ILivid - How to remove

iLivid is a video player and a download manager. It frequently gets bundled with adware infections, browser hijackers, toolbars. It gets offered by aggressive pop-up ads and redirects. It can also be found on shady freeware sites.

iLivid is considered to be malware and its installer gets flagged by antivirus programs as Malicious, Riskware, Potentially Unwanted, Toolbar, Adware, etc. It could mess with your browser and cause some privacy issues.

In short about iLivid:

Classification Potentially unwanted program,

browser hijacker.

How it’s installed Downloaded from freeware sites,

downloaded from iLivid’s site,

included with another program.

Problems caused by iLivid It may install adware and malware which make unwanted changes to your browser, disrespect your privacy, and promote their own sites.
How to remove iLivid Uninstall it and delete malicious files manually and with an antivirus program (Spyhunter, others),

remove associated browser add-ons.

How iLivid infects computers

It changes the browser

If you’re infected with iLivid, you may experience your homepage, default search engine, and new tab being changed in an unexpected way. When you open your browser, a site like ilividlive.com might appear. Your search results might look different. Some links might redirect to unexpected destinations. New browser tabs might open on their own.

It’s bundled with other programs

iLivid is connected to Searchnu.comSearch-results.com, and Torchbrowser.com, which can be seen in the picture below.

iLivid is a download manager. It used to be promoted on iLivid.com, but then it was replaced with the Torch browser. Torch browser has similar features to iLivid, including a search manager and a video player. It also has similar malware problems. Its installer is considered to be dangerous by many reputable anti-malware programs.

Nowadays, the iLivid download manager can be found on freeware sites and file sharing sites. Some of these sites wrap the iLivid installer with additional crapware, so it’s best to avoid them (unless you want to risk having unwanted software installed on your device).

Bundlers try to get you to agree to install various optional offers, such as browser hijackers that change your search settings. Even if you decline all the offers during setup, there’s no guarantee that your choices will be respected.

Torch browser's download page has replaced ilivid.com.

Why iLivid is unwanted?

It hijacks your browser

Just like Torchbrowser, iLivid is detected by many antivirus scanners – Virustotal.com. It’s labeled Adware, Toolbar, SearchSuite, Malicious, and PUP (potentially unwanted program).

These detections are because iLivid tries to install browser hijackers that take over your web browser’s settings:

  • they cause inferior search engines to be set as the default search engines,
  • they advertise risky and potentially malicious sites,
  • they replace your new tab page and hide your old setup,
  • they collect your usage data and could expose your private information.

It collects browsing information

When iLivid installs a hijacker, it threatens your privacy. It collects information like the user’s IP, most visited websites, search history, advertisement clicks, and information about the software and hardware they are using. This information can be sold to third parties, so you don’t really know where it will end up – that’s very dangerous. It could also be used to help advertisers deliver interest-based content.

Adware installed by iLivid can have other effects, too. Your computer might run slower because new browser extensions are working in the background or new tabs are opened in your browser. Websites take longer to open because of the redirects. Additional malicious software can be downloaded on your computer without even warning you.

iLivid's installer is detected by 39 scanners on virustotal.com.

Removing ILivid from your computer

In the case that iLivid was installed, you have to clean your programs and browser extensions.

You need to remove the iLivid virus and other malicious programs at the same time. People complain that iLivid’s files are undeletable or that they come back after being deleted. This means that you need to be swift in deleting all the components at once so that the iLivid virus can’t recover.

Uninstall iLivid normally and check your computer for files and folders that iLivid may have left behind. Use safe mode and an antivirus program, such as Spyhunter, to assist you.

iLivid adds some browser add-ons that you can disable or remove. If removal doesn’t work because your browser is managed, check this article – Installed by Enterprise Policy.

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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 the Control Panel. To access it, do the following.
  • Start→Control Panel (older Windows) or press Windows Key→Search and enter Control Panel and then press Enter (Windows 8, Windows 10). Open Control Panel by searching for it in the Start menu.
  • Choose Uninstall Program (if you don't see it, click in the upper right next to "View by" and select Category). In Control Panel, select Uninstall a program.
  • Go through the list of programs and select entries related to ILivid . You can click on "Name" or "Installed On" to reorder your programs and make Ilivid.com virus easier to find. Find the program that you need to uninstall.
  • Click the Uninstall button. If you're asked if you really want to remove the program, click Yes. Click the Uninstall button after selecting the program to uninstall. Then click Yes.
  • In many cases anti-malware programs are better at detecting related parasites, thus I recommend installing Spyhunter to identify other programs that might be a part of this infection. Spyhunter marking a program and its components as low-threat malware.

TopHow To remove ILivid from Google Chrome:

  • Click on the 3 horizontal lines icon on a browser toolbar and Select More Tools→Extensions
    Extensions
  • Select all malicious extensions and delete them.
    Remove extensions
  • Click on the 3 horizontal lines icon on a browser toolbar and Select Settings
    Open settings
  • Select Manage Search engines
    Manage search engines
  • Remove unnecessary search engines from the list
    Delete search engines
  • Go back to settings. On Startup choose Open blank page (you can remove undesired pages from the set pages link too).
  • 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.
    Set pages
  • Delete malicious search websites at a new Startup pages window by clicking “X” next to them.
    Delete start pages

(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.

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

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

How To remove ILivid from Firefox:Top

  • 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).
    Select add-on
  • 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.
    Remove add-on
  • 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.
    Restore default
(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.
  • Click on the menu button on the top right corner of a Mozilla Firefox window. Click on the Help button.
    Help button
  • ChooseTroubleshooting Information on the Help menu.
    Troubleshooting
  • Click on theReset Firefox button.
    Refresh firefox
  • Click on the Reset Firefox button on the confirmation box. Mozilla Firefox will close and change the settings to default.
    Refresh firefox approve
If the problem persists, scan your system with an anti-malware program to identify malicious entries.

How to remove ILivid from Microsoft Edge:Top

  • Click on the menu button on the top right corner of a Microsoft Edge window. Select “Extensions”.
Open the menu and choose Extensions.
  • Select all malicious extensions and delete them.
Press Remove for the extensions you want to remove
  • Click on the three-dot menu on the browser toolbar and Select Settings
Edge new open the three-dot menu and choose settings.
  • Select Privacy and Services and scroll down. Press on Address bar.
Edge new Open Address bar settings.
  • Choose Manage search engines.
Edge new choose manage search engines.
  • Remove unnecessary search engines from the list: open the three-dot menu and choose Remove.
Edge new choose remove for unwanted search engines.
  • Go back to Settings. Open On start-up.
  • Delete malicious search websites at Open specific page or pages by opening the three-dot menu and clicking Delete.
Edge new remove startup pages. (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
  • Click on Edge's menu button and select Settings. Click on the Reset Settings button on the left.
  • Press the Restore settings to their default values option.
Edge new restore settings.
  • Click on the Reset button on the confirmation box.
Edge new restore settings comfirmation. If you cannot reset your browser settings and the problem persists, scan your system with an anti-malware program.

How to remove ILivid from Safari:Top

Remove malicious extensions
  • Click on Safari menu on the top left corner of the screen. Select Preferences.
    Open preferences
  • Select Extensions and uninstall ILivid and other suspicious extensions.
    Extensions
  • 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.
    Reset homepage
(Optional) Reset your browser’s settings(older versions) If you are still experiencing any issues related to Ilivid.com virus, reset the settings of your browser to its default settings.
  • Click on Safari menu on the top left corner of the screen. Select Reset Safari…
    Choose reset
  • Select which options you want to reset (usually all of them come preselected) and click on the Reset button.
    Reset
If you cannot reset your browser settings and the problem persists, scan your system with an anti-malware program.

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8 responses to “ILivid

  1. 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. 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!!

  3. 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.

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

  5. 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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