ILivid - How to remove?

 

iLivid is one more browser toolbar that can be installed to most of the browsers. It redirects computer users to iLivid.com despite what website they wanted to visit. Ilivid modifies your browser settings, it expands your bookmark list with various unknown websites that you never included to your favorites and changes your homepage to iLivid.com. Not only it is done without users consent and it is so annoying but it also leads to more serious problems.

Basically, Ilivid attempts to collect information about your activity on the Internet and send it to various marketing companies that need this data for marketing purposes and their personal reasons or straight to computer hackers who can later try to get some profit by using your passwords, data of bank accounts, etc. As you understand, this is violation of your privacy and for this reason iLivid redirect must be removed. Unfortunately, it is not that easy to remove iLivid as you would think first. Most of the toolbars can be removed using uninstall tool that comes provided during the installation. Then it all you need to do it go to Control Panel and remove unwanted program from the programs list. However, the problem is that Ilivid toolbar changes the search provider settings which are not removed through uninstall process. And in some software bundles, the uninstaller does not work properly at all. This causes lots of headaches for PC user.

Ilivid virus gets inside through various sharing websites as Rapidshare.com or it can come bundled with other software. If you have recently noticed being redirected to iLivid.com, make sure you remove iLivid from your system immediately. Scan your system with a reputable antispyware tool, for example, spyhunter or Hitman Pro by default. You should also change your search provider to the one you had before getting infected by this annoying application. You might need to replace search providers manually afterwards.

A full step-by-step tutorial how to remove Ilivid virus is provided below:


Automatic ILivid removal tools

 
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Manual removal of Ilivid virus

How to remove Ilivid.com virus using Windows Control Panel

Many hijackers and adware like Ilivid hijacker install some of their components as regular windows programs as well as additional software. This part of malware can be uninstalled from Control Panel. To access it, do the following.

  1. Start->Control Panel (older Windows) or press Windows Key->Search and enter Control Panel (Windows 8);
     
  2. Choose Uninstall Program;
     
  3. Go through a list of programs and select entries related to ILivid and related parasites like Babylon toolbar , Search Results Toolbar , Widgi Toolbar , Bandoo , Incredibar , Blekko Redirect , Searchnu.com/406 Hijacker , Lp.downloadsetup.net popup , V9 Redirect Virus , Citysearch Toolbar .
     
  4. Click uninstall button.
     
  5. In many cases anti-malware programs are better at detecting related parasites, thus I recommend installing Spyhunter, Malwarebytes and Stopzilla to identify other programs that might be a part of this infection.
     

This method will not remove some of browser plugins therefore proceed to the next part of the removal guide.

Removing Ilivid.com virus from your browsers

  Top Remove shortcut hijack (all browsers) (optional): If your browser opens ILivid page on startup only, try this:

  1. Right click on your browser icon. Choose Properties;
     
  2. Open Short cut tab;
     
  3. Delete ILivid part from target field.

  Top How To remove ILivid from Google Chrome:

  1. Click on the 3 horizontal lines icon on a browser toolbar and Select More Tools->Extensions
     
  2. Select all malicious extensions and delete them.
     
  3. Click on the 3 horizontal lines icon on a browser toolbar and Select Settings
     
  4. Select Manage Search engines  
  5. Remove unnecessary search engines from the list
     
  6. Go back to settings. On Startup choose Open blank page (you can remove undesired pages from the set pages link too).
  7. If your homepage was changed, click on Chrome menu on the top right corner, select Settings. Select Open a specific page or set of pages and click on Set pages.
     
  8. Delete malicious search websites at a new Startup pages window by clicking “X” next to them.
  9. Click on the 3 horizontal lines icon on a browser toolbar and select Setting and click on Manage search engines.
     
  10. Remove malicious search websites in a new Search engines window.

(Optional) Reset your browser’s settings

If you are still experiencing any issues related to Ilivid hijacker, reset the settings of your browser to its default settings.

  1. Click on a Chrome’s menu button (three horizontal lines) and select Settings.
     
  2. Scroll to the end of the page and click on the Reset browser settings button.
  3. Click on the Reset button on the confirmation box.

If you cannot reset your browser settings and the problem persists, scan your system with an anti-malware program.

  Top How To remove ILivid from Firefox:

  1. Click on the menu button on the top right corner of a Mozilla window and select the “Add-ons” icon (Or press Ctrl+Shift+A on your keyboard).
     
  2. Go through Extensions and Addons list, remove everything ILivid related and items you do not recognise. If you do not know the extension and it is not made by Mozilla, Google, Microsoft, Oracle or Adobe then you probably do not need it.
     
  3. Enter “about:config” in URL bar and hit enter. This will open the settings page
     
  4. Type “Keyword.url” in the search box. Right click and reset it.
     
  5. Type “browser.search.defaultengine” in the search box. Right click and reset it.
  6. Type “browser.search.selectedengine” in the search box. Right click and reset it.
  7. Search for “browser.newtab.url”. Right-click and reset it. This will make sure that the search page won’t launch on every new tab.
  8. If the settings revert and the scan with anti-malware programs is clean: close Firefox, open file explorer and enter %AppData% in the address bar. Enter user.js in the search box. If this file exists, rename it and start Firefox again. You will have to repeat the steps above.
     
  9. If your homepage was changed, click on the Firefox menu in the top right corner, select Options-> General. Enter a preferable URL to the homepage field and click Restore to Default.
     

(Optional) Reset your browser’s settings

If you are still experiencing any issues related to Ilivid hijacker, reset the settings of your browser to its default settings.

  1. Click on the menu button on the top right corner of a Mozilla Firefox window. Click on the Help button.
     
  2. Choose TroubleshootingInformation on the Help menu.
     
  3. Click on the Reset Firefox button.
     
  4. Click on the Reset Firefox button on the confirmation box. Mozilla Firefox will close and change the settings to default.
     

If the problem persists, scan your system with an anti-malware program to identify malicious entries.

  Top How to remove ILivid virus from Internet Explorer (older versions):

  1. Click on the arrow on the right of the search box.
  2. Do the following: on IE8-9 choose Manage Search providers, on IE7 click Change search defaults.
  3. Remove the ILivid from the list.

How to remove ILivid from IE 11:

  1. Click on the Settings icon (top right)->Manage Addons.
     
  2. Go through Toolbars and extensions. Remove everything related to Ilivid hijacker and items you do not know that are made not by Google, Microsoft, Yahoo, Oracle or Adobe.
     
  3. Select Search Providers.
     
  4. If any of these search providers is not available, follow “Find more search providers” in the bottom of the screen and install Google.
     
  5. Close the Options.
  6. If your homepage was changed, click on the Gear icon on the top right corner to open the Internet Explorer menu, select Internet options and choose General tab. Enter a preferable URL to the homepage field and click Apply.
     

(Optional) Reset your browser’s settings

If you are still experiencing any issues related to ILivid, reset the settings of your browser to its default settings.

  1. Press on the Gear icon->Internet Options.
     
  2. Choose the Advanced tab and click on the Reset button.
     
  3. Select Delete personal settingscheckbox and click on the Reset button.
     
  4. Click on the Close button on the confirmation box, then close your browser.
     

If you cannot reset your browser settings and the problem persists, scan your system with an anti-malware program.

  Top How to remove ILivid from Safari:

Remove malicious extensions

  1. Click on Safari menu on the top left corner of the screen. Select Preferences.
     
  2. Select Extensions and uninstall ILivid and other suspicious extensions.
     
  3. If your homepage was changed, click on Safari menu on the top left corner of the screen. Select Preferences and choose General tab. Enter preferable URL to the homepage field.
     

(Optional) Reset your browser’s settings

If you are still experiencing any issues related to Ilivid.com virus, reset the settings of your browser to its default settings.

  1. Click on Safari menu on the top left corner of the screen. Select Reset Safari…
     
  2. Select which options you want to reset (usually all of them come preselected) and click on the Reset button.

If you cannot reset your browser settings and the problem persists, scan your system with an anti-malware program.

Manual ILivid removal

 

Important Note: Although it is possible to manually remove ILivid, such activity can permanently damage your system if any mistakes are made in the process, as advanced spyware parasites are able to automatically repair themselves if not completely removed. Thus, manual spyware removal is recommended for experienced users only, such as IT specialists or highly qualified system administrators. For other users, we recommend using Spyhunter or other tools found on 2-viruses.com.

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It is impossible to list all file names and locations of modern parasites. You can identify remaining parasites, other ILivid infected files and get help in ILivid removal by using Spyhunter scanner. 

 

 

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June 30th, 2015 08:20, June 30th, 2015 08:20
   
 
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8 thoughts on “ILivid

  1. Julian
     

    Ilivid is worse than described above as it overwrites a number of windows dll files – in particular it overwrites msvcr80.dll and msvcr100.dll with 32 bit executeables – which means that if you are running 64 bit windows apps that use the ms visual c++ library – all those 64 bit apps will fail to launch. This in particular affects Lightroom (adobe) as well as Steam installed games.

     
  2. Julian
     

    See the posts here for more on lightroom issues http://forums.adobe.com/message/4841739

     
  3. Iris Forrester
     

    I am very disappointed that in downloading what I thought was a video tool for facebook took away everything that had been set up for our internet browser. How dare you do this??!! Nobody will want to use your stuff!! STOP IT!!

     
    1. Giedrius Majauskas (admin)
       
       
      Post author

      Iris: we are not related to Ilivid. The short answer is: they do it for money.

       
  4. Swiss
     

    After downloading and installing a couple of (quite useful) freeware from CNET, I found that the iLivid Download popup kept appearing whenever I accessed my AOL Mail account, my Twitter acct and my Pinterest acct. I searched my computer for “ilivid” and found nothing to uninstall. Finally, I went through all the programs which my Revo free uninstaller turned up. In there, I found something called “Iminent.” I goodled Iminent and found it to be spyware…so I uninstalled IT! Guess what. No more iLived. Iminent is apparently iLivid. Problem solved quickly and simply…once I determined what the problem actually was.

     
  5. Cher
     

    I want off this ilivid site …NOW

     
  6. Sam
     

    How do you uninstall this. I just wanted to watch a movie and now it’s overwriting google on my laptop

     
  7. researcher
     

    Every time I opened my chrome browser, ilivid tabs extension gets enabled at startup(even after removal). Home pages, search engines also got modified for IE, firefox, chrome browsers.
    Just now found a simple way to remove this ilivid thing. It’s disguised in controlpanel, under search results toolbar xxxx name.
    Open control panel -> search resutls toolbar .. -> uninstall. This has uninstalled this infamous troubleware. Now its peaceful as before..

     

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