What is ClientConnect Ltd?
ClientConnect Ltd is a company that is infamous for development and distribution of browser hijackers, namely Trovi. This hijacker has a variety of names, including Lab.trovi.com, Trovi, Trovi.com, and so on. Nevertheless, all versions of ClientConnect Ltd browser hijackers as one are set to replace user’s web browser’s default start page, search provider, and a new tab window with hxxp://www.trovi.com. Although it renders Bing search results, it’s very important that people understand the difference between Bing and Bing powered by Trovi Search search results. In fact, those delivered by Bing powered Trovi Search are very likely to be corrupted, i.e. filled with sponsored links and advertisements. On top of that, this unfair company is also blamed for privacy violation since it uses tracking cookies without user’s authorization and starts investigating what websites the user views, what content he/she enters while visiting them, clicks, search terms, and so on. However, it may also gather IP address, PC’s location, email address, and some pieces of personally identifiable information.
Another noteworthy fact is that ClientConnect hijackers are always accompanied by Search Protect browser helper object. This tool does not allow making any changes to the web browser’s settings, what means that it will block user’s attempts to replace hxxp://www.trovi.com redirect virus with another search provider. However, even if you are not allowed to remove ClientConnect Ltd browser hijackers, don’t give up. Although this task may be challenging if you are attempting to initiate it manually, with the help of Reimage or another reputable anti-spyware you will easily get rid of hxxp://www.trovi.com virus and all its counterparts.
How did ClientConnect Ltd hijack my computer?
ClientConnect Ltd adware supports Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer, and Safari web browsers. It means that each of them may be hijacked by setting hxxp://www.trovi.com as a default start page and search provider. Such scenario usually happens when users rush freeware’s installation. Trovi Search by Client Connect Ltd is basically spread via software packages. If you would closely investigate Advanced/Custom installation settings of Manuals Search, Install Converter or another freeware (mainly toolbars from ourtoolbar.com) that is involved in the distribution of this hijacker, you will see a suspicious check box claiming that you agree to set Trovi Search as a default start page and hxxp://www.trovi.com as a default search provider. In order to protect your web browser from unauthorized changes, yourself from exposure to malicious websites, and your privacy from being violated, you should avoid downloading and installing questionable freewares. Besides, instead of Quick or General installation mode get used to checking Advanced or Custom settings because it’s the only way to see and deselect additional components of a software package.
How to remove ClientConnect Ltd virus?
ClientConnect Ltd redirect viruses or browser hijackers are similar to the others, for example, they may redirect people to questionable websites, display misleading ads during their browsing, spy on them, use PC’s resources, and so on. Therefore, you should never keep Trovi Search, ClientConnect Ltd adware or browser hijacker installed. As we have already noted, this company may use Search Protect helper object and prevent you from removing any of its products. That’s why our recommendation would be to use a powerful anti-malware.