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How to remove iLivid New Tab Browser Hijacker PUP Virus (SOLVED!) How to remove iLivid New Tab Browser Hijacker PUP Virus (SOLVED!)
PUA | 04/19/2018

How to remove iLivid New Tab Browser Hijacker PUP Virus (SOLVED!)

When was the last time you checked your PC health? Do you know your PC requires a regular Check Up!!!

What is iLivid?

iLivid live new tab extension is a Potentially Unwanted Program (PUP) and a browser hijacker. Also, Ilivid products such as iLividNewTab and iLivid Download Manager are deceptive and intrusive.

Once your computer is infected with this virus, it will make changes on all the installed web browsers on your PC, i.e., it would change the homepage and the default search engine of the browser and getting back to its original state is nearly impossible as it takes total control of the web browser.

This is a kind of virus is explicitly designed to infect the web browsers and it would club itself into the web browser and make changes in it. Once the virus is active the other malware bundled with it will also become active.

Here this malware holds the ability to steal the user’s confidential detail, i.e., login ID and passwords, banking account details. On the other hand, it has a different role to play this virus would display ads every time you go online this is the primary objective used to make money.

The developers get paid every time the user clicks on the ad. This technique of making money is called pay per click method. 

How does iLivid install on your system?

The developers use a widespread strategy known as “bundling” to spread the virus. Bundling is a process in which the target application is attached to a freeware program and gets installed with the freeware program.

And the other most popular way of spreading such applications is through advertisements pop-ups. Vendors are hired for this purpose they help in creating the sponsored product ads for the developers.

This kind of ads are designed using attractive taglines or by offering fake discount coupons so that people are attracted towards it and feel a need to download such applications or at least to giving it a try.

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Browser’s targeted

The promotional ads can show up on any web browser but the most common targeted browsers are Google Chrome, Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox. These ads are activated if you enter a third-party website or if you are infected with an adware.

Adware is a malicious program and the chances of getting hit by it are very common. It could strike your system if you don’t have an antivirus or let us say a firewall or in case if your security program is outdated or expired.

Is adware harmful, can it corrupt your system data?

No, an adware will not cause any harm to your files or operating system. Although, it will certainly annoy you with frequent notifications and ad popups. Never forget it is a malicious program, and the longer it stays on a computer, the more it weakens the firewall of the computer making way for another malware.

Steps to be followed while installing a freeware program to avoid the installation of the browser extension, browser hijacker, and adware

While installing a freeware software or a freeware game make sure you go through the license agreement section and read all the terms and conditions.

And If reading the complete terms and condition is too much then while installing the freeware application if the installation offers you “custom and automatic installation”, it is always recommended that you go with the customs process as this would disclose the other programs that might get installed along with it.

If you see any additional add-ons or toolbars checked, then remember to uncheck them this would avoid the installation of the browser extension, browser hijacker or adware.

Since now we have reached an understanding that ILivid is categorized as a potentially unwanted program, we would recommend you to get rid of it.

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Follow the instruction below to uninstall iLivid and then create a firewall for your computer all by yourself.

  1. Press Ctrl + Shift + Esc simultaneously. This will get you the windows task manager. Here, make sure that you are looking into the application tab and now search for ILivid. If present, then select it and click on End Task.
  2. Now you can close the task manager.
  3. Now, we need to open control panel from the start menu or by holding Windows key + R key at the same time. This would bring up the “RUN” box now in this box you need to type control and hit ok.
  4. Here, in the control panel click on Add/Remove program.
  5. This will show the list of all the installed program.
  6. Look for “iLivid Download Manager” and every other program you find suspicious and then uninstall them.

Now let us look at the steps you need to follow to prevent such programs from installing on your computer without your permission by creating a strong firewall. By doing this, you will never have to worry about the security or the performance of your computer. Let us get started.

Tips to Prevent malware from Infecting Your System:

  1. Keep your Windows Updated: To avoid such infections, we recommend that you should always keep your system updated through automatic windows update. By doing this you can keep your device free from virus. According to the survey, outdated/older versions of Windows operating system are an easy target.
  2. Third-party installation: Try to avoid freeware download websites as they usually install bundled of software with any installer or stub file.
  3. Regular Backup: Regular and periodical backup helps you to keep your data safe in case the system is infected by any kind of virus or any other infection. Thus always backup important files regularly on a cloud drive or an external hard drive.
  4. Always have an Anti-Virus: Precaution is better than cure. We recommend that you install an antivirus like  McAfee or a good Malware Removal Tool like Download Free Virus RemovalTool
  5. Enable your popup blocker: Install a powerful ad- blocker for  ChromeMozilla, and IE.


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