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Danger level 7
Type: Adware
Common infection symptoms:
  • Annoying Pop-up's
  • Shows commercial adverts
  • Connects to the internet without permission


Advertising-supported applications that are aimed at people living in Asia and China in particular are very prevalent nowadays. Bang5Tao is one of them. It has been noticed that this program usually enters the system if a user tends to download programs from third-party websites and various torrents. There is also no doubt that unprotected systems get infected with Bang5Tao more commonly if compared to those that have a security tool installed. Have you already detected Bang5Tao on your PC? If so, make sure that you delete this program from the system and do not forget in the future that suspicious software might still enter your system even if it is targeted at users who live somewhere else. In order to find out why it is so important to erase this application, you should read through this article. Specialists working at will not only explain you how this program works, but will also instruct you how to erase it.

It is very likely that you will see pop-ups, banners, coupons, and, probably, other kinds of advertisements after you install Bang5Tao or after it slithers onto your computer. In some cases, these ads might be in Chinese because they are targeted at a particular group of people. It does not matter whether they are in English, Chinese, or any other language because you should still not click on them. The main thing why we do not recommend doing that is the fact that you might infect your system with malware. No, malicious software will not enter immediately after you click on some kind of advertisement, but you might simply be redirected to some kind of website that distributes malware. Malicious software might enter your system easily; it might be enough that you click on some kind of link placed on such a website or download the offered program. It might be really hard to erase malicious software, so you should be very careful and attentive in order not to allow it to enter your system.

Even though adware programs are mainly published in order to generate money for the publisher by driving traffic to different websites, Bang5Tao not only shows commercial advertisements. Research conducted by the specialists working at has shown that this adware program will collect various details associated with your browsing activities. Do not worry; this adware says that it does not collect personal details. Of course, we will never know whether it is really true. Keep in mind that all adware programs act in this manner, so you should not allow them to enter your system. The best thing that you can do in order to protect your system is to install a security application. Update it periodically and keep it enabled and malware will not show up again on your system.

Unfortunately, there are adware programs which are not so easy to erase. Bang5Tao is one of them. This program cannot be deleted via Control Panel, but we still know how to do that. Our specialists have noticed that you will have to erase the extensions of this program and then remove its files manually from %UserProfile% and %LOCALAPPDATA% directories. You will find the instructions that will help you to get rid of this software below, but we believe that the easiest way to remove this adware is to scan the system with a trustworthy antimalware scanner, such as SpyHunter. An automatic tool will also erase programs that might have entered your system together with Bang5Tao.

How to get rid of Bang5Tao

Mozilla Firefox

  1. Open your browser and tap Ctrl+Shift+A.
  2. Select Extensions and find the unwanted extension.
  3. Select it and Remove/Disable it.

Google Chrome

  1. Open your browser and tap Alt+F.
  2. Select More tools from the menu and click Extensions.
  3. Select the unwanted extension and click the recycle bin button next to it.
  4. Click Remove.

Internet Explorer

  1. Open your browser and tap Alt+T.
  2. Select Manage Add-ons from the menu.
  3. Click Toolbars and Extensions.
  4. Select the extension.
  5. Remove it.

Remove Bang5Tao files

  1. Launch RUN (Windows key + R).
  2. Enter %UserProfile%\Local Settings\Application Data\B5T and delete the folder.
  3. Launch RUN once again and enter %UserProfile%\Local Settings\Application Data\B5T .
  4. Click OK.
  5. Delete the folder that belongs to this adware again.
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