Remove and Taplika.exe

Hi there. Did something called Taplika appear on your computer? Taplika seems to be a variant of Vosteran that I blogged about previously. If the Taplika is running on your system, you’ll see a bunch of processes called Taplika.exe running in the Windows Task Manager, many browser settings changed/added pointing to and two new entries in the uninstall programs dialog called WSE_Taplika and taplika.

taplika uninstall taplika.exe task manager

You will also see a new web browser added on your computer, called Taplika. It’s built using the Chromium open source code. The Taplika browser looks just like Google Chrome:taplika browser

I’ll show how to remove Taplika in this blog post with the FreeFixer removal tool.


Taplika is bundled with other software. Bundled means that it is included in another software’s installer. The following screenshot shows how Taplika was disclosed when I found it.

taplika installer

Generally, you can avoid bundled software such as Taplika by being careful when installing software and declining the bundled offers in the installer.

As always when I find some new bundled software I uploaded it to VirusTotal to check if the anti-malware software there find something suspicious. Only 7% of the scanners detected the file. Baidu-International reports Taplika as Hacktool.Win32.ADInstaller.aS, Kaspersky calls it not-a-virus:RiskTool.Win32.ADInstaller.d, Panda classifies it as Generic Suspicious and TrendMicro-HouseCall detects it as TROJ_GEN.R047H07AV15.

taplika virustotal

If you would like to remove Taplika you can do so with the freeware FreeFixer tool. Select the Taplika files for removal in FreeFixer, click Fix, restart your system and the problem will be gone. Here’s a few screenshots to point you in the right direction:

taplika firefox remove taplika ie search provider taplika start page ie

Hope this helped you solved the Taplika problem. If you will have problems with in your browser, please try the browser’s reset feature.

I stumbled upon Taplika while testing out some downloads that are known to bundled lots of unwanted software. Any idea how Taplika was installed on your computer? Please let me and the readers know by posting a comments. Thank you!

Hope you found this useful. Thanks for reading.

2 thoughts on “Remove and Taplika.exe

  1. One of our customers had Taplika on a win 7 PC:
    Everything ok until they logged in in windows: only a black screen, they could only move the cursor. They also could still start task manager by pressing ctrl+shift+esc (or ofcourse ctrl+alt+del > taskmanager), and from there start all their programs, e.g. cmd, winword, chrome, …
    When they started the pc in safe mode everything seemed normal. There i uninstalled Taplika + wse_taplika via software + ran ccleaner and adwcleaner. Problem solved!

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