iLivid.com might look like a decent website that you can use to acquire iLivid browser toolbar. Officially, this toolbar is supposed to help you download video files from media hosting websites. Such function is definitely useful if you watch videos online often and want to have them on your computer, but the problem is that iLivid.com and iLivid toolbar is not as safe as it might seem. Despite the fact that iLivid.com does not distribute malware, users who have installed iLivid toolbar have noticed certain changes in their system that they did not expect. As a result, it would be for the best to remove iLivid.com from your system at once.
Unlike malware infection, iLivid.com does not resolve to using stealth methods in order to enter your system. Since iLivid toolbar is available at the website, a lot of users installs the application themselves. Also, if you follow the installation process carefully, you will see that iLivid asks you whether you want to add the iLivid search bar to your browser and/or change the default home page to iLivid.com. Thus, you can say that users install iLivid.com toolbar on their computers willingly, but that is not an entire truth.
The thing is that most of the time, iLivid toolbar comes bundled with freeware and other software that is available to download online. In such a case, a third party can easily exploit iLivid to collect personal data and send it over to a predetermined server. What is more, iLivid toolbar is known to redirect your searches to affiliated websites that might be related to malware. It is definitely frustrating and you should remove iLivid from your computer.
For manual removal you can refer to the instructions at the oficial iLivid.com website or below.
To remove iLivid from your computer:
Windows Vista & Windows 7
1. Start Menu –> Control Panel –> Uninstall a program.
1. Start Menu –> Control Panel –> Add or Remove Programs.
1. Right-click the bottom left corner of the screen and select Control Panel from the context menu.
To remove iLivid Toolbar from your browser:
1. Open the browser.
1. Click the Firefox button and click Add-ons.
1. Click the three-bar icon.
Since iLivid.com can be exploited by third parties, it is recommended to scan your computer with a legitimate antimalware scanner, that will detect any malicious files that might be hiding in your system.
- Connects to the internet without permission
- Shows commercial adverts
- Cant change my homepage