Removing trovi.com from Chromebook

By | February 13, 2022

I bought new Chromebook at Costco and found that my Chrome browser redirects me to trovi.com search engine. I did not know anything about trovi and after googling I found that trovi is classified as browser hijacker which modifies a web browser’s settings without my permission. Definitely it does not look good. Before removing trovi I did small research about this site. The whois tool shows that it was created by ClientConnect LTD.


% whois trovi.com | egrep -i organization
Registrant Organization: ClientConnect LTD

nslookup retrieves A and AAAA records of trovi.com:


% nslookup -query=A trovi.com 8.8.8.8
Server: 8.8.8.8
Address: 8.8.8.8#53

Non-authoritative answer:
Name: trovi.com
Address: 54.192.121.25
Name: trovi.com
Address: 54.192.121.126
Name: trovi.com
Address: 54.192.121.124
Name: trovi.com
Address: 54.192.121.61

% nslookup -query=AAAA trovi.com 8.8.8.8
Server: 8.8.8.8
Address: 8.8.8.8#53

Non-authoritative answer:
trovi.com has AAAA address 2600:9000:2211:3800:12:aa89:3880:93a1
trovi.com has AAAA address 2600:9000:2211:8000:12:aa89:3880:93a1
trovi.com has AAAA address 2600:9000:2211:a800:12:aa89:3880:93a1
trovi.com has AAAA address 2600:9000:2211:2200:12:aa89:3880:93a1
trovi.com has AAAA address 2600:9000:2211:7c00:12:aa89:3880:93a1
trovi.com has AAAA address 2600:9000:2211:e600:12:aa89:3880:93a1
trovi.com has AAAA address 2600:9000:2211:cc00:12:aa89:3880:93a1
trovi.com has AAAA address 2600:9000:2211:5000:12:aa89:3880:93a1

To to my astonishment trovi.com is hosted on AWS, so all these IP addresses belong to Amazone.

Info for some IPv4 and IPv6 addresses:


% whois 54.192.121.61 | grep Organization
Organization: Amazon Technologies Inc. (AT-88-Z)
% whois 2600:9000:2211:5000:12:aa89:3880:93a1 | grep Organization
Organization: Amazon.com, Inc. (AMAZON-4)

Now about cleanup. Remove trovi from Chrome browser “On startup” page
Trove removing

The second step delete trovi from Search engine settings:
Trove removing

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