How to remove Trovi from Mac (or Safari)


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This page aims to help you remove the Trovi “Virus”. These Trovi “Virus” removal instructions work for Chrome, Firefox and Safari, as well as every version of iOS and Mac.

It’s OK to assume that you have or currently are experiencing dilemma with your Mac. Either you observed some inaccurate operations coming of your device or have already discovered the malware and want to remove it, but either way you need to find a solution to the problem. This article is dedicated on showing you how to remove trovi “virus” from your computer and how to protect yourself and your files in the future.

Trovi “virus” is a browser hijacker application and NOT A VIRUS as many people are lead to believe. Many think and like to believe browser hijackers are harmless, but let’s face it: there is no innocent about it It will slow down your browser, fill your screen with annoying Ads and try to sell you low-quality software.

On acquisition

Trovi “virus”could get installed on your computer via many ways. One common way is through e-mail attachments. Hackers like to spread malware through regular e-mail attachments. It is important to be cautious when you are opening and downloading anything off the internet. If you click to open a document that has been sent to you, you should be very careful and scan it before finally saving it to your hard ware. Even if you only desire to open it you should scan it because it may still bring a virus to your computer.

Trovi “virus”could even come from your best friend! Who would think that your best friend will send you a digital disease, right? Well, hackers are pretty smart folks and they know who you communicate most with and even which letters or files you open first. They can access your address book if you haven’t set the settings in a secure way and hack your friend’s e-mail account, and spread viruses through there. BE AWARE OF THIS BEFORE IT’S TOO LATE!

But above everything else trovi “virus” is most commonly installed via software bundling. If you use the default settings for installing programs downloaded from the Internet it is more likely that you will get the virus that way. The default settings will install anything that the creator of the installed has seen fit to put inside, including various unwanted applications and browser hijackers. It is important that you use the advanced installation settings and be in control of what gets saved on your computer and what not. Go through each installation menu and make sure no unfortunately presents were put inside the installer you are currently working with.

On browser safety

It may appear as if Google Chrome is the most vulnerable internet browser, but that’s not really the case. Google Chrome is the most popular and that’s why it has the largest number of infections. Мozilla Firefox does appear to be slightly less targeted, but ultimately most browser hijackers actually enter your computer through a direct installation and all browsers are equally vulnerable against that type of infiltration. Older versions of Safari are the worst though – they have many loop holes and should be immediately replaced or updated to Internet Explorer 10.

Keep in mind that there is a normal amount of advertisements that each browser will show you  and that is absolutely okie-dokie, but anything excessive raises the red flags.  Keep the removal guide by your side always! As you follow its removal instructions and your inner instincts, and uninstall all suspicious files, your PC and all of your personal information will be safe. If you still are unable to remove the problem, please leave us a comment below and we’ll do our best to assist you.

Trovi Removal

Step1

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The first thing you need to do is to Quit Safari (if it is opened). If you have trouble closing it normally, you may need to Force Quit Safari:

You can choose the Apple menu and click on Force Quit.

Alternatively you can simultaneously press (the Command key situated next to the space bar), Option (the key right next to it) and Escape (the key located at the upper left corner of your keyboard).

If you have done it right a dialog box titled Force Quit Applications will open up.

In this new dialog window select Safari, then press the Force Quit button, then confirm with Force Quit again.

Close the dialog box/window.

Step2

This is the most important step. Do not skip it if you want to remove Trovi successfully!

Start Activity Monitor by opening up Finder, then proceed to activity-monitor

Once there, look at all the processes: if you believe any of them are hijacking your results, or are part of the problem, highlight the process with your mouse, then click the “i” button at the top. This will open up the following box:

chromeinfo

Now click on Sample at the bottom:

chromesample

Do this for all processes you believe are part of the threat, and run any suspicious files in our online virus scanner, then delete the malicious files:

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Step3

The next step is to safely launch Safari again. Press and hold the Shift key while relaunching Safari. This will prevent Safari’s previously opened pages from loading again. Once Safari is opened up, you can release the Shift key.

On the off chance that you are still having trouble with scripts interrupting the closing of unwanted pages in Safari, you may need to take some additional measures.

First, Force Quit Safari again.

Now if you are using a Wi-Fi connection turn it off by selecting Wi-Fi off in you Mac’s Menu. If you are using a cable internet (Ethernet connection), disconnect the Ethernet cable.

Step4

Re-Launch Safari but don’t forget to press and hold the Shift button while doing it, so no previous pages can be opened up. Now, Click on Preferences in the Safari menu,

Preferences in Safari

and then again on the Extensions tab,

extensions in safari

Select and Uninstall any extensions that you don’t recognize by clicking on the Uninstall button. If you are not sure and don’t want to take any risks you can safely uninstall all extensions, none are required for normal system operation.
Step5

The threat has likely infected all of your browsers. The instructions below need to be applied for all browsers you are using.

Again select Preferences in the Safari Menu, but this time click on the Privacy tab,
Privacy in Safari

Now click on Remove All Website Data, confirm with Remove Now. Keep in mind that after you do this all stored website data will be deleted. You will need to sign-in again for all websites that require any form of authentication.

Still in the Preferences menu, hit the General tab

General Tab in Safari

Check if your Homepage is the one you have selected, if not change it to whatever you prefer.
Default Home Page

Select the History menu this time, and click on Clear History. This way you will prevent accidentally opening a problematic web page again.

firefox-512 How to Remove Trovi From Firefox in OSX:

Open Firefoxclick on mozilla menu (top right) ——-> Add-onsHit Extensions next.

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The problem should be lurking somewhere around here –  Remove it. Then Refresh Your Firefox Settings.


chrome-logo-transparent-backgroundHow to Remove Trovi From Chrome in OSX:

 Start Chrome, click chrome menu icon —–>More Tools —–> Extensions. There,  find the malware and  select  chrome-trash-icon.

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 Click chrome menu icon again, and proceed to Settings —> Search, the fourth tab, select Manage Search Engines.  Delete everything but the search engines you normally use. After that Reset Your Chrome Settings.