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Windows 7: UI taken over by Trovi.com. How can I get rid of it?


30 May 2014   #1

windows 7
 
 
UI taken over by Trovi.com. How can I get rid of it?

Help! My user interface has been hijacked by something called trovi.com. It changed my primary search engine to Bing and blocked most of the things that I had set up in Google Chrome. I don't know how it got downloaded but I sure would like to get rid of it.
Can somebody help?
Thanks,
Mark Mickelsen

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30 May 2014   #2

Kali Linux, Custom OS's
 
 

Follow this https://support.google.com/chrome/answer/3296214?hl=en

If this fails re-install google chrome.

Regards,
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30 May 2014   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

mickelsen,

Please follow this guide:
Remove Trovi.com redirect (Virus Removal Guide)

When done, please post the reports for the programs run, and we'll take a look at them to see if trovi.com is gone.


Also, please use the tool Zoek:
Download > Download zoek.exe version 5.0.0.0

When the Zoek.exe download appears, save to the Desktop.
On the Desktop, right-click Zoek.exe and select: Run as Administrator
Give it a few seconds to appear.

Disable your AntiVirus and AntiSpyware programs, so they don't interfere with the running of Zoek.exe.
You can find instructions how to disable your security applications here:
How To Temporarily Disable Your Anti-virus, Firewall And Anti-malware Programs - Security Mini-Guides

On the Zoek interface, click the Options button and place a checkmark only on the following options:


Do a Deep Scan
Installed Programs


Now...
  • Close any open Browsers.
  • Click the Run script button, and wait. It takes a few minutes to run all the script.
  • When the tool finishes, the zoek-results.log is opened in Notepad.
  • The log is also found on the systemdrive, normally C:\
  • If a reboot is needed log is opened after the reboot.
Please post the zoek-results.log in your reply.
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06 Jun 2014   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Hi, as far as I'm concerned, trovi.com is stubborn browser hijacker. It can get installed to your system through certain free programs or spam email attachments. It usually bypasses many antivirus tools. To completely get rid of it and get back your favorite home page, you need to remove all its dropped components like software, browser add-ons and system files. I suggest you follow a related and useful post with detailed guides.
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06 Jun 2014   #5
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Madayly View Post
Hi, as far as I'm concerned, trovi.com is stubborn browser hijacker. It can get installed to your system through certain free programs or spam email attachments. It usually bypasses many antivirus tools. To completely get rid of it and get back your favorite home page, you need to remove all its dropped components like software, browser add-ons and system files. I suggest you follow a related and useful post with detailed guides.
That is for something called Key Find, not Trovi and may cause more harm.
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