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This page aims to help you removethe Trendlavida Virus. Our removal instructions for the Trendlavida virus, work for Chrome, Firefox and Internet Explorer, as well as every version of Windows.
It can certainly be annoying and even unnerving if the homepage of your browser has been replaced by some web address that you’ve never heard of before and if your browser’s search engine is no longer the one that you have been used to and is now instead some custom one that doesn’t seem to provide you with relevant search results. The most likely reason for such changes typically is a software element that has been integrated with your browser and which is responsible for the unwelcome changes. This could occur on most of the commonly used browsers and, understandably, the main targets of hijackers are Chrome, Safari, Edge and Firefox, since those are the browsers that are used by the most people. In addition to the imposed changes, page-redirects and pop-up ads may start to show up as well.
Trendlavida is probably the unwanted homepage that has been recently imposed on your browser and which is the reason you are here. This page is also one that is brought by a hijacker that is typically referred to as Trendlavida Virus as well. If you are here hoping to find a way to uninstall the annoyance that has introduced those changes to your browser, you are on the right track. However, prior to going to our Trendlavida removal guide and using its instructions, it would be a good idea to learn some more things about this type of irritating software components so that you don’t have to encounter them again in the future.
What we suggest you do first is, check the list of programs that are presently installed on the infected device and uninstall any rogue software that you find there:
From the Start Menu, navigate to Control Panel ->>> Programs and Features ->>> Uninstall a Program.
Next, carefully search for unfamiliar programs or programs that have been installed recently and could be related to Trendlavida.
If you find any of the programs suspicious then uninstall them if they turn out to be linked to Trendlavida.
If a notification appears on your screen when you try to uninstall a specific questionable program prompting you to just alter it or repair it, make sure you choose NO and complete the steps from the removal wizard.
Remove Trendlavida from Chrome
Click on the three dots in the right upper corner
Go to more tools
Now select extensions
Remove the Trendlavida extension
Once you open Chrome, click on the three-dots icon to open the browser’s menu, go to More Tools/ More Options, and then to Extensions.
Again, find the items on that page that could be linked to the malware and/or that might be causing problems in the browser and delete them.
Afterwards, go to this folder: Computer > C: > Users > *Your User Account* > App Data > Local > Google > Chrome > User Data. In there, you will find a folder named Default – you should change its name to Backup Default and restart the PC.
Get rid of Trendlavida by removing it from extensions
If using Firefox:
Select the three parallel lines menu and go to Add-ons.
Find the unwanted add-on and delete it from the browser – if there is more than one unwanted extension, remove all of them.
Go to the browser menu again, select Options, and then click on Home from the sidebar to the left.
Check the current addresses for the browser’s homepage and new-tab page and change them if they are currently set to address(es) you don’t know or trust.
If using MS Edge/IE:
Select the browser menu and go to Extensions.
Find and uninstall any Edge extensions that look undesirable and unwanted.
Select Settings from the browser menu and click on Appearance.
Check the new-tab page address of the browser and if it has been modified by the malicious program or another unwanted app, change it to an address that you’d want to be the browser’s new-tab page.
How to Delete Trendlavida
Open task manager
Look for the Trendlavida process
Select it and click on End task
Open the file location to delete Trendlavida
Access the Task Manager by pressing together the Ctrl + Alt + Del keys and then selecting Task Manager.
Open Processes and there try to find a process with the name of the unwanted software. If you find it, select it with the right button of the mouse and click on the Open File Location option.
If you don’t see a malicious process in the Task Manager, look for another suspicious process with an unusual name. It is likely that the unwanted process would be using lots of RAM and CPU so pay attention to the number of resources each process is using.
Tip: If you think you have singled out the unwanted process but are not sure, it’s always a good idea to search for information about it on the Internet – this should give you a general idea if the process is a legitimate one from a regular program or from your OS or if it is indeed likely linked to the adware.
If you find another suspicious process, open its File Location too.
Once in the File Location folder for the suspicious process, start testing all of the files that are stored there by dragging them to our free online scanner available below.
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Each file will be scanned with up to 64 antivirus programs to ensure maximum accuracy
If the scanner finds malware in any of the files, return to the Processes tab in the Task Manager, select the suspected process, and then select the End Process option to quit it.
Go back to the folder where the files of that process are located and delete all of the files that you are allowed to delete. If all files get deleted normally, exit the folder and delete that folder too. If one or more of the files showed an error message when you tried to delete them, leave them for now and return to try to delete them again once you’ve completed the rest of the guide.
How to Uninstall Trendlavida
Click on the home button
Search for Startup Apps
Look for Trendlavida in there
Uninstall Trendlavida from Startup Apps by turning it off
Now you need to carefully search for and uninstall any Trendlavida-related entries from the Registry. The easiest way to do this is to open the Registry Editor app (type Regedit in the windows search field and press Enter) and then open a Find dialog (CTRL+F key combination) where you have to type the name of the threat.
Perform a search by clicking on the Find Next button and delete any detected results. Do this as many times as needed until no more results are found.
After that, to ensure that there are no remaining entries lined to Trendlavida in the Registry, go manually to the following directories and delete them:
Unlike Ransomware, Viruses, Spyware and other malicious and illegal programs, the browser hijackers actually gain the user’s permission to get installed and if they do not get it, they usually can’t enter the system. However, the ways they usually acquire the user’s permission to get installed tend to be rather sneaky and covert. The most popular of those ways is the use of file-bundles – those are software installers with multiple installation elements in them. Usually, there is a main program in the bundle and some additional apps included as “bonus” components. Oftentimes, those components would be different toolbars for your browser, new homepages, custom search engines and so on. If you have recently installed some new program on your computer that has had a similar component in it, and if you haven’t unchecked the clause that allows the installation of that component, this is how you have likely landed Trendlavida Virus. The good news is that the removal of this annoyance and the changes that it has brought along shouldn’t be too difficult if you know what to do or if you have the proper instructions at hand. The removal guide we have prepared for our readers with this browser hijacker in their systems should be more than enough to solve this irritation. Remember, you aren’t dealing with a Virus like Trendlavida, Trustyable and Searchmenow.gg or a Ransomware infection such as .Neqp so there is no need to be overly concerned, just use the instructions and follow them to remove the hijacker.
About the author
Brandon is a researcher and content creator in the fields of cyber-security and virtual privacy. Years of experience enable him to provide readers with important information and adequate solutions for the latest software and malware problems.