How to remove Taboola ads

What is Taboola?

Taboola adware is basically a malicious browser add-on that takes over browsers with the purpose of raising money. Taboola developers make deals with the owners of unpopular or ill-content sites – Taboola would generate ads linked to these sites thus drawing visitors to these sources, and the site owners in their turn pay fee to Taboola creators. Ads of Taboola often feature articles on all possible themes, which eventually sort out for user’s preferences. And Taboola could be a handy application if the ads wouldn’t be so intrusive and if Taboola wouldn’t collect information on users’ web history without their approval.

Taboola ads

How Taboola got installed on your computer?

As it is difficult to make people install a malicious add-on, Taboola doesn’t travel through web by itself. It uses other applications as a cover – installer of Taboola is embedded into installers of other programs. This means that if you won’t be enough attentive you will get several applications instead of one, and there is a high possibility that they will be malicious.To prevent this from happening you need to choose Advanced mode of installation and deselect suspicious applications.


Symptoms of Taboola infection

  • First and the most striking proof of what you have an adware is ads generated on pages where they haven’t appeared before. The ads can be of any type – pop-ups, in-text hyperlinks, banners and their amount increases on shopping sites. Some of them may be labeled as “Ads by Taboola”, “Brought by Taboola”, “Powered by Taboola”, etc.
  • Another indicator of adware infection is appearance of new programs that you don’t remember installing and processes in start-up queue.
  • Also, you may notice the significant slowdown in the system operating, since running of the applications required for adware activity may consume a lot of CPU.
  • Besides slowing down the computer itself, adware infection may as well negatively affect the speed of Internet connection.

How to remove Taboola?

To make sure that the adware won’t appear again, you need to delete Taboola completely. For this you need to remove the application from the Control Panel and then check the drives for such leftovers as Taboola files and registry entries.
We should warn you that performing some of the steps may require above-average skills, so if you don’t feel experienced enough, you may apply to automatic removal tool.

Download Norton

Performing an antimalware scan with Norton would automatically search out and delete all elements related to Taboola. It is not only the easiest way to eliminate Taboola, but also the safest and most assuring one.


Steps of Taboola manual removal

Uninstall Taboola from Control Panel

As it was stated before, more likely that the adware appeared on your system brought by other software. So, to get rid of Taboola you need to call to memory what you have installed recently.

How to remove Taboola from Windows XP

  1. Click the Start button and open Control Panel
  2. Go to Add or Remove Programs
  3. Find the application related to Taboola and click Uninstall

How to remove Taboola from Windows 7/Vista

  1. Click the Start button and open Control Panel
  2. Go to Uninstall Program
  3. Find the application related to Taboola and click Uninstall

How to remove Taboola from Windows 8/8.1

  1. Right-click the menu icon in left bottom corner
  2. Choose Control Panel
  3. Select the Uninstall Program line
  4. Uninstall the application related to Taboola

How to remove Taboola from Windows 10

  1. Press Win+X to open Windows Power menu
  2. Click Control Panel
  3. Choose Uninstall a Program
  4. Select the application related to Taboola and remove it

noteIf you experience problems with removing Taboola from Control Panel: there is no such title on the list, or you receive an error preventing you from deleting the application, see the article dedicated to this issue. Read what to do if program won’t uninstall from Control Panel


Remove Taboola from browsers

Since most of adware threats use a disguise of a browser add-on , you will need to check the list of extensions/add-ons in your browser.

How to remove Taboola from Google Chrome

  1. Start Google Chrome
  2. Click on Tools, then go to the Extensions
  3. Delete Taboola or other extensions that look suspicious and you don’t remember installing them

How to remove Taboola from Internet Explorer

  1. Launch Internet Explorer
  2. Click on the Tools/Gear icon, then select Manage Add-ons
  3. Delete Taboola or other extensions that look suspicious and you don’t remember installing them

How to remove Taboola from Mozilla Firefox

  1. Start Mozilla Firefox
  2. Click on the right-upper corner button
  3. Click Add-ons, then go to Extensions
  4. Delete Taboola or other extensions that look suspicious and you don’t remember installing them

Remove files and registry entries added by Taboola

Sometimes removal via Control Panel is not enough since the built-in application can leave some files that shortly will restore the adware. So, you need to find all of the following items and delete them.

Remove Taboola files and folders:

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Remove Taboola registry entries:

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