Written by Tomas Meskauskas
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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.