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 free programs, containing toolbars, browser hijackers which infects your system with PUPs (Potentially Unwanted Programs) such as Trovi.

Once your system is infected with with a browser hijacker like “trovi”, you’ll 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 on as the Administrator.

Step 1: Uninstall Trovi

To manually uninstall Trovi follow the instructions below:

a) Click 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 Adwares and the Cleaning tab becomes clickable.

d) Click the Cleaning tab then wait for the cleaning to finish.

e) After the cleaning finishes, you will be asked to restart your computer. After it has been 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 get the premium one for real-time protection or use the 14-day trial version (located at the bottom right) on their site. Unfortunately, Anti-Virus software’s like Norton, AVG and McAfee will not protect you from Malwares like Mysmart which is the reason we need Malwarebytes to do a full scan. I highly recommend getting the premium version which will protect you in real-time from getting infected in future. The free versions are good for manual scan, but will not protect in real-time against future threats.

Get Malwarebytes AntiMalware Premium

After it has been downloaded install Malwarebytes, open Malwarebytes the icon should be on your desktop and go to the Scan tab, select Custom Scan and put check in all boxes in the left pane, in the right pane, select your drives and hit scan. This 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: Disabling Browser Addons and Removing 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 which you’d like to be setup as your Homepage.

Use Default

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

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 key to open add-ons.

b) Select Extensions and Plugins -> Select 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 Tools -> Options -> General and reset the startup homepage or enter your preferred website that you want to be setup as your Home Page. Click OK to confirm changes.

e) Close Firefox, and then right click on Mozilla Firefox shortcut from your desktop or taskbar and select Properties. Remove from the Target box click Apply and 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 Wrench or 3-Bars icon -> Settings -> Appearances -> 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 Google Chrome shortcut from your desktop or taskbar and select Properties. Remove from the Target box click Apply and OK to save the change.

Kevin Arrows
Kevin is a dynamic and self-motivated information technology professional, with a Thorough knowledge of all facets pertaining to network infrastructure design, implementation and administration. Superior record of delivering simultaneous large-scale mission critical projects on time and under budget.
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Fix: Remove Trovi Browser Hijacker

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