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 taplika.com and two new entries in the uninstall programs dialog called WSE_Taplika and taplika.
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.
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.
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:
Hope this helped you solved the Taplika problem. If you will have problems with taplika.com 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!
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