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Remove iLivid From Your Machine

TypeAd-supported app downloader.
Short DescriptionThe app promises to assist with download of videos..
SymptomsViewing of unwanted advertisements.Redirects
Distribution MethodVia third-party site, from their official website and by bundling with other freeware.
Detection toolDownload SpyHunter, to See If Your System Has Been Affected By iLivid

ilividReports have increased about a website that has something to do with the notorious iLivid download manager, called 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 ( 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

1. Remove/Uninstall iLivid

1. Remove/Uninstall iLivid in Windows

Here is a method in few easy steps to remove that program. No matter if you are using Windows 8, 7, Vista or XP, those steps will get the job done. Dragging the program or its folder to the recycle bin can be a very bad decision. If you do that, bits and pieces of the program get left behind, and that can lead to unstable work of your PC, mistakes with the file type associations and other unpleasant activities. The proper way to get a program off your computer is to Uninstall it. To do that:

  • Hold the Windows Logo Button and “R” on your keyboard. A Pop-up window will appear (fig.1).
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  • In the field type in “appwiz.cpl” and press ENTER (fig.2).
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  • This will open a window with all the programs installed on the PC.
    Select the program that you want to remove, and press “Uninstall” (fig.3).
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    Follow the instructions above and you will successfully uninstall iLivid.

    2. Restore the settings in your browser

    2. Remove iLivid from your browser

    Remove a toolbar from Mozilla FirefoxRemove a toolbar from Google Chrome Remove a toolbar from Internet Explorer Remove a toolbar from Safari
    Start Mozilla Firefox Open the menu window


    Select the “Add-ons” icon from the menu


    Select iLivid and click “Remove


    After iLivid is removed, restart Mozilla Firefox by closing it from the red “X” in the top right corner and start it again.

    Start Google Chrome and Open the drop menu


  • Move the cursor over “Tools” and then from the extended menu choose “Extensions
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  • From the opened “Extensions” menu locate iLivid and click on the garbage bin icon on the right of it.
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  • After iLivid is removed, restart Google Chrome by closing it from the red “X” in the top right corner and start it again.
  • Start Internet Explorer:

  • Click “‘Tools’ to open the drop menu and select ‘Manage Add-ons’
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  • In the ‘Manage Add-ons’ window, make sure that in the first window ‘Add-on Types’, the drop menu ‘Show’ is on ‘All add-ons’
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    Select iLivid to remove, and then click ‘Disable’. A pop-up window will appear to inform you that you are about to disable the selected toolbar, and some additional toolbars might be disabled as well. Leave all the boxes checked, and click ‘Disable’.


    After iLivid has been removed, restart Internet Explorer by closing it from the red ‘X’ in the top right corner and start it again.

    Start Safari

    Open the drop menu by clicking on the sprocket icon in the top right corner.

    From the drop menu select ‘Preferences’
    In the new window select ‘Extensions’
    Click once on iLivid
    Click ‘Uninstall’


    A pop-up window will appear asking for confirmation to uninstall iLivid. Select ‘Uninstall’ again, and the iLivid will be removed.

    3. Remove iLivid automatically with Spy Hunter Malware - Removal Tool.

    3. Remove iLivid automatically with Spy Hunter Malware – Removal Tool.

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    It is highly recommended to run a scan before purchasing the full version of the software to make sure that the current version of the malware can be detected by SpyHunter.


    Berta Bilbao

    Berta is a dedicated malware researcher, dreaming for a more secure cyber space. Her fascination with IT security began a few years ago when a malware locked her out of her own computer.

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