What is Trotux.com

Trotux.com is deleterious search engine and browser hijacker. Its malicious activity consists in modifying homepage, default search engine, newtab settings, hijacking browser shortcuts and browser redirects. Trotux.com aims Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox and Internet Explorer browsers. After activating user cannot change browser settings until complete removal of Trotux.com. Trotux.com is harmful for the privacy as it gains access to user personal data such as bookmarked pages, search queries, browser history, etc. This information can then be used for marketing purposes and to show custom advertisements inside search results or anywhere in browsers. Often Trotux.com does not exist in the list of installed programs or does not allow users to uninstall itself. That is why we created this guide to remove Trotux.com from computer and browsers completely.

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How Trotux.com infected your PC

Hijackers and other types of spyware usually get on users PCs with free programs. Users should always pay attention to the process of installing software because, software installer includes optional installs, such as Trotux.com hijacker. Be very careful and opt for the custom installation and uncheck or decline suspicious offers. Use software to protect computer from bundled installations, like SpyHunter 5 or Malwarebytes Anti-Malware.

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Remove Trotux.com manually for free

Here is manual step-by-step tutorial for full Trotux.com removal from your computer. This works 99% and was checked with the latest versions of Trotux.com installer on operating systems with latest updates and browser versions.

Remove Trotux.com from Control Panel

To start removing Trotux.com you should uninstall it using Control Panel. It can be present by different names – “trotux – Uninstall” or just “Trotux.com”. It should uninstall correctly, however, we recommend you to use IObit Uninstaller to clean leftover items after uninstalling. Here are instructions for Windows XP, Windows 7 and Windows 8.

Remove Trotux.com from Windows XP:

  1. Click on Start button.
  2. Choose Control Panel.
  3. Click Add or Remove Programs.
  4. Find trotux – Uninstall.
  5. Click Uninstall.

Remove Trotux.com from Windows 7:

  1. Click Start button.
  2. Then go to Control Panel.
  3. Click Uninstall a Program.
  4. Find trotux – Uninstall and click Uninstall.

Remove Trotux.com from Windows 8:

  1. Hover mouse pointer to the bottom-right corner to see Menu.
  2. Click Search.
  3. After that click Apps.
  4. Then Control Panel.
  5. Click Uninstall a Program under Programs.
  6. Find trotux – Uninstall, click Uninstall.

Remove Trotux.com from Windows 10:

There are 2 ways to uninstall Trotux.com from Windows 10

Way one
  1. Click on the Start button.
  2. In opened menu choose Settings.
  3. Click on the System tile.
  4. Click Apps & features and locate trotux – Uninstall in the list.
  5. Click on it and then click Uninstall button near it.
Way two (classic)
  1. Right-click on the Start button.
  2. In opened menu choose Programs and Features.
  3. Locate trotux – Uninstall in the list.
  4. Click on it and then click Uninstall button above.

Cannot uninstall Trotux.com

In some cases Trotux.com won’t uninstall and gives you message that “You do not have sufficient access to uninstall Trotux.com. Please, contact your system administrator” when you try to remove it from Control Panel or “Access denied” error when removing Trotux.com folder and files. This happens, because process or service does not allow you to do it. In this case I will recommend you to use SpyHunter 5 or Malwarebytes or uninstall Trotux.com in Safe Mode. To boot in Safe Mode do the following:

  1. Reboot your computer.
  2. While it starts booting press F8 button.
  3. This will open Advanced Boot Options menu.
  4. Choose Safe Mode and wait until Windows loads.
  5. Go to Control Panel > Uninstall a program and remove “trotux – Uninstall”

>> See detailed instructions and video tutorial on how to boot in Safe Mode

Remove malicious add-ons from your browsers

Uninstalling Trotux.com from Control Panel often does not bring desired effect. It sometimes have browser extension and it may still be active in Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox. Here are instructions on how to remove Trotux.com related extension from your browsers manually.

Google Chrome:

  1. Start Google Chrome browser
  2. In address box type (or copy-paste) chrome://extensions/.
  3. Find suspicious extensions.
  4. Click the trash can icon to remove them.
  5. Also remove other suspicious extensions from the list.

Mozilla Firefox:

  1. Start Mozilla Firefox browser.
  2. In address box type (or copy-paste) about:addons.
  3. Choose suspicious extension.
  4. Click Disable or Remove button.
  5. Remove all suspicious extensions from the list.

Internet Explorer (9, 10, 11):

Note: There is no feature to remove browser extensions from browser in latest version of Internet Explorer. To remove Trotux.com from Internet Explorer, please, perform instructions for uninstalling program from Control Panel. To disable Trotux.com, please, do the following:

  1. Open Internet Explorer.
  2. Click on gear/asterisk icon in the top-right corner.
  3. In opened menu Manage Add-ons.
  4. Select Toolbars and Extensions.
  5. Click Disable Trotux.com.
  6. Also disable other suspicious extensions from the list.

Opera Browser:

Generally, Trotux.com does not install in Opera browser however you can always double check. Do the following:

  1. Start Opera browser.
  2. Go to Tools > Extensions > Manage Extensions.
  3. Find Trotux.com extension.
  4. Click Uninstall button.
  5. Also remove other suspicious extensions from the list.

Reset browsers settings (homepage, default search)

Trotux.com installs search engine that hijacks your browsers. Here is instruction to reset your browsers homepage, newtab and search engine to default values.

Google Chrome:

  1. Start Google Chrome browser
  2. In address box type (or copy-paste) chrome://settings/.
  3. Scroll down and find Show advanced settings link.
  4. Click on it and scroll down to the bottom again.
  5. Click Reset browser settings button and click Reset to confirm.

Mozilla Firefox:

  1. Start Mozilla Firefox browser.
  2. In address box type (or copy-paste) about:support.
  3. Click Reset Firefox… button.
  4. Click Reset Firefox to confirm.

Internet Explorer (9, 10, 11):

  1. Start Internet Explorer.
  2. Click on gear/asterisk icon in the top-right corner.
  3. In opened menu choose Internet options.
  4. Click Advanced tab.
  5. Click Reset button.
  6. Choose Delete personal settings and click Reset.

Opera Browser:

  1. Close Opera and open command prompt from the start menu.
  2. Type following command del %AppData%\Opera\Opera\operaprefs.ini
  3. Start Opera.

Alternative way to remove adware browser extensions and reset browser settings

avast browser cleanup For safe and effective browser extension removal use avast! Browser Cleanup utility. Run it with administrator privileges and remove all extensions with bad rating including related to Trotux.com. You can also reset your browser settings for each of your browsers: Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox.

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Cleaning browsers shortcuts

shortcut cleaner You can clean your browser shortcuts manually right-clicking on your browser icon, choosing “Properties” and removing hijacker address from “Target” field (leave just the path to your browser). However it is easier to use free Shortcut Cleaner from BleepingComputer. Download it here – its FREE:

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Final tips

Be careful surfing the internet and downloading software, as programs like Trotux.com may become a real headache as they are hard to remove and break your privacy. To keep safe from such threats we recommend you always use antivirus and one of antimalware programs available on the market. One of the best anti-spyware and antimalware programs is SpyHunter 5. It can protect your PC from threats like Trotux.com.

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  1. Deixa de ser nabo porque o trotux em nenhum dos windows aparece no painel de controlo… Tens mesmo a mania que percebes nao é??? LOOOOL
    Novidade para ti… Precisas de um programinha chamado reimage para conseguir todo o malware ou virus do pc…. Arre que para além de idiota ainda tem a mania que é “técnico”…LOOOL

  2. He hecho de todo, y no se va. Estoy super desesperada porque este PC es de mi padre y ya ha eliminado todos los marcadores. No sé qué hacer.

  3. Usando tutte e due le procedure mi viene fuori un errore RunDLL
    che dice

    “Errore durante l’avvio di C:/Program Filese (x86)\Ghototionhesush\StkspgherlesyVrf.dll

    Impossibile trovare il modulo specificato.”

    Poi c’è solo il tasto ok.

    Come faccio a farlo scomparire


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