|Type||Ad-supported app downloader.|
|Short Description||The app promises to assist with download of videos..|
|Symptoms||Viewing of unwanted advertisements.Redirects|
|Distribution Method||Via third-party site, from their official website and by bundling with other freeware.|
|Detection tool||Download SpyHunter, to See If Your System Has Been Affected By iLivid|
Reports have increased about a website that has something to do with the notorious iLivid download manager, called www.ilivid.com. The download manager is believed to be mmalware-free. However, this PUP (Potentially Unwanted Program) is categorised by experts in the performance affecting software. Being as it is, iLivid may slow down user machines and decrease internet connection speed. More so iLivid is believed to have something in common with many unsafe objects.
What Is iLivid?
The website of iLivid is created with the purpose of giving users the possibility to download the app which claims to enable them to search for and download watched videos from websites that have file sharing and also online video sites. But the reality is that users have complained that they received redirects to iLivid’s website. More so, researchers have established a connection via the browser redirects to several browser hijackers and PUPs.
Even though this app is considered to be a safe one, it may have relations with cyber criminals who may employ it as a redirect with the purpose for profit. This is usually done by implementing affiliate schemes and pay-per-click strategies. Also, researchers believe that iLivid personnel is notrious for developing malicious PUPs such as MaxDownload (http://sensorstechforum.com/maxdownload-description-and-removal-manual/). Reality is that iLivid is ad-supported and may cooperate with third party sites, slow down your PC and obtain different info from your PC.
How Did I Get iLivid?
Since this app is ad-supported, there are several other ways to download it, besides from the official iLivid. One of them is via third-party websites that provide free software downloads. The main method however may be the ‘bundling’ method of distribution. It is an aggressive marketing campaign that includes the combination of iLivid in the installers of other freeware programs. In case you see installation steps that have opt-in check boxes or messages with ‘Agree’ and ‘Skip’ and may say something like ‘Include iLivid as a Free Extra’ it is a should to decline the offer. In case you have decided to eventually install and use iLivid on your PC, make sure you have a good anti-malware program since you could be dealing with many third party ads in the future.
How to Remove iLivid?
In case you have decided to uninstall this PUP, you should act swiftly. First, it is recommended to guide yourself by the step-by-step tutorial provided below. And since iLivid files may remain on your hard drive, it is recommended to scan your computer with an advanced malware protection program which will detect anything out of the ordinary. By installing such particular anti-malware tool you also insure yourself from the penetration of future threats since its definitions are regularly updated with the latest cyber threat information.
Spy Hunter scanner will only detect the threat. If you want the threat to be automatically removed, you need to purchase the full version of the anti-malware tool.Find Out More About SpyHunter Anti-Malware Tool / How to Uninstall SpyHunter