- Annoying Pop-up's
- Slow internet connection
- Connects to the internet without permission
- Installs itself without permissions
- Hijacks homepage
- Changes default search engine
If your default search engine has been changed for Trovigo.com, check whether you have recently installed any Conduit toolbar. This search engine is known to be used as a component by browser extensions from the Conduit family. Generally, these extensions may modify your default home page and search engine to search.conduit.com, but as of late they have been noticed to be using Trovigo.com as well. You can remove Trovigo.com from your computer manually, but it would be for the best to scan the system with a reliable computer security application as well, because there might be other unwanted applications installed on your PC as well.
It should be pointed out that Trovigo.com is not a genuine browser hijacker. Browser hijackers enter the system surreptitiously and then modify your browser settings without your permission. In case of Trovigo.com, you are usually asked whether you want your browser settings changed or not. For example, when it arrives with BT syndication 7 Toolbar or Tuto4pc SP Toolbar (both Conduit products), the option that enables the application to modify your browser settings is usually not checked. Hence, we can make an assumption that users often just check various options on the installers to go through the setup as fast as possible, without even paying close attention to what is written.
Conduit toolbars may have their own official distribution pages, but users seldom come across them. In fact, they are more often distributed in bundles with freeware applications. For example, Trovigo.com is known to be bundled with Brothersoft installers. Thus, if Trovigo.com is set as your default home page, chances are that you have installed not only Conduit toolbar, but some other potentially unwanted application as well.
Trovigo.com cannot do much harm on its own, because it is merely a search engine that makes use of customized Bing page to provide you with search results. Nevertheless, the website is often embedded with various flash advertisements that are your biggest security concern at the moment. The problem is that Trovigo.com does not review the content of the advertisements and they are always full of third party content that may prove to be detrimental to your computer security.
You should avoid clicking the ads displayed by Trovigo.com, because you could be redirected to unfamiliar and even potentially dangerous websites to increase their web traffic count, to make you participate in various online marketing surveys, or even expose you to potentially malicious cyber threats.
Remove Trovigo.com and related applications from your computer and then invest in a powerful antimalware tool that will ensure your PC is protected safeguarded against other future threats. Also, do not hesitate to contact us if you have any further questions on the topic.
How to uninstall undesirable applications
Windows Vista & Windows 7
Modify browser settings