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Remove iLivid virus

removal by Ugnius Kiguolis - -   Also known as iLivid redirect, iLivid hijack | Type: Browser hijacker

What is iLivid?

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 Reimage Reimage Cleaner (Windows OS), Webroot SecureAnywhere AntiVirus (Mac OS X) or other reputable anti-spyware.

Questions about iLivid virus

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.

HOW CAN iLivid hijack my computer?

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.

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:

You may remove virus damage with a help of Reimage Reimage Cleaner . SpyHunter 5Combo Cleaner and Malwarebytes are recommended to detect potentially unwanted programs and viruses with all their files and registry entries that are related to them.

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iLivid virus snapshot
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To remove iLivid virus, follow these steps:

Uninstall iLivid from Windows systems

  1. Click Start Control Panel Programs and Features (if you are Windows XP user, click on Add/Remove Programs). Click 'Start -> Control Panel -> Programs and Features' (if you are 'Windows XP' user, click on 'Add/Remove Programs').
  2. If you are Windows 10 / 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 'Windows 10 / 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'.
  3. Uninstall iLivid and related programs
    Here, look for iLivid or any other recently installed suspicious programs.
  4. Uninstall them and click OK to save these changes. Right click on each of suspicious entries and select 'Uninstall'
  5. Remove iLivid from Windows shortcuts
    Right click on the shortcut of Mozilla Firefox and select Properties. Right click on browsers' icon and select 'Properties'
  6. Go to Shortcut tab and look at the Target field. Delete malicious URL that is related to your virus. Select 'Shortcut' tab and delete '' or other suspicious URL

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.

Get rid of iLivid from Mac OS X system

  1. If you are using OS X, click Go button at the top left of the screen and select Applications. Cick 'Go' and select 'Applications'
  2. 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. Click on every malicious entry and select 'Move to Trash'

Erase iLivid from Internet Explorer (IE)

  1. 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. Click on menu icon and select 'Manage add-ons'
  2. You will see a Manage Add-ons window. Here, look for iLivid and other suspicious plugins. Disable these entries by clicking Disable: Right click on each of malicious entries and select 'Disable'
  3. 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.
  4. Here, remove malicious URL and enter preferable domain name. Click Apply to save changes. Delete malicious URL, enter your desired domain name and click 'Apply' to save changes
  5. Reset Internet Explorer
    Click on the gear icon (menu) again and select Internet options. Go to Advanced tab.
  6. Here, select Reset.
  7. When in the new window, check Delete personal settings and select Reset again to complete iLivid removal. Go to 'Advanced' tab and click on 'Reset' button. Now select 'Delete personal settings' and click on 'Reset' button again

Delete iLivid virus from Microsoft Edge

Reset Microsoft Edge settings (Method 1):

  1. Launch Microsoft Edge app and click More (three dots at the top right corner of the screen).
  2. Click Settings to open more options.
  3. Once Settings window shows up, click Choose what to clear button under Clear browsing data option. Go to Settings and select 'Choose what to clear'
  4. Here, select all what you want to remove and click Clear. Select 'Clear' button
  5. Now you should right-click on the Start button (Windows logo). Here, select Task Manager. Open the start menu and select 'Task Manager'
  6. When in Processes tab, search for Microsoft Edge.
  7. Right-click on it and choose Go to details option. If can’t see Go to details option, click More details and repeat previous steps. Right-click 'Microsoft Edge' and select 'Go to details' Select 'More details' if 'Go to details' option fails to show up
  8. When Details tab shows up, find every entry with Microsoft Edge name in it. Right click on each of them and select End Task to end these entries. Find Microsoft Edge entries and select 'End Task'

Resetting Microsoft Edge browser (Method 2):

If Method 1 failed to help you, you need to use an advanced Edge reset method.

  1. Note: you need to backup your data before using this method.
  2. Find this folder on your computer: C:\Users\%username%\AppData\Local\Packages\Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge_8wekyb3d8bbwe.
  3. Select every entry which is saved on it and right click with your mouse. Then Delete option. Go to Microsoft Edge folder on your computer, right-click every entry and click 'Delete'
  4. Click the Start button (Windows logo) and type in window power in Search my stuff line.
  5. Right-click the Windows PowerShell entry and choose Run as administrator. Find Windows PowerShell, right-click it and select 'Run as administrator'
  6. Once Administrator: Windows PowerShell window shows up, paste this command line after PS C:\WINDOWS\system32> and press Enter:
    Get-AppXPackage -AllUsers -Name Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register $($_.InstallLocation)\AppXManifest.xml -Verbose}
    Copy and paste a required command and press 'Enter'

Once these steps are finished, iLivid should be removed from your Microsoft Edge browser.

Remove iLivid from Mozilla Firefox (FF)

  1. Remove dangerous extensions
    Open Mozilla Firefox, click on the menu icon (top right corner) and select Add-ons Extensions. Click on menu icon and select 'Add-ons'
  2. Here, select iLivid and other questionable plugins. Click Remove to delete these entries. Select 'Extensions' and look for malicious entries. Click 'Remove' to get rid of each of them
  3. Change your homepage if it was altered by virus:
    Click on the menu (top right corner), choose Options General.
  4. Here, delete malicious URL and enter preferable website or click Restore to default.
  5. Click OK to save these changes. When in 'General' tab, delete malicious URL from 'Home Page' section or click on 'Restore to Default' button. Click 'OK' to save changes
  6. Reset Mozilla Firefox
    Click on the Firefox menu on the top left and click on the question mark. Here, choose Troubleshooting Information. Click on menu icon and then on '?'. Select 'Troubleshooting Information'
  7. 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. Click on 'Reset Firefox' button for a couple of times

Eliminate iLivid from Google Chrome

  1. Delete malicious plugins
    Open Google Chrome, click on the menu icon (top right corner) and select Tools Extensions. Click on menu icon. Select 'Tools' and 'Extensions'
  2. Here, select iLivid and other malicious plugins and select trash icon to delete these entries. Look for malicious entries and delete each of them by clicking on the Trash bin icon
  3. Change your homepage and default search engine if it was altered by your virus
    Click on menu icon and choose Settings.
  4. Here, look for the Open a specific page or set of pages under On startup option and click on Set pages. After clicking on menu and 'Settings', select 'Set pages'
  5. Now you should see another window. Here, delete malicious search sites and enter the one that you want to use as your homepage. Click 'X' to remove malicious URLs
  6. Click on menu icon again and choose Settings Manage Search engines under the Search section. When in 'Settings', select 'Manage search engines...'
  7. When in Search Engines..., remove malicious search sites. You should leave only Google or your preferred domain name. Click 'X' to remove malicious URLs
  8. Reset Google Chrome
    Click on menu icon on the top right of your Google Chrome and select Settings.
  9. Scroll down to the end of the page and click on Reset browser settings. When in 'Settings', scroll down to 'Reset browser settings' button and click on it
  10. Click Reset to confirm this action and complete iLivid removal. Click on 'Reset' button to complete your removal

Uninstall iLivid from Safari

  1. Remove dangerous extensions
    Open Safari web browser and click on Safari in menu at the top left of the screen. Once you do this, select Preferences. Click on 'Safari' and select 'Preferences'
  2. Here, select Extensions and look for iLivid or other suspicious entries. Click on the Uninstall button to get rid each of them. Go to 'Extensions' and uninstall malicious add-ons
  3. 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.
  4. 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. When in 'General', delete malicious URL and enter your desired domain name
  5. Reset Safari
    Open Safari browser and click on Safari in menu section at the top left of the screen. Here, select Reset Safari.... Click on 'Safari' and select 'Reset Safari...'
  6. 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. Select all options and click on 'Reset' button

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  1. jim says:
    March 21st, 2013 at 1:52 pm

    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.

  2. paulo ricardo says:
    November 19th, 2013 at 4:59 am

    E mesmo eles precisam de uma liçao

  3. DK says:
    March 26th, 2013 at 10:57 pm

    Hey, tried to follow your instruction (Open control panel -> search resutls toolbar .. -> uninstall)… but got stuck/lost at this part search resutls toolbar .. could you please let me know in just a little more detail for Google Chrome (XP) what you mean/meant by search resutls toolbar. This ilivid thing is bogus! Many thanks!

  4. paulo ricardo says:
    November 19th, 2013 at 4:57 am

    Ah esses editores estao de brincadeira!

  5. Kelly says:
    December 13th, 2013 at 10:22 am

    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.

  6. Bailey says:
    February 1st, 2014 at 1:55 pm

    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! 🙁

  7. Bailey says:
    February 1st, 2014 at 1:56 pm

    When I said winter I meant win-rar

  8. Maria says:
    February 8th, 2014 at 4:43 pm

    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!!!

  9. virus says:
    April 12th, 2014 at 9:14 am

    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.

  10. Cramp says:
    May 31st, 2014 at 12:51 pm

    I hope this guy get such a big ass cramp that he cant sit for the rest of his life

  11. Riaan says:
    March 25th, 2015 at 2:34 pm

    I used Webroot SecureAnywhere to remove iLivid

  12. Nina says:
    June 8th, 2015 at 12:20 am

    I install Ilivid last year and i couldnt unistall it, it killed my computer this year and the yechnician who helped me fix it realized that this thing install a program to spy on me on the webcam… be very careful

  13. Nina says:
    June 8th, 2015 at 12:21 am


  14. Ithar says:
    July 27th, 2015 at 9:43 am

    I use to have this software and that PC is not working now. Alhamdulillah i always have a back up, so Im using my new pc now, but I was about to download ilivid when in the search engine was saying ilivid Virus! So I click on it and then i find out this article.

    Thanks You!!

    You have save my new PC

  15. Cheryl says:
    August 23rd, 2016 at 8:56 pm

    I use several programs but Windows 10 Windows Defender if updated routinely detected this and uninstalled the software and any other reference to it on my network.

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