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Remove Tuvaro virus - Jan 2021 update

removal by Ugnius Kiguolis - -   Also known as Tuvaro redirect, Tuvaro hijack | Type: Browser hijacker

Tuvaro virus is a browser-hijacking app you should not trust for your searches


Tuvaro virus is a minor computer infection, which may start causing redirects when you are browsing on the Internet. Although it claims to provide enhanced search results for allegedly improved browsing experience, do not forget that this app is categorized as a browser hijacker – a type of a PUP (potentially unwanted program).

It typically takes over all web browsers, including:

  • Google Chrome,
  • Mozilla Firefox,
  • Internet Explorer
  • MS Edge, and others.

Once installed, it starts rerouting its victims to affiliate websites. Why its developers need this? The answer is very simple – Tuvaro redirects are used to increase page rank, visitors' traffic, and similar factors.

However, there is no guarantee that won't trick you into visiting suspicious, unsafe, and sometimes even dangerous websites. Therefore, you should always be careful if you see Tuvaro hijack on your system.

If you have already noticed redirects to unknown websites, an increased amount of pop-up ads, slowdowns, and similar issues, you should check your computer with updated anti-spyware and remove suspicious programs from it.

Otherwise, you will have to deal with an increased risk of getting infected with more serious viruses. Additionally, this search engine may start tracking your browsing habits and may start collecting data, which is related to your browsing history, search terms, etc. Such information is called 'personally non-identifiable', but we think that you shouldn't let unknown parties use it behind your back.

To sum up, we can't say that is malicious or that it is used to spread malware. We came to the following conclusion:

Nevertheless, it is clear that this search engine is promoted using unfair methods.

Also, it may lead you to various PC-related issues by showing you altered/forged search results or by showing continuous pop-up ads for its victims. Besides, such 'search engines' are also actively used to track users' browsing habits and then send this data to unknown third parties. 

If you want to remove Tuvaro virus quickly, rely on a powerful anti-malware, and then fix system problems with ReimageIntego if the need arises. Alternatively, you can opt for manual elimination by following our step-by-step guide below.

Avoiding PUPs is an easy task

Now it's time to realize that Tuvaro Search may appear on your PC system without any permission asked. Typically, its infiltration is closely related to freeware, shareware, misleading ads, and similar techniques. The most used of them is called bundling. In order to avoid it, you should start checking programs before their installation.

Please avoid Quick, Recommended, and similar installation methods because they can easily lead you to the installation of unwanted components. To prevent the installation of unwanted programs, you should select one of the following options (instead of Recommended/Quick ones):

  • Custom
  • Advanced

Also, make sure you uncheck all suspicious checkmarks. If this program gets on its target PC, it may alter its settings and then start causing redirects during each user's browsing session. So, soon you may find out that you can't visit Google, Yahoo, or other trustworthy search engines.

Besides, it can also install a toolbar on your computer without any permission asked. As you can see, the Tuvaro Search virus is a sneaky infection that deserves to be removed. Please, do not ignore its annoying redirections because you may get infected with more serious threats!

Tuvaro can be deleted either manually or automatically

To remove Tuvaro virus, the first thing you should do is to eliminate it from the Add/Remove Programs list. If you are unfamiliar with the program uninstallation process on your Windows or Mac machine, you can proceed with the detailed instructions we provide below this article. Remember to clean your browsers as well, as the hijacker might return otherwise.

Alternatively, Tuvaro removal can be performed with the help of a powerful anti-malware solution that will not only eliminate all the unwanted browser hijacker's components but will also check for malicious programs that might be running in the background without permission.

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To remove Tuvaro virus, follow these steps:

Remove Tuvaro from Windows systems

To remove Tuvaro virus from Windows 10/8  machines, please follow these steps:

  1. Enter Control Panel into Windows search box and hit Enter or click on the search result.
  2. Under Programs, select Uninstall a program.Uninstall from Windows 1
  3. From the list, find entries related to Tuvaro virus (or any other recently installed suspicious program).
  4. Right-click on the application and select Uninstall.
  5. If User Account Control shows up, click Yes.
  6. Wait till uninstallation process is complete and click OK.Uninstall from Windows 2

If you are Windows 7/XP user, proceed with the following instructions:

  1. Click on Windows Start > Control Panel located on the right pane (if you are Windows XP user, click on Add/Remove Programs).
  2. In Control Panel, select Programs > Uninstall a program.Uninstall from Windows 7/XP
  3. Pick the unwanted application by clicking on it once.
  4. At the top, click Uninstall/Change.
  5. In the confirmation prompt, pick Yes.
  6. Click OK once the removal process is finished.

Uninstall Tuvaro from Mac OS X system

Remove Tuvaro virus from Applications folder:

  1. From the menu bar, select Go > Applications.
  2. In the Applications folder, look for Tuvaro virus-related entries.
  3. Click on the app and drag it to Trash (or right-click and pick Move to Trash)Uninstall from Mac 1

To fully remove Tuvaro virus, you need to access Application Support, LaunchAgents, and LaunchDaemons folders and delete relevant files:

  1. Select Go > Go to Folder.
  2. Enter /Library/Application Support and click Go or press Enter.
  3. In the Application Support folder, look for any dubious entries related to Tuvaro virus and then delete them.
  4. Now enter /Library/LaunchAgents and /Library/LaunchDaemons folders the same way and terminate all the Tuvaro virus-related entries.Uninstall from Mac 2

Get rid of Tuvaro from Internet Explorer (IE)

Remove dangerous add-ons:

  1. Open Internet Explorer, click on the Gear icon (IE menu) on the top-right corner of the browser
  2. Pick Manage Add-ons.
  3. You will see a Manage Add-ons window. Here, look for Tuvaro virus and other suspicious plugins. Click on these entries and select Disable.Remove add-ons from Internet Explorer

Change your homepage if it was altered:

  1. Open IE and click on the Gear icon.
  2. Select Internet Options.
  3. In the General tab, delete the Home page address and replace it by your preferred one (for example,
  4. Click Apply and then select OK.Reset IE homepage

Delete temporary files:

  1. Press on the Gear icon and select Internet Options.
  2. Under Browsing history, click Delete…
  3. Select relevant fields and press Delete.Clear temporary files from Internet Explorer

Reset Internet Explorer:

  1. Click on Gear icon > Internet options and select Advanced tab.
  2. Select Reset.
  3. In the new window, check Delete personal settings and select Reset again to complete Tuvaro virus removal.Reset Internet Explorer

Eliminate Tuvaro virus from Microsoft Edge

Delete unwanted extensions from MS Edge:

  1. Select Menu (three horizontal dots at the top-right of the browser window) and pick Extensions.
  2. From the list, pick the Tuvaro virus-related extension and click on the Gear icon.
  3. Click on Uninstall at the bottom.Remove extensions from Edge

Clear cookies and other browser data:

  1. Click on the Menu (three horizontal dots at the top-right of the browser window) and select Privacy & security.
  2. Under Clear browsing data, pick Choose what to clear.
  3. Select everything (apart from passwords, although you might want to include Media licenses as well, if applicable) and click on Clear.Clear Edge browsing data

Restore new tab and homepage settings:

  1. Click the menu icon and choose Settings.
  2. Then find On startup section.
  3. Click Disable if you found any suspicious domain.

Reset MS Edge if the above steps did not work:

  1. Press on Ctrl + Shift + Esc to open Task Manager.
  2. Click on More details arrow at the bottom of the window.
  3. Select Details tab.
  4. Now scroll down and locate every entry with Microsoft Edge name in it. Right-click on each of them and select End Task to stop MS Edge from running.Reset MS Edge

If this solution failed to help you, you need to use an advanced Edge reset method. Note that you need to backup your data before proceeding.

  1. Find the following folder on your computer: C:\\Users\\%username%\\AppData\\Local\\Packages\\Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge_8wekyb3d8bbwe.
  2. Press Ctrl + A on your keyboard to select all folders.
  3. Right-click on them and pick DeleteAdvanced MS Edge reset 1
  4. Now right-click on the Start button and pick Windows PowerShell (Admin).
  5. When the new window opens, copy and paste the following command, and then press Enter:

    Get-AppXPackage -AllUsers -Name Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register “$($_.InstallLocation)\\AppXManifest.xml” -VerboseAdvanced MS Edge reset 2

Instructions for Chromium-based Edge

Delete extensions from MS Edge (Chromium):

  1. Open Edge and click select Settings > Extensions.
  2. Delete unwanted extensions by clicking Remove.Remove extensions from Chromium Edge

Clear cache and site data:

  1. Click on Menu and go to Settings.
  2. Select Privacy and services.
  3. Under Clear browsing data, pick Choose what to clear.
  4. Under Time range, pick All time.
  5. Select Clear now.Clear browser data from Chroum Edge

Reset Chromium-based MS Edge:

  1. Click on Menu and select Settings.
  2. On the left side, pick Reset settings.
  3. Select Restore settings to their default values.
  4. Confirm with Reset.Reset Chromium Edge

Erase Tuvaro from Mozilla Firefox (FF)

Remove dangerous extensions:

  1. Open Mozilla Firefox browser and click on the Menu (three horizontal lines at the top-right of the window).
  2. Select Add-ons.
  3. In here, select plugins that are related to Tuvaro virus and click Remove.Remove extensions from Firefox

Reset the homepage:

  1. Click three horizontal lines at the top right corner to open the menu.
  2. Choose Options.
  3. Under Home options, enter your preferred site that will open every time you newly open the Mozilla Firefox.

Clear cookies and site data:

  1. Click Menu and pick Options.
  2. Go to Privacy & Security section.
  3. Scroll down to locate Cookies and Site Data.
  4. Click on Clear Data…
  5. Select Cookies and Site Data, as well as Cached Web Content and press Clear.Clear cookies and site data from Firefox

Reset Mozilla Firefox

In case Tuvaro virus did not get removed after following the instructions above, reset Mozilla Firefox:

  1. Open Mozilla Firefox browser and click the Menu.
  2. Go to Help and then choose Troubleshooting Information.Reset Firefox 1
  3. Under Give Firefox a tune up section, click on Refresh Firefox…
  4. Once the pop-up shows up, confirm the action by pressing on Refresh Firefox – this should complete Tuvaro virus removal.Reset Firefox 2

Delete Tuvaro from Google Chrome

Delete malicious extensions from Google Chrome:

  1. Open Google Chrome, click on the Menu (three vertical dots at the top-right corner) and select More tools > Extensions.
  2. In the newly opened window, you will see all the installed extensions. Uninstall all the suspicious plugins that might be related to Tuvaro virus by clicking Remove.Remove extensions from Chrome

Clear cache and web data from Chrome:

  1. Click on Menu and pick Settings.
  2. Under Privacy and security, select Clear browsing data.
  3. Select Browsing history, Cookies and other site data, as well as Cached images and files.
  4. Click Clear data.Clear cache and web data from Chrome

Change your homepage:

  1. Click menu and choose Settings.
  2. Look for a suspicious site like Tuvaro virus in the On startup section.
  3. Click on Open a specific or set of pages and click on three dots to find the Remove option.

Reset Google Chrome:

If the previous methods did not help you, reset Google Chrome to eliminate all the Tuvaro virus-components:

  1. Click on Menu and select Settings.
  2. In the Settings, scroll down and click Advanced.
  3. Scroll down and locate Reset and clean up section.
  4. Now click Restore settings to their original defaults.
  5. Confirm with Reset settings to complete Tuvaro virus removal.Reset Chrome 2

Remove Tuvaro from Safari

Remove unwanted extensions from Safari:

  1. Click Safari > Preferences…
  2. In the new window, pick Extensions.
  3. Select the unwanted extension related to Tuvaro virus and select Uninstall.Remove extensions from Safari

Clear cookies and other website data from Safari:

  1. Click Safari > Clear History…
  2. From the drop-down menu under Clear, pick all history.
  3. Confirm with Clear History.Clear cookies and website data from Safari

Reset Safari if the above-mentioned steps did not help you:

  1. Click Safari > Preferences…
  2. Go to Advanced tab.
  3. Tick the Show Develop menu in menu bar.
  4. From the menu bar, click Develop, and then select Empty Caches.Reset Safari

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 Tuvaro 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: ReimageIntego, SpyHunter 5Combo Cleaner or Malwarebytes.

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  1. Aishu says:
    April 5th, 2013 at 1:11 am

    Try using best internet securities like Comodo, Kaspersky etc…

  2. steve says:
    June 14th, 2013 at 11:58 pm

    Should have told me I had to buy it up front!

  3. Vegaschick says:
    January 24th, 2014 at 3:14 am

    I should have been told that I have to buy up front for Xoftspy antivirus before I downloaded it & waited for almost 30 minutes for it to do its thing.

  4. Yes says:
    March 3rd, 2014 at 3:06 pm

    Well tuvaro is annoying if it highlights words blue/orange, then you are starting to
    Be infected. Do then hovering your mouse over makes a small advertisement. So if you typed in “Buy”
    It will want you buy things. You must remove then.

  5. Jim Haight says:
    March 9th, 2014 at 4:50 pm

    Tuvaro is not in the “Add Remove” programs list because it is disguised as something else!

  6. Aomi says:
    March 15th, 2014 at 8:19 pm

    It was called Seach module on a customers computer.

  7. Tuvaro says:
    April 9th, 2014 at 12:14 am

    Any antivirus and internet securities wont help, because it comes up with a rootkit, a thing that makes a virus invisible from any securities, I have know many virus with rootkit, that includes tuvaro

  8. Tuvaro da virus says:
    April 9th, 2014 at 12:26 am

    Ok, but at least you guys are aware, at first it was just a toolbar, and it is already a threat, if you havent stopped that as a toolbar, it is harder to stop as a search engine

  9. Tuvaro other browser says:
    July 5th, 2014 at 3:07 am

    Use websites that are memorable and dont show tuvaro: in the search bar go to the browser and i found mysearchdialsearch which didnt say tuvaro, but when i opened the browser without it, it opened tuvaro

  10. Jennnifer says:
    July 15th, 2014 at 10:38 pm

    How can I remove this program? I have 2 programs that will not uninstall from my computer: Search module and shopperpro.

  11. Sandy blue says:
    July 23rd, 2014 at 7:28 am

    I too have this tuvaro on my computer. It messes up my facebook. I did see on the list as search module so I Feel better now about deleting that. Hope I can get it off my PC

  12. Joho says:
    July 31st, 2014 at 12:08 am

    From what I gather, this is what the virus does to your computer:
    (bare with m e Im a bit baked and Im on an unfamiliar computer, but I used to do this thing day in, day out as a job. also i have been programming and scripting for as long as i have been able to read chapter books):

    …1….”Trovi Toolbar”:

    This is a program installed on your operating system. Were going to get rid of it.

    Uninstall it through “Add/Remove Programs” (or “Programs & Features” in Windows 7/8 IIRC).
    1. Navigate to the above “Control Panel” item, easily through “Start” or your desktop.
    2. Use the “Uninstall/Change” selection (or right-click the item and select it) for the following programs as well as any similar names: Tuvaro uninstaller; WPM17.8.0.3159, Tuvaro Browser new tab extension, lePluginService, SupTab.
    3. If you have an “Apply” button (older Windows versions) make sure you do so before the next section.

    …2….”Search Virus”:

    Only two small things happened here. This page only mentions Internet Explorer (IE), Mozilla Firefox, and Google Chrome–no mention of Opera or other browsers.

    First, plugins were installed into your web browsers. Remedy this by:

    – Internet Explorer: find your “Manage Add-Ons” area by clicking the “Gear” icon.
    – Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome: get to “Extensions” from the top-right corner menu icon under the submenu “Add-ons” (Firefox) or “Tools” (Chrome).

    Now, remove any entries in the same manner as you did in “1. Trovi Toolbar”. See those at the line beginning with “2. Use the “Uninstall/Change””.

    Second, some of your web browser preferences were changed: your homepage/startup screen and your default/preferred search engine.

    Now, be a darling and save me some typing–click right here on this comment text and then hit your “Home” button. I think the original text explains this quite well. Begin from item 3 under the appropriate browser name.

    If you find anything resilient to uninstalls, removals, etc., then at least have a look in the “Program Files” (and “Program Files (x86)” if it exists) folder in your C: drive.


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