Trotux(.)com is the main web page of a search engine, considered a browser hijacker. The hijacker could modify settings of browsers, such as the homepage, the search engine or the new tab page. Some toolbar or extension might be present in each of your browser applications. To remove the browser hijacker, you should read the article through.
|Type||Browser Hijacker, PUP|
|Short Description||Browsers on your PC will have modified settings, such as the homepage, the search engine and the new tab.|
|Symptoms||You might get redirected from your homepage or new tab when browsing. You might see ads in your browser generated from the hijacker.|
|Distribution Method||Freeware Installations, Bundled Packages|
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Trotux(.)com – Distribution
Trotux can be distributed with third-party installation setups. This hijacker could take control over your browsers before you realize it. Bundle packages or installers of freeware programs could install the hijacker on your PC. By default, these freeware installers have a few features selected for installation, which can be hidden. The features often are additional software. To avoid such software from getting on your computer system, you should search for Custom or Advanced options so you could deselect them.
The Trotux hijacker might be distributed with advertisements, such banners and pop-ups. Another method of distribution is by visiting suspicious sites, which might contain redirects. The websites could be partnered in a way with the Trotux(.)com website. Browsers that can be affected are: Google Chrome, Internet Explorer, and Mozilla Firefox.
Trotux(.)com – Detailed Information
Trotux(.)com is the main page of a search engine and browser hijacker called Trotux.
In the picture above you see how the Trotux browser hijacker looks like. If some software connected to it is inside your machine, then the preferences and settings of your browsers will eventually change. The homepage, the new tab page, and the search engine will be the most likely changed settings. Do not be taken aback if an associated toolbar or sidebar appear as well.
An extension or some browser add-on tied to Trotux could be set in your browsers. If there are such extensions, there is no doubt they can have hijacking capabilities. Most of them come with bundle applications installed on your computer. Those extensions could also redirect you to the Trotux(.)com site and other affiliated websites.
Trotux(.)com can redirect you to other websites. When you use the search engine, you will get redirected to the Google’s search results page or that of another search engine. That might depend on your country or current location. You can see an example of the search results redirect in the above image. Trotux will still filter all of your search queries and gather some information from the things you write. The hijacker might show sponsored ads and content.
The following information could be collected:
- Your IP address
- Browser type
- Search queries
- Other personal and non-personal information
Visiting Trotux(.)com or using a service related to it, automatically grants your consent for collection of personal data. According to that policy, personal information about you will not be shared with third parties, but if you click on a link or write a search query, the privacy policies of other sites are going to be active. No tracking cookies are used on the site, according to the same policy.
Remove Trotux(.)com Completely from Your PC
To remove Trotux(.)com manually from your computer, follow the step-by-step removal manual given below. In case the manual removal does not get rid of the hijacker and its files effectively, you should search for and remove any leftovers with an advanced anti-malware tool. Such software can keep your computer more secure in the future.
- Guide 1: How to Remove Trotux(.)com from Windows.
- Guide 2: Get rid of Trotux(.)com from Mac OS X.
- Guide 3: Remove Trotux(.)com from Google Chrome.
- Guide 4: Erase Trotux(.)com from Mozilla Firefox.
- Guide 5: Uninstall Trotux(.)com from Microsoft Edge.
- Guide 6: Remove Trotux(.)com from Safari.
- Guide 7: Eliminate Trotux(.)com from Internet Explorer.
How to Remove Trotux(.)com from Windows.
Step 1: Boot Your PC In Safe Mode to isolate and remove Trotux(.)com
Step 2: Uninstall Trotux(.)com and related software from Windows
Here is a method in few easy steps that should be able to uninstall most programs. No matter if you are using Windows 10, 8, 7, Vista or XP, those steps will get the job done. Dragging the program or its folder to the recycle bin can be a very bad decision. If you do that, bits and pieces of the program are left behind, and that can lead to unstable work of your PC, errors with the file type associations and other unpleasant activities. The proper way to get a program off your computer is to Uninstall it.
Step 3: Clean any registries, created by Trotux(.)com on your computer.
The usually targeted registries of Windows machines are the following:
You can access them by opening the Windows registry editor and deleting any values, created by Trotux(.)com there. This can happen by following the steps underneath:
Get rid of Trotux(.)com from Mac OS X.
Step 1: Uninstall Trotux(.)com and remove related files and objects
1. Hit the ⇧+⌘+U keys to open Utilities. Another way is to click on “Go” and then click “Utilities”, like the image below shows:
- Go to Finder.
- In the search bar type the name of the app that you want to remove.
- Above the search bar change the two drop down menus to “System Files” and “Are Included” so that you can see all of the files associated with the application you want to remove. Bear in mind that some of the files may not be related to the app so be very careful which files you delete.
- If all of the files are related, hold the ⌘+A buttons to select them and then drive them to “Trash”.
In case you cannot remove Trotux(.)com via Step 1 above:
In case you cannot find the virus files and objects in your Applications or other places we have shown above, you can manually look for them in the Libraries of your Mac. But before doing this, please read the disclaimer below:
You can repeat the same procedure with the following other Library directories:
Tip: ~ is there on purpose, because it leads to more LaunchAgents.
Step 2: Scan for and remove Trotux(.)com files from your Mac
When you are facing problems on your Mac as a result of unwanted scripts and programs such as Trotux(.)com, the recommended way of eliminating the threat is by using an anti-malware program. SpyHunter for Mac offers advanced security features along with other modules that will improve your Mac’s security and protect it in the future.
Remove Trotux(.)com from Google Chrome.
Step 1: Start Google Chrome and open the drop menu
Step 2: Move the cursor over "Tools" and then from the extended menu choose "Extensions"
Step 3: From the opened "Extensions" menu locate the unwanted extension and click on its "Remove" button.
Step 4: After the extension is removed, restart Google Chrome by closing it from the red "X" button at the top right corner and start it again.
Erase Trotux(.)com from Mozilla Firefox.
Step 1: Start Mozilla Firefox. Open the menu window
Step 2: Select the "Add-ons" icon from the menu.
Step 3: Select the unwanted extension and click "Remove"
Step 4: After the extension is removed, restart Mozilla Firefox by closing it from the red "X" button at the top right corner and start it again.
Uninstall Trotux(.)com from Microsoft Edge.
Step 1: Start Edge browser.
Step 2: Open the drop menu by clicking on the icon at the top right corner.
Step 3: From the drop menu select "Extensions".
Step 4: Choose the suspected malicious extension you want to remove and then click on the gear icon.
Step 5: Remove the malicious extension by scrolling down and then clicking on Uninstall.
Remove Trotux(.)com from Safari.
Step 1: Start the Safari app.
Step 2: After hovering your mouse cursor to the top of the screen, click on the Safari text to open its drop down menu.
Step 3: From the menu, click on "Preferences".
Step 4: After that, select the 'Extensions' Tab.
Step 5: Click once on the extension you want to remove.
Step 6: Click 'Uninstall'.
A pop-up window will appear asking for confirmation to uninstall the extension. Select 'Uninstall' again, and the Trotux(.)com will be removed.
Eliminate Trotux(.)com from Internet Explorer.
Step 1: Start Internet Explorer.
Step 2: Click on the gear icon labeled 'Tools' to open the drop menu and select 'Manage Add-ons'
Step 3: In the 'Manage Add-ons' window.
Step 4: Select the extension you want to remove and then click 'Disable'. A pop-up window will appear to inform you that you are about to disable the selected extension, and some more add-ons might be disabled as well. Leave all the boxes checked, and click 'Disable'.
Step 5: After the unwanted extension has been removed, restart Internet Explorer by closing it from the red 'X' button located at the top right corner and start it again.