What is Tavanero.info?

Tavanero.info (http://tavanero.info/tavanero/tavanero.php) is website, that is set up as default search and homepage by browser hijacker. It is low-quality page with ads and Google Custom Search box. Search results provided by Tavanero.info are actually Google search results, but look differently. Developers of this hijacker may get commission from users brought to Google via Tavanero.info website. There are also some signs, that this malware is related serverpilot.io website. In general, Tavanero.info hacks browser shortcuts and settings files of Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox. This threat is not dangerous for your financial data and it cannot harm your computer, but it is, certainly, huge inconvenience for browsing experience. It also modifies registry keys responsible for Internet Explorer settings. Hijacker does not allow user to revert the changes or restore browser settings. Here is step-by-step guide to help you remove Tavanero.info from Windows 10, 7, 8, XP or Vista.

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How Tavanero.info gets on your PC?

Tavanero.info can get on your PC with torrents, trojans, malicious e-mail attachments and free downloads. Most of software download sites like CNET, Softpedia, Brothersoft, Softonic spread potentially unwanted programs via app installers or advertising on their websites. This model is called “freemium” – users get applications for free, but agree to receive ads, pop-ups, popunders, in-line text ads, banners. The problem is, that information about terms of use not clearly disclosed to the user, and as a result users seek for instructions to remove adware or hijackers. We prepared several tools that can assist you with Tavanero Search removal, for example, Norton or SpyHunter can easily remove it and protect you from such type of malware.

How to remove Tavanero.info from your computer?

To uninstall Tavanero.info remove it from Control Panel, then delete all files and regkeys.

In our view, there are 3 products that potentially have Tavanero.info in their database. You can try to use them for removing Tavanero.info.

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You can try both of these products to remove Tavanero.info

Or uninstall Tavanero.info manually.

Step 1: Remove Tavanero.info from Control Panel

Windows XP:

  1. Click Start.
  2. Control Panel.
  3. Then click Add or Remove Programs.
  4. Find Tavanero.info.
  5. Click Uninstall.

Windows 7/Windows Vista:

  1. Click Start.
  2. Then Control Panel.
  3. Click Uninstall a Program.
  4. Find Tavanero.info and click Uninstall.

Learn more about uninstallation of programs in Windows 7.

Windows 8/Windows 8.1:

  1. Open the Menu.
  2. Click Search.
  3. After that click Apps.
  4. Then Control Panel.
  5. Then as in Windows 7, click Uninstall a Program under Programs.
  6. Find Tavanero.info, select it and click Uninstall.

Learn more about uninstallation of programs in Windows 8 (8.1).

Windows 10:

  1. Click on the Start button (or press the Windows key) to open the Start menu, click on the Settings at the top.
  2. Click on App & features on the left menu.
  3. On the right side, locate Tavanero.info and click it, then click on the Uninstall button.
  4. Click on Uninstall to confirm.

Learn more about uninstallation of programs in Windows 10

Note: If you can’t find required program, sort programs by date in Control panel and search for last installed programs.

After that remove Tavanero.info from your browser.

Step 2: Remove Tavanero.info from browsers

Google Chrome:

  1. Open Google Chrome
  2. Push Alt + F.
  3. Click Tools.
  4. Choose Extensions.
  5. Find Tavanero.info.
  6. Click the trash can icon to remove it.

Learn more about removing extensions from Chrome.

Mozilla Firefox:

  1. Open Firefox.
  2. Push Shift + Ctrl + A.
  3. Choose Tavanero.info.
  4. Click Disable or Remove button.

Learn more about removing extensions from Firefox.

Internet Explorer:

  1. Open IE.
  2. Push Alt + T.
  3. Click Manage Add-ons.
  4. Select Toolbars and Extensions.
  5. Click Disable Tavanero.info.
  6. Click More information link in the left-bottom corner.
  7. Click Remove button.
  8. If this button is grayed out – perform alternative steps.

Learn more about removing extensions from IE.

Step 3: Resetting your browser search and homepage settings

Reset browser setting in Google Chrome:
  1. Click the Chrome menu (3 bar button) in the top right corner.
  2. Choose Settings.
  3. Click Show advanced settings.
  4. Go to Reset browser settings section.
  5. Click Reset browser settings.
  6. In the dialog that appears, click Reset.

Learn more about resetting browser settings in Google Chrome.

Reset browser setting in Mozilla Firefox:
  1. Open Mozilla Firefox.
  2. Go to Help.
  3. Go to Troubleshooting information.
  4. Click Reset Firefox… button.

Learn more about resetting browser settings in Mozilla Firefox.

Reset browser setting in Internet Explorer:
  1. Open Internet Explorer.
  2. Click on the cogwheel in the right upper corner.
  3. Click Internet options.
  4. Go to Advanced tab.
  5. Click Reset button.
  6. Put a tick near Delete personal settings checkbox.
  7. Click Reset button.

Learn more about resetting browser settings in Internet Explorer.

Step 4: Remove Tavanero.info from shortcuts

For every browser (Chrome, Firefox, IE) do the following:

  1. Right-click on the corresponding shortcut.
  2. In opened menu choose Properties.
  3. Look carefully at the Target field.
  4. Remove Tavanero.info from this line.
  5. Click Apply button.
  6. Confirm changes by clicking Continue button in opened window.
  7. Click on the shortcut to check.

Step 5: Remove following files and folders of Tavanero.info:

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Information provided by: Alexey Abalmasov

One comment

  1. All of the spyware detection/removal programs are not free and you must register to get rid of tavanero. Could you please send me spyware protection that will eradicate tavanero and other such programs for free.

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