Trovi Virus

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by dvoros, Jan 22, 2016.

  1. dvoros macrumors 6502

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    I have a Trovi virus on my mac and macbook pro (surprise, surprise). I have tried numerous ways of getting rid of it, but to no avail. Any other suggestions?

    Thank you
    frustrated
     
  2. macthefork macrumors 6502

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    Searching for" Trovi Remove Mac" brought up the Apple Support pages (among others) that has a possible procedure to remove the Trovi Search Adware.

    Try the method mentioned here.
     
  3. ApfelKuchen macrumors 68020

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    Technically speaking, not a virus, but adware, but that quibble aside... https://www.malwarebytes.org/antimalware/mac/
    It's free, fast, and far easier than locating and trashing files in the system library.

    The thing is, if you have Trovi, it's possible, if not likely, to have any number of other bits of adware installed that you may not know about. MalwareBytes will find it all, not just the stuff you're aware of.

    You get this by downloading and installing apps. Saying, "from untrustworthy sites" isn't enough any more. It seems more than a few seemingly trustworthy sources are bundling this stuff in with their otherwise legitimate downloads. Certainly, if you download stuff like MacKeeper, the probability is high that you'll get more than you expected, both in terms of adware and additional apps you don't need and that are intentionally difficult to uninstall. And if a web site offers a popup of a "necessary" browser plug-in? Don't click that pop-up. If it's a program from a well-known source (Adobe, Microsoft, Oracle...) go to the actual Adobe, Microsoft, or Oracle web sites for the download.
     

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