How can I remove virus? It keeps coming up as my start page when I open all  my browsers including Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome and Internet Explorer. I have tried reinstall all the browsers but it still comes up on the default browser I just set. It drives me mad by causing popping ups of advertisements when I am working on my computer. I cannot stand with it any longer. How can I get rid of it completely?

Basic Knowledge of Redirect

Browser redirect has been a common phenomenon among the internet users. Almost three fourths of them have ever come across infection of browser hijacker. They are able to take advantages of different bugs on some software to infect the system files and bring changes to the browser settings. Their name came from their character by redirecting computer user from the site whey want to visit to some modified ones which have been modified by it or are sponsored with it. Net users will not be asked anything or get any messages when they are redirected to those unsafe web sites. They may do any actions without their intention which can be traced by the virus process. In this way the information of the users as well as the data on the infected machine can be revealed. Another way the browser affect the regular usage of the computer is causing popping ups randomly out of nowhere to greatly disturb the normal activities on the infected PC. redirect is one of those browser hijackers. The difference between it and other similar redirect is that it disguises as a search engine instead of a definite web site which provides information. It has been given a clean and tidy appearance so that many computer novices think it a common web site without any dubiety. But it soon turns out that this is not a general search website as many other pages. It won’t allow you to change the homepage on the browsers anymore. Nor can you visit some sites you used to visit successfully without any popping ups. There will always exist popping of ads pages when you are using the browser. And even after you restore the browsers this redirect is still there. It is hard for computer newbies to get rid of because it has been updated by cyber criminals to create stubborn files deeply in the system which enable it to be reborn after each removal trial.

For the sake of computer safety and privacy security, remove the Trovigo redirect pop-up ads with no hesitation. Contact YooSecurity Online PC Experts for assistance if you are not computer savvy and have no idea on how to remove this hijacker:

Screenshot of Redirect redirect

Typical Symptoms of Browser Hijacker Infection

  1. Unexpected popping ups appear when you are searching online;
  2. New and strange bookmarks occur in your bookmark list;
  3. Some unfamiliar programs show up in program list from programs and features;
  4. Unfamiliar programs are listed in start menu after you expand all programs;
  5. The computer will not perform correctly when you try to open a new tab or visit a regular web site;
  6. Random stuck will happen to some normal programs which usually work perfectly before.

Browser Hijacker Manual Removal Instructions

Since the advanced anti-virus software can’t take effectively to get rid of the browser hijacker, then manual removal will be highly required. Generally speaking, manual removal is a complicated and difficult process which requires enough computer skills. To make it easier, basic manual removal steps have been given in the following to help one get rid of the browser hijacker. ( Be cautious when dealing with different system files and entries of the redirect.)

Step 1: Open Windows Task Manager to end process related to the redirect. We will need to put end to the running of the redirect first. To do that, press Ctrl+Alt+Del keys at the same time to pull up Window Task Manager; go to Processes tab on top and scroll down the list to find odd processes. Names of the processes can be different each time:

windows task manager
Step 2: Open Program List, Find doubtful programs or tool-bars which may come from the browser hijacker. Right click on it and select uninstall.

programs and features

Step 3: Open Control Panel from Start menu and search for Folder Options. Go to Folder Options window, under View tab, tick Show hidden files and folders and non-tick Hide protected operating system files (Recommended) and then click OK:

folder options
After that we need to check in program files to see if the Trovigo redirect pop-up ads leaves any files on the machine.
Step 4: Press Windows+R keys together to pull up Run box and type in regedit to open Registry Editor. Delete registry values associating with this redirect. The registry files are listed randomly. Besides, you need to delete the infection files of the redirect virus from your system files to prevent it from coming back. Those files are named randomly also but may be different on different operating systems.

Run box

Go to Registry Editor to delete the path of the related items with the Trovigo redirect pop-up ads to stop it from coming back.

Registry Editor

Step 5: Reset the Browser once to get rid of any left setting set by the redirect. Change home page(s) on browsers back from the browser hijacker and other unknown random URLs: Here take Internet Explorer as example.

To reset the browser, you need to click on the gear icon at right top corner of the browser page. Then you will get Internet Options window and move to Advanced tab.

Internet Options

And to set the homepage back from Trovigo redirect pop-up ads please open general tab under Internet Options.

homepage set

Video on Browser Hijacker Removal in Registry:

Alternatively, you can view this browser hijacker removal video guide directly on our website:

Words at the End: redirect (Trovigo virus) has been nightmare of people all over the globe who use the internet. It not only comes to random computers secretly but also causes damages that are hard to be detected by any antivirus programs. It often comes along with some free software installation, clicking of unknown web links, downloading of infected documents or visiting some suspicious web pages. As to its tricks it plays on the affected computer, the most obvious symptom is that your homepage is changed to its own site instead of the original one. And you are not able to get the former one back no matter how hard you have tried. Also, this redirect virus is related to many unsafe web sites just like it sponsors on its main page so it can cause unsafe items downloaded to the system at back door. More useless toolbars, plug-ins and bookmarks will be added to your browsers and reinstalling of the infected browser seems not work. The redirect virus will show up on the default browser automatically. To prevent more and further damages it may bring to your computer you had better try your best to get rid of it.

Kindly Reminder: Certain levels of PC skills will be needed during the manual removal process of this hijacker. Please contact YooSecurity Online Experts now to get further help if you have tried but failed time after time.

Published by Tony Shepherd & last updated on February 21, 2014 6:31 am

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