Sunday, September 29, 2013

Remove Malware/ Easy Steps to Remove iLivid

‘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 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.

The fact is just on the contrary. It has been reported that would installs its toolbar thereafter. What’s worse, seems to be its collaborator, taking over new tab alongside. It is obvious that is a malware that is capable of introducing additional malware in. So don’t fall into its trap.

Symptoms of Acquiring

  • Computer is running like a snail;
  • It takes longer to load a page;
  • Homepage is changed to ilivid;
  • Search results are directed to commercial sites or other unrelated web pages;
  • Error messages are popping up during the browsing session;
  • More annoying popups are coming into sight.

Instructions to Help Remove

Step one – End its running process to remove in first place.

  • Windows 8
Start screen > type 'Task' > hit Enter key > select Process tab > search and select running process of > click on ‘End task’.

  • Windows 7/Vista/XP
Hold Ctrl, Alt and Delete key combination > select Process tab > search and select running process of > click on ‘End Process’.

Step two – Disable startup item of tab popup virus.

  • Windows 8
Task Manger > hit Startup tab > search and select startup items of > click ‘Disable’.

  • Windows 7/Vista/XP
Start Menu -> select ‘Run’ -> type ‘MSCONFIG’ -> check startup items of > click ‘Disable all’.

Step three – Manually rectify configurations on infected browser.
  • IE
1.    Go to Tools.
2.    Select Internet option at the bottom of the drop down list.
3.    Select General tab to
  • empty browse history.
  • locate ‘Search’ section will bring you to ‘Manage Add-on’ window > check ‘Toolbars and Extensions’ and then ‘Search Providers.
  • locate ‘Tabs’ section brings to ‘Tabbed Browsing Settings’ > untick ‘Always switch to new tabs when they are created’ > press ‘OK’.
4. Go to Privacy tab to turn on ‘Popup Blocker’ if you are plagued by endless popup ads.

  • Mozilla Firefox
Tools menu > manage Add-ons -> modification should be made under Extensions tab and Plugins tab respectively.
  • Google Chrome
Click on ‘Customize and control’ Google Chrome icon -> select ‘Settings’ -> manage ‘Extension’.

It should be a happy ending unless one has additional virus on the system. One should mainly check browser to make sure that all remains are normal and commonly used. Refer to the virus list here to make sure that you don’t have additional virus. If the additional virus is not browser malware, one should ask professionals to help with the removal, as the solution to remove virus that is not browser malware type can be difficult.

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