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Danger level 6
Type: Adware
Common infection symptoms:
  • Annoying Pop-up's
  • Shows commercial adverts

TAP Provider V9

If you notice that you are exposed to an increased number of third-party advertising while surfing the web, TAP Provider V9 adware server could be the one to blame for it. Our research and tests indicate that this adware server is mostly used by the so-called Elex family of browser hijackers like and as well as a Microsoft Office and Windows crack called KMSpico. If you have installed such tools lately, there is a good chance that you infected your computer and this is why your screen is flooded with potentially harmful third-party advertisement, which could put your system security at risk. We advise you to remove TAP Provider V9 from your computer as soon as possible if you do not wish to let further malicious threats onto your system or end up scammed on malicious websites.

As we have mentioned, you can be exposed to this adware server and its questionable third-party ad campaigns if your computer has been infected with Elex browser hijackers or a Microsoft crack (KMSpico). One reason for you to have such threats on board is that you may have downloaded free software or cracked software lately from a suspicious torrent or freeware site. It is essential to understand that such websites are most of the time malicious and fake, only used by cyber criminals to spread infectious software bundles to infect unsuspecting users. So while you may be all happy to finally find a targeted software to download for free, you may harm your system more than you can possibly imagine. And, you may not get away with it as easily as deleting TAP Provider V9 alone.

Such a bundle could contain several potentially unwanted programs as well as malware infections, such as adware programs, browser hijackers, Trojans, fake alerts, keyloggers, and more. If you are not cautious during the installation process, you can easily end up installing all of these threats in one go. It is also important that you avoid other suspicious websites like betting, gaming, dating, and video streaming as well as clicking on corrupt third-party content there. This is another way for you to drop a bundle containing malware infections that may connect you to this adware server. Hopefully, you see now why it makes sense to run a reliable malware scanner after you delete TAP Provider V9 from your computer.

When your computer is infected with the aforementioned threats, you may find that whenever you go online and browse the web, you will see more and more annoying third-party banner and pop-up advertisements. Of course, these are not only distracting. Some users may think that closing and relaunching the web browser would help and there would be less ads. Unfortunately, this is not so. But why or how these ads can be harmful at all? Well, if you click on an unreliable ad, you could directly drop infections onto your system without even realizing it. Another possibility is that after clicking on such content, you get redirected to a malicious website where you could be scammed. For example, you may land on a fake online shop site, where you could be led to believe that you are shopping a product at an insanely low price, which is obviously false, but how would you know, right? The problem is that you may share your banking information with the cyber criminals operating this fake site, who in turn could drain your bank account. Even if these are rare cases, still possible threats. This is why it is important that you remove TAP Provider V9 from your PC.

The first thing you can do about making sure that no browser-related malware infection remains on your system is to reset your affected browsers. We have included our guide below; if you follow these easy steps, you can eliminate this adware server in a few minutes. It would be a mistake, though, to assume that your PC is all secure at this point. We believe that it is quite likely that you will find several other threats on your computer. If you cannot do this alone, manually, we suggest that you install a reliable malware removal application like SpyHunter. It is, of course, still important that you learn to be a more cautious web surfer if you want to keep your PC secure.

How to remove TAP Provider V9 from browsers

Google Chrome

  1. Press Alt+F and go to Settings.
  2. At the bottom click Advanced.
  3. Scroll down and click Reset.
  4. Press Reset in the pop-up window.

Mozilla Firefox

  1. Press Alt+H simultaneously and go to Troubleshooting Information.
  2. Press Refresh Firefox and click Refresh Firefox again in the pop-up window.

Internet Explorer

  1. Press Alt+T and select Internet Options.
  2. On the Advanced tab, press Reset.
  3. Mark the Delete personal settings checkbox and click Reset.
  4. Press Close.
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