iLivid is a search engine, which has been included to browser hijacker category. That was done because of its continuous redirects, pop-up ads and similar suspicious activities that are usually initiated by it as soon as this search engine enters computer. Beware that it may do that without your permission asked as it was included to 'optional components' section of tens of different free applications. That's why you should try to be extremely careful when downloading such freeware as download managers, PDF creators, video streaming software, etc to your computer. What can be done when trying to avoid this hijacker? For getting more information about that you should check the next paragraph. If you have already noticed iLivid redirects and other suspicious activities on each of your web browsers, it means that your computer has already been affected. In this case, you should waste no time and scan your computer with SpyHunter (Windows OS), Webroot SecureAnywhere AntiVirus (Mac OS X) or other reputable anti-spyware.
We highly recommend eliminating iLivid virus from the system because when having it installed on it, you may find out that you can't use your Safari, Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome or other web browser without annoying pop up ads and redirects. Besides, you may notice slow downs on your web browsers as well. This activity is initiated because of a simple reason - this search engine is actively used for affiliate marketing. That's why this page may show you altered search results that, after being clicked, may redirect you to unknown and even malicious websites. While it hasn't been found that iLivid hijacker is used for spreading malware, you should be extremely careful with it. According to out security experts, you should stay away from this program as far as you can.
There are hundreds of computer users who have became the victims of iLivid Virus after downloading and installing freeware on their computers. Typically, this virus can easily come as a 'component' of download managers, PDf creators, video streaming software and similar programs and then go straight to the modification of every web browser. As a result, user may start noticing that this page has become the start page and the default search engine. Please, do NOT ignore such signs of Ilivid infiltration and check your computer with a reputable anti-spyware right after you notice any of them. Besides, this infections can slow your system's performance and let more dangerous threats on your computer. Remember, you have to select only custom or advanced installation of the freeware if you want to avoid iLivid virus appearance on your computer. Of course, you should also uncheck all suspicious check boxes saying that you want to install it.
In order to remove ILivid Virus, we recommend using updated anti-malware programs that are mentioned in Automatic program's removal guide. Be sure that the program is updated because this virus is designed to change its code quite often. Additionally, if you have ILivid Toolbar installed, follow manual removal steps:
You can remove iLivid automatically with a help of one of these programs: SpyHunter, STOPzilla, Malwarebytes Anti Malware. We recommend these applications because they can easily delete potentially unwanted programs and viruses with all their files and registry entries that are related to them.
If you are using OS X, click Go button at the top left of the screen and select Applications.
Wait until you see Applications folder and look for iLivid or any other suspicious programs on it. Now right click on every of such entries and select Move to Trash.
Repeat steps that are given above with all browsers' shortcuts, including Internet Explorer and Google Chrome. Make sure you check all locations of these shortcuts, including Desktop, Start Menu and taskbar.
After uninstalling this potentially unwanted program (PUP) and fixing each of your web browsers, we recommend you to scan your PC system with a reputable anti-spyware. This will help you to get rid of iLivid registry traces and will also identify related parasites or possible malware infections on your computer. For that you can use our top-rated malware remover: SpyHunter, STOPzilla or Malwarebytes Anti Malware.
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Information added: 04/17/15 01:37;
information updated: 04/17/15 01:37