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Trovi is a browser hijacker that can be found when installing "Cheat Engine" or a different version of "VLC Player" on www.oldapps.com, or when downloading applications from certain freeware sites, such as Softonic.com or Download.com. The first Trovi hijacking ever recorded was on January 11, 2014 with no specified logo with only a search icon, much like Conduit Search and Search Protect in which is teamed and sometimes bundled with the Trovi Software. Trovi is reported to serve many ads, and hijacks the most common browser homepages and new tab pages. Causing Trovi to be considered a PUP (Potentially Unwanted Program). Trovi can not harm your PC in any way but can alter your browsing experience, the only things it can do is change your home and new tab page. Trovi is often confused with www.trovigo.com which is very, very similar but are very different. Trovi is actually, believe it or not, "safer" than TroviGo. TroviGo was only an extension to Trovi which was separated from Trovi not long after the creation. Trovi uses Bing (a legitimate search engine) to provide results to the user. The address bar changes to Bing.com after searching but don't be fooled, you are still searching through Trovi. Trovi used to use their own website to show search results with the logo at the top left hand corner of the page but later switched to Bing in attempt to fool users a little easier. Trovi is not as deadly as it used to be with taking the ads out of the search results depending on what browser your using, but is still considered a browser hijacker.

Behavior

PUP.Optional.Trovi.A

Changes the homepage and new tab of the browser you are using.

Trovi homepage

Trovi Homepage

Hijacks the homepage and new tab page settings to where you can not change them back to the original settings.

Depending on what browser your using, you might see ads on the page.

Removal

You can uninstall Trovi from info.trovi.com/Uninstall in a couple of steps, or you can also remove it by booting into Safe Mode, deleting the Trovi files, and then restoring your browser to its default settings.

Trovi uninstall

Trovi Uninstall Guide

It can also be removed via Malwarebytes, McAfee, or almost any other antivirus tool.

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