How to remove Trovi.com (Windows or Mac)

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What is Trovi.com

Trovi.com (also known as Trovi Search) by Conduit Ltd is very wide-spread browser search hijacker that infects Safari, Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer. It originates from Israel. Trovi.com infiltrates into browsers and replaces default search, homepage to http://www.trovi.com, http:/labs.trovi.com, http://search.trovi.com, http:/www.trovigo.com. It can rewrite shortcut properties settings and this will redirect browsers to Trovi.com every time you click on the shortcut. In addition, there is program called “Search Protect” interferes and won’t allow users to remove Trovi.com. Here are complete tutorial on how to remove Trovi.com redirect completely.

How Trovi.com infected your PC

Trovi.com is offered as optional installation when you download or setup some free software. 90% of free programs are bundled with hijackers and adware. Usually it looks like check-box with offer to set trovi.com as your default homepage, search engine or new tab. If you have not spotted this offer or fail to decline it, Trovi.com will take over your PC. Antivirus programs like Avast, Norton, Kaspersky are useless as they cannot effectively remove hijackers. To remove Trovi.com use antimalware programs like SpyHunter.

Download Removal Tool for Windows

Download Removal Tool

To remove Trovi.com completely we recommend you to use SpyHunter from EnigmaSoftware Group LLC. It detects and removes all files, folders and registry keys of Trovi.com and several millions of other adware, hijackers, toolbars.

Download Removal Tool for Mac

Download CleanMyMac

To remove Trovi.com completely we recommend you to use CleanMyMac3. It can help you remove files, folders and registry keys of Trovi.com and uninstall hijackers, toolbars and unwanted add-ons from Safari browser.

Remove Trovi.com manually for free

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

Remove Trovi.com from Control Panel

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

Latest versions of Trovi.com hijacker are protected by program called Search Protect that is located in C:\Program Files\Search Protect. This program is not present in the list of installed programs, but you can uninstall it manually by going to this folder and running uninstall.exe file. Or you can use SpyHunter antimalware to remove it completely.

Remove Trovi.com from Mac:

  1. In the Finder sidebar, click Applications.
  2. Weknow.ac might have an Uninstaller. If you see Uninstall Trovi or Trovi Uninstaller, double-click it and follow the onscreen instructions.
  3. Otherwise, drag Trovi or Trovi.app from the Applications folder to the Trash (located at the end of the Dock).
  4. Then choose Finder > Empty Trash.

Remove Trovi.com from Windows XP:

  1. Click on Start button.
  2. Choose Control Panel.
  3. Click Add or Remove Programs.
  4. Find Search Protect or Trovi.
  5. Click Uninstall.

Remove Trovi.com from Windows 7:

  1. Click Start button.
  2. Then go to Control Panel.
  3. Click Uninstall a Program.
  4. Find Search Protect or Trovi and click Uninstall.

Remove Trovi.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 Search Protect or Trovi, click Uninstall.

Cannot uninstall Trovi.com from Windows

In some cases Trovi.com won’t uninstall and gives you message that “You do not have sufficient access to uninstall Trovi.com. Please, contact your system administrator” when you try to remove it from Control Panel or “Access denied” error when removing folders and files of Trovi.com. This happens, because process SearchProtect.exe or service does not allow you to do it. In this case I will recommend you to use SpyHunter 4 or Malwarebytes AntiMalware or uninstall Trovi.com in Safe Mode. To boot in Safe Mode do the following:

  1. Reboot your computer.
  2. While it starts booting type 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 “Search Protect”

Cannot uninstall Trovi.com from Mac

If you can’t uninstall Trovi.com using instructions above, or it keeps coming back, you can use free AppCleaner for Mac to remove all residual data and libraries of Trovi.com. Follow instructions below:

  1. Download free AppCleaner.
  2. Drag Trovi.com from Applications folder to AppCleaner window.
  3. Choose files and folders you want to remove along with Weknow.ac.
  4. Click Delete button.

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

Remove malicious add-ons from your browsers

Uninstalling Trovi.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 Trovi.com related extension from your browsers manually.

Safari:

  1. Start Safari on your Mac, click Safari to open drop-down menu and choose Preferences
  2. Click Extensions tab.
  3. Find Trovi Search or similar suspicious extensions.
  4. Click Uninstall button to remove it.

Google Chrome:

  1. Start Google Chrome browser
  2. In address box type (or copy-paste) chrome://extensions/.
  3. Find Trovi Search or similar 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 Trovi Search or similar suspicious extensions.
  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 Trovi.com from Internet Explorer, please, perform instructions for uninstalling program from Control Panel. To disable Trovi.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 Trovi Search or similar suspicious extensions.
  6. Also disable other suspicious extensions from the list.

Opera Browser:

Generally, Trovi.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 Trovi.com extension.
  4. Click Uninstall button.
  5. Also remove other suspicious extensions from the list.

Reset browsers settings (homepage, default search)

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

Reset Safari:

  1. Start Safari on your Mac, click Safari to open drop-down menu and choose Preferences
  2. Go to the Privacy section of Safari’s preferences.
  3. Click Remove All Website Data button.
  4. In opened window click Remove Now button to remove data stored by websites in Safari.
  5. Go to the Advanced section of Safari’s preferences.
  6. Click the Show Develop menu in menu bar option.
  7. In the menu click Develop and select Empty Caches from this menu.
  8. Again, go to Safari menu and choose Clear History….
  9. Choose to clear all history and click Clear History button.

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.

Remove following files and folders

Trovi.com files:


SearchProtect.exe
UninstallManager.exe

Trovi.com folders:


C:\Users\{your username}\AppData\Roaming\trovi

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 extension with bad rating including related to Trovi.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:

Download Shortcut Cleaner

Final tips

Be careful surfing the internet and downloading software, as programs like Trovi.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. It can protect your PC from threats like Trovi.com.

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