How to remove Trc.taboola from the computer and browsers

Taboola is a large system of advertising programs that are being distributed through different file-sharing websites and monetization platforms. They are producing advertisement with the tags "ads by Taboola" or "sponsored links by Taboola". This is, actually, an advertising agency, but it doesn't adhere to main principles of ethics and causes inconveniences to audience. All ads, links, pop-ups, text messages and redirections are generated by one small program that installs itself on your PC, and makes your web-browsing completely painful. The only way to get rid of these ads is to remove Trc.taboola from the system.

If you had an antivirus on your PC, when it was infected by Trc.taboola, you understand that the AV-tool can't help you if you are inviting the malicious programs in the system. So, the proper behavior on the Internet is an important part of your computer's security. First of all: annoying program can't be useful. When you need some program - you search for it, and when you begin to search - you get offers. If you're getting an offer to install something, but you haven't searched for the tool of this kind - it's an adware or a virus. The second rule is not to use pirated content. This rule is not obligatory, and some lucky people might use the pirated software and media content for a lifetime and didn't get any viruses. But that's only an exception. In average, the pirated content is the most frequent cause of viral infections.


Here we've collected several things that frequently can be seen on an infected computer:

  • Sudden restart or shutdown of the computer, huge issues of reputable services and programs. (These issues may also be signs of the serious system issue, or an issue with hardware).
  • Any switch of a search engine, homepage or browser settings.
  • The emergence of ads in the browser, sudden redirections to viral websites.
  • The sudden slowdown in the time of launch, bad response and lags of programs, which worked pretty nice before.

Manual deletion has always been considered as the method for skilled users that know for sure, what to do and how to remove malware. But we decided to make a list of situations when manual removal is really better than automatic:


  • If you have only one unwanted program in your system and you are sure that there won't be more
  • If you have experience in manual removing of adware and malware

In all other cases the software method will be more preferred.

Step 1. Uninstall Trc.taboola from the system

It is an optional step, if you have no installed software with the same name, go to the next step.

Instruction for Windows XP and Windows 7

1. Click Start, click Control Panel, and then double-click Add or Remove Programs.

2. In the Currently installed programs box, click the Trc.taboola, and then click Change or Change/Remove.

3. Follow the instructions that appear on the screen to make the changes that you want.

Press Start - Control Panel Choose Program - Uninstall a program Choose needed program and click 'Uninstall'


Instruction for Windows 8

1. Point to the upper-right corner of the screen, move the mouse pointer down, and tap Search.

2. Enter Control panel in the search box, and then click Control Panel.

3. Under View by: select Large Icons, and then click Programs and features.

4. Click the program, and then click Uninstall.

5. Follow the instructions on the screen.


Instruction for Windows 10

1. On the field Search Windows type 'Control Panel'

2. Click Uninstall a program

3. Select Trc.taboola and press Uninstall

Type 'Control Panel' in Search field Programs in Control Panel Choose needed program and click 'Uninstall'


Instruction for Mac OS

1. In the Finder sidebar, click Applications

2. Drag the app from the Applications folder to the Trash

3. Choose Finder > Empty Trash

Step 2. Check browser's shortcut

1. Right-click on shortcut

2. Select Properties

3. Check the field Target: there must be only way to your browser, e.g.:

Google Chrome: "C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe"

Mozilla Firefox: "C:\Program Files (x86)\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe"

Internet Explorer: "C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe"

Opera: "C:\Program Files (x86)\Opera\launcher.exe"

Safari: "C:\Program Files (x86)\Safari\"

Step 3. Remove Trc.taboola from the browsers

Instructions for Google Chrome

1. Launch Google Chrome

2. Click Menu (Customize and control Google Chrome)

3. Select Settings

4. Scroll down and click Show advanced settings...

5. Click Reset settings

How to find Google Chrome Settings How to find Show advanced settings in Google Chrome How to Reset settings in Google Chrome

Instructions for Mozilla Firefox

1. Launch Mozilla Firefox

2. Click on Help on menu bar

3. Select Troubleshooting information

4. Click Reset Firefox...

How to find Mozilla Firefox Troubleshooting information How to launch Reset Firefox... Reset Mozilla Firefox: last step

Instructions for Internet Explorer

1. Launch Internet Explorer

2. Click Tools (You can press ALT+X on the keyboard)

3. Select Internet Options

4. Select Advanced tab

5. Click Reset... button

6. Put the tick near 'Delete personal settings' and click Reset

How to launch Internet Options in Internet Explorer How to find Advanced Internet Options in Internet Explorer How to reset Internet Explorer settings

Instructions for Opera

1. Start Opera

2. Click Menu (Customize and Control Opera)

3. Select Settings > Browser tab

4. Select On Startup - Open a specific page or set of pages - Press button "Set pages" and change Homepage to your favorite one

How to find Extensions in Opera How to disable extensions in Opera How to remove extension from Opera

Instructions for Safari

1. Open Safari browser

2. Click Menu (Display a menu of General Safari Settings)

3. Select Reset Safari...

4. Click Reset

How to display a menu of General Safari settings How to find Reset Safari tab How to reset Safari


Automatic removal tool

There are two methods to remove Trc.taboola: software and manual. We want to help you make the decision between them, so let's describe the factors that can affect your choice. Software removal method is preferred in these situations:


  • If you don't know how to perform the manual removal
  • If you want to protect your PC from viruses for a long time
  • If Trc.taboola had spent some time on computer, and it is heavily infected


If some of these items apply to your situation - you should choose the software method, and we can help you with this. Just read our article Best antivirus 2018 with well-known reputable antiviruses and choose one of them! It will easily remove any infection from your system.


That's all, we hope that this information will help you to eliminate Trc.taboola, and shield the computer from other viruses. If there are any questions on removal - ask them in the comments, and we will answer you soon. And if you don't want to remove Trc.taboola manually – just choose antimalware, and it will delete all harmful programs in five minutes!


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