What you need to know about iLivid virus

iLivid virus hijacks your Internet browser and redirects your Internet searches to ilivid.com. Similar to Firefox Redirect virus, the malware alters the domain name system (DNS). However, unlike Firefox Redirect virus, iLivid will try to infect all Internet browsers that are installed on your PC.

iLivid Virus adds various components to your Internet browser, such as a search toolbar. These components are added without your knowledge and consent. Other symptoms include your Internet browser being slow, search engine searches providing unwanted results, and typing a legitimate URL in your browser will redirect you to an ad-filled page or iLivd.com website.

iLivid virus creators profit from your clicks. For example, when you are redirected to the iLivid.com website and click on the ads that appear on the site, the creators will receive advertising fees for your clicks. However, there is a greater malicious intent than monetizing your clicks. iLivid Virus is capable of stealing your personal information by logging your keystrokes and capturing your username and passwords in your email, credit card and banking information.

Infected by iLivid Drive-by Download

You might get infected with iLivid virus when you try to download movies, music or pirated software. The malware presents itself as a legitimate product called ‘ iLivid Free Download Manager ,’ which tries to trick you into thinking that the tool is used to help you with your media downloads.

iLivid Virus can also infect your PC by downloading from the hard drive. A hard drive download is a malicious program that is installed on your computer while you are visiting an infected website or viewing an HTML email message. Drive-by downloaders install without your consent, and you don’t even have to click a link on the web page or in the email to get infected. Downloads from the hard drive are considered client-side attacks. Client-side attacks target vulnerabilities that exist in your computer system and that interact with a compromised server. Consequently, downloads from your hard drive can identify and exploit vulnerabilities that may exist in your browser,

iLivid Prevention

This threat exposes the vulnerabilities within your system (the client). To protect your computer from iLivid virus and other hard drive download attacks, make sure you have the latest version installed for your Internet browser. Older Internet browsers are likely to have security holes that can be exploited by the iLivid virus. If you run Windows on your PC and use Internet Explorer, updates for your browser are included when you install Windows updates. To improve the security of Internet Explorer, be sure to install all available updates for your browser by accessing Windows Update on your PC.

If you are a Firefox user, you should check your browser for patches that may contain security fixes. By default, the Firefox browser is set to automatically check for updates. When an update is available, the Firefox browser will notify you with an alarm indication. All you have to do is click “OK” from the window and the new version will be downloaded and installed on your computer. Once Firefox has been restarted, your browser will have the latest patches/version applied.

Just like Internet Explorer and Firefox, Google Chrome updates automatically every time it detects a new version available. When updates are available, the Google Chrome browser menu in the toolbar will show a green arrow.

In addition to downloading and installing the latest version for your Internet browser, you should also make your browser secure by applying changes to your browser settings. By making sure that you use the most secure browser settings and plugins, you can avoid getting infected with the iLivid virus.