Removal Guide

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If has been set as the default search provider of your web browser, there is a good chance that you downloaded Groovorio, a suspicious extension that is identified as adware, or advertising-supported software. Needless to say, the purpose of this extension is to showcase ads, and the search tool is a platform to facilitate that. At the time of our research, the suspicious extension did not have an official download page, and it was no longer available via the Chrome Web Store either. Unfortunately, it could still be spread via bundled downloaders, and it could even be concealed as fake Java or Adobe update installers. All in all, regardless of how the unwanted extension was installed, you want to delete it. This seems to be the only way for you to have removed as well.

Groovorio is not a new player in the game. It has been around for quite a while now, and although it does not seem to be spread as actively as it once was, it could still lurk around. If you have no idea how this add-on got in, or if you remember using a bundled downloader, it is a good idea to install a trusted malware scanner right away. This tool will let you know if you need to delete other threats besides this adware. Scanning the system is recommended even if you downloaded the extension willingly. From what we have observed, it appears that the extension makes minimal changes, and replacing the default search provider with is one of them. Besides that, it can also implement data-tracking tools to gather information about its users and their interactions with the presented content.

There is nothing special about the interface of It displays a doodle of a lighthouse, a search dialog box, and a language options menu. Users can choose from fourteen different languages, including English, German, French, Spanish, Polish, etc. At the top, a ‘Game’ button is displayed, and it hides a shortcut to At the bottom of the page, one can find links to frequently asked questions and a privacy policy statement. It discloses that cookies are employed to gather information and that the services of undisclosed third parties and affiliates are used as well. Even if that doesn’t bother you, the sheer fact that is useless should. When you search the internet using it, it opens a search results page that is filled with ads. They are marked, and so you can avoid them easily, but why should you? The tool offers nothing useful, and so we recommend deleting it as soon as possible.

As mentioned, it is most likely that you can delete only by deleting the Groovorio extension. The instructions you can find down below show how to uninstall it from Windows (for IE users) and also how to erase it directly from Chrome and Firefox browsers. Hopefully, the instructions are easy for you to follow, but do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions. Note that you can also take the alternative route of implementing anti-malware software that can conduct the removal automatically. Since this software can efficiently delete all threats and, at the same time, offer full-time protection, we strongly recommend installing it even if you are able to get rid of the hijacker manually.


Internet Explorer

  1. Open the Windows Start menu via the Taskbar.
  2. Click Control Panel and then go to Uninstall a program.
  3. Uninstall the undesirable application.

Google Chrome

  1. Open the browser and tap keys Alt+F together.
  2. Click More tools and then Extensions.
  3. Remove the undesirable extension.

Mozilla Firefox

  1. Open the browser and tap keys Alt+T together.
  2. Click Add-ons to access the Extensions menu.
  3. Remove the undesirable extension.

In non-techie terms: looks like a normal search engine, but if you use it, it exposes you to numerous ads along with the results you expect to see. It does not offer useful features, and because its search service is not considered to be reliable either, we advise removing it without further delay. To get rid of this hijacker, most likely, you need to delete Groovorio. This extension should not be hard to get rid of, and the guide above covers the web browsers that it is most likely to be installed on. Of course, if other suspicious threats exist, or if you are simply looking to strengthen the overall security of your system, we strongly recommend installing anti-malware software. It will automatically clean and safeguard your system.