Tavanero.info Redirect

Also Known As: tavanero.info browser hijacker
Distribution: Moderate
Damage level: Medium

How to eliminate browser redirects to tavanero.info?

What is tavanero.info?

Identical to chromestart4.ru, searchboro.com, ttczmd.com, and a number of other rogue sites, tavanero.info is a fake Internet search engine claiming to enhance the Internet browsing experience by generating improved search results. Judging on appearance alone, tavanero.information may seem legitimate, however, this rogue site is promoted using deceptive software download/installation tools that hijack Internet browsers and stealthily modify various options. In addition, tavanero.information continually tracks users' Internet browsing activity by gathering various user/system data.

tavanero.info browser hijacker

Deceptive download/installation set-ups target Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, and Mozilla Firefox, assigning the new tab URL, homepage, and default search engine options to tavanero.information. In addition, set-ups modify browser shortcuts by appending tavanero.information to each target. Therefore, users encounter unwanted browser redirects to tavanero.information when they open a browser/new browsing tab or attempt to search the Internet. Note that all this is performed without users' consent. Continual unwanted browser redirects significantly diminish the Internet browsing experience. Furthermore, set-ups infiltrate a number of "helper objects" - third party browser extensions and/or applications to reassign the aforementioned settings when attempts are made to change them. Therefore, users are unable to return browsers to their previous states. Be aware that tavanero.information and helper objects gather various data that might be personally identifiable. Examples include search queries, website URLs visited, pages viewed, Internet Protocol (IP) addresses, and geo-locations. This information might be personally identifiable and shared with third parties who generate revenue by misusing personally identifiable details. This behavior can lead to serious privacy issues or even identity theft. If you encounter unwanted redirects to tavanero.information, uninstall all suspicious applications/browser plug-ins (helper objects) immediately and never visit this site again.

The Internet is full of fake Internet search engines that share similarities with tavanero.information. By claiming to generate the most relevant search results, these sites attempt to give the impression of legitimacy. In fact, all fake Internet search engines are designed only to generate revenue for the developers and regular users receive no significant value. Rather than providing the functionality promised, websites such as tavanero.information record private information and cause unwanted browser redirects. In addition, some generate results leading to infectious sites. Therefore, using them can result in high-risk computer infections.

How did tavanero.info install on my computer?

Developers promote tavanero.information using a deceptive marketing method called "bundling". All information regarding modification of browser settings is hidden within the "Custom/Advanced" options of the download or installation processes. Rushing these procedures and skip most/all steps grants set-ups permission to modify various options, exposes the system to risk of various infections, and compromises users' privacy. The more developers promote tavanero.information, the more revenue they generate. Therefore, these installations are never properly disclosed.

How to avoid installation of potentially unwanted applications?

Installation of potentially unwanted programs can be prevented by taking two simple steps. Firstly, never rush when downloading and installing software - select the "Custom/Advanced" settings and carefully analyze each step. Secondly, cancel all third party applications listed for download/installation and never grant set-ups permission to modify options irrelevant to installation.

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Quick menu:

tavanero.info 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 10 and 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.

tavanero.info browser hijacker uninstall via Control Panel

In the uninstall programs window: look for any recently-installed potentially unwanted applications, select these entries and click "Uninstall" or "Remove".

After uninstalling the potentially unwanted program that causes browser redirects to the tavanero.info website, scan your computer for any remaining unwanted components. To scan your computer, use recommended malware removal software.

tavanero.info homepage and default Internet search engine removal from Internet browsers:

Video showing how to remove browser hijackers:

Internet Explorer logoRemove malicious add-ons from Internet Explorer:

Remove tavanero.info-related Internet Explorer add-ons:

Removing tavanero.info related Internet Explorer extensions

Click the "gear" icon Internet Explorer options icon (at the top right corner of Internet Explorer), select "Manage Add-ons". Look for any recently-installed suspicious browser extensions, select such entries and click "Remove".

Fix Internet Explorer shortcut target:

Removing tavanero.info from Internet Explorer shortcut target step 1

This browser hijacker changes the "Target" field of the Internet Explorer shortcut. To fix this, locate the shortcut on your Desktop and click the right mouse button over it. In the opened menu, choose "Properties". In the opened window, locate the Target field and eliminate text (hxxp://www.tavanero.info/...), which is entered after "C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe".

Removing tavanero.info from Internet Explorer shortcut target step 2

Change your homepage:

Removing tavanero.info from Internet Explorer homepage

Click the "gear" icon Internet Explorer options icon (at the top right corner of Internet Explorer), select "Internet Options", in the opened window, remove hxxp://www.tavanero.info and enter your preferred domain, which will open each time you launch Internet Explorer.

Change your default search engine:

Removing tavanero.info from Internet Explorer default search engine

Click 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, then remove "tavanero".

Optional method:

If you continue to have problems with removal of the tavanero.info browser hijacker, 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

Google Chrome logoRemove malicious extensions from Google Chrome:

Remove tavanero.info-related Google Chrome extensions:

Removing tavanero.info related Google Chrome extensions

Click the Chrome menu icon Google Chrome options icon (at the top right corner of Google Chrome), select "Tools" and click "Extensions". Locate any recently-installed suspicious add-ons, select these entries and click the trash can icon.

Fix Google Chrome shortcut target:

Removing tavanero.info from Google Chrome shortcut target step 1

This browser hijacker modifies the "Target" field of the Google Chrome shortcut. To fix this, locate the shortcut on your Desktop and click the right mouse button over it. In the opened menu, choose "Properties". In the opened window, locate the Target field and eliminate all text (hxxp://www.tavanero.info/...), which is entered after "C:\Program Files\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe"

Removing tavanero.info from Google Chrome shortcut target step 2

Change your homepage:

Removing tavanero.info from Google Chrome homepage

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

Change your default search engine:

Removing tavanero.info from Google Chrome default search engine

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 "Search" section, click "Manage Search Engines...", remove "tavanero" and add or select your preferred Internet search engine.

Optional method:

If you continue to have problems with removal of the tavanero.info browser hijacker, reset your Google Chrome browser settings. Click the Chrome menu icon Google Chrome menu icon (at the top right corner of Google Chrome) and select Settings. Scroll down to the bottom of the screen. Click the Advanced… link.

Google Chrome settings reset step 1

After scrolling to the bottom of the screen, click the Reset (Restore settings to their original defaults) button.

Google Chrome settings reset step 2

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

Google Chrome settings reset step 3

Mozilla Firefox logoRemove malicious plug-ins from Mozilla Firefox:

Remove tavanero.info-related Mozilla Firefox add-ons:

Removing tavanero.info related Mozilla Firefox extensions

Click the Firefox menu firefox menu icon (at the top right corner of the main window), select "Add-ons". Click "Extensions", in the opened window, remove any recently-installed suspicious browser plug-ins.

Fix Mozilla Firefox shortcut target:

Removing tavanero.info from Mozilla Firefox shortcut target step 1

This browser hijacker changes the "Target" field of the Mozilla Firefox shortcut. To fix this, locate the shortcut on your Desktop and click the right mouse button over it. In the opened menu, choose "Properties". In the opened window, locate the Target field and eliminate all text (hxxp://www.tavanero.info/...), which is entered after "C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe"

Removing tavanero.info from Mozilla Firefox shortcut target step 2

Change your homepage:

Removing tavanero.info from Mozilla Firefox homepage

To reset your homepage, click the Firefox menu firefox menu icon (at the top right corner of the main window) then select "Options", in the opened window, remove hxxp://www.tavanero.info and enter your preferred domain, which will open each time you start Mozilla Firefox.

Change default search engine:

Removing tavanero.info 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: "tavanero"
Right-click on the found preferences and select "Reset" to restore default values.

Optional method:

Computer users who have problems with tavanero.info browser hijacker 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 Help.

Accessing settings (Reset Firefox to default settings step 1)

Select Troubleshooting Information.

Accessing Troubleshooting Information (Reset Firefox to default settings step 2)

In the opened window, click the Refresh Firefox button.

Clicking on Refresh Firefox button (Reset Firefox to default settings step 3)

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

Confirm your want to reset Firefox settings to default (Reset Firefox to default settings step 4)

safari browser logoRemove malicious extensions 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

Microsoft Edge logoRemove malicious add-ons from Microsoft Edge:

Removing browser hijackers from Microsoft Edge step 1

Click the three horizontal dots icon edge more icon (at the top right corner of Microsoft Edge), select "Extensions". Look for any recently-installed suspicious extensions, right click your mouse on these entries and click "Uninstall".

Removing browser hijackers from Microsoft Edge step 2

Change your homepage:

Changing homepage in Microsoft Edge

Click the three horizontal dots icon edge more icon (at the top right corner of Microsoft Edge), select "Settings", in the opened tab, click the "+ Add new page" link, after entering your preferred URL, remove the link of browser hijackers by clicking the "X" button next to the associated URL.

Change your default search engine:

Changing default Internet search engine in Microsoft Edge

Click the three horizontal dots icon edge more icon (at the top right corner of Microsoft Edge), select "Settings". Click the "View advanced settings" button and select "Change search engine". In the opened tab, select your preferred Internet search engine and click "Set as default".

Optional method:

Click the three horizontal dots icon edge more icon (at the top right corner of Microsoft Edge), and select Settings.

Resetting Microsoft Edge settings step 1

In the opened tab, click the "Choose what to clear" button.

Resetting Microsoft Edge settings step 2

Click Show more and select everything, and then click the "Clear" button.

Resetting Microsoft Edge settings step 3

  • If this did not help, follow these alternative instructions explaining how to reset the Microsoft Edge browser.

Summary:

declining installation of browser hijackers while downloading free software sampleA browser hijacker is a type of adware infection that modifies Internet browser settings by assigning the homepage and default Internet search engine settings to some other (unwanted) website URL. Commonly, this type of adware infiltrates operating systems through free software downloads. If your download is managed by a download client, ensure that you decline offers to install advertised toolbars or applications that seek to change your homepage and default Internet search engine settings.

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