Solved how can i get rid of trovi search?

June 1, 2014 at 23:44:04
Specs: Windows 7 ultimate
Trovi search has weedled its way on to both my Firefox AND Chrome browsers, and appears its ugly head whenever I choose a new tab. I have reset the home page away from Trovi yet it still persists. I have even uninstalled Firefox and installed again from afresh, but still the Trovi monster is there. On chrome I have deleted Trovi as a search engine option, but its still appears on any new tab. I am presently using Trovi-free Opera as my default browser. How do I get rid of Trovi?

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#1
June 2, 2014 at 00:21:13
This will require about 5 steps.

Run both of these, in this order.

Step 1: Run AdwCleaner
http://www.softpedia.com/get/Antivi...
http://www.softpedia.com/progScreen...
How to download from Softpedia
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http://www.raymond.cc/blog/adwclean...
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/dow...
Author's site
http://general-changelog-team.fr/en...
Tutorial
http://general-changelog-team.fr/en...
Please download AdwCleaner by Xplode onto your Desktop. If your default download location is not the Desktop, drag it out of it's location onto the Desktop.
Close all open programs and internet browsers.
Double click on AdwCleaner.exe to run the tool.
Click on Clean.
Confirm each time with Ok.
Your computer will be rebooted automatically. A text file will open after the restart.
Please Copy & Paste the contents of that logfile with your next answer.
You can find the logfile at C:\AdwCleaner[S1].txt as well.

Step 2: Run Junkware Removal Tool
http://www.softpedia.com/get/Securi...
http://www.softpedia.com/progScreen...
How to download from Softpedia
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http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/dow...
http://thisisudax.blogspot.com.au/2...
Download Junkware Removal Tool onto your Desktop. If your default download location is not the Desktop, drag it out of it's location onto the Desktop.
Warning! Once the scan is complete JRT will shut down your browser with NO warning.
Shut down your protection software now to avoid potential conflicts.
Temporarily disable your antivirus and any antispyware real time protection before performing a scan.
Click this link to see a list of security programs that should be disabled and how to disable them.
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/for...
http://www.techsupportforum.com/for...
Run the tool by double-clicking it. If you are using Windows Vista or Windows 7/8, right-click JRT and select Run as Administrator.
The tool will open and start scanning your system.
Please be patient as this can take a while to complete depending on your system's specifications.
On completion, a log (JRT.txt) is saved onto your Desktop and will automatically open.
Copy and Paste the contents of the JRT.txt log please.

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#2
June 2, 2014 at 00:26:53
✔ Best Answer
This is the alleged uninstall procedure from trovi.com:

http://info.trovi.com/Uninstall

You might try that first. If it doesn't work check this:

http://malwaretips.com/blogs/trovi-...


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#3
June 2, 2014 at 06:45:19
I just removed trovi from a desktop. I ran Malwarebytes in safe mode and deleted the problem. Then I had to DELETE the browsers on the taskbar and reset them to their respective home pages.
After that you can once again pin them to the taskbar if you want to.

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#4
June 2, 2014 at 15:35:02
Step 3: RunTFC
http://www.geekstogo.com/forum/file...
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/dow...
http://oldtimer.geekstogo.com/TFC.exe
http://www.itxassociates.com/OT-Too...
Please double-click TFC.exe to run it. Note: If you are running on Vista/Windows 7/8, right-click on the file and choose Run As Administrator).
It will close all programs when run, so make sure you have saved all your work before you begin.
Click the Start button to begin the process. Depending on how often you clean temp files, execution time should be anywhere from a few seconds to a minute or two. Let it run uninterrupted to completion.
Once it's finished it should reboot your machine. If it does not, please manually reboot the machine yourself to ensure a complete clean.


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#5
June 2, 2014 at 15:37:25
Step 4: System Restore will have infected files in it, turning System Restore OFF & then ON will remove them.
Windows 7
http://www.7tutorials.com/system-re...
http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorial...

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#6
June 2, 2014 at 15:39:40
Step 5: As you can see from your logs, you had a lot of stuff installed, that you did not know had been installed.
A lot of programs, now give you the choice to install toolbars & other during the install. Either uncheck these items during install, or use Custom install. No more click, click during an install, you have to read after each click.
I use Softpedia, down the bottom of the page, they make you aware what Ad-supported programs the author of the program has included.
Sample pages
http://www.softpedia.com/get/CD-DVD...
http://www.softpedia.com/get/Multim...
Users are advised to pay attention while installing this ad-supported application:
· Offers to change the homepage for web browsers installed in the system
· Offers to change the default search engine for web browsers installed in the system
· Offers to install StartNow Toolbar that the program does not require to fully function
SS ( screenshots ) of above
http://i.imgur.com/CSBplyA.gif
http://i.imgur.com/3eWWoXm.gif

Use Unchecky to help prevent these third party installs. Nothing is perfect, the badies are always ahead of the goodies.
http://www.softpedia.com/get/System...
http://www.softpedia.com/progScreen...
http://unchecky.com/
How to download from Softpedia
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A reliable application that aims to protect your computer against third-party components often offered during software installations.


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#7
June 2, 2014 at 17:11:40
I seem to have sorted the problem. Thanks for the help! I will double check again tomorrow - and use softpedia when needed.

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#8
June 19, 2014 at 04:57:13
I do not like when companies add something like trovi adware to their installation and always opt out. In bad case I use malwarebytes too or delete viruses by hand using
various guides

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#9
November 6, 2014 at 01:21:04
sorry to hear that.......

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