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Danger level 7
Type: Adware
Common infection symptoms:
  • Connects to the internet without permission
  • Shows commercial adverts
  • Annoying Pop-up's is a search engine which is set as your default search provider and home page if you pay no attention to the installation process of a program called Groovorio. The program is a browser add-on, and it is compatible with Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, and Mozilla Firefox. The Groovorio program is promoted at; however, the website contains no download button. The browser plug-in is available on Chrome Web Store and may be bundled with other free programs.

The Groovorio program is aimed at helping you access your favorite websites in no time. It enables you to customize your new browser tabs by filling them with links to various websites, including Facebook, YouTube, Twitter,, Amazon, eBay, and many other websites.

The program is maintained by IronSource Ltd, which collects some non-personally identifiable information, such as your IP address, search query terms, browsing history, the URLs of the websites you access, and some other details. According to the privacy policy of the program distributing the search engine, the program does not collect personal information such as name, address, and phone number.

The Groovorio adware program may also provide you with third-party advertisements, which you should ignore if you want to avoid unreliable websites. We recommend that you ignore those ads because IronSource is not liable for third-parties; the company has no control over the activities of the sponsors of the program, which means that you interact with Groovorio advertisements at your own risk. is known to use the advertisement hosting server, which is commonly used by other search engine and adware programs.

As regards the search engine, it is important to note that the changes within your browsers can be prevented. If you do no deselect three check boxes, get ready for various advertisements and sponsored links. The startup page of the search engine displays advertisements that have nothing to do with your earlier search terms and present browsing interests. In order to get rid of all those advertisements and sponsored links displayed on the search engine results page, remove from the computer and make sure that the operating system is properly protected against malware and spyware.

We recommend that you remove from the computer using a powerful spyware removal tool because after uninstalling the Groovorio adware, no changes are made within your browsers, and you have to restore your former settings manually. Below you will find our step-by-step instructions on how to remove, but we advise you to implement SpyHunter. In case you are determined to remove manually, scan the computer after removing the program to make sure that all the components of the adware program are deleted.

How to remove

Windows Vista and Windows 7

  1. Click Start.
  2. Select Control Panel.
  3. Click Uninstall a program.
  4. Remove the adware program.

Windows XP

  1. Open the Start menu.
  2. Click Control Panel.
  3. Select Add or Remove Programs.
  4. Uninstall Groovorio.

Windows 8

  1. Press Win+R and enter control panel.
  2. Click OK.
  3. Select Uninstall a program.
  4. Remove the unwanted adware program.

Remove from the browsers

Internet Explorer

  1. Press Alt+T and click Internet Options.
  2. Open the General tab and change the home page.
  3. Click OK.
  4. Press Alt+T and click Manage Add-ons.
  5. Make sure that the Toolbar and Extensions section contains no unwanted extensions.
  6. In the Search Providers section, set a new default search provider.

Mozilla Firefox

  1. Press Alt+T and click Options.
  2. Change the home page on the General tab and click OK.
  3. Press Ctrl+Shift+A and click Extensions.
  4. Remove unwanted extensions.
  5. Close the tab.
  6. Click the search engine icon next to the search box and set a new search provider.

Google Chrome

  1. Alt+F and point to Tools.
  2. Click Extensions and remove unwanted extensions.
  3. Click Settings on the left side of the browser window.
  4. Under On Startup, select the last option and click Set pages.
  5. Set a new startup page.
  6. Under Search, click Manage search engines and set a new search provider.
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  1. John Virnig Nov 19, 2014

    My opinion is that by using devious tactics to install unwanted software on user's computers is unforgivable, particularly when companies such as Adobe do it with every new "version" of their software. So when Groovio showed up all over the damned place after my kid installed a well known (and previously respected) PDF tool called CutePDF I was more than unhappy.

    Thanks for providing instructions on how to remove it.

  2. pAshag Dec 10, 2014

    Can you Help me to install Groovorio Search page ??? where can I download installation with this search Hijacker? Help me with it please, really need it!


  3. Berhow Jan 18, 2015

    When trying to uninstall Groovorio, it says that I need to close down browsers. Problem is that I do not have any browsers open... Help please!!!

  4. Dave Mohn Mar 12, 2015

    if you can't find groovorio in you programs how can you uninstall it in firefox

  5. Steve Smith Jun 25, 2015

    Never wanted you service in the first place.

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