How To Remove The BullVid Virus – BullVid Malware Removal Instructions (Adware/Hijacker)

What is BullVid malware (BullVid virus)?

BullVid malwareThe BullVid virus or BullVid hijacker are terms for a potentially unwanted program that advertises itself as “the ultimate Free Download Manager for 4shared, Mediafire, FileServe, Hotfile, and more,” but Bullvid software is  essentially combo-malware categorized as adware and browser hijacker that displays unwanted pop-up, banner, and pop-under advertisements, as well as changes internet browser settings, causing internet browser to redirect and start up on unwanted websites such as the Searchnu search engine. The Bullvid virus or Bullvid malware can be manually and voluntarily installed, but has been reported to “infect” a computer without consent, often alongside third-party software, including add-ons, extensions, and toolbars.

Bullvid may use social engineering by claiming to be the easiest way to download and view hosted files but the BullVid virus has been reported to entrap victims to unethical terms they would never agree with if presented to in a proper manner, which may include the allowance of adware or advertisements to serve on your computer and third-party malware and software to install to your computer without direct consent.

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Though the download process for BullVid may allow users to “opt out” of installing additional software and changing the home pages and/or default search engines of popular internet browsers, Bullvid may install unwanted software without consent. Bullvid may also present the option to “opt out” of unwanted symptoms in a confusing manner meant to “target” and “trick” unsuspecting victims. Bullvideo bundles unwanted software with their products in order to generate revenue from third-parties.

BullVid may download and install to a computer without permission alongside freeware, shareware, torrents, and especially codecs and items promoted by file-sharing and media-based websites, as well as third-party browser helper objects.

Is BullVid safe (bullvid.com safe)?

BullVid is not safe for reasons concerning cyber criminal activity involving credit theft, extortion, and identity theft, the invasion of privacy, and entrapment. Furthermore, BullVid malware and third-parties may cause a computer to become sluggish and/or lose functionality.

  • BullVid may also violate copyright laws,using BullVid software may be illegal considering specific geolocations.

Though bullvid.com and the BullVid privacy policy may claim to only collect anonymous information and information manually submitted online while using their products, BullVid may utilize third-parties, including third-party freeware and shareware the BullVid product many bundle with to collect information. Part of the BullVid privacy policy is detailed below:

Collection and Use of Information

BullVid does not automatically collect any personally identifiable information, such as names, e-mail, age, gender, address, telephone numbers, login names and passwords or other self-identifying information ("Personal Information").

BullVid may use cookies on the Site. Cookies are pieces of information that a website transfers to an individual's hard drive for record-keeping purposes. Cookies make web-surfing easier by saving preferences and browsing patterns while you are on BullVid's Site. Cookies may be used to analyze Site usage, improve content, customize the Site's content and layout and for other customer service purposes. BullVid's use of cookies is in no way linked to any Personal Information.

BullVid may automatically receive and record certain non-personally identifiable information on its server logs from your browser, including your IP address, browser type, internet service provider (ISP), cookie information, and the webpage that a user visits. BullVid collects non-personally identifiable information for general purposes, including but not limited to analyzing trends, administering the site, tracking user movements, conducting research, and providing anonymous reporting to internal and external clients. BullVid will not link any Personal Information, including e-mail addresses, with aggregate data of its users.

Sharing and Disclosure of Information

BullVid does not rent, sell, or share any information about the user with any third-parties. BullVid may disclose your Personal Information if BullVid believes such action is necessary to: (a) comply with the law or legal process served on BullVid (b) protect and defend the rights or property of BullVid (including the enforcement of our agreements); or (c) act in urgent circumstances to protect the personal safety of users of BullVid services or members of the public.

To remove the BullVid virus and third-party malware from your computer system, please use the free BullVid removal instructions below. Steps including free automatic and manual removal procedures.

Green Arrow Bullet How to remove the BullVid virus (malware)

  1. Automatically remove BullVid virus – Scan for and automatically remove BullVid malware
  2. Manually remove BullVid virus – Remove/Uninstall BullVid and third-party malware

When removing BullVid malware, it is important to remember that BullVid may install as a standalone product, inside a third-party browser attachment, and/or bundled alongside third-party attachments. It may be necessary to remove and uninstall third-party software and browser attachments to completely remove BullVid from your computer (manual).

1. Automatic BullVid removal

Use the instructions below to automatically remove BullVid adware and third-party malware, as well as automatically remove unwanted search engines that may have hijacked your home page, default search engine, and browser shortcuts.

Malwarebytes Anti-Malware

1. Install the free or paid version of Malwarebytes Anti-Malware.

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2. Once Malwarebytes is installed, run the program. If you are using the free version of Malwarebytes you will be prompted to update the database, make sure to do so.

3. On the first tab labeled “Scanner” select the Perform full scan option and click the Scan button to perform a full system scan. Malwarebytes will automatically detect malware infecting the computer system.

Malwarebytes Perform Full Scan

4. Once the malware scan is complete, Malwarebytes may prompt a notice stating malicious objects were detected. Select the malicious objects and click the Remove Selected button to completely remove the malicious files from your computer (the image below shows a file that is NOT selected) or click the Delete button to remove quarantined files.

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CCleaner

CCleaner can be used to automatically repair internet browser settings startup up settings, and uninstall stubborn BullVid software.

1. Install the free or paid version of CCleaner by Piriform.

CCleaner Analyze Cleaner

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.

CCleaner Startup

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.

4. To automatically uninstall BullVid and unwanted programs, navigate to the Uninstall tab and located BullVid software in the list of installed programs. Uninstall the programs as selected.

2. Manual BullVid removal

Use the instructions below to manually uninstall BullVid adware using generic removal procedures. 

How to uninstall BullVid malware

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

Uninstall a program

2. Click Uninstall a program or Add and remove a program.

3. In the list of installed programs, search for BullVid and other potentially unwanted software. Once located, double click the unwanted programs or highlight them in the list and click the Uninstall button.

How to remove the BullVid add-on and extension

Use the instructions to remove BullVid add-ons, extensions, plugins, and toolbars.

Google Chrome

1. Click on the Customize icon (wrench or 3 bar icon) next to the address bar and navigate to Tools > Extensions.

2. Search for the BullVid extension and remove it by clicking the trashcan icon next to them.

Mozilla Firefox

1. Type Ctrl+Shift+A.

2. On the Extensions and Plugin search for the BullVid add-on and remove it.

Microsoft Internet Explorer

1. Click Tools and select Manage add-ons.

2. On the Toolbars and Extensions tab search for the BullVid add-on and remove it if located.

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