Trovi.com Redirect

Also Known As: Trovi Virus
Distribution: Moderate
Damage level: <strong>Medium</strong>

Trovi.com redirect removal instructions

What is Trovi.com?

The Trovi.com browser hijacker infiltrates users' Internet browsers (Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, and Mozilla Firefox) through free software downloads. This website is created by Conduit Ltd (operated by ClientConnect Ltd) and distributed using a deceptive software marketing method called 'bundling'. Internet users commonly install this browser settings-changing adware (capable of modifying the homepage and default search engine fields) when downloading or installing freeware. Computer users should be aware that, today, most free software download websites use 'download clients' to offer installation of advertised browser plug-ins together with free software chosen for download. Thus, reckless freeware downloading and installation can result in adware infections.

At time of research, Trovi.com redirected visitors to Bing.com (a legitimate Internet search engine), however, Trovi.com should not be trusted since it tracks users' Internet browsing activity by recording user IDs, user language, Internet Protocol (IP) addresses, geographic locations of devices from which users access the web, web pages visited, and content accessed. Having this browser hijacker installed on your Internet browsers can lead to privacy issues and identity theft.

Trovi.com redirect virus

The Trovi.com browser hijacker is similar to other adware created by Conduit Ltd including, for example, Value Apps, Conduit search, and Vuze toolbar. Potentially unwanted applications created by this company are especially annoying since they install together with a program called 'Search Protect'. This program blocks users' attempts to change their Internet browser homepage and default search engine settings. To avoid installation of such browser hijackers, computer users should be attentive when downloading freeware. If your download is managed by a download client, opt-out of installation of advertised browser plug-ins by clicking the 'decline' button. When installing downloaded free programs, choose the 'Advanced' or 'Custom' options - this will reveal installation of bundled browser extensions. Computer users who experience redirects to Trovi.com should use this removal guide to eliminate adware from their Internet browser/s.

Screenshots of deceptive free software download clients promoting the Trovi.com (Search Protect) browser hijacker:

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Quick menu:

Trovi.com redirect removal:

Windows 7 users:

Accessing Programs and Features (uninstall) in Windows 7

Click "Start" ("Windows Logo" at the bottom left corner of your desktop), choose "Control Panel". Locate "Programs" and click "Uninstall a program".

Windows XP users:

Accessing Add or Remove Programs in Windows XP

Click "Start", choose "Settings" and click "Control Panel". Locate and click "Add or Remove Programs".

Windows 8 users:

Accessing Programs and Features (uninstall) in Windows 8

Right-click in the lower left corner of the screen, in the Quick Access Menu select Control Panel. In the opened window choose "Programs and Features".

Mac OSX users:

Uninstall app in OSX (Mac)

Click “Finder”, in the opened screen select “Applications”. Drag the app from the Applications folder to the Trash (located in your Dock), then right click the Trash icon and select “Empty Trash”.

trovi.com (search protect) browser hijacker uninstall via Control Panel

In the uninstall programs window: look for "Search Protect" (by Client Connect LTD) select this entry and click "Uninstall" or "Remove".

After uninstalling potentially unwanted programs (which cause browser redirects to the Trovi.com website), scan your computer for any remaining unwanted components. To scan your computer, use recommended malware removal software. Remove all entries that this program detects to ensure your PC is clean from any possible spyware and malware infections.

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Trovi.com homepage and default search engine removal from browsers:

Video showing how to remove potentially unwanted browser add-ons:

Internet Explorer Google Chrome Mozilla Firefox Safari

Internet Explorer logoRemove Trovi.com redirect from Internet Explorer:

Change homepage:

Removing trovi.com from Internet Explorer homepage

Click on the "gear" icon Internet Explorer options icon (at the top right corner of Internet Explorer) select "Internet Options". In the opened window, remove Trovi.com and enter your preferred domain, which will open each time you launch Internet Explorer.

Change default search engine:

Removing Trovi.com from Internet Explorer default search engine settings

Click on the "gear" icon Internet Explorer options icon (at the top right corner of Internet Explorer) select "Manage Add-ons". In the opened window select "Search Providers", set "Google", "Bing", or any other preferred search engine as your default and then remove "Trovi Search".

Optional method:

If you continue to have problems with removal of the trovi.com redirect, 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 the "Advanced" tab, then click Reset.

Resetting Internet Explorer settings to default on Windows XP

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 the "Advanced" tab, then click Reset.

Resetting Internet Explorer settings to default on Windows 7

Windows 8 users: Open Internet Explorer and click the "gear" icon. Select "Internet Options".

Reseting Internet Explorer settings to default in Windows 8 - accessing

In the opened window, select the "Advanced" tab.

Resetting Internet Explorer settings to default on Windows 8 - Internet options advanced tab

Click the "Reset" button.

Resetting Internet Explorer settings to default on Windows 8 - click the Reset button in the Internet options advanced tab

Confirm that you wish to reset Internet Explorer settings to default by clicking the "Reset" button.

Resetting Internet Explorer settings to default on Windows 8 - confirm settings reset to default by clicking the reset button

Internet Explorer Google Chrome Mozilla Firefox Safari

Google Chrome logoRemove Trovi.com redirect from Google Chrome:

Change homepage:

Removing trovi.com from Google Chrome homepage

Click the Chrome menu icon Google Chrome options icon (at the top right corner of Google Chrome) select "Settings". In "On startup" section click "set pages", hover your mouse over Trovi.com and click the x symbol. Now you can add your preferred website as your homepage.

Change default search engine:

Removing trovi.com from Google Chrome default search engine settings

To change your default search engine in Google Chrome: Click the Chrome menu icon Google Chrome options icon (at the top right corner of Google Chrome) select "Settings", in the "Search" section click "Manage Search Engines...", remove "Trovi Search" and add or select your preferred domain.

Optional method:

If you continue to have problems with removal of the trovi.com redirect, reset your Google Chrome browser settings. Click the Chrome menu icon Google Chrome options icon (at the top right corner of Google Chrome) and select "Tools". From the opened menu, select "Extensions". In the opened window, select "Settings" (at the left corner of the screen). Scroll down to the bottom of the screen. Click the "Show advanced settings…" link.

Resetting Google Chrome setting to default - accessing settings

After scrolling to the bottom of the screen, click the "Reset browser settings" button.

Resetting Google Chrome settings to default - advanced settings

In the opened window, confirm that you wish to reset Google Chrome settings to default by clicking the "Reset" button.

Resetting Google Chrome settings to default - confirm that you want to reset Chrome settings to default by clicking the Reset button

Internet Explorer Google Chrome Mozilla Firefox Safari

Mozilla Firefox logoRemove Trovi.com redirect from Mozilla Firefox:

Change homepage:

Removing trovi.com from Mozilla Firefox homepage

Click on the Firefox menu firefox menu icon (at the top right corner of the main window) then select "Options", in the opened window remove Trovi.com and enter your preferred domain.

Change default search engine:

Removing trovi.com from Mozilla Firefox default search engine

In the URL address bar, type about:config and press Enter.
Click "I'll be careful, I promise!".
In the search filter at the top, type: "trovi"
Right-click on the found preferences and select "Reset" to restore default values.

Optional method:

Computer users who have problems with trovi.com redirect removal can reset their Mozilla Firefox settings.

Open Mozilla Firefox, at the top right corner of the main window, click the Firefox menu, firefox menu icon in the opened menu, click the "Open Help Menu" icon, firefox help menu

Resettings Mozilla Firefox settings to default - accessing settings window

Select "Troubleshooting Information".

Resetting Mozilla Firefox settings to default - accessing

In the opened window, click the "Reset Firefox" button.

Resetting Mozilla Firefox settings to default - clicking the

In the opened window, confirm that you wish to reset Mozilla Firefox settings to default by clicking the "Reset" button.

Resetting Mozilla Firefox settings to default - confirming settings reset

Internet Explorer Google Chrome Mozilla Firefox Safari

safari browser logoRemove trovi.com redirect from Safari:

Removing browser hijackers from safari step 1 - accessing preferences

Make sure your Safari browser is active and click “Safari” menu, then select “Preferences...

removing browser hijacker from safari step 2 - removing extensions

In the preferences window select the “Extensions” tab. Look for any recently installed suspicious extensions and uninstall them.

Removing browser hijackers from safari step 3 - changing homepage

In the preferences window select “General” tab and make sure that your homepage is set to a preferred URL, if its altered by a browser hijacker - change it.

removing browser hijackers from safari step 4 - changing the default Internet search engine

In the preferences window select “Search” tab and make sure that your preferred Internet search engine is selected.

Optional method:

Make sure your Safari browser is active and click on “Safari” menu. From the drop down menu select “Clear History and Website Data...

resetting safari step 1

In the opened window select “all history” and click the “Clear History” button.

resetting safari step 2

Summary:

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 browser hijackers distribution:

Free software download managers distributing browser hijackers

To avoid installation of trovi 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:

Declining installation of browser hijackers

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.

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