iVidi ads also known as iVIDI Ads and Ads by iVidi is an adware application. The advertisements are caused by the iVidi plugin that promises the user to improve the quality of video on sharing sites on low bandwidth. The adware is most likely compatible with Chrome, Firefox, Explorer and Safari. iVidi is also traced back to a browser hijacker known as Search.ividi.org, and a potentially unwanted program called PUP.Optional.Ividi.A. iVidi adware is traced back to the file iVIDIPlugin.exe.
iVidi Ads General Description
Ad-supported applications may not be malicious, but they can cause several issues on a system. In most cases, adware is reported to:
- Add tracking cookies to the browser.
- Collect PII (Personally Identifiable Information) such as usernames, passwords, and email addresses.
- Slow down the browser and cause occasional freezes and crashes.
- Display annoying and sometimes intrusive advertisement such as pop-up/ pop-under windows, in-text ads, and banners.
Users have also noticed that random texts on the pages they visit are turned into hyperlinks. Presumably, third party advertisers aim at increasing the chance of clicking so that the user is redirected to predefined pages.
N.B. Adware applications may be included in the packages of many freeware products under the ‘advanced’ option. To avoid downloading unwanted software, the user is advised always to choose the custom software installer and uncheck unwanted programs.
iVidi Detection and Removal Options
Once the adware is downloaded to a computer, the user may start witnessing advertisements that have ‘iVidi ads’ written. Clicking anything sponsored by iVIDI is not considered safe since it may cause suspicious browser redirects.
Furthermore, the plugin is associated with a browser hijacker and a potentially unwanted program:
To remove all components of the adware, the user may want to perform a full system scan via a powerful anti-adware. A manual removal is also present, be it only suitable for expert users.
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