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Remove Tuvaro virus

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

What is Tuvaro virus?

Tuvaro virus is a completely annoying infection, which may start causing redirects when you are browsing on the Internet. It typically takes over all web browsers, including Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer and other ones, and 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 website. That’s why this program has already been labeled as browser hijacker and a potentially unwanted program. If you have already noticed redirects to unknown websites, an increased amount of pop-up ads, slow downs 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. In addition, 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. Nevertheless, it is clear that this search engine is promoted using unfair methods. In addition, 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 unkown third parties. If you want to protect yourself, please scan your computer with ReimageIntego or other trustworthy application.

HOW CAN TUVARO hijack my computer?

If you haven’t understood, 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 mostly 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 to you to the installation of unwanted components. For avoiding Tuvaro, you have to select Custom or Advanced installation of the freeware. In addition, make sure you uncheck all suspicious check marks. If this program gets on its target PC, it may alter its settings and then may start causing redirects during each of 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 Tuvaro toolbar on your computer without any permission asked.. As you can see, 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!


In order to remove Tuvaro virus, first thing you should do is to eliminate it from Add/Remove Programs list. For that, follow these steps:

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To remove Tuvaro virus, follow these steps:

Remove Tuvaro 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 Tuvaro and related programs
    Here, look for Tuvaro 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 Tuvaro 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.

Uninstall Tuvaro from Mac OS X system

If your macOS is displaying some infection symptoms, proceed with the following guide:

Remove Tuvaro from Applications folder:

  1. From the menu bar, select Go > Applications.
  2. In the Applications folder, look for Tuvaro-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, 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 and then delete them.
  4. Now enter /Library/LaunchAgents and /Library/LaunchDaemons folders the same way and terminate all the Tuvaro-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 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 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-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

Reset MS Edge if that 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)

  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 Tuvaro 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 Tuvaro removal. Click on 'Reset Firefox' button for a couple of times

Delete Tuvaro 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 Tuvaro 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 Tuvaro removal. Click on 'Reset' button to complete your removal

Remove Tuvaro 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 Tuvaro 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 Tuvaro, 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 Tuvaro removal process. Select all options and click on 'Reset' button

Access your website securely from any location

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If you make your IP address static and set to your device, you can connect to the CMS from any location and do not create any additional issues for the server or network manager that needs to monitor connections and activities. VPN software providers like Private Internet Access can help you with such settings and offer the option to control the online reputation and manage projects easily from any part of the world.


Recover files after data-affecting malware attacks

While much of the data can be accidentally deleted due to various reasons, malware is one of the main culprits that can cause loss of pictures, documents, videos, and other important files. More serious malware infections lead to significant data loss when your documents, system files, and images get encrypted. In particular, ransomware is is a type of malware that focuses on such functions, so your files become useless without an ability to access them.

Even though there is little to no possibility to recover after file-locking threats, some applications have features for data recovery in the system. In some cases, Data Recovery Pro can also help to recover at least some portion of your data after data-locking virus infection or general cyber infection. 


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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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