What is iLivid?
iLivid is a free download manager that was created by Bandoo Media Inc. The program is supposed to help you download and watch videos from third-party hosted websites like YouTube. iLivid comes bundled with other programs such as Tourch browser, Ask Toolbar, VLC player and more. It is not a trustworthy application. The software may affect your browser settings and since it is bundled with freeware you will most likely be presented with various ads and pop-ups while you surf the Web.
You could have downloaded the program from its official website ilivid.com thinking that it will be a useful tool. Or it could have been installed along with some other freeware or shareware. Either way, we recommend you delete iLivid from your computer.
How does iLivid work?
During the installation process of iLivid you can choose one of the two options. First is a “Typical installation”. If you choose this option you allow other programs to be installed on your PC and make changes to your browser settings. If you install these additional programs you may acquire browser hijackers that will change your home page, new tab page and default search engine. You will not be able to restore these settings manually. Moreover, the unwanted programs will flood your browsers with various adverts, some of which may not be safe. You could be exposed to corrupted pages that may infect your system with malware. Taking these security risks is not advisable, to say the least. The second option is “Custom installation” which is something you should always choose when it comes to freeware. If you pick this option you will be able to deselect certain alterations that would have been automatically made by the application.
Virtual security is extremely important and you should not keep programs that make it easier for you to get exposed to unnecessary risks on your PC. Which is why you should get rid of iLivid and other potentially unwanted software that came bundled with it. Keep reading to find out how.
How to remove iLivid?
It is not that difficult to uninstall iLivid from your PC. If it is the only program that you need to delete then all you need to do is access Control Panel and remove iLivid from your system. If, however, the download manager came bundled with other applications you will have to remove them as well and modify your browser settings. Manual iLivid removal guide is provided below the article and if you follow all of the steps you should be able to terminate iLivid yourself. Alternatively, you can download and install a malware removal tool that will not only clean your system, but also protect it from similar online infections.
- Press Win+R and type in Control Panel
- Click OK
- Choose Uninstall a program option
- Select the unwanted software
- Click Uninstall
- Open Start menu
- Go to Control Panel
- Pick Add or remove programs
- Choose the unwanted app
- Select Remove
Reset Mozilla Firefox
- Open your browser and tap Alt+H
- Pick Troubleshooting Information
- Click on Reset Firefox button
- Confirm the action and click Finish
Reset Google Chrome
- Launch your browser and press Alt+F
- Open Settings menu
- Click Show advanced settings
- Select Reset browser settings
- Click Reset
Reset Internet Explorer
- Open IE and tap Alt+T
- Choose Internet Options
- Open Advanced tab
- Click Reset
- Mark Delete personal settings
- Click Reset once again
Edit the Target line
- Right-click on the browser shortcut
- Select Properties
- Move to the Shortcut tab
- Delete all text in the Target line after “exe”
- Click OK in order to save made changes.