TapBreaker Removal Guide

Do you know what TapBreaker is?

TapBreaker is an application that you need to install if you want to play the Premium games available at tapbreaker.com. If you attempt to play these games, an installer is automatically downloaded, and all you need to do is run it. This app is compatible with the Windows operating system, and it is installed as an extension to the Internet Explorer web browser. Once installed, this program is found in a folder in the %LOCALAPPDATA% (or %UserProfile%\Local Settings\Application Data\) directory, and its components include tap.dll, tap.exe, and tbrkd.exe files. If you delete these files, the unwanted program should be eliminated successfully. Do you know why you might want to remove TapBreaker from your PC? The reasons are very simple, and we introduce them to you via this report. Please continue reading, and, if any questions arise, use the comments section to start a discussion.

According to our research team, TapBreaker is only popular in the USA region; at least for now. Although many users download this program willingly when trying to play the Premium games, we have also found that this app can slither in via software bundles. We do not recommend trusting software bundles, unless you are 100% sure that they are authentic, because this method can be used for the promotion of unreliable and malicious software. If you come in contact with malicious installers, the seemingly harmless app could be followed by much more dangerous threats. Of course, you should not underestimate TapBreaker itself. We classify this app as an advertising-supported program, and there is only one reason for calling any app an adware, and that is advertising. This program is free, but it is free only because it is financially supported through the profit gained by promoting third-party ads.TapBreaker Removal GuideTapBreaker screenshot
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Did you know that TapBreaker can be used as an advertising tool? You might know this if you have reviewed the Privacy Policy available at tapbreaker.com/privacy-policy. This document indicates that all kinds of ads, including in-text, pop-up, and banner ads, could be employed to showcase third-party content. These advertisements might appear before the game is loaded or they might show up during the game, and they should show up with the tag identifying which app they are controlled by. As stated in this document, in order to make the ads more personally relevant, the developer of this adware and third-party partners might collect the so-called “aggregated” information. Although it is stated that the third-party cookies following this adware do not collect personally identifiable information, how can you be sure about this? After all, the parties working with this adware are unknown, and their intentions are unpredictable.

As mentioned previously, you can delete TapBreaker by removing its components (see the first paragraph for the location of these components). You can also uninstall this unwanted program in a traditional way, via the Control Panel. We are sure that you have uninstalled unwanted programs at one point or another, and erasing this advertising-supported program will not be problematic for you. If you are not sure how to proceed, please follow the instructions below. You can also trust anti-malware software to eliminate this adware, and this method is particularly helpful to those who are dealing with multiple threats at a time, as well as those who want their operating systems reliably protected against malware in the future.

Remove TapBreaker from Windows

Windows 10/Windows 8:

  1. Launch RUN (simultaneously tap Win+R) and enter Control Panel.
  2. Move to the Uninstall a program menu to find all uninstallers.
  3. Right-click the program you wish to get rid of and select Uninstall.

Windows Vista/Windows 7:

  1. Click the Windows icon on the Taskbar to access the Start menu.
  2. Select Control Panel and then navigate to Uninstall a program.
  3. Right-click and Uninstall the undesirable application.

Windows XP:

  1. Click the Start button on the Taskbar to open the Start menu.
  2. Open Control Panel and double-click Add or Remove Programs.
  3. Identify the unwanted app, select it, and click Remove.

In non-techie terms:

TapBreaker is an advertising-supported program that you are forced into downloading if you want to play online games. It could also travel bundled with potentially malicious third-party software. Once installed, this program immediately starts recording data about your virtual activity. Third-party cookies could be installed to spy on you as well. The information collected is used to introduce you to attractive deals, and a profit is generated when you interact with them. These ads are not only annoying – as they might pop up when you play the games – but also unpredictable. Are you sure that they will not introduce you to misleading and unreliable offers? Well, this is a risk that you will take every time you interact with the suspicious ads. If you want to shed this risk, you have to remove the ad-supported program.