What is Trotux.com?

Trotux.com is webpage that is set as homepage and search engine by Trotux hijacker. It affects 3 major browsers (Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox and Internet Explorer). To make infection more complex Trotux.com hijacks browser shortcuts on the desktop. It also installs special service that does not allow user to change those settings. Actually, Trotux.com redirects queries to Google or Yahoo search, however it may use this data for marketing or advertising purposes. Using this search engine may result in search ads, redirects and pop-ups. We recommend you to remove Trotux.com from browsers and wrote this tutorial to help you complete this task.

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How Trotux.com gets on your PC?

There are multiple ways users get infected with adware and hijackers – trojans, malicious e-mail attachments, torrents. Trotux.com uses the way users do not expect. It is distributed along with free utilities. Those can be small useful and legal programs. Installer of such utilities offer to install Trotux search engine in Chrome and Firefox. It looks like part of utility installation process and many users accept the offer or skip this step. As a result they get Trotux.com everywhere in browsers.

How to remove Trotux.com from your computer?

To uninstall Trotux.com remove it from Control Panel, then delete all files and regkeys.

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

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You can try both of these products to remove Trotux.com

Or uninstall Trotux.com manually.

Step 1: Remove Trotux.com from Control Panel

Windows XP:

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

Windows 7/Windows Vista:

  1. Click Start.
  2. Then Control Panel.
  3. Click Uninstall a Program.
  4. Find trotux – Uninstall 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 trotux – Uninstall, 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 trotux – Uninstall 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 Trotux.com from your browser.

Step 2: Remove Trotux.com from browsers

Google Chrome:

  1. Open Google Chrome
  2. Push Alt + F.
  3. Click Tools.
  4. Choose Extensions.
  5. Find Trotux.com.
  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 Trotux.com.
  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 Trotux.com.
  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 following files and folders of Trotux.com:

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Information provided by: Alexey Abalmasov


  1. hi
    trotux.com is not being uninstalled from control panel. please help

  2. Alexandre Fagundes
    Alexandre Fagundes

    fiz o procediemnto pelo painel de controle para desinstalar o trutox, mas na hora que dar um clique em cima aparece: desinstalar/alterar e não termina o procedimento

  3. Restart computer and press F8 then choose safe mode, once windows has started use window’s “RUN” in spanish known as “ejecutar” you can find it among the windows accesories menu, when the window shows type regedit there just look for every folder containing the name google and delete them specially the one from here: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
    then double click on your hard drive and open your program files folder then simply delete the folder named “google” restart your pc and that’s all BTW you gonna need to reinstall chrome XD because this process I described is how you definitely erase your chrome installation

  4. I already did everything but trotux this damn ass still sticking on my browser.

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