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.
|Threat Type||Browser Hijacker, Redirect, Search Hijacker, Toolbar, Unwanted New Tab|
|Symptoms||Manipulated Internet browser(s) settings (homepage, default Internet search engine, new tab settings). User's are forced to visit hijacker's website and search the Internet using their search engines.|
|Distribution methods||Deceptive pop-up ads, free software installers (bundling), fake flash player installers.|
|Damage||Internet browsing tracking (potential privacy issues), displaying of unwanted ads, redirects to shady websites.|
|Malware Removal (Windows)|
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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:
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- 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.
- STEP 6. Remove rogue plug-ins from Microsoft Edge.
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 (Windows OS):
Video showing how to remove trovi.com redirects using Combo Cleaner (Mac OS):
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 Settings. Scroll down to the bottom of the screen. Click the Advanced… link.
After scrolling to the bottom of the screen, click the Reset (Restore settings to their original defaults) 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 Help.
Select Troubleshooting Information.
In the opened window, click the Refresh Firefox button.
In the opened window, confirm that you wish to reset Mozilla Firefox settings to default by clicking the Refresh Firefox 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.
Remove malicious extensions from Microsoft Edge:
Click the Edge menu icon (at the top right corner of Microsoft Edge), select "Extensions". Locate any recently-installed suspicious browser add-ons, and remove them.
Change your homepage and new tab settings:
Click the Edge menu icon (at the top right corner of Microsoft Edge), select "Settings". In the "On startup" section look for the name of the browser hijacker and click "Disable".
Change your default Internet search engine:
To change your default search engine in Microsoft Edge: Click the Edge menu icon (at the top right corner of Microsoft Edge), select "Privacy and services", scroll to bottom of the page and select "Address bar". In the "Search engines used in address bar" section look for the name of the unwanted Internet search engine, when located click the "Disable" button near it. Alternatively you can click on "Manage search engines", in the opened menu look for unwanted Internet search engine. Click on the puzzle icon near it and select "Disable".
If you continue to have problems with removal of the trovi virus, reset your Microsoft Edge browser settings. Click the Edge menu icon (at the top right corner of Microsoft Edge) and select Settings.
In the opened settings menu select Reset settings.
Select Restore settings to their default values. In the opened window, confirm that you wish to reset Microsoft Edge settings to default by clicking the Reset button.
- If this did not help, follow these alternative instructions explaining how to reset the Microsoft Edge browser.
A 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.
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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