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removal by Ugnius Kiguolis - - | Type: Browser hijacker virus is yet another rogue program that deserves to be removed. It is a computer parasite, which commonly installs itself without notifying you about that, and then runs it dubious processes on your computer. If you want to know what happens next, please read the information provided below.

Description of virus: malware, which is sometimes referred to as redirect virus, is an intolerably annoying application. Keep in mind that it travels alongside various unreliable free applications and that in order to avoid installing Trovi virus, you must be careful when installing any other free software on your PC. When this application enters the computer system, it detects and hijacks all Internet browsers, and this is why this app is categorized as a browser hijacker. Once it does that, it adjusts browser’s homepage and default search engine settings and sets website as your homepage and Trovi search as a default search provider. STAY away from these dubious search providers, because they will NOT provide you secure search outcomes. Trovi search engine promotes highly untrustworthy third-party websites, so by clicking on Trovi search results most likely you are going to be forced to visit them. virus

Questions about redirect

In other words, this questionable parasite tries to deceive you and make you visit websites that it wants you to visit, so it once you click on such altered search outcome, Trovi reroutes you to a predetermined third-party site that needs to be promoted. In exchange for such shady promotion of particular websites, Trovi’s developers gain pay-per-click revenue. However, you should think of the dangers that await for you in these third-party sites and remove browser hijacker from your computer as soon as possible. Some of the third-party websites you may end up on can promote malicious software and suggest you to install it for free; please, do not catch the hook and do NOT download software from unfamiliar web sources that redirects you to. You can end up with possibly severe computer threat instead of a good and useful software. For this reason, we strongly recommend you to remove from your computer by scanning it with an anti-malware software like Reimage Reimage Cleaner . Such security software can check your system for other possibly dangerous applications and remove them with ease.

How can hijack my PC? can appear on your computer system after downloading and installing freeware or shareware. Computer experts claim that potentially unwanted programs (PUPs) like this one travel in software bundles alongside various free applications, so you have to be very attentive when installing them. Remember some important security checks that you need to do when you download a new program and launch its installer:

  1. Read software’s Terms of Use/Privacy Policy forms to know what exactly you are installing on your computer. Get to know what are the liabilities of this program and also, see whether it promotes third-party software or not.
  2. See if the program promotes third-party software. If it says that it does, proceed to the “Settings” of an installer and adjust them.
  3. Set Advanced or Custom installation mode to see a list of additional programs added to your preferred software. Deselect all of them and finish the installation setup.
  4. In case Terms of Use states that you are going to be offered to install some third-party applications but the installer does not let you adjust installation settings, we strongly recommend you to abort the installation process and download a more reliable program instead.

Fortunately, it is quite easy to get rid of this hazardous hijacker. Please navigate to page 2 to find removal instructions.

How to remove Trovi?

Keep in mind that you cannot get rid of virus just by modifying your homepage and default search engine settings. Reportedly, this browser redirect virus installs some rogue components that are supposed to alter your browser’s settings after each attempt to remove Therefore, even if you try to replace your homepage with another website, Trovi malware is going to prevent you from doing that and it will be set as your homepage again the next time you reboot your computer. To completely remove this annoying computer parasite, please follow these removal guidelines provided below:

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To remove redirect, follow these steps:

Get rid of from Windows systems

  1. Click Start Control Panel Programs and Features (if you are Windows XP user, click on Add/Remove Programs). Click 'Start -> Control Panel -> Programs and Features' (if you are 'Windows XP' user, click on 'Add/Remove Programs').
  2. 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. 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'.
  3. Uninstall and related programs
    Here, look for or any other recently installed suspicious programs.
  4. Uninstall them and click OK to save these changes. Right click on each of suspicious entries and select 'Uninstall'
  5. Remove from Windows shortcuts
    Right click on the shortcut of Mozilla Firefox and select Properties. Right click on browsers' icon and select 'Properties'
  6. 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.

Erase from Mac OS X system

  1. If you are using OS X, click Go button at the top left of the screen and select Applications. Cick 'Go' and select 'Applications'
  2. 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'

Uninstall from Internet Explorer (IE)

  1. 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'
  2. 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'
  3. 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.
  4. 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
  5. Reset Internet Explorer
    Click on the gear icon (menu) again and select Internet options. Go to Advanced tab.
  6. Here, select Reset.
  7. 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

Eliminate redirect from Microsoft Edge

Reset Microsoft Edge settings (Method 1):

  1. Launch Microsoft Edge app and click More (three dots at the top right corner of the screen).
  2. Click Settings to open more options.
  3. Once Settings window shows up, click Choose what to clear button under Clear browsing data option. Go to Settings and select 'Choose what to clear'
  4. Here, select all what you want to remove and click Clear. Select 'Clear' button
  5. Now you should right-click on the Start button (Windows logo). Here, select Task Manager. Open the start menu and select 'Task Manager'
  6. When in Processes tab, search for Microsoft Edge.
  7. Right-click on it and choose Go to details option. If can’t see Go to details option, click More details and repeat previous steps. Right-click 'Microsoft Edge' and select 'Go to details' Select 'More details' if 'Go to details' option fails to show up
  8. When Details tab shows up, find every entry with Microsoft Edge name in it. Right click on each of them and select End Task to end these entries. Find Microsoft Edge entries and select 'End Task'

Resetting Microsoft Edge browser (Method 2):

If Method 1 failed to help you, you need to use an advanced Edge reset method.

  1. Note: you need to backup your data before using this method.
  2. Find this folder on your computer: C:\Users\%username%\AppData\Local\Packages\Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge_8wekyb3d8bbwe.
  3. Select every entry which is saved on it and right click with your mouse. Then Delete option. Go to Microsoft Edge folder on your computer, right-click every entry and click 'Delete'
  4. Click the Start button (Windows logo) and type in window power in Search my stuff line.
  5. Right-click the Windows PowerShell entry and choose Run as administrator. Find Windows PowerShell, right-click it and select 'Run as administrator'
  6. Once Administrator: Windows PowerShell window shows up, paste this command line after PS C:\WINDOWS\system32> and press Enter:
    Get-AppXPackage -AllUsers -Name Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register $($_.InstallLocation)\AppXManifest.xml -Verbose}
    Copy and paste a required command and press 'Enter'

Once these steps are finished, should be removed from your Microsoft Edge browser.

Delete from Mozilla Firefox (FF)

  1. 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'
  2. 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
  3. Change your homepage if it was altered by virus:
    Click on the menu (top right corner), choose Options General.
  4. Here, delete malicious URL and enter preferable website or click Restore to default.
  5. 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
  6. 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'
  7. 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

Remove from Google Chrome

  1. 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'
  2. 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
  3. Change your homepage and default search engine if it was altered by your virus
    Click on menu icon and choose Settings.
  4. 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'
  5. 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
  6. Click on menu icon again and choose Settings Manage Search engines under the Search section. When in 'Settings', select 'Manage search engines...'
  7. When in Search Engines..., remove malicious search sites. You should leave only Google or your preferred domain name. Click 'X' to remove malicious URLs
  8. Reset Google Chrome
    Click on menu icon on the top right of your Google Chrome and select Settings.
  9. 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
  10. Click Reset to confirm this action and complete removal. Click on 'Reset' button to complete your removal

Get rid of from Safari

  1. 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'
  2. 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
  3. 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.
  4. 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
  5. 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...'
  6. 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

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  1. joe says:
    June 1st, 2014 at 8:19 am

    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?

  2. cat says:
    June 21st, 2014 at 4:48 pm

    God trovi is annoying :/

  3. Trotsky says:
    June 25th, 2014 at 6:56 am

    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.

  4. JR says:
    July 26th, 2014 at 4:44 pm

    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.

  5. jim says:
    September 22nd, 2014 at 2:43 pm

    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!

  6. Blank says:
    November 11th, 2014 at 8:02 am

    I tried and did everything but Trovi is still in my Google Chrome?!?!?! Help Plz

  7. johnie says:
    March 1st, 2016 at 9:51 am

    This trovi virus is just too severe to deal with… manual removal instructions didnt help me to remove it, but spyhunter did. it cleaned my pc and now trovi is gone. thank you.

  8. Lizzard says:
    March 1st, 2016 at 9:53 am

    you probably downloaded it from some untrustworthy website, let me guess – some sort of torrent download site?

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