Fix: Remove Trovi Browser Hijacker

Removing Trovi from Your Computer.

When you install free, ad-supported applications from the internet, they usually come bundled with programs containing toolbars and browser hijackers, which can infect your system with PUPs (Potentially Unwanted Programs), such as Trovi.

Once your system is infected with a browser hijacker like “Trovi”, you will not be happy with the browsing experience.

There are two methods to get rid of Trovi.

– Remove Trovi from Control Panel

– Remove Trovi using AdwCleaner.

– Scan your PC using Malwarebytes.

– Check for Trovi manually.

Before proceeding with the instructions below, please ensure that you are logged in as the Administrator.

Step 1: Uninstall Trovi.

To uninstall Trovi manually, follow the instructions below:   

a) Click the Start Menu -> Control Panel -> Programs -> Uninstall a program.

Uninstall Trovi

b) Double-click on the Trovi program to uninstall it and proceed with the on-screen uninstall instructions.



Step 2: Run AdwCleaner to remove Trovi.

a) Download AdwCleaner by Clicking Here

b)The download will start automatically. Open the AdwCleaner.exe file and click “Scan.


c) After you click Scan, wait for 1-2 minutes until it scans all the adware, and the Cleaning tab becomes clickable.

d) Click the “Cleaning” tab, and then wait for the cleaning process to finish.

e) After the cleaning finishes, you will be asked to restart your computer. Once it has restarted, you will be presented with a log file in Notepad, listing all the removed malicious programs.

Step 3: Run Malwarebytes to remove Trovi.

Download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware by clicking the link below. You can get the free version from their site or opt for the premium one for real-time protection, or use the 14-day trial version (located at the bottom right) on their site. Unfortunately, antivirus software like Norton, AVG, and McAfee will not protect you from malware such as Mysmart, which is why we need Malwarebytes to perform a full scan. I highly recommend getting the premium version, which will protect you in real-time from future infections. The free versions are good for manual scans, but they do not provide real-time protection against future threats.

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After it has been downloaded, install Malwarebytes and open it; the icon should be on your desktop. Go to the Scan tab, select Custom Scan, and place a checkmark in all the boxes in the left pane. In the right pane, select your drives and click Scan. This process will take a couple of hours, depending on the number of files on your system. After the scan has finished, click ‘Quarantine All’ and reboot your computer.


quarantine all
Malwarebytes scan can take a couple of hours

Step 4: Disable Browser Add-ons and Remove Extensions.

1. Internet Explorer

a) Launch Internet Explorer and go to Tools -> Manage Add-ons


Manage Add-ons

b) Select Toolbars and Extensions and remove everything related to Trovi from the list and disable  unwanted add-ons.


c) Select Search Providers, and choose your preferred search provider, then make it the default. If applicable, select Trovi Search and remove it.

d) Then, go to Tools -> Internet Options and select the General tab. Click ‘Use default’ OR type the address you would like to set up as your Homepage.

Use Default

e) Close Internet Explorer. Right-click on the Internet Explorer shortcut from the desktop or taskbar and select Properties. Remove from the Target box. Click ‘Apply‘ and ‘OK‘ to save the changes.

Remove Trovi Shortcut

2. Firefox

a)  Launch Mozilla Firefox. Press F10 for the menu and go to Tools -> Add-ons, or hold the Ctrl + Shift + A keys to open add-ons.

b) Select Extensions and Plugins -> Choose Trovi and click Remove or Disable.

c) Go to Navigation -> select Manage Search Engines -> search for -> Remove -> click OK to save the changes.

d)  Go to Tools -> Options -> General, and reset the startup homepage or enter your preferred website that you want to set as your Home Page. Click ‘OK’ to confirm changes.

e) Close Firefox, and then right-click on the Mozilla Firefox shortcut from your desktop or taskbar and select ‘Properties‘. Remove ‘’ from the ‘Target‘ box, click ‘Apply‘, and then click ‘OK‘ to save the change.

3. Chrome.

a) Launch Google Chrome.

b) Click the Wrench Icon -> Tools -> Extensions -> Uninstall Trovi-related add-ons and/or extensions.

c) Go to the Wrench or 3-Bars icon -> Settings -> Appearance -> Show Home button, and click Change to modify the homepage.

d) Go to Wrench -> Settings -> Manage search engines, and make Google your default search engine. Click on the X button to remove

e) Close Google Chrome, and then right-click on the Google Chrome shortcut from your desktop or taskbar, and select Properties. Remove ‘’ from the Target box, then click Apply and OK to save the change.


Kevin Arrows

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