Written by Tomas Meskauskas
Damage level: Moderate
Tuvaro Toolbar - how to remove browser redirects to tuvaro.com?
Tuvaro toolbar is a browser add-on compatible with Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, and Mozilla FireFox. It promises to enhance users' Internet browsing experience by displaying quick access links to social networks and weather forecasts. This toolbar uses a Montera Technologies LTD Api, causing redirect issues to Tuvaro.com This browser add-on is not technically considered a virus, however, Internet users commonly download and install it on their Internet browser inadvertently. The toolbar is bundled with free software. Internet users should be aware that the deceptive software distribution method, 'bundling', has become popular and many freeware developers and free software download websites use it to monetize downloads.
At time of testing, the Tuvaro toolbar is installed by a download client from the download.com website. To avoid installation of unwanted browser toolbars, which change homepage and default search engine settings, Internet users should pay close attention to all freeware installation steps. When installing free software, disallow installation of additional software and opt-out of any options suggesting modifications to Internet browser settings. The Tuvaro toolbar is a potentially unwanted program (PUP), which should be removed from your computer.
The Tuvaro toolbar adds no significant value to Internet users' browsing experience and is a PUP, which may cause installation of additional unwanted programs, privacy issues, and diminished Internet browser performance. If you feel that this toolbar was installed on your Internet browser/s without your consent, and are annoyed by redirects to tuvaro.com, use the removal guide to solve these issues.
Tuvaro Toolbar removal:
Windows 7 users:
Click "Start" ("Windows Logo" in the bottom left corner of your desktop), choose "Control Panel". Locate and click "Programs and Features". Look for "Tuvaro toolbar", select this entry and click Uninstall.
Windows XP users:
Click "Start", choose "Settings" and click "Control Panel". Locate and click "Add or Remove Programs". Look for "Tuvaro toolbar", select it and click Remove.
After uninstalling the Tuvaro toolbar (which causes browser redirects to tuvaro.com), scan your computer for any remaining unwanted components. To scan your computer, use recommended malware removal software. Remove all of the entries that this program detects to ensure your PC is clean from any possible spyware and malware infections.
Tuvaro Toolbar removal from Internet browsers:
Video showing how to remove potentially unwanted browser add-ons:
Remove Tuvaro toolbar from Internet Explorer:
Click "Tools" (or the gear icon in Internet Explorer 9), select "Manage Add-ons". Look for Montera Technologies LTD related entries (Tuvaro Toolbar, tuvaro Helper Object) and disable them. To change your homepage from tuvaro.com to your preferred domain, click "Tools" (or the gear icon in Internet Explorer 9), select "Internet Options", in the opened window, remove tuvaro.com and enter your preferred domain, which will open each time you launch Internet Explorer.
If you continue to have problems with redirects to tuvaro.com, reset your Internet Explorer settings to default.
Windows XP users: Click "Start", click "Run", in the opened window type "inetcpl.cpl". In the opened window click on "Advanced" tab, then click Reset.
Windows Vista and Windows 7 users: Click the Windows logo, in the start search box type "inetcpl.cpl" and click enter. In the opened window click on "Advanced" tab, then click Reset.
Remove Tuvaro toolbar from Google Chrome:
Click on the wrench or bars icon (top right of the screen), select "Tools" and click on "Extensions". Locate "Tuvaro Chrome Toolbar", select it and click on the trash can icon. To change your homepage from tuvaro.com to your preferred domain, click on the wrench (bars) icon, select "Settings". In "On startup" section click "set pages", hover your mouse over tuvaro.com and click the x symbol. Now you can add your preferred website as your homepage.
Remove Tuvaro toolbar from FireFox:
Click "FireFox" (at the top left of the main window), select "Add-ons". Click on "Extensions" and remove "Tuvaro". To reset your homepage click "Tools", then select "Options", in the opened window remove tuvaro.com and enter your preferred domain.
If you continue to have problems with redirects to tuvaro.com, reset your Mozilla FireFox settings to default.
Open Mozilla FireFox, at the top left corner of the main window click "FireFox", in the opened drop down menu choose Help and then click on Troubleshooting Information, in the opened window click on "Reset FireFox" button.
A browser hijacker is a type of adware that alters user's Internet browser settings by changing one's homepage and default Internet search engine to some unwanted website. Most commonly this type of adware infiltrates user's operating system through free software downloads. While browser redirects might seem as a low risk security infection, computer users should know that the websites to which they are being redirected to commonly contain deceptive online advertisements and the Internet search engine that is presented in such websites might return shady Internet search results. Using such websites for one's daily Internet searches might easily end up in privacy issues, identity theft or malware infections.
A computer that is affected by a browser hijacker is exposed to high risk security infections. To prevent further privacy and security issues it's recommended removing any Internet browser settings altering adware as soon as possible. Here are some examples of free software download clients that are used in Tuvaro.com Virus distribution:
To avoid installation of Tuvaro.com Virus be very attentive when downloading and installing free software. If your download is managed by a download client be sure to opt out of installing advertised toolbars or applications that seek to change your homepage and default Internet search engine:
Some of the mentioned free software download clients don't allow downloading the chosen free program if user decides to decline installation of it's offered toolbars, in such cases it's recommended to cancel the installation and look for an alternative download source.
Symptoms indicating that your Internet browsers are affected by a browser hijacker:
- Your homepage and/or default Internet search engine is changed.
- Appearance of new toolbars.
- Slow performance of Internet browsers.
- New Bookmarks or Favorites added.
- You can't change your homepage or default search engine.
- You see online ads on your screen that are not served by the website.
- You get redirected to pages you never intended to visit.
If you are experiencing problems while trying to remove Tuvaro.com Virus from your Internet browsers, please ask for assistance in our malware removal forum.