(11/100) redirect. How to remove? (Uninstall guide)

by ,   Also known as trovi virus, hijack | Type: Browser Hijackers

What is is another search site, which is promoted using unfair methods. Beware that you may easily let it to your computer when downloading freeware, shareware and similar software without monitoring its installation. If this page appeared on each of your web browsers out of nowhere, you must have installed some suspicious freeware that was involved to Trovi promotion. When keeping this questionable search engine on your computer, you should be prepared for continuous redirections to unknown websites, commercial pop-up ads and similar things that may initiate serious problems for you when browsing on the Internet. Of course, they are caused as soon as PC is rebooted and the only way to avoid them is to remove virus from the system. We think that you should get rid of it for some other reasons as well.. Beware that may also alter your homepage/ start page settings, slow down each of your web browsers or even install its toolbar without your permission asked. So, no matter how trustworthy looks, it’s clear that it was created for advertising and monetization. Because of these manipulations, users have started labeling it as virus and call it Trovi virus. If you want to receive trustworthy search results, you should remove this program from your computer. For that we highly recommend using reputable anti-spyware that is capable to detect all sorts of viruses. For the removal of hijacker we recommend you to use SpyHunter.

HOW CAN hijack MY COMPUTER? can show up on the system after downloading freeware and shareware. Typically, it enters computers in a bundle with games, tools and other utilities that are actively promoted on the Internet for free. If you want to download some free application and want to avoid such program, you should remember to choose a Custom or Advanced program’s installation method and uncheck these check boxes that say that you agree to download Trovi Toolbar or change your start page to If you missed this check box, you should easily notice several changes in your system settings. If your homepage was accidentally set to, you are suffering from annoying pop-up ads, slow downs and similar PC-related issues, we have to encourage you not to wait because this program may redirect you to unknown websites that may infect your computer with other suspicious and sometimes even dangerous websites. In addition, it may start tracking your browsing on the web and may collect various information about them. If you think that your search terms, mostly visited websites, data that you enter when visiting specific websites and similar information shouldn't be revealed to unknown parties, you shouldn't leave Trovi virus on your computer. The removal of this program is not a hard thing. For that you should just follow this guide and fix your computer:


If you are annoyed by continuous redirections to, you should remove this program from your computer. For that, you can use these instructions:

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Manual redirect Removal Guide

Step 1: Uninstall and related programs

Windows Mac OS X Step 2

Remove from Windows 7 / Vista / XP systems

  • Click Start Control Panel Programs and Features (if you are Windows XP user, click on Add/Remove Programs).

Remove from Windows 10 / Windows 8 systems

  • If you are Windows 10 / Windows 8 user, then right-click in the lower left corner of the screen. Once Quick Access Menu shows up, select Control Panel and Uninstall a Program.
Uninstall and related programs
  • Here, look for or any other recently installed suspicious programs.
  • Uninstall them and click OK to save these changes.
Right click on each of suspicious entries and select 'Uninstall'
Windows Mac OS X Step 2

Remove from Mac OS X system

If you are using OS X, click Go button at the top left of the screen and select Applications.

Cick 'Go' and select 'Applications'

Wait until you see Applications folder and look for or any other suspicious programs on it. Now right click on every of such entries and select Move to Trash.

Click on every malicious entry and select 'Move to Trash'

Step 2: Remove from Windows shortcuts

Step 3
  • Right click on the shortcut of Mozilla Firefox and select Properties.
Right click on browsers' icon and select 'Properties'
  • Go to Shortcut tab and look at the Target field. Delete malicious URL that is related to your virus.
Select 'Shortcut' tab and delete '' or other suspicious URL

Repeat steps that are given above with all browsers' shortcuts, including Internet Explorer and Google Chrome. Make sure you check all locations of these shortcuts, including Desktop, Start Menu and taskbar.

Step 3: Uninstall from each of your web browsers

Internet Explorer Mozilla Firefox Google Chrome Safari Step 4

Remove from Internet Explorer (IE)

Remove dangerous add-ons
  • Open Internet Explorer, click on the Gear icon (IE menu) on the top right corner of the browser and choose Manage Add-ons.
Click on menu icon and select 'Manage add-ons'
  • You will see a Manage Add-ons window. Here, look for and other suspicious plugins. Disable these entries by clicking Disable:
Right click on each of malicious entries and select 'Disable' Change your homepage if it was altered by virus:
  • Click on the gear icon (menu) on the top right corner of the browser and select Internet Options. Stay in General tab.
  • Here, remove malicious URL and enter preferable domain name. Click Apply to save changes.
Delete malicious URL, enter your desired domain name and click 'Apply' to save changes Reset Internet Explorer
  • Click on the gear icon (menu) again and select Internet options. Go to Advanced tab.
  • Here, select Reset.
  • When in the new window, check Delete personal settings and select Reset again to complete removal.
Go to 'Advanced' tab and click on 'Reset' button. Now select 'Delete personal settings' and click on 'Reset' button again
Internet Explorer Mozilla Firefox Google Chrome Safari Step 4

Remove from Mozilla Firefox (FF)

Remove dangerous extensions
  • Open Mozilla Firefox, click on the menu icon (top right corner) and select Add-ons Extensions.
Click on menu icon and select 'Add-ons'
  • Here, select and other questionable plugins. Click Remove to delete these entries.
Select 'Extensions' and look for malicious entries. Click 'Remove' to get rid of each of them Change your homepage if it was altered by virus:
  • Click on the menu (top right corner), choose Options General.
  • Here, delete malicious URL and enter preferable website or click Restore to default.
  • Click OK to save these changes.
When in 'General' tab, delete malicious URL from 'Home Page' section or click on 'Restore to Default' button. Click 'OK' to save changes Reset Mozilla Firefox
  • Click on the Firefox menu on the top left and click on the question mark. Here, choose Troubleshooting Information.
Click on menu icon and then on '?'. Select 'Troubleshooting Information'
  • Now you will see Reset Firefox to its default state message with Reset Firefox button. Click this button for several times and complete removal.
Click on 'Reset Firefox' button for a couple of times
Internet Explorer Mozilla Firefox Google Chrome Safari Step 4

Remove from Google Chrome

Delete malicious plugins
  • Open Google Chrome, click on the menu icon (top right corner) and select Tools Extensions.
Click on menu icon. Select 'Tools' and 'Extensions'
  • Here, select and other malicious plugins and select trash icon to delete these entries.
Look for malicious entries and delete each of them by clicking on the Trash bin icon Change your homepage and default search engine if it was altered by your virus
  • Click on menu icon and choose Settings.
  • Here, look for the Open a specific page or set of pages under On startup option and click on Set pages.
After clicking on menu and 'Settings', select 'Set pages'
  • Now you should see another window. Here, delete malicious search sites and enter the one that you want to use as your homepage.
Click 'X' to remove malicious URLs
  • Click on menu icon again and choose Settings Manage Search engines under the Search section.
When in 'Settings', select 'Manage search engines...'
  • When in Search Engines..., remove malicious search sites. You should leave only Google or your preferred domain name.
Click 'X' to remove malicious URLs Reset Google Chrome
  • Click on menu icon on the top right of your Google Chrome and select Settings.
  • Scroll down to the end of the page and click on Reset browser settings.
When in 'Settings', scroll down to 'Reset browser settings' button and click on it
  • Click Reset to confirm this action and complete removal.
Click on 'Reset' button to complete your removal
Internet Explorer Mozilla Firefox Google Chrome Safari Step 4

Remove from Safari

Remove dangerous extensions
  • Open Safari web browser and click on Safari in menu at the top left of the screen. Once you do this, select Preferences.
Click on 'Safari' and select 'Preferences'
  • Here, select Extensions and look for or other suspicious entries. Click on the Uninstall button to get rid each of them.
Go to 'Extensions' and uninstall malicious add-ons Change your homepage if it was altered by virus:
  • Open your Safari web browser and click on Safari in menu section. Here, select Preferences as it was displayed previously and select General.
  • Here, look at the Homepage field. If it was altered by, remove unwanted link and enter the one that you want to use for your searches. Remember to include the "http://" before typing in the address of the page.
When in 'General', delete malicious URL and enter your desired domain name Reset Safari
  • Open Safari browser and click on Safari in menu section at the top left of the screen. Here, select Reset Safari....
Click on 'Safari' and select 'Reset Safari...'
  • Now you will see a detailed dialog window filled with reset options. All of those options are usually checked, but you can specify which of them you want to reset. Click the Reset button to complete removal process.
Select all options and click on 'Reset' button

Step 4: Complete redirect removal

After uninstalling this potentially unwanted program (PUP) and fixing each of your web browsers, we recommend you to scan your PC system with a reputable anti-spyware. This will help you to get rid of registry traces and will also identify related parasites or possible malware infections on your computer. For that you can use our top-rated malware remover: SpyHunter, Malwarebytes Anti Malware.

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Comments on redirect

I tried and did everything but Trovi is still in my Google Chrome?!?!?! Help Plz
After following these steps I also had to search the program directories for the letters "cltmng" burred in program names. Three programs has to be removed. CLTMNG.EXE, cltmngsvc.exe. and cltmnggui.exe.

this adware/virus is a bear to get raid of!
I got this virus from a well known photo shop program. This is annoying and no matter what I do I cant get rid of it. Frustrated.
I have followed all instructions, checked the registry and the task manager process, and the trovi re-direct is still showing up. This was installed with a Gom Player update, and the Gom people should be totally ashamed of themselves. Trovi also results in a noticeable slowdown in the browser response - it should therefore be categorized as a virus rather than a PUP.
God trovi is annoying :/
Hi. I successfully removed Trovi from Chrome but Firefox is still opening new tabs to There are no extensions related to, all my homepage settings are set to blank and I cant find anything else that allows me to change how new tabs are opened. Every time I open a new tab in Firefox, it still goes to, though. Any suggestions?

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