What is Mintnav

Mintnav (Mintnav.com) is a highly questionable website that many Xiaomi device users suddenly find loading as the homepage in their Google Chrome browsers. There has recently been an increase in users’ posts on various forums about why Mintnav is suddenly loading as the default homepage on Xiaomi devices.


Multiple posts by users on the Xiaomi subreddit on Reddit.com claim that the site started loading as the homepage out of the blue. Users have no recollection of encountering the site before, let alone setting it as the homepage. Users also claim to not have visited any questionable/malicious sites that could have triggered some kind of virus to download. So either users’ devices have been taken over by browser hijackers without them realizing it, or Xiaomi made the changes for the users without their permission. Since it appears that the site belongs to Xiaomi, it’s likely the latter. Considering that users rarely like changes made to their devices without their explicit permission, this would be a questionable move on Xiaomi’s part.

The Mintnav.com website is highly questionable and contains no information about who it belongs to. It also has no apparent Privacy Policy or Terms of Use. It only displays clickbait articles that users should avoid clicking on just in case. However, while very little information is available, it does appear that the site belongs to Xiaomi and is set as the homepage for Xiaomi phones in certain countries. It’s not unusual for smartphone makers to push certain websites and force users to use them, but Mintnav.com is questionable at best. It has a search box that, if used to search for something, mainly shows generic and sponsored content. The clickbaity news articles also do not give it credibility. It’s very doubtful that many users will enjoy having Mintnav set as their homepages, so they will immediately start looking for ways to remove Mintnav from their Chrome browsers.

Overall, even if it appears to be a legitimate website that belongs to Xiaomi, we suggest you delete Mintnav as the homepage sooner rather than later. It’s fairly simple to do and can be done in seconds. If you don’t know how to change your homepage, use the instructions provided below.

How to remove Mintnav

It should be fairly simple to remove Mintnav from your Xiaomi device. Open your Google Chrome browser, click on the three dots to open the menu, click Settings, and scroll down to Homepage and click on it. You will see Mintnav set as the site to open when you launch your Chrome browser. To change this, either disable the Homepage altogether or click on Chrome’s homepage. It’s unlikely that an actual infection is on your device, though it’s unclear why your default homepage was changed in the first place. It’s likely that the site does belong to Xiaomi, in which case it should not be dangerous, just very intrusive and annoying to deal with.


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Step 1. Uninstall Mintnav and related programs.

Remove Mintnav from Windows 8

Right-click in the lower left corner of the screen. Once Quick Access Menu shows up, select Control Panel choose Programs and Features and select to Uninstall a software.

Delete Mintnav from Windows 8

Uninstall Mintnav from Windows 7

Click Start → Control Panel → Programs and Features → Uninstall a program.

Uninstall Mintnav from Windows 7

Delete Mintnav from Windows XP

Click Start → Settings → Control Panel. Locate and click → Add or Remove Programs.

Remove Mintnav from Windows XP

Remove Mintnav from Mac OS X

Click Go button at the top left of the screen and select Applications. Select applications folder and look for Mintnav or any other suspicious software. Now right click on every of such entries and select Move to Trash, then right click the Trash icon and select Empty Trash.

Mintnav removal from MAC OS X

Step 2. Delete Mintnav from your browsers

Terminate the unwanted extensions from Internet Explorer
  1. Tap the Gear icon and go to Manage Add-ons. Mintnav IE gear
  2. Pick Toolbars and Extensions and eliminate all suspicious entries (other than Microsoft, Yahoo, Google, Oracle or Adobe) Mintnav IE toolbars and extensions
  3. Leave the window.
Change Internet Explorer homepage if it was changed by virus:
  1. Tap the gear icon (menu) on the top right corner of your browser and click Internet Options. Mintnav IE gear
  2. In General Tab remove malicious URL and enter preferable domain name. Press Apply to save changes. Mintnav IE toolbars and extensions
Reset your browser
  1. Click the Gear icon and move to Internet Options. Mintnav IE options
  2. Open the Advanced tab and press Reset. Mintnav IE reset browser
  3. Choose Delete personal settings and pick Reset one more time. Mintnav IE reset
  4. Tap Close and leave your browser. Mintnav IE close
  5. If you were unable to reset your browsers, employ a reputable anti-malware and scan your entire computer with it.
Erase Mintnav from Google Chrome
  1. Access menu (top right corner of the window) and pick Settings. Mintnav Chrome menu
  2. Choose Extensions. Mintnav Chrome settings
  3. Eliminate the suspicious extensions from the list by clicking the Trash bin next to them. Mintnav Chrome extensions remove
  4. If you are unsure which extensions to remove, you can disable them temporarily. Mintnav Chrome extensions disable
Reset Google Chrome homepage and default search engine if it was hijacker by virus
  1. Press on menu icon and click Settings. Mintnav Chrome menu
  2. Look for the “Open a specific page” or “Set Pages” under “On start up” option and click on Set pages. Mintnav Chrome settings
  3. In another window remove malicious search sites and enter the one that you want to use as your homepage. Mintnav Chrome extensions remove
  4. Under the Search section choose Manage Search engines. When in Search Engines..., remove malicious search websites. You should leave only Google or your preferred search name. Mintnav Chrome extensions disable
    Mintnav Chrome extensions disable
Reset your browser
  1. If the browser still does not work the way you prefer, you can reset its settings.
  2. Open menu and navigate to Settings. Mintnav Chrome settings more
  3. Press Reset button at the end of the page. Mintnav Chrome advanced menu
  4. Tap Reset button one more time in the confirmation box. Mintnav Chrome reset
  5. If you cannot reset the settings, purchase a legitimate anti-malware and scan your PC.
Remove Mintnav from Mozilla Firefox
  1. In the top right corner of the screen, press menu and choose Add-ons (or tap Ctrl+Shift+A simultaneously). Mintnav Firefox add ons
  2. Move to Extensions and Add-ons list and uninstall all suspicious and unknown entries. Mintnav Firefox extensions
Change Mozilla Firefox homepage if it was changed by virus:
  1. Tap on the menu (top right corner), choose Options. Mintnav Firefox reset confirm
  2. On General tab delete malicious URL and enter preferable website or click Restore to default. Mintnav Firefox reset confirm
  3. Press OK to save these changes.
Reset your browser
  1. Open the menu and tap Help button. Mintnav Firefox help
  2. Select Troubleshooting Information. Mintnav Firefox troubleshooting
  3. Press Refresh Firefox. Mintnav Firefox reset
  4. In the confirmation box, click Refresh Firefox once more. Mintnav Firefox reset confirm
  5. If you are unable to reset Mozilla Firefox, scan your entire computer with a trustworthy anti-malware.
Uninstall Mintnav from Safari (Mac OS X)
  1. Access the menu.
  2. Pick Preferences. Mintnav Safari menu
  3. Go to the Extensions Tab. Mintnav Safari extensions
  4. Tap the Uninstall button next to the undesirable Mintnav and get rid of all the other unknown entries as well. If you are unsure whether the extension is reliable or not, simply uncheck the Enable box in order to disable it temporarily.
  5. Restart Safari.
Reset your browser
  1. Tap the menu icon and choose Reset Safari. Mintnav Safari reset menu
  2. Pick the options which you want to reset (often all of them are preselected) and press Reset. Mintnav Safari reset
  3. If you cannot reset the browser, scan your whole PC with an authentic malware removal software.

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