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Suddenly Taplika.com took over your homepage and you cannot remove it.
Taplika.com is a website that looks like google.com, which is supposed to improve your browsing experience by providing you with advanced search results and quick access to a variety of websites. Although this functionality may seem legitimate, it is not advisable to use the services of taplika.com because it is classified as a browser hijacker. This means that it will get installed in the place of your default homepage without permission and will start displaying ads on the websites you enter. Moreover, taplika.com will present unreliable search results, so removing it from the browser will be the best you can do to prevent security-related issues.
How did I get infected with?
The taplika.com toolbar is certainly not something the regular user would willingly acquire, so it is not surprising that the hijacker gets installed on the system silently. Taplika.com may turn up on the browser by accident when install free applications they have downloaded from suspicious websites because the hijacker’s installer was hidden within the installers of the chosen apps. During setup, the installation wizard provides information about additionally installed programs and changes that will take place when installing a particular app. Users often skip this information and end up with taplika.com on their browser. It is also a good idea to avoid pop-up ads that appear on unfamiliar web pages because they also promote malicious software disguised as legitimate.
Why is this dangerous?
You will surely be annoyed by the modifications taplika.com will make to your browser settings, but what should bother you more is the potential dangers associated with the hijacker. The ads and the sponsored search results it will display should be avoided at all costs because they may take you to third-party websites spreading malware. Thus, when you land on such a websites you are either convinced to acquire some dubious app or the infiltration of potentially unwanted programs and other infections is initiated automatically. Another disturbing thing about taplika.com is the fact that it is capable of collecting information about your activity on the web. This is something you should not tolerate and is one of the reasons why taplika.com should be deleted from the browser immediately.
How to Remove Taplika.com virus
If you perform exactly the steps below you should be able to remove the Taplika.com infection. Please, follow the procedures in the exact order. Please, consider to print this guide or have another computer at your disposal. You will NOT need any USB sticks or CDs.
The Taplika.com adware is specifically designed to make money. It generates web traffic, collects sales leads for other dubious sites, and will display advertisements and sponsored links within your web browser.
STEP 1 : Uninstall Taplika.com from your computer
Simultaneously press the Windows Logo Button and then “R” to open the Run Command
Locate the Taplika.com search software and click on uninstall/change. In general you should remove all unknown programs.
STEP 2 : Remove Taplika.com homepage from Chrome, Firefox and IE
Open Google Chrome
- In the Main Menu, select Tools then Extensions
- Remove the Taplika.com by clicking on the little recycle bin
- Reset Google Chrome by Deleting the current user to make sure nothing is left behind
Open Mozilla Firefox
- Press simultaneously Ctrl+Shift+A
- Disable the unwanted Extension
- Go to Help
- Then Troubleshoot information
- Click on Reset Firefox
Open Internet Explorer
- On the Upper Right Corner Click on the Gear Icon
- Click on Internet options
- go to Toolbars and Extensions and disable the unknown extensions
- Select the Advanced tab and click on Reset
- Restart Internet Explorer
How to Permanently Remove Taplika.com Virus (automatic) Removal Guide
To make sure manual removal is successful, we recommend to use a free scanner of any professional antimalware program to identify possible registry leftovers or temporary files.