Title: IcoValid virus
Type: Adware
Also known as: IcoValid ads, IcoValid 5.3

Remove IcoValid virus
Removal instructions

Severity scale:IcoValid virus severity is 10  (10 / 100)

IcoValid virus (also known as IcoValid 5.3 or Ico Valid) is a potentially unwanted program, which is closely related to freeware and shareware. If you noticed this extension on your computer, you must have downloaded it in a bundle with some PDF creator, download manager and other free program, which is actively promoted on the Internet. However, we don't recommend keeping it on the system because this program is mostly set to display continuous pop-up notifications that should help for its creators to increase advertising revenue and sales. If you noticed IcoValid 5.3 redirects to unfamiliar websites, browser's slow downs and similar issues, you should check your PC for this adware. Besides, it can easily hijack your homepage/default search engine and initiate other unwanted activities.

How can IcoValid infiltrate my computer?

IcoValid is distributed just like any other adware, so it can infiltrate your computer unnoticed. In most of the cases, it enters systems as an ‘Extension’ or ‘Add-on’, so there is no surprise why the most of security applications think that its just another legitimate application. In order to prevent infiltration of IcoValid virus, you should try spending more time on freeware's installation by choosing a Custom or Advanced installation process. In addition, you should also find the check mark that claims that you agree to install IcoValid 5.3 on the system. If you noticed this or other version of this PUP on your computer, you should waste no time and follow this guide:

How to remove IcoValid?

IcoValid is just another adware, which is spread with a help of free downloads. If you agreed to install this program on your computer, you can remove it with a help of these steps:

  • Scan your computer with SpyHunter,  STOPzilla or other reputable anti-spyware.
  • In addition, check Add/Remove Programs list and remove unknown entries. For that, use these steps:
  1. Click Start -> Control Panel -> Programs (or Add/Remove Programs) -> Uninstall a Program.
  2. Here, look for Unknown, Enterprise Policy, Media Player and similar unfamiliar entries.
  3. Select 'Uninstall/Change' and click OK to save the changes.
  • Finally, fix each of your browsers:

Internet Explorer:

  1. Open Internet Explorer, click the Gear icon or ‘Tools‘ -> 'Internet Options'.
  2. Here, go to the 'Advanced' tab and click the 'Reset' button.
  3. Go to the 'Reset Internet Explorer settings' -> 'Delete personal settings' and click on 'Reset' option.
  4. Finally, click 'Close' and OK to save the changes.

Mozilla Firefox:

  1. Open Mozilla Firefox, go to the 'Help' section -> 'Troubleshooting Information'.
  2. Here, choose a 'Reset Firefox’ for a couple of times and 'Finish'.

Google Chrome:

  1. Click the Chrome menu button, select 'Tools' -> 'Extensions', find unknown extensions and remove them by clicking Recycle bin.
  2. Now click 'Settings' -> 'Show Advanced settings'  -> 'Reset browser settings' and click 'Reset'.

Automatic IcoValid virus removal:

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SpyHunter is recommended remover to uninstall IcoValid virus. You should confirm using free trial that it detects current version of parasite.

Note: Manual assistance required means that one or all of removers were unable to remove parasite without some manual intervention, please read manual removal instructions below.

If you failed to remove IcoValid virus using SpyHunter, submit question to our support team and provide as much details as possible.
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QR is short for Quick Response. They can be read quickly by the mobile phones. QR codes can store more data than standard barcodes, including url links, geo coordinates, and text.

The reason we add QR code to the website is that parasites like IcoValid virus are really hard to remove on infected computer. you can quicly scan the QR code with your mobile device and have manual removal instructions to uninstall IcoValid virus right in your pocket.

Simply use the QR scanner and read removal instructions from mobile device.
Information added: 2014-02-19 02:35:45
Information updated: 2014-02-19 02:35:45

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