|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 (https://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
- Guide 1: How to Remove iLivid from Windows.
- Guide 2: Get rid of iLivid from Mac OS X.
- Guide 3: Remove iLivid from Google Chrome.
- Guide 4: Erase iLivid from Mozilla Firefox.
- Guide 5: Uninstall iLivid from Microsoft Edge.
- Guide 6: Remove iLivid from Safari.
- Guide 7: Eliminate iLivid from Internet Explorer.
How to Remove iLivid from Windows.
Step 1: Boot Your PC In Safe Mode to isolate and remove iLivid
Step 2: Uninstall iLivid and related software from Windows
Here is a method in few easy steps that should be able to uninstall most programs. No matter if you are using Windows 10, 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 are left behind, and that can lead to unstable work of your PC, errors with the file type associations and other unpleasant activities. The proper way to get a program off your computer is to Uninstall it.
Step 3: Clean any registries, created by iLivid on your computer.
The usually targeted registries of Windows machines are the following:
You can access them by opening the Windows registry editor and deleting any values, created by iLivid there. This can happen by following the steps underneath:
Get rid of iLivid from Mac OS X.
Step 1: Uninstall iLivid and remove related files and objects
1. Hit the ⇧+⌘+U keys to open Utilities. Another way is to click on “Go” and then click “Utilities”, like the image below shows:
- Go to Finder.
- In the search bar type the name of the app that you want to remove.
- Above the search bar change the two drop down menus to “System Files” and “Are Included” so that you can see all of the files associated with the application you want to remove. Bear in mind that some of the files may not be related to the app so be very careful which files you delete.
- If all of the files are related, hold the ⌘+A buttons to select them and then drive them to “Trash”.
In case you cannot remove iLivid via Step 1 above:
In case you cannot find the virus files and objects in your Applications or other places we have shown above, you can manually look for them in the Libraries of your Mac. But before doing this, please read the disclaimer below:
You can repeat the same procedure with the following other Library directories:
Tip: ~ is there on purpose, because it leads to more LaunchAgents.
Step 2: Scan for and remove iLivid files from your Mac
When you are facing problems on your Mac as a result of unwanted scripts and programs such as iLivid, the recommended way of eliminating the threat is by using an anti-malware program. SpyHunter for Mac offers advanced security features along with other modules that will improve your Mac’s security and protect it in the future.
Remove iLivid from Google Chrome.
Step 1: Start Google Chrome and open the drop menu
Step 2: Move the cursor over "Tools" and then from the extended menu choose "Extensions"
Step 3: From the opened "Extensions" menu locate the unwanted extension and click on its "Remove" button.
Step 4: After the extension is removed, restart Google Chrome by closing it from the red "X" button at the top right corner and start it again.
Erase iLivid from Mozilla Firefox.
Step 1: Start Mozilla Firefox. Open the menu window
Step 2: Select the "Add-ons" icon from the menu.
Step 3: Select the unwanted extension and click "Remove"
Step 4: After the extension is removed, restart Mozilla Firefox by closing it from the red "X" button at the top right corner and start it again.
Uninstall iLivid from Microsoft Edge.
Step 1: Start Edge browser.
Step 2: Open the drop menu by clicking on the icon at the top right corner.
Step 3: From the drop menu select "Extensions".
Step 4: Choose the suspected malicious extension you want to remove and then click on the gear icon.
Step 5: Remove the malicious extension by scrolling down and then clicking on Uninstall.
Remove iLivid from Safari.
Step 1: Start the Safari app.
Step 2: After hovering your mouse cursor to the top of the screen, click on the Safari text to open its drop down menu.
Step 3: From the menu, click on "Preferences".
Step 4: After that, select the 'Extensions' Tab.
Step 5: Click once on the extension you want to remove.
Step 6: Click 'Uninstall'.
A pop-up window will appear asking for confirmation to uninstall the extension. Select 'Uninstall' again, and the iLivid will be removed.
Eliminate iLivid from Internet Explorer.
Step 1: Start Internet Explorer.
Step 2: Click on the gear icon labeled 'Tools' to open the drop menu and select 'Manage Add-ons'
Step 3: In the 'Manage Add-ons' window.
Step 4: Select the extension you want to remove and then click 'Disable'. A pop-up window will appear to inform you that you are about to disable the selected extension, and some more add-ons might be disabled as well. Leave all the boxes checked, and click 'Disable'.
Step 5: After the unwanted extension has been removed, restart Internet Explorer by closing it from the red 'X' button located at the top right corner and start it again.