‘I downloaded iLivid and then eliminated it from my computer, but everytime I open Chrome the iLivid New Tabs opens up. I already went to Settings to change the opening site configurations, and to Tools to eliminate the extension, but it keeps on appearing... Does anyone know what to do?’ - Quote the complaint of one of its victims.
FAQ: What’s Ilivid.com?
iLivid has long been reported as a browser malware that covers the whole page. It pops up advertisements asking PC users to download its product which claims to be an efficient and free program to manage downloads.
‘Its defaulting to this search engine when I open the browser and its redirecting me to unwanted websites and blocks or turns off my firewall and antivirus protections’ – quoted the complaints from one of its victims.
'I recently noticed a new program on my PC which apparently I downloaded somehow. It is nested in my task bar (even though I uninstalled the program via the Control panel) with a white square and a pink heart. I rebooted the PC after the uninstall, but each time the PC starts up, it gives a message from otshot saying "Unable to load skin". It then asks "Would you like to import your contacts from Outlook"; obviously I said no. If I run the application, it looks like some kind of a photo application where you can load pictures and send them to recipients.’ - quoted from one of its victims.
“I have this unwanted tool bar. VisualBee V.1 Customized Web Search. I have tried the Adwcleaner by Xplode, in the log file it showed the unwanted tool bar and when it finished scanning I pressed on the next button (Clean, remove or something). The computer rebooted but the unwanted tool bar was still there. Has anyone any ideas please. I've be trying to rid the tool bar for 2 days now. I think it may have be downloaded by a brat grandchild. ” - quoted from one of the victims of visualbee V.1 customized web search toolbar.
FAQ: how do I get VisualBee V.1 Customized Web Search Toolbar
‘My home PC has been "hi-jacked"
by searchnu.com406. The effect is that my internet browser automatically
reverts to the searchnu.com browser ~ which is a Google lookalike. PC behaving
in a peculiar manner. Have tried to reinstall to an earlier date. Have read on
the net that many other people having similar issues difficult to remove. Seems
to be linked to iLivid programme which appears to have been downloaded in
September 2011. Have run a complete scan.but no success in eradicating this
issue.’ - Reported by
‘Few days ago, I have posted in another forum regard the Linkswift ads that my computer have obtained by download free games. Several days have passed; I never receive any response to my petty computer problem then. Now, Linkswift has blown into a virus. It is all over my computer. Excessive pop-up ads from Linkswift are flooding my desktop. Sometimes when browsing the Internet, this malware will control my browser and redirect my searches to unknown web sites.’ – reported by one of its victims.
‘I am having problems with Google redirects. Every time I search for something and click on first site it redirects to beesq.net or some other obscure site. If I go back quickly and then reclick it will go to the requested site. I am running Norton 360 and I also occasionally run Malwarebytes. Neither have identified any problems. After reading some forums today with the same problems I booted in safe mode and ran malewarebytes and norton and still found nothing. Please help this is very frustrating ’ – Quoted from one of the victims.
'My Granddaughter's computer is soooo slow and when she tries to go to a website more windows open telling her she needs to dowload junk and video ads selling stuff. Different windows open without her doing anything. It's almost impossible to go to websites she wants to go to because it's as if someone else is controlling her computer. It has taken me several attempts just to log onto this website and I've had a hard time getting the Hijack this downloaded. It's crazy! I hope someone can help me. Thanks in advance.’ – Report from its one of its victims.
Have you ever noticed that people suffer from ‘The file/ program contained a virus and was deleted’ are those using IE (Internet Explorer)? Such error message happens only on IE, which is to say ‘The file/ program contained a virus and was deleted’ is indicating problem existing in IE. It sounds to be a slight problem. However, problems in a browser could impose risk to PC health and your information security as we all know that virus are concealed in nearly every corner of the Internet.
FAQ: Why I see ‘contained a virus and was deleted’ error message?
Oyodomo.com has long been classified as a redirect virus that would redirect all Google searches to some random search engine and slows the infected computer. Usually, oyodomo.com takes up a whole new tab and shows its page which contains no meaningful things at all. After all the observation, it has been verified that oyodomo.com tab popup virus is of high risk level since it appears in all browsers like Firefox, Chrome or IE installed, should they all be installed on the infected computer.
FAQ: Why oyodomo.com keeps redirecting without advertising products?
Characteristics of not-a-virus:AdWare.Win32.Lyckriks.cw
It has been found that not-a-virus:AdWare.Win32.Lyckriks.cw has raged for some time and it is widely recognized as difficult-to- remove type:
‘Two days ago Kaspersky detected the virus not-a-virus:AdWare.Win32.Lyckriks.cw on our computer. I have gone through the process of deleting it and disinfecting with a reboot, but even after this, it still shows up as detected, no matter how many times I do it. Any ideas on how to get it off my computer for good? I am running Kaspersky 2013 on Windows 7. Thanks!’
Addition to tough characteristic, not-a-virus:AdWare.Win32.Lyckriks.cw has been found to be capable of arousing popup ads, more specifically, open candy ads. Obviously, it is a virus contrary to what it names itself after.
Specialist Crime Directoratevirus pretends to be officially issued by PCeU, collecting so called ‘ransom’ for the non-existent law infringement it claimed to be implemented by victims and asking victims to hand over money which is usually up to hundred Pounds by using Ukash payment method so as to be able to re-use the locked down computer. That’s why wide range of PC users would like to call such type of virus as ukash virus. Taking up for just a little space of your computer, Specialist Crime Directorate virus is capable of disabling functionality on your computer:
‘So I had this last month or something. I thought I got rid of it, but I recently noticed a Pup virus appear and it was rather determined to stay. So I started to follow some of the instruction on this site. Well, after removing some curious files, conduit has reappeared. Can anyone help me through this. Normally I can take care of a virus, but these new ones seem a bit more difficult. ’
Conduit search is no longer a new virus, people have caught it as a default homepage without permission when some:
There’s no compliance with the thought that macsnap.net pop-up can’t be a virus in the effect. Macsnap.net would pop up and display its content in a small box embedded in the corner of a page, it would also hijack a full page even you use alternate browser. At the very first sight of macsnap.net, people may not attach close attention to it because it is sporadic. But with time goes by, this macsnap.net pop-up keeps on bothering the target computer and some suspicious phenomena are coming up:
Suddenly, 7.rotator.wigetmedia.com is all over the computers. Here are some reports from victims: ‘Problem: A random ad will open in a new tab in my chrome browser without warning. It links to sites like casino.com and vube.com, but right before it opens, it opens a site with URL: http://7.rotator.wig...9059&kw=&click=’
‘I have exactly the same problem. Caught it a few days ago, probably while roaming the internet. I ran various scanners to no avail. The "7 dot rotator dot wigetmedia dot com" address pop-ups at around 4:30 pm (Eastern time) if Chrome is opened at that time. If not opened, it pop-ups when opening Chrome. Today, I installed Firefox and let it running, while Chrome was closed. Firefox got the "call" from that address. In Windows' Task scheduler, it is GoogleUpdate.exe that is scheduled at around that time.’
We are in hope that after reading the above two reports, PC users are able to gain a specific perspective on what it is like to be plagued by 7.rotator.wigetmedia.com.