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Danger level 4
Type: Browser Plugins
Common infection symptoms:
  • Shows commercial adverts
  • Slow internet connection
  • Annoying Pop-up's

BullVid Download Manager

BullVid Download Manager is a browser plugin that is available at and it is presented as the "ultimate Free Download Manager for 4shared, Mediafire, FileServe, Hotfile and many more!". It means that BullVid Download Manager allows you to manage different downloads from various hosting websites. The application may be useful, especially if you have to download various files often. However, there is a catch - if you choose the Typical installation option, then your default home page and search engine will be changed as well. That is the main reason why a lot of users want to remove BullVid Download Manager from their computers, as they associate this BHO with undesirable changes.

Also, keep in mind that BullVid Download Manager can be downloaded at third party websites. As a result, it may come bundled with other additional applications that you may not want to install on your PC. The official website for this program claims that BullVid Download Manager is the best way to download hosted files and if you download video files you can actually watch the video while it is being downloaded. What is more BullVid Download Manager is compatible with VLC player. The truth is that this application is not a computer infection as users trigger the installation themselves. The most annoying thing is actually not BullVid Download Manager itself, but other additional modifications to your browser that come with it.

Take a note of BullVid Download Manager's Installation window, if you choose Typical installation (recommended), it will install the following:

  • Install Bullvid with Search-Results Toolbar to search the web from the browser.
  • Set and keep as my homepage and new tab page and as my default search engine.

To avoid the unnecessary search engine change, you simply need to choose the Custom installation option and un-tick the boxes that tell you about the oncoming modifications. However, if you find BullVid Download Manager as well, then you just need to remove the application and restore your browser settings by following the instructions below:

How to remove BullVid Download Manager from PC

For Windows 8

  1. Move mouse cursor to the bottom right corner of the screen.
  2. Click Settings on Charms bar and go to Control Panel.
  3. Select Uninstall a program and remove BullVid with Search-Results Toolbar from the list.

For Windows Vista & Windows 7

  1. Open Start Menu and go to Control Panel.
  2. Click Uninstall a program and remove BullVid with Search-Results Toolbar.

For Windows XP

  1. Open Start Menu and go to Control Panel.
  2. Select Add or Remove Programs and uninstall BullVid with Search-Results Toolbar.

Restore default browser settings

For Internet Explorer

  1. Press Alt+X and select Manage add-ons.
  2. Click Search providers on the left pane and set another search engine as default.
  3. Remove Search Results from the search engines list. Close the menu.
  4. Press Alt+X again and select Internet options.
  5. Remove from home page section on General tab.
  6. Enter a new home page address and press OK.

For Mozilla Firefox

  1. Click the search engine icon on the left of Firefox search box (top right corner).
  2. Select Manage search engines and remove Search Results from the list.
  3. Click OK and then click Firefox button on top left corner.
  4. Select Options and delete from home page section under General tab.
  5. Enter a new home page address and press OK.

For Google Chrome

  1. Press Alt+F and click Settings.
  2. Select Open a specific page or set of pages under On Startup. Click Set pages.
  3. Remove from the list and enter a new home page address. Click OK.
  4. Select Manage search engines under Search.
  5. Set a new default search engine and remove Search Results from the list. Click Done.

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