Search.tapufind.com is precarious search engine for Safari, Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox. It appears in browsers after installing Tapufind New Tab extension and replaces default settings of homepage, search engine and newtab. This add-on was developed in Israel. Search.tapufind.com redirects users search queries to search.yahoo.com, and gets commission from ad revenue in this search engine. Tapufind takes control of browser settings and doesn’t allow users to modify them. Changing settings won’t help, as they will be reverted back to Search.tapufind.com. Hijacker tracks and collects information about user’s online behaviour, such as search and visits history, that can be used for advertising purposes.
There are a lot of hijackers, that install Search.yahoo.com (Us.yhs4.search.yahoo.com) as default search engine and homepage. Search engines fight for the market and different companies use various ways to distribute their product. Along with their own browser add-ons Yahoo is partnering with thousands of software developers and webmasters, allowing them to earn by driving traffic and customers to search.yahoo.com website. Developers earn on user clicks on ads inside Yahoo Search or just per each installation of Yahoo search products in browsers.