How to remove iLivid (Virus Removal Guide)

How to remove iLivid (Virus Removal Guide)

The iLivid virus is a term for a potentially unwanted program (PUP) and browser hijacker that is known to cause many complications for computer and internet users. Ilivid products such as iLividNewTab and iLivid Download Manager are deceptive and intrusive. They utlize questionable marketing tactics to infiltrate a computer system and affected internet browser. Once contracted, iLivid will change existing internet internet browser settings, causing affected browsers to to start up on and redirect to ilivid.com, search.ilivid.com, start.ilivid.com, home.ilivid.com, and other webpages. According to security experts, Ilivid software bundles with additional browser attachments, including add-ons, extensions, plug-ins, and toolbars without consent of the computer user.

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The iLivid virus modifies internet browser settings without permission of the computer user, including the home page and default search engine, causing internet browsers to start up on ilivid.com websites, and redirect to ilivid.com and third-party websites when the user attempts to search or direct to specific URLs utilizizing the browser’s address bar.

Though the iLivid virus may be annoying for many computer users and internet users who simply want to download and use useful software, the iLivid virus has not been reported to additiionaly spread severe forms of malware and computer viruses.

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Many internet users claim that the methods used by iLivid.com and their associates are unethical. It’s true, iLivid engages in targeting and entrapping unsuspecting internet users to theirs and third party terms (sponsors) without direct consent. This is seen as a very unsafe tactic as the internet and iLivid product user is unaware of terms against them, which may easily invade their privacy and cause further complications.

If you are infected with the iLivid virus, completely remove iLivid malware, including the iLivid Toolbar, iLivid Media Player, and iLivid Download Manager, as well as third-party software that may be causing complications and issues using the free iLivid removal instructions provided in this article.

How does the iLivid virus infect a computer?

iLivid software is categorized as freeware, because iLivid software can be manually and voluntarily downloaded from ilivid.com and other unethical software distrubution websites such as download.com. iLivid offers products such as an iLivid Free Download Manager, iLivid Toolbar, iLivid Community Toolbar, iLivid Media Player, and others that claim to allow users to watch instant videos, find changles, and download files from popular sites, and more.

Though iLivid can be manually installed, iLivid primarily bundles with third party software including freeware, shareware, torrents, and especially media codecs… and essentially media based software.

How to remove iLivid (Removal)

Step 1: Remove iLivid browser attachments

Google Chrome

1. Click on the Customize icon (3 bar icon) next to the address bar and navigate to More tools > Extensions.

2. Search for the iLivid extension and other suspicious extensions. Remove them individually by clicking the trashcan icon next to each one.

Mozilla Firefox

1. Type Ctrl+Shift+A.

2. On the Extensions and Plugin search for the iLivid add-on and other suspicious add-ons and remove them if located.

Microsoft Internet Explorer

1. Click Tools and select Manage add-ons.

2. On the Toolbars and Extensions tab search for the iLivid add-on, click it, and click the Remove button. Remove other suspicious add-ons if found. If the Remove button does not appear you must first uninstall associated software through the Control Panel.

Step 2: Uninstall iLivid programs

1. Access Windows Start Menu and navigate to the Control Panel.

2. On Windows Control Panel, click Uninstall a program or Add and remove a program in the Programs section.

3. In the list of installed programs, search for unwanted programs. Once an unwanted program is located, double click the unwanted program or select it with your mouse and click the Uninstall button.

4. Restart your computer.

Step 3: Scan your computer for malware

1. Download and install the free or full version of Malwarebytes Anti-Malware. The full version enables real-time protection to block malware and unwanted programs from infecting your computer, while the free version is just a free scan and removal tool.

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2. Open the Malwarebytes Anti-Malware program.

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3. Click the large Scan Now button or visit the “Scan” tab to manually run a scan.

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4. Once the malware scan is complete, click the Remove Selected button and reboot your computer.

If you are still having issues with malware it is recommended to download and install a second opinion scanner such as HitmanPro by Surfright to eradicate existing malicious files and automatically repair corrupted settings.

Step 4: Cleanup and repair settings

1. Download and install the free or full version of CCleaner by Piriform.

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2. Once installed, open the program and navigate to Cleaner > Windows/Applications and click the Analyze button. Afterwards, click the Run Cleaner button on the bottom right of the program interface.

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3. Next, navigate to Tools > Startup and search through each tab starting from windows, internet explorer, etc., all the way to Content Menu, for additional suspicious entries and click Disable and Delete once anything is found.

If you are still experiencing issues removing potential iLivid malware after using this removal guide we recommend to perform a system restore/recovery or a reset/refresh for Windows 8.

Sean Doyle

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Sean Doyle is an engineer from Los Angeles, California. Sean's primary focuses include Internet Security, Web Spam, and Online Marketing.

Comments ( 4 )

  1. ReplyAnonymous
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  2. ReplyGordon
    On the iLivid site its certified by McAfee doesn't that mean the malware are from other developer
    • ReplyAuthorSean Doyle
      The certification means the website does not contain malicious links... It's really a pointless certification primarily utilized by suspicious websites with bad reputations. A good website with good software has no reason to display such a certification. The use of the McAfee certification can be defined as social engineering as it is meant to confuse unsuspecting computer users. The certification does not certify the software, only the website. Ilivid is not something you want on your computer system for reasons concerning the invasion of privacy and relations to third-party malware. Cyber crimes relating to Ilivid include credit theft, extortion, and identity theft. Furthermore users will receive excessive email spam, junk mail, and even telephone calls from telemarketers due to the allowed permissions set in place by Ilivid and third-party items. This can be defined as entrapment.
  3. ReplyTeddy
    THANK YOU SO MUCH