The Trovi search hijacker is an example of a standard unwanted program; such applications are promoted massively nowadays. In this article you will see the detailed information of “Trovi” hijacker removal in several tactics: making use of anti-malware software and hand-operated removal procedure.
It is better to prevent, than repair and repent!
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Trovi – What is it?
“Trovi” search hijacker is a potentially unwanted application (PUA)1, that is spread as a plugin for your internet browser. It is usually shared as an add-on for Chrome or Firefox, that helps to search some certain details, for example, about sporting activity events, make your web browser a lot more secure, allow downloading of any web video, et cetera. Also, this app adds the “Managed by your organization” feature (on Chrome browsers).
Nevertheless, the “Trovi” plugin is quite ineffective due to the fact that all such features are already embedded to your browser and/or Windows. Such marketing mottos are targeted at low-skilled computer users, such as pensioners or schoolchildren. However sometimes even experienced users are getting caught on such a lure. In specific scenarios, this hijacker is spread along with free programs.
Here is a details for the Trovi hijacker
|Hosting||AS16509 Amazon.com, Inc.|
Germany, Frankfurt am Main
|Infection Type||Browser Hijacker, Unwanted Application|
|Symptoms||Changed search engine; search queries redirection|
To remove possible virus infections, try to scan your PC
How harmful is Trovi hijacker?
Besides its impracticality, Trovi hijacker is also really hazardous for web browser usage. It changes your search engine to its specific – Trovi.com, and also modifies your background, adding its watermark on your wallpaper (or, sometimes, changing it to default with the specified symptom).
In addition to aesthetic changes done by Trovi hijacker, you can notice that a number of your search questions are redirecting to the unknown web pages, full of web links and promotions – so-called doorway sites. Such websites can have links for malware downloads. The chance of redirecting rises if you attempt to start Google search page forcibly.
However all these actions are far more annoying than truly hazardous. The largest danger, especially for people who have a considerable amount of confidential information in their browsers, is installed in data collecting functions. Cookie files, chats, often-visited websites, and other activities are easily gathered by Trovi hijacker.
How to remove Trovi search hijacker?
- Download and install GridinSoft Anti-Malware.
- Open GridinSoft Anti-Malware and perform a “Standard scan“.
- “Move to quarantine” all items.
- Open “Tools” tab – Press “Reset Browser Settings“.
- Select proper browser and options – Click “Reset”.
- Restart your computer.
Browser hijackers are typically rather very easy to remove. For the most part, they have an independent application that can be found in the list of installed programs. Due to the certain marketing manner of Trovi hijacker, it can be conveniently tracked and erased by hand. Nonetheless, if you got Trovi in the bundle with a free applications, your system may be contaminated with a lot more serious malware – trojans, spyware or even ransomware. That’s why I’d suggest you use anti-malware programs to remove the Trovi PUA and all other malware.
You can make use of Microsoft Defender2 – it is capable of recognizing and removing different malware, including named hijacker. However, serious malware, that might be present on your computer in the discussed situation, can disable the Windows antivirus tool by modifying the Group Policies. To keep away from such situations, it is better to use GridinSoft Anti-Malware.
To detect and eliminate all unwanted programs on your computer with GridinSoft Anti-Malware, it’s better to utilize Standard or Full scan. Quick Scan is not able to find all the viruses, because it checks only the most popular registry entries and folders.
You can see the detected malware sorted by their possible hazard simultaneously with the scan process. But to choose any actions against malware, you need to wait until the scan is finished, or to stop the scan.
To choose the action for every detected virus or unwanted program, click the arrow in front of the name of the detected malicious app. By default, all the viruses will be removed to quarantine.
Reset browser settings to original ones
To reset your browser settings, you are required to use the Reset Browser Settings option. This action cannot be counteracted by any malicious program, hence, you will surely see the result. This action can be located in the Tools tab.
After pressing the Reset Browser Settings option, the menu will be shown, where you can choose, which settings will be reverted to the original.
Deleteing Trovi hijacker manually
Besides using anti-malware software for browser restoration, you may choose the “Reset browser settings” function, which is usually embedded in all popular browsers.
To reset Edge, do the following steps :
- Open “Settings and more” tab in upper right corner, then find here “Settings” button. In the appeared menu, choose “Reset settings” option :
- After picking the Reset Settings option, you will see the following menu, stating about the settings which will be reverted to original :
For Mozilla Firefox, do the next actions :
- Open Menu tab (three strips in upper right corner) and click the “Help” button. In the appeared menu choose “troubleshooting information” :
- In the next screen, find the “Refresh Firefox” option :
After choosing this option, you will see the next message :
If you use Google Chrome
- Open Settings tab, find the “Advanced” button. In the extended tab choose the “Reset and clean up” button :
- In the appeared list, click on the “Restore settings to their original defaults” :
- Finally, you will see the window, where you can see all the settings which will be reset to default :
Opera can be reset in the next way
- Open Settings menu by pressing the gear icon in the toolbar (left side of the browser window), then click “Advanced” option, and choose “Browser” button in the drop-down list. Scroll down, to the bottom of the settings menu. Find there “Restore settings to their original defaults” option :
- After clicking the “Restore settings…” button, you will see the window, where all settings, which will be reset, are shown :
As an afterword, I want to say that time plays against you and your PC. The activity of browser hijacker must be stopped as soon as possible, because of the possibility of other malware injection. This malware can be downloaded autonomously, or offered for you to download in one of the windows with advertisements, which are shown to you by the hijacker. You need to act as fast as you can.
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Browser hijackers are among the largest and also disruptive kinds of malware. I published this article to help you, so I wish you will help me to make the computer world completely clean of malware. Please, share this article in the social networks you use – Twitter, Reddit, Facebook – wherever. Wilbur Woodham
How to Remove Trovi?
Description: Trovi - a lot of users became a victim of browser hijacker. I have a lot of friends who literally bombed me with the questions like “how to remove Trovi?”. In this article we will show you how to deal with Trovi (Trovi.com), which may corrupt your browser’s correct performance, and create a lot of troubles while you are working.
Operating System: Windows
Application Category: Browser Hijacker
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