninstall.

Learn more about uninstallation of programs in Windows 8 (8.1).

Windows 10:

  1. Click on the Start button (or press the Windows key) to open the Start menu, click on the Settings at the top.
  2. Click on App & features on the left menu.
  3. On the right side, locate Taboola and click it, then click on the Uninstall button.
  4. Click on Uninstall to confirm.

Learn more about uninstallation of programs in Windows 10

Note: If you can’t find required program, sort programs by date in Control panel and search for last installed programs.

After that remove Taboola from your browser.

Step 2: Remove Taboola from browsers

Google Chrome:

  1. Open Google Chrome
  2. Push Alt + F.
  3. Click Tools.
  4. Choose Extensions.
  5. Find Taboola.
  6. Click the trash can icon to remove it.

Learn more about removing extensions from Chrome.

Mozilla Firefox:

  1. Open Firefox.
  2. Push Shift + Ctrl + A.
  3. Choose Taboola.
  4. Click Disable or Remove button.

Learn more about removing extensions from Firefox.

Internet Explorer:

  1. Open IE.
  2. Push Alt + T.
  3. Click Manage Add-ons.
  4. Select Toolbars and Extensions.
  5. Click Disable Taboola.
  6. Click More information link in the left-bottom corner.
  7. Click Remove button.
  8. If this button is grayed out – perform alternative steps.

Learn more about removing extensions from IE.

Step 3: Remove following files and folders of Taboola:

Remove following registry entries:

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Remove following files:


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Information provided by: Alexey Abalmasov

One comment

  1. okay, so what are you supposed to do if it supposedly doesn’t exist on your computer OR in your browser addon list.

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