Trovi.com is a homepage hijacker also called Browser Hijacker, which is installed by browser extensions or addons. This homepage hijacker is bundled with freeware to promote Trovi Search and to make money using advertisements within the search results. Once this Trovi.com browser hijacker is installed on your computer, the default search engine and homepage for Internet Explorer, Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox is replaced with Trovi.com. This Trovi.com homepage is not malicious process itself and may not be called a virus, but it does change security settings within your favorite browser and is distributed by freeware. Please be aware what you install on your computer. The Trovi.com browser hijacker is most likely installed by the computer user itself because it’s offered during the installation process.
It is advised to always read the Terms and Agreements before installing software on your computer. Do never click too fast thru the installation process [Next] button of software as you will agree to software you might not want to install. If the installer offers a Advanced or Custom option button, click it to find out if there is any other malicious software offered and installed during the installation process.
Remove Trovi.com homepage
Follow all steps in correct order to completely and successfully remove Trovi.com.
This is important: if you have any problem during this removal instruction in order to remove this threat, please stop.
This post is updated at 22-12-2014 to help you get rid of Trovi
Step 3 – Scan your computer using MalwareBytes Anti-Malware free to clean your computer from adware, viruses
Remove Trovi.com using AdwCleaner
AdwCleaner will scan your computer for malicious Services, Folder, Files, Shortcuts, Registry items and Products. As AdwCleaner tries to delete these malicious content it will also clean the Internet Explorer, Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox browser. We strongly recommend using AdwCleaner several times a month to keep your computer clean from adware, popups, browser hijackers or toolbars.
Select AdwCleaner.exe with right mouse click and Run as Administrator
If User Account Control asks you to allow AdwCleaner.exe to make changes to your computer, press Yes to continue.
Start scanning your computer for any malicious threats by selecting the Scan button, please wait.
AdwCleaner will now start scanning your computer. If AdwCleaner is done, it will display a list of malicious items detected, please uncheck the items you do not want to remove that might be detected as malicious.
If you have nothing to uncheck, continue to the removal process and select the Clean button.
AdwCleaner will display the following informational alerts and starts rebooting the computer.
All programs will be closed in order to proceed correctly to the removal of the infections. Please save any work in progress and the click [OK]
If you have been brought to use AdwCleaner, it’s probably because your PC contained potentially unwanted programs or adware.
Potentially unwanted programs are often proposed during the installation of software. They may be present form of toolbars that sometimes change the homepage of the browser and slow internet browsing.
To avoid the installation of these programs polluting the computer, it is essential to follow these tips:
– Always download a program from the official link, or a trusted site
– If third-party programs are available (toolbars, etc) uncheck them.
– Enable detection of PUP (Potentially Unwanted Program) in your Antivirus.
AdwCleaner must restart the computer to complete the removal process. The report will be opened on the next reboot.
After the reboot a logfile will open. The logfile in Windows XP and Windows 7 will open once the desktop is started. To open the logfile in Windows 8 you need to switch to the Desktop modus by selecting windows key + d on your keyboard.
If you want to check the AdwCleaner log, you can find the report log in your system drive, Adwcleaner folder (for example: C:\adwcleaner)
Remove Trovi.com left overs using Junkware Removal Tool
Junkware Removal Tool will not only remove this threat from your computer, but Junkware Removal Tool will scan and remove any threat from your computer that is malicious. Junkware Removal Tool is a great tool to completely clean your computer from any threat and highly recommended to use frequently to keep your computer clean and healthy. Best of all it’s free and updated regularly.
Select JRT.exe with right mouse click and Run as Administrator
If User Account Control asks you to allow JRT.exe to make changes to your computer, press Yes to continue.
As described on thisisudax.org
Junkware Removal Tool is a security utility that searches for and removes common adware, toolbars, and potentially unwanted programs (PUPs) from your computer. A common tactics among freeware publishers is to offer their products for free, but bundle them with PUPs in order to earn revenue. This tool will help you remove these types of programs.
Please note: Close all your browsers, save any work and then press any key to continue.
Your desktop may blink or a new window may open during the scan and removal process of junkware removal tool.
When Junkware Removal Tool is done scanning and removing malicious items from your computer a logfile will open.
Reset Internet Explorer, Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox to default settings
Occasionally it is advised to restore your browser to default settings, as this threat is installed by many different applications. Restoring is the easiest and fastest way to get rid of this threat. Please know when you restore to default settings all your personal settings will be lost. If you do agree to continue to reset your Internet Explorer, Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox browser to default settings see our instructions.
Reset Internet Explorer to default settings
- Open Internet Explorer
- goto “wrench” icon in top right corner
- Select Internet Options
- Goto tab Advanced
- Select Reset button
- Enable Delete personal Settings
- Click Reset button
- Restart Internet Explorer
Reset Google Chrome to default settings
- Open Google Chrome
- Goto the three stripes in the right top corner (menu)
- Select Settings
- Scroll down to the end of the page, search for + Show advanced settings
- Scroll down once again to the end of the page and click Reset browser settings button
- Click Reset once more
Reset Mozilla Firefox to default settings
- Open Mozilla Firefox
- Goto the three stripes in the top right corner
- Select the Question Mark
- Select Troubleshooting Information in the menu.
- Click the Reset Firefox button and confirm Reset Firefox again the pop-up.
Notice: Old data from Firefox will be placed on your Windows Desktop in a folder called “Old Firefox data”.
As restoring to default settings for Firefox didn’t work out as expected you can restore this folder, otherwise delete this folder from your desktop.