How to remove Tapufind (MAC OS)

Today's guide is dedicated to the most effective virus of last days that for now spoiled thousands of user's computers. This adware is called Tapufind, and now we'll tell you how it penetrated your PC, how to uninstall it, and how to shield your device from similar perilous software in case of reinfection. Now you realize that this adware won't corrupt or eliminate your information but will annoy you for months until you get rid of it. These viruses, most of the times, are developed for commercial purposes and are replicas of each other. If Tapufind penetrates the laptop, and customer doesn't react properly, the hard drive will soon be clogged with really dangerous programs, and in a week it may become absolutely unusable. Considering this, we should cut our advice to one suggestion: the faster you will get rid of Tapufind - the faster will the computer be.




The penetration scheme of malware, usually, is determined by its type. For example, adware owners most often use affiliated installation, ransomware, in most cases uses email spam and Trojan viruses prefer vulnerabilities in software's code. Bundling depends on psychology. Hackers create a bundle of 4-5 programs, and issue it for an installation file of the good free software. The programs in the bundle can only be installed at the same time, and if user does not notice the pop-ups that show up during the installation, he can easily allow them to penetrate the machine. One of these pop-ups has a choice between two installation methods: regular and "for experienced users". The automatic technique is checked by default, and if customer does not uncheck it, he'll have to deal with all programs from the bundle. We have several effective advices that will help you avoid getting hacked in this way:

  • Do not downloading cracked versions of paid tools. That's how fraudsters distribute malware, using the common user’s greed. If you still want to use the unpaid tool - you better go to product's official webpage and download it there. By abiding this tip you lower the number of infection sources.
  • Do not ignore the information that's displayed in the menus during the installation. This will help you to detect and deny the try to infection.
  • You must understand how to feel the difference between common website and malicious one. Theoretically, every website can get cracked and used for unlawful actions, but actually most of the hacked web pages display pornography, offer the illegal gambling or are created for advertising scam. Dangerous webpages can be simply recognized by garish appearance, strange tabs that emerge when you click the link, the huge amount of advertising and fake headers.

There is a well-known opinion that anti-viral tool software program can just keep adware away from the PC, but it is not true. Even the very advanced antivirus cannot defend the device if user lets adware to come into the system and supports their penetration. If you want your anti-viral software to be efficient, familiarize with the previous parts of this guide and try to adhere the advices given there.

All three of the above rules are mandatory to follow by those who value the efficiency of their PC's workstations and the security of their files. Anyway, before you implement these instructions, you have to do a total cleaning of your device of viruses that might be there. This can be perfectly carried out by the antivirus tool, and here's what we have to propose.

Instructions how to remove Tapufind



Step 1. Back up all data.

1. Set up Time Machine:

  • Open Time Machine preferences from the Time Machine menu;
  • Click Select Backup Disk;
  • Select an external hard drive, Time Capsule, or other storage solution from the list, then click Use Disk;
  • After you choose a backup disk, optionally click “Add or Remove Backup Disk” to add more backup disks for extra security and convenience.

2. To back up now instead of waiting for the next automatic backup, choose Back Up Now from the Time Machine menu.


How to back up files on MAC OS. Step 1


How to back up files on MAC OS. Step 2


How to back up files on MAC OS. Step 3


Step 2. Uninstall Tapufind Application

  • In the Finder sidebar, click Applications
  • Drag the app from the Applications folder to the Trash
  • Choose Finder > Empty Trash


How to uninstall application on MAC OS. Step 1


How to uninstall application on MAC OS. Step 2


How to uninstall application on MAC OS. Step 3


How to uninstall application on MAC OS. Step 4


Step 3. Reset the browser

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


Step 4. Scan MAC with anti-malware

There are many different parameters by the existence or absence of which you can classify antiviral tools programs, from efficiency to extra things such as performance, technical support, daily updating of malware signature database, compatibility with other programs and computer resource intake. MAC Booster antivirus that we're suggesting you has all these functions and even more, for all sorts of activity. If you are not sure about buying it - we have a decent test version with scanner. If buying any additional software is unacceptable in your situation, we have the by-hand uninstall instruction that has all stages of the process explained in detail. Scan computer with anti-malware scanner.

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