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How to Remove Trovigo.com Homepage from IE, Chrome, Firefox.

Question.

I don’t know how did Trovigo.com come into my computer ? It’s reallty annoying program to uninstall, Trovigo.com is not listed into control panel, so how to remove Trovigo.com homepage ?

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Solved Answer.

Trovigo.com is a search engine and but their installing part keep it to browser hijacker category, it is also categorized as a PUP (Potentially Unwanted Program). Once you got it installed, you may also got lot of changes on your computer eventually, you got changed your homepage, default search engine, DNS redirection to  search.trovigo.com. Actually, it is installed as a plug-in into all browsers and when you change their any setting like: changed your homepage to www.google.com, the trovigo.com  plug-in will set  trovigo.com again as your homepage because it has installed as an IE add-on so it can change any setting as it want. Anyway, we have the proper solution to fix this issue, we have mentioned the removal guide please follow the following direction to get rid of Trovigo.com completely.

Trovigo.com comes into computer with the others software packages, trovigo.com installs in the background of other software silently, even you can’t see their installation progress bar. We are explaining here, please look on the example : Suppose you want to install PDF reader for your computer to open PDF format files. You searched “PDF Reader download” into internet search engine and you got a website and you have download & installed it, but you know that you got a wrong website (3rd party downloading website). Actually these type of websites added their sponsored ad-wares with the installer and while installing, it works in the background silently, even you can’t see their installation. So please beware about these type of websites.

To protect these types of Ad-wares you have to be careful on some points. Please keep my points in mind.

  1. You should not download any software from 3rd party downloading websites, Only download from their own website.
  2. You should not keep ticked any unwanted check mark which are prompts while installing any software.
  3. You should read the all agreement which is prompts while installing any software.
  4. You should not open any executive file which is comes by e-mail if you really don’t know their publisher.

Trovigo.com uninstall guide.

Trovigo.com uninstalling would be not so easy but so hard to do. We are providing you the complete direction how to remove Trovigo.com from computer. Please follow the following instruction to get rid of Trovigo.com issue. Please mail me at info@techsupportall.com if you having any trouble to perform these steps.

Step 1 : To Uninstall trovigo.com from computer

  • Click on Start button and then click on Control Panel.
  • Now click on Programs –> Uninstall a program or Program and Features (Windows-7, 8, Vista).
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Uninstall a program for Vista, 7, 8

 

  • For Windows XP users click on Add/Remove Programs.
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Uninstall a program for Windows xp
  • You will get a window which have listed all the installed programs.
  • Uninstall trovigo.com from there.
  • Also do uninstall allthe programs which are listed in Suspicious Programs list below, if you find any installed into your computer. Because all these programs are unwanted. You should uninstall all them immediately if you found any.
Uninstall all unwanted programs
Uninstall all unwanted programs

 

Suspicious Programs list

  • trovigo.com
  • Browser defender
  • Browser protect
  • Browser protected by conduit
  • Delta search, Babylon
  • LessTabs
  • WebCake 3.0
  • Yealt
  • LyricsContainer
  • VideoSaver
  • AddLyrics
  • privacy safe gaurd
  • unfriend checker
  • Price peep today
  • Coupon amazine
  • TidyNetwork.com
  • DownloadTerms 1.0
  • Yontoo
  • Uninstall all the unwanted programs, which are not listed here.



Automatic Fixit

Download Adware Remover Tool v3.8 to remove trovigo.com Automatically, It’s a Freeware utility specially designed for Adware Removal. This tool can remove most of the Adwares from Internet Explorer, Firefox, Mozilla Firefox and from their registry traces as well..

TSA_Fixit

Adware-Removal-Tool-v3.8.exe



Manual Steps

Step 2 : To Remove trovigo.com from Internet Explorer.

Step 2.1 : Remove trovigo.com from homepage

  • Open Internet Explorerthen go to Toolsmenu (Press “F10” key once to active the menu bar) and then click on Internet Option a configuration page will be opened, then click on General tab. Now look into under HOME PAGE Edit Box you got www.trovigo.com, replace it to www.google.com, then click on apply and close.

Step 2.2 : Remove trovigo.com add-ons from Internet Explorer.

  • Open Internet Explorerthen go to Toolsmenu (press “alt” key once to active menu bar) and then click on Internet Option a configuration page will be opened
  • click on Programs tab then click on Manage Addons, now you’ll get a window which have listed all the installed addons.
  • Now disable the trovigo.com add-on, also disable all the unknown / unwanted addons from this list. (As per below screenshot).

disable-add-ons-from-ie

Step 2.3 : Reset Internet Explorer

  • Open Internet Explorer. Click on Tools menu (Press “F10” key once to active the menu bar), click on Internet Option. A internet option window will open.
  • For IE9, IE10 users may click on Gear icon IE Gear Icon. Then click on tools.
  • Click on Advanced tab,then click on RESET button.
  • Now you will get a new popup for confirmation, tick mark on Delete personal setting then click on RESET button on that. (As shown on below screenshot)
  • Now your Internet Explorer has been Restored to default settings.

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  • Now you will appear a popup stated “complete all the tasks”. After completion click on close button.



Step 3 : To Remove trovigo.com from Mozilla Firefox

Step 3.1 : Remove trovigo.com from Mozilla Hompeage

  • Open Mozilla Firefox, Click on Tools menu (If tools menu doesn’t appear then press “F10” key once to active the menu bar) then go to Options, after that a configuration page will be opened, then click on General tab and then look on the very first section named as Startup. Under Startup you will see a HOME PAGE Edit Box, under this edit box you will see www.trovigo.com, please replace it to www.google.com, then click on apply and close.
  • Restart Firefox Browser

Step 3.2 : Remove trovigo.com from add-ons

  • Open Firefox and then go the Tools menu (Press “F10” key once to active Menu bar) click on Add-ons, you’ll get a page click on extensions from the left side pane. now look on right side pane you’ll get all the installed add-ons listed on there. Disable or Remove trovigo.com addon, also disable all the unknow / unwnated addons from there. (As per below screen shot)

remove-unwanted-addons-from-firefox

Step 3.3 : Reset Mozilla Firefox

  • Open Firefox and then go the Helpmenu (Press “F10” key once to active Menu bar)
  • Go to Help menu then click on “Troubleshooting information”
    Note: you can also open this page in this ways, open Firefox then type this command in the address bar “about:support” (without quote) and then hit enter or OK.
  • You will get a page “Troubleshooting information” page, here you will get “Reset Firefox” option in the right side of the page.
  • Click on Reset Firefox option. and follow their instruction to reset.
  • Now your Mozilla Firefox has been Restored to default settings.

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Step 4 : To Remove trovigo.com from Google Chrome

Step 4.1 : Remove unwanted homepage & search engine from Google Chrome

  • Start Google Chrome, click on options iconGoogle Chrome Options Icon (Located in very top right side of the browser), click on Settings. You will get a configuration page.
  • Under configuration page find a option named as “Open a specific page or set of pages” click on their Set Pages. A another window will come up. Here you will appear the bunch of URL’s under “Set pages”. Delete all them and then enter only one which you want to use as your home page.
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Google Chrome Homepage Reset step1
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Google Chrome Homepage reset step 2
  • In the same configuration page click on Manage search engines button. Delete all the search engines from there, just keep only www.goole.com as your default search Engine.
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Google Chrome search engine step 3
Google Chrome Homepage4
Google Chrome search engine step 4
Google Chrome Homepage5
Google Chrome search engine Step5

Step 4.2 : Remove unwanted extensions from Google Chrome

  • Start Google Chrome, click on options iconGoogle Chrome Options Icon (Located in very top right side of the browser), then click on Tools then, click on Extensions. (As shown on below screenshot)

Google Chrome remove extensions1

  • You will get a configuration page. which have listed all the installed extensions, Remove trovigo.com extension & also remove all the unknown / unwanted extensions from there. To remove them, click on remove (recycle bin) icon Google Chrome remove extensions button(as shown on screenshot)

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Step 4.3 : Reset Google Chrome

  1. Close all Google Chrome browser’s window.
  2. Press “window key + R” (Flag sign key + R) on your keyboard , you’ll get Run box.
  3. For windows xp: Copy and Paste this following command: %UserProfile%\Local Settings\Application Data\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default" in Run box then click on OK button. You’ll get a Google chrome profile location in windows explorer.For windows 7,8,vista: Copy and Paste this following command: %UserProfile%\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default in Run box then click on OK button. You’ll get a Google chrome profile location in windows explorer.
  4. In the default folder location, Rename a file, named as “Preferences“ to “Preferences.old“.
    (Note: to do that right-click on Preferences file and click on rename option you’ll get a edit box of Preferences file, now rename the text “Preferences” to “Preferences.old”)
  5. In the same default folder location, Rename one more file, named as “Web Data“ to “Web Data.old“.
    (Note: to do that right-click on Web Data file and click on rename option you’ll get a edit box of Web Data file, now rename the text “Web Data” to “Web Data.old”)
  6. Now start your Google chrome, it should be restored to default settings.

 



Step 5 : To Remove trovigo.com from Registry

  • Press “window key + R” (Flag sign key + R) you will get Run box then type “REGEDIT” into the run box then click on OK. You’ll get a registry editor window.
  • In the registry editor, click on Edit menu and then click on find option, you’ll get edit box to search any string into registry editor
  • Type “trovigo.com” into the find box and then click on Find Next.
  • The search result will highlight the key or value which have contains the trovigo.com string.
  • Now delete the Registry Key/Value/Value-Data if any one contains “trovigo.com” string (must see the example screenshot below)
    Note:- Do not delete the complete value data, just delete the trovigo.com path only (for example see screenshot3 below)
  • Use F3 key to find Next. and do the last step to all results.
  • We are giving you the example on “Conduit” Adware.

Screenshot 1

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Screenshot 2

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Screenshot 3

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Step 6 : To Remove trovigo.com from Autorun Tasks

  • Click on Start button and then do Right-Click on the computer and then do left-click on Manage. A manage window will appear.
  • In the manage window click on Tasks Scheduler from right side pane, then click on “Task Scheduler Library“, Now look on left side pane and Remove all the Tasks which have contains trovigo.com string and also remove all the unknown / unwanted tasks from there (As per the screenshot below).

scheduled-tasks-removal



Step 7 : To Remove trovigo.com from Startup

  • Press “window key + R” (Flag sign key + R) you will get Run box then type “MSCONFIG into the run box then click on OK. You’ll get a msconfig window.
  • In the msconfig window click on Startup tab, here you’ll get all the startup entries, so look on the list and then do Un-check the entries which is contains trovigo.com. Also Un-check all the others entries which you found unwanted. then click on OK to apply all the changes.

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Step 8 : To Remove trovigo.com from Services

  • Press “window key + R” (Flag sign key + R) you will get Run box then type “MSCONFIG” into the run box then click on OK. . You’ll get a msconfig window.
  • In the msconfig window click on Services tab, here you’ll get all the startup services list, click on “Hide Windows Services” all the windows related services will be hidden. now it’s only display the 3rd party installed services, now look on the list and then do Un-check the service which have contains trovigo.com. Also Un-check all the unknown / unwanted services. then click on OK to apply all the changes.

remove-unwanted-services



Step 9 : To remove trovigo.com registry entries with Adwcleaner.exe

Here is the proper step-by-step guide to remove any adware from registry, please follow the steps.

9.1 : Download AdwCleaner from the below link.

Click Here to Download: Adwcleaner.exe

9.2 : Run that downloaded file (Adwcleaner.exe).

9.3 : When you get it started, click on scan button to search the trovigo.com files and registry entries (As shown below screenshot).

adwcleaner-scanning-process

9.5 : When scanning process will be finished, click on Clean button to delete all the trovigo.com files and registry entries (as shown on below screenshot)

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Step 10 : To remove trovigo.com with Hitman-Pro

Click here to Download Hitmanpro_x32bit.exe

Click here to Download Hitmanpro_x64bit.exe

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Step 11 : To remove trovigo.com with Malwarebytes.

11.1 : Download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Free, then double click on it to install it.

Click Here to Download Malwarebytes.exe

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11.2 : Update online Virus Definition

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11.3 : Tick mark on “Perform quick scan” then click on Scan

11.4 : When the scan done click on “Show results”How to use malwarebytes

11.5 : After clicking on Show result it will you a another window where you will get the found threats. Click on “Remove Selected”

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This post was last updated on:2014-05-13 | First Published:2014-03-13

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24 comments

  1. in chrome, it has advanced !!
    in the part with
    settings – on start up -open a specific page or a set of pages
    now it shows as an option with no description (blank)
    beware !!

  2. Thank you this support has been very helpful i am keeping it as a favourite

  3. Thx for ur kind explanation. LOTS OF HELP. cheers

  4. Thank you for help
    I have found you by accident and your program helped me to remove annoying trovigo.com search from my Mozilla Firefox.
    No other malware tools software did not work.
    Appreciate your great help.
    Regards and best wishes in your business development
    Yuri
    Sydney,Australia

  5. Thanks, it seems to have worked for me.
    I didn’t have any browser’s extensions or addons but the cleaning removal by AdwCleaner and removing the ‘Conduit Search’ service made it.
    Thanks again!

  6. Hi. Thanks for the guide, however .. In step 5 where i have to press “starter button + r” and the run box comes up – i enter the command as per your OS .. And it says “can not find as” or something like that?
    Can you help please?

    • ida, In step 5, you need to press and hold “start button” (start button is located in between in “CTRL” key and “ALT” on your keyboard) and then press “R” key together. Then you’ll get RUN box.

      In step 4, There was mistype in step 4.3, we just have updated, please this one.

      Step 4.3 : Reset Google Chrome

      Close all Google Chrome browser’s window.
      Press “window key + R” (Flag sign key + R) on your keyboard , you’ll get Run box.
      For windows xp: Copy and Paste this following command: “%UserProfile%\Local Settings\Application Data\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default” in Run box then click on OK button. You’ll get a Google chrome profile location in windows explorer.For windows 7,8,vista: Copy and Paste this following command: “%UserProfile%\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default“ in Run box then click on OK button. You’ll get a Google chrome profile location in windows explorer.
      In the default folder location, Rename a file, named as “Preferences“ to “Preferences.old“.
      (Note: to do that right-click on Preferences file and click on rename option you’ll get a edit box of Preferences file, now rename the text “Preferences” to “Preferences.old”)
      In the same default folder location, Rename one more file, named as “Web Data“ to “Web Data.old“.
      (Note: to do that right-click on Web Data file and click on rename option you’ll get a edit box of Web Data file, now rename the text “Web Data” to “Web Data.old”)
      Now start your Google chrome, it should be restored to default settings.

  7. I am trying remove trovi from explore 11. I have followed your steps and others through REG. and cannot find anything related to file or lines of expression, but have the problem.
    I have added google as search, nothing in add ons to disable.
    Where else to look
    Thanks paqul

  8. It worked! Thanks a lot! :-)

  9. “Search Protect” is also one of the aliases of Trovigo, made by Client Connect LTD. Beware.

  10. thank you soo much for helping me remove alot of addware that were making my laptop slow

  11. Thanks a lot, It works

  12. Your software is amazing! Located and removed 81 files that a paid for service didn’t/couldn’t detect! (For shame AVG!)
    This is definitely a product I’d pay money for. 😀
    I intend to do just that as soon as I start work again! Cheers!

  13. Will make a donation and hope your programme fixes my problems mainly annoing pop ups..

  14. it fixed all my problems with my explorers, great app. thank you guys a lot

  15. WOW! tried all of the following programs recommended by the good folks at bleeping computer to try to find and remove two malware apps “trovigo” and “shopop”. Malwarebytes, HitmanPro, JRT, ADwcleaner were not able to find them. Ran your program once. Not only did it find the two nasty buggers, it also found and removed remnants of previously removed malware.

  16. Great program, thank you!

  17. Thanks a lot.. its nice tool which saves your time.

  18. Great help and fantastic software, I will recomend this around. :-)

  19. thank you . worked fast and did the job

  20. Perfect… Virus protection seemed useless, as did windows tools.. Followed the instructions for explorer and firefox! worked perfect!!

  21. Wonderfull, thanks, that did it.

    Elsabe

  22. Easy solution. The Travigo bar across the top of your desktop is actually named Web Bar. Go into Start/ControlPanel/Programs/Uninstall a program and look for Web Bar. Select it, and then click on Uninstall at the top of the screen. The Web Bar will then disappear.

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