All about Trovi Virus
What is actually Trovi Virus? You should know that Trovi is not a virus. It is not copied from one device to another. You get it when you download other applications or tools online. When you download it, Trovi virus is installed on your Mac and your browser homepage is set to the website www.trovi.com. It is a fake search engine, because when you type your queries, it gets all your data from your Mac and then shows you unwanted ads. When you click on those ads, you are sent to the websites where you can be infected with more malware.
The main way of getting this virus is when you download any third-party apps from different websites other than AppStore and it is added to them as one of the ad-supported programs. Another way of getting the virus is through your browser. It happens when you visit by mistake Trovi’s website and add it as an extension to your browser.
Once you get hooked by Trovi virus, it changes the settings of web browsers you are using and modifies any other browsers on your Mac. As a result, your homepage appears to be a search engine and whatever browser you use, you end up there. Trovi virus keeps track of your activity online, and the aims of these online criminals can be quite different. What the virus collects is the results of your search queries online, websites you often visit; the data on the advertisements you usually view and click; the info about the websites that you bookmarked and it copies the history of browsing the net of your Mac.
Why does it collect this information? Based on it, Trovi shows you ads on your Mac device, being too repetitive and annoying, and you get so angry with them easily. But the main danger is lies in you being redirected to the site with malicious content or with other dangerous viruses. You also run the risk of clicking on phishing websites that look like log in pages of online banking or social media websites, or they can be scam pages that trick you out of your private data. As you can see, there are plenty of threats associated with this virus, so it is recommended to get rid of the virus because it may not be directly dangerous but it can lead to some negative consequences in the future.