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Danger level 7
Type: Adware
Common infection symptoms:
  • Annoying Pop-up's
  • Cant change my homepage
  • Shows commercial adverts
  • Connects to the internet without permission
  • Hijacks homepage
  • Changes default search engine

Trovi Search

Trovi Search is a browser hijacker that enters your computer secretly. Users install this unwanted application onto their computers themselves, but they are not informed about the oncoming browser modifications. What is more, if you want to remove Trovi Search for good, you will have to get rid of a list of unwanted applications that the browser hijacker has arrived with. Trovi Search never comes alone, so if you do not know which programs have to be removed from your system, scan the PC with SpyHunter free scanner, and you will get a list of unwanted programs immediately.

This browser hijacker is very intrusive, and it affects all main browsers – Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox and Internet Explorer. When particular system changes are made, the hijacker modifies your default homepage and search engine to Since this website looks reliable, it may take some time until user finally understands that something has gone awry. Nevertheless, the box with commercial advertisements right below the Trovi search bar should be enough of a proof that your system’s security has been compromised. Needless to say, that you should never perform any web search via Trovi Search.

This browser hijacker often travels with Conduit toolbars and Search Protect. Conduit toolbars make up a big group of potentially unwanted applications. Most of them have their own homepages with working download links, but it is obvious that users seldom download freeware apps from their official websites. Conduit toolbars are often bundled with other freeware programs at third-party websites. Our research experts say that for the most part the apps that bring Trovi Search along come from popular Java plug-in and media player updates that also offer Search Protect. You can find these updates on numerous websites, but it is important to realize that you should download updates only from official vendors’ websites.

If you initiate the installation for a Conduit toolbar or Search Protect, then Trovi Search will enter your browser, and it will try to expose you to potentially corrupted content. What is more, even if this browser hijacker looks like a genuine search provider, it makes use of custom Bing search engine to provide you with search results. Thus, there is nothing reliable or original about Trovi Search so you can remove this browser hijacker at ease.

You have to uninstall Search Protect via Control Panel to delete hijacker’s files, but you will also need to restore your browser settings manually, because automatic uninstall does not revert homepage and search engine settings. Also, do consider investing in a legitimate antispyware application that would help you ensure your PC is secure all of the time. Do not forget that such infections seldom come alone.

How to remove Trovi Search

Windows 8

  1. Move mouse cursor to the bottom right of the screen.
  2. When Charm bar appears click Settings and go to Control Panel.
  3. Select Uninstall a program and remove Search Protect.

Windows Vista & Windows 7

  1. Open Start menu and click Control Panel.
  2. Go to Uninstall a program and remove Search protect.

Windows XP

  1. Open Start menu and navigate to Control Panel.
  2. Select Add or remove programs and uninstall Search Protect.

Restore your browser settings

Internet Explorer

  1. Press Alt+T and click Internet options.
  2. Change your homepage address under General tab and click OK.
  3. Press Alt+T and go to Manage add-ons.
  4. Select Search providers on the left pane.
  5. Set a new default search engine and remove Trovi Search.

Mozilla Firefox

  1. Click the search engine icon on the left of search box (top right corner).
  2. Select Manage search engines on drop-down menu.
  3. Remove Trovi Search from the list and click OK.
  4. Press Alt+T and click Options.
  5. Change your homepage address under General tab and press OK.

Google Chrome

  1. Press Alt+F and go to Settings.
  2. Mark Open a specific page or set of pages under On Stratup.
  3. Click Set pages and change your homepage. Click OK.
  4. Select Manage search engines under Search.
  5. Set a new default search engine and delete Trovi Search. Press Done.
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