What is Taplika.com

Taplika.com by ClientConnect LTD and Taplika is web browser hijacker and unwanted site that can be installed in Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox and Internet Explorer browsers. It has the same authors as Vosteran.com and Binkiland.com hijackers (developers from Israel). Taplika.com or as they call it Taplika Browser, replaces homepage, search and new tab settings to taplika.com website. It also creates browser extension in major browsers fro advertising purposes. In some cases desktop shortcuts are infected also. Taplika search uses Yahoo engine, but inserts extra ads into search results, that is why I recommend you to remove Taplika.com using complete removal tutorial below.

taplika.com search

How Taplika.com infected your PC

Taplika.com installs via so called “downloaders” using method called “bundling”. What does it mean? Simply, free utilities or software download sites earn money by offering you not the actual installation file, but some intermediate useless program – “downloader” that will download actual installer and run it. This is done solely for advertising purposes as they get paid for every adware installation on users PCs. Be careful and use trusted sources for software download, or use proper protection software – classic antivirus, unfortunately, cannot prevent you from installing adware.

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To remove Taplika.com completely we recommend you to use SpyHunter 5 from EnigmaSoft Limited. It detects and removes all files, folders and registry keys of Taplika.com and several millions of other adware, hijackers, toolbars.

Remove Taplika.com manually for free

Here is manual step-by-step tutorial for full Taplika.com removal from your computer. This works 99% and was checked with the latest versions of Taplika.com installer on operating systems with latest updates and browser versions.

Remove Taplika.com from Control Panel

To start removing Taplika.com you should uninstall it using Control Panel. It can be present by different names – “Taplika” (with orange icon) or “WSE_Taplika”. It should uninstall correctly, however, we recommend you to use IObit Uninstaller Pro to clean leftover items after uninstalling. Here are instructions for Windows XP, Windows 7 and Windows 8.

Latest versions of Taplika.com hijacker are protected by program called Search Protect that is located in C:\Program Files\Search Protect\. This program should be present in the list of installed programs, but if you can’t uninstall it manually go to this folder and run uninstall.exe file. Or you can use SpyHunter 5 antimalware to remove it completely.

Remove Taplika.com from Windows XP:

  1. Click on Start button.
  2. Choose Control Panel.
  3. Click Add or Remove Programs.
  4. Find Taplika or WSE_Taplika.
  5. Click Uninstall.

Remove Taplika.com from Windows 7:

  1. Click Start button.
  2. Then go to Control Panel.
  3. Click Uninstall a Program.
  4. Find Taplika or WSE_Taplika and click Uninstall.

Remove Taplika.com from Windows 8:

  1. Hover mouse pointer to the bottom-right corner to see Menu.
  2. Click Search.
  3. After that click Apps.
  4. Then Control Panel.
  5. Click Uninstall a Program under Programs.
  6. Find Taplika or WSE_Taplika, click Uninstall.

Cannot uninstall Taplika

In some cases Taplika won’t uninstall and gives you message that “You do not have sufficient access to uninstall Taplika. Please, contact your system administrator” when you try to remove it from Control Panel or “Access denied” error when removing Taplika folder and files. This happens, because process Taplika.exe or service TaplikaSvc.exe does not allow you to do it. In this case I will recommend you to use SpyHunter 5 or Malwarebytes AntiMalware or uninstall Taplika in Safe Mode. To boot in Safe Mode do the following:

  1. Reboot your computer.
  2. While it starts booting type F8 button.
  3. This will open Advanced Boot Options menu.
  4. Choose Safe Mode and wait until Windows loads.
  5. Go to Control Panel > Uninstall a program and remove Taplika

>> See detailed instructions and video tutorial on how to boot in Safe Mode

Remove malicious add-ons from your browsers

Uninstalling Taplika from Control Panel often does not bring desired effect. It sometimes have browser extension and it may still be active in Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox. Here are instructions on how to remove Taplika related extension from your browsers manually.

Google Chrome:

  1. Start Google Chrome browser
  2. In address box type (or copy-paste) chrome://extensions/.
  3. Find Taplika extension.
  4. Click the trash can icon to remove it.
  5. Also remove other suspicious extensions from the list.

Mozilla Firefox:

  1. Start Mozilla Firefox browser.
  2. In address box type (or copy-paste) about:addons.
  3. Choose Taplika extension.
  4. Click Disable or Remove button.
  5. Also remove other suspicious extensions from the list.

Internet Explorer (9, 10, 11):

Note: There is no feature to remove browser extensions from browser in latest version of Internet Explorer. To remove Taplika from Internet Explorer, please, perform instructions for uninstalling program from Control Panel. To disable Taplika, please, do the following:

  1. Open Internet Explorer.
  2. Click on gear/asterisk icon in the top-right corner.
  3. In opened menu Manage Add-ons.
  4. Select Toolbars and Extensions.
  5. Click Disable Taplika.
  6. Also disable other suspicious extensions from the list.

Opera Browser:

Generally, Taplika.com does not install in Opera browser however you can always double check. Do the following:

  1. Start Opera browser.
  2. Go to Tools > Extensions > Manage Extensions.
  3. Find Taplika extension.
  4. Click Uninstall button.
  5. Also remove other suspicious extensions from the list.

Reset browsers settings (homepage, default search)

Taplika.com installs search engine that hijacks your browsers. Here is instruction to reset your browsers homepage, newtab and search engine to default values.

Google Chrome:

  1. Start Google Chrome browser
  2. In address box type (or copy-paste) chrome://settings/.
  3. Scroll down and find Show advanced settings link.
  4. Click on it and scroll down to the bottom again.
  5. Click Reset browser settings button and click Reset to confirm.

Mozilla Firefox:

  1. Start Mozilla Firefox browser.
  2. In address box type (or copy-paste) about:support.
  3. Click Reset Firefox… button.
  4. Click Reset Firefox to confirm.

Internet Explorer (9, 10, 11):

  1. Start Internet Explorer.
  2. Click on gear/asterisk icon in the top-right corner.
  3. In opened menu choose Internet options.
  4. Click Advanced tab.
  5. Click Reset button.
  6. Choose Delete personal settings and click Reset.

Opera Browser:

  1. Close Opera and open command prompt from the start menu.
  2. Type following command del %AppData%\Opera\Opera\operaprefs.ini
  3. Start Opera.

Remove following files and folders

Taplika files:


taplika.exe

Taplika folders:


C:\Program Files\WSE_Taplika
C:\Program Files\searchprotect\
C:\Users\{your username}\AppData\Local\Taplika

Alternative way to remove adware browser extensions and reset browser settings

avast browser cleanup For safe and effective browser extension removal use avast! Browser Cleanup utility. Run it with administrator privileges and remove all extension with bad rating including related to Taplika.com. You can also reset your browser settings for each of your browsers: Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox.

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Cleaning browsers shortcuts

shortcut cleaner You can clean your browser shortcuts manually right-clicking on your browser icon, choosing “Properties” and removing hijacker address from “Target” field (leave just the path to your browser). However it is easier to use free Shortcut Cleaner from BleepingComputer. Download it here – its FREE:

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Final tips

Be careful surfing the internet and downloading software, as programs like Taplika may become a real headache as they are hard to remove and break your privacy. To keep safe from such threats we recommend you always use antivirus and one of antimalware programs available on the market. One of the best anti-spyware and antimalware programs is SpyHunter 5. It can protect your PC from threats like Taplika.com.

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