Remove ILivid virus
Removal instructions

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ILivid virus is also known as ILivid redirect virus | Type: Browser Hijackers

ILivid Virus is a browser hijacker that redirects users to ilivid.com without their permission asked. Undoubtedly, these redirections mean that your computer is infected with a browser hijacker that works on altering computer's DNS settings and hijacks all the browsers it finds installed on victim's PC. So, when having ILivid Virus on the system, you won't be capable to use Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox or Bing without finding yourself redirected to Ilivid.com. This page, which mostly is presented as download manager, hasn't been found to spread malware but, still, it clearly relies on a browser hijacker and tries to increase the amount of its visitors in such way. Besides, it's filled with insecure and promotional adds, questionable advertisements and other things. You can also find an ILivid Toolbar installed out of nowhere. In fact, it was downloaded together with some programs that you must have installed recently. Ilivid Toolbar acts almost identically to ILivid virus.

HOW CAN I GET INFECTED WITH ILivid Virus?

Many computer users have became the victims of ILivid Virus after downloading and installing freeware on their computers. Typically, this virus can easily come as a 'component' and then go straight for browsers' modification. As a result, user is constantly brought to this page and may even find it as his startup or homepage. Please, do NOT ignore redirections to Ilivid because it's a clear sign that you have a browser hijacker on your computer. Besides, this infections can slow your system's performance and let more dangerous threats on your computer. Remember, you have to find this browser hijacker and eliminate it if you don't want to find more problems on your machine.

HOW CAN I REMOVE ILivid virus?

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:

Automatic ILivid virus Removal Guide

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.

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Manual ILivid virus Removal Guide

Step 1

Uninstall ILivid and related programs

  • Click Start Control Panel Programs and Features (if you are Windows XP user, click on Add/Remove Programs).
  • Here, look for ILivid or any other recently installed suspicious programs.
  • Uninstall them and click OK to save these changes.

If you are Windows 8 user, then right-click in the lower left corner of the screen. Once Quick Access Menu shows up, select Control Panel and Uninstall a Program.

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.

Step 2

Remove ILivid from Windows shortcuts

  • Right click on the shortcut of Mozilla Firefox and select Properties.
  • Go to Shortcut tab and look at the Target field. Delete malicious URL that is related to your virus.

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.

Step 3

Remove ILivid from each of your web browsers

Internet Explorer Mozilla Firefox Google Chrome Safari
Remove dangerous add-ons
  • Open Internet Explorer, click on the Gear icon (IE menu) on the top right corner of the browser and choose Manage Add-ons
  • You will see a Manage Add-ons window. Here, look for ILivid and other suspicious plugins. Disable these entries by clicking Disable:
Change your homepage if it was altered by virus:
  • Click on the gear icon (menu) on the top right corner of the browser and select Internet Options. Stay in General tab.
  • Here, remove malicious URL and enter preferable domain name. Click Apply to save changes.
Reset Internet Explorer
  • Click on the gear icon (menu) again and select Internet options. Go to Advanced tab.
  • Here, select Reset.
  • When in the new window, check Delete personal settings and select Reset again to complete ILivid removal.
Internet Explorer Mozilla Firefox Google Chrome Safari
Remove dangerous extensions
  • Open Mozilla Firefox, click on the menu icon (top right corner) and select Add-ons Extensions.
  • Here, select ILivid and other questionable plugins. Click Remove to delete these entries.
Change your homepage if it was altered by virus:
  • Click on the menu (top right corner), choose Options General.
  • Here, delete malicious URL and enter preferable website or click Restore to default.
  • Click OK to save these changes.
Reset Mozilla Firefox
  • Click on the Firefox menu on the top left and click on the question mark. Here, choose Troubleshooting Information.
  • Now you will see Reset Firefox to its default state message with Reset Firefox button. Click this button for several times and complete ILivid removal.
Internet Explorer Mozilla Firefox Google Chrome Safari
Delete malicious plugins
  • Open Google Chrome, click on the menu icon (top right corner) and select Tools Extensions.
  • Here, select ILivid and other malicious plugins and select trash icon to delete these entries.
Change your homepage and default search engine if it was altered by your virus
  • Click on menu icon and choose Settings.
  • Here, look for the Open a specific page or set of pages under On startup option and click on Set pages.
  • Now you should see another window. Here, delete malicious search sites and enter the one that you want to use as your homepage.
  • Click on menu icon again and choose Settings Manage Search engines under the Search section.
  • When in Search Engines..., remove malicious search sites. You should leave only Google or your preferred domain name.
Reset Google Chrome
  • Click on menu icon on the top right of your Google Chrome and select Settings.
  • Scroll down to the end of the page and click on Reset browser settings.
  • Click Reset to confirm this action and complete ILivid removal.
Internet Explorer Mozilla Firefox Google Chrome Safari
Remove dangerous plugins
  • Open Safari web browser and click on Safari in menu at the top left of the screen. Once you do this, select Preferences.
  • Here, select Extentions and look for ILivid or other suspicious entries. Click on the Uninstall button to get rid each of them.
Change your homepage if it was altered by virus:
  • Open your Safari web browser and click on Safari in menu section. Here, select Preferences as it was displayed previously and select General.
  • Here, look at the Homepage field. If it was altered by ILivid, remove unwanted link and enter the one that you want to use for your searches. Remember to include the "http://" before typing in the address of the page.
Reset Safari
  • Open Safari browser and click on Safari in menu section at the top left of the screen. Here, select Reset Safari....
  • Now you will see a detailed dialog window filled with reset options. All of those options are usually checked, but you can specify which of them you want to reset. Click the Reset button to complete ILivid removal process.

Geolocation of ILivid virus

Map reveals the prevalence of ILivid virus. Countries and regions that have been affected the most are: United Kingdom and United States.

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Information added: 08/13/14 07:11; information updated: 08/13/14 07:11

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Comments on ILivid virus

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Cramp
I hope this guy get such a big ass cramp that he cant sit for the rest of his life
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virus
hey jim i understand u on that but what makes u think if they shut down ilivid they will not open another and post under a diffrent name or domain just like torrents that the goverment has shut down isohunt, thepiratbay, kickasstorrents just to name a few all changed the name to either .or .co .de what ever what makes anyone think that you could shut down anything. well you cant just look at what ur downloading and if there is any questionable things about it dont install look online for forms and adware malware virus and such before isntalling been in the field to long and seen to many pcs taken down from viruses some i casused but mostly from other peoples work. there will always be a tech that gets bord and makes a virus for fun hell anyone in the indistry for computer IT. software, hardware. has made one or 2 in his or her time just becasue they could.
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Maria
i totally agree with jim and kelly, i think that sites like iLivid should be sued and i suppport your decision to sue them. i hope that one day the virus gets the wrong person and that iLivid is shut down, i downloaded it to make youtube vidoes and it didnt work so i read up on it and found out excactly what it was, now i use MalwareBytes all the time and i recommend it to anyone reading this. when MalwareBytes scanned my vomputer it was teaming with viruses.... but its all fixed now! Whatever you do, DONT DOWNLOAD ILIVID!!!
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Bailey
I tried to download winter I probably have a hijacker I stalled but when I pressed download it did download winrar as well as a few unexpected programs that ran instantly I switched off the mains electricity now here I am panicing not daring to switch my PC on! :-(
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Bailey
When I said winter I meant win-rar
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Kelly
I agree with you Jim, Im so frustrated trying to find a way to shut down or remove iLivid. It has cost our company so much time and money. We are seriously considering a class action lawsuit. Additionally...it should be the Death Penalty for high jacking computers or creating a virus.
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paulo ricardo
Ah esses editores estao de brincadeira!
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jim
why dont people get together and demand that the governments shut these fraudulent businesses down and we should be able top sue them for malicious intent for the harm to our systems and our frustrations to find a way to remove them, this in my opinion is way more important than wasting money, time and resources because it affects all of us, even those of us trying to get access to legitimate freeware. everywhere I go to get legit files there are pages full of click here to download your file buttons and you cant be sure if youre getting your file or crap you dont want from these download icons, usually from scan your computer for free or your computer is infected software companies.
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paulo ricardo
E mesmo eles precisam de uma liçao

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