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.
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.
Trovi.com SearchProtect application:
Screenshots of deceptive free software download clients promoting the Trovi.com (Search Protect) browser hijacker:
- What is trovi.com?
- STEP 1. Uninstall "Search Protect" application using Control Panel.
- STEP 2. Remove Trovi.com redirect from Internet Explorer.
- STEP 3. Remove Trovi.com browser hijacker from Google Chrome.
- STEP 4. Remove Trovi.com homepage and default search engine from Mozilla Firefox.
- STEP 5. Remove Trovi.com redirect from Safari.
Trovi.com redirect removal:
Windows 7 users:
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:
Click Start, choose Settings and click Control Panel. Locate and click Add or Remove Programs.
Windows 10 and Windows 8 users:
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:
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.
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.
Trovi.com homepage and default search engine removal from browsers:
Video showing how to remove potentially unwanted browser add-ons:
Remove malicious add-ons from Internet Explorer:
Click on the "gear" 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 Internet search engine:
Click on the "gear" 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".
If you continue to have problems with removal of the trovi virus, 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.
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.
Windows 8 users: Open Internet Explorer and click the gear icon. Select Internet Options.
In the opened window, select the Advanced tab.
Click the Reset button.
Confirm that you wish to reset Internet Explorer settings to default by clicking the Reset button.
Remove malicious extensions from Google Chrome:
Click the Chrome menu 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 Internet search engine:
To change your default search engine in Google Chrome: Click the Chrome menu 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.
If you continue to have problems with removal of the trovi virus, reset your Google Chrome browser settings. Click the Chrome menu 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.
After scrolling to the bottom of the screen, click the Reset browser settings button.
In the opened window, confirm that you wish to reset Google Chrome settings to default by clicking the Reset button.
Remove malicious plugins from Mozilla Firefox:
Click on the Firefox menu (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 Internet 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.
Computer users who have problems with trovi virus removal can reset their Mozilla Firefox settings.
Open Mozilla Firefox, at the top right corner of the main window, click the Firefox menu, in the opened menu, click the Open Help Menu icon,
Select Troubleshooting Information.
In the opened window, click the Reset Firefox button.
In the opened window, confirm that you wish to reset Mozilla Firefox settings to default by clicking the Reset button.
Remove malicious extensions from Safari:
Make sure your Safari browser is active and click Safari menu, then select Preferences...
In the preferences window select the Extensions tab. Look for any recently installed suspicious extensions and uninstall them.
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.
In the preferences window select Search tab and make sure that your preferred Internet search engine is selected.
Make sure your Safari browser is active and click on Safari menu. From the drop down menu select Clear History and Website Data...
In the opened window select all history and click the Clear History 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. 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.
If you are experiencing problems while trying to remove trovi virus from your Internet browsers, please ask for assistance in our malware support forum.
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