Description Screenshot is a site that promotes a download manager add-on for your web browser. While the iLivid Download Manager may include some beneficial features, this program also incorporates negative characteristics that are typical of PUPs, browser hijackers, adware and even low-level spyware. malware researchers recommend that you pause and consider whether you really want’s software before you install anything from the website, and suggest disinfecting your PC with anti-malware software if you’ve unintentionally installed an add-on. Side effects of tolerating’s software can include slow web-browsing, redirects to unusual sites and changed search engine settings.

When Managing Your File Downloads Turns into a Trip to Unfamiliar Sites’s sole claim to notability is its flagship browser plugin, the iLivid Downloader Manager, which boasts compatibility with Internet Explorer, Chrome, Firefox and equally-popular browsers. Unfortunately for something so central to’s place in history, this add-on shows numerous traits that malware researchers usually find in low-level PC threats such as:
  • Monitoring your online activities to determine which websites you visit, the duration of your visits and other semi-personal statistics.’s user agreement even mentions this in its text as ‘tracking user movement’ under the guise of marketing research.

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    This function may also substantially reduce the performance of your web browser (for instance, by increasing loading times).
  • Your online searches may be hijacked and redirected to unusual sites, such as, itself, or confirmed ‘spam’ search engines like Sites promoted by browser hijackers associated with also have been known to host their own forms of malicious software, which may not request your consent before installation.
  • File downloads and attempts to view streaming movies may also redirect you to – coincidentally making it difficult, if not impossible, to view the content in question conveniently.

Although there may be some benefits to the plugin’s file-managing features, for the time being, malware research team is forced to rate and related software as mildly malicious.

Don’t Get Livid Over an Attack

Like all browser plugin-based PC threats,’s software can be disabled from your browser’s plugin management menu. However, malware researchers still recommend that you use anti-malware software to remove, not least due to the high probability of other PC threats also being installed on a computer that’s suffering from an unwanted add-on. PC threats and similar Potentially Unwanted Programs are often distributed alongside unrelated applications. malware researchers recommend looking over installation processes very closely for potential opt-in or opt-out offers related to and other company products that are noted for questionable browser enhancements. In most cases, avoiding software from third-party sources will help to minimize contact with infection vectors for add-ons. Automatic Detection Tool (Recommended)

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Visual & GUI Characteristics Screenshot 2

Technical Details

File System Modifications

Tutorials: If you wish to learn how to remove malware components manually, you can read the tutorials on how to find malware, kill unwanted processes, remove malicious DLLs and delete other harmful files. Always be sure to back up your PC before making any changes.
  • The following files were created in the system:
    # File Name
    1 c:\Documents and Settings\[user]\Desktop\iLivid.lnk
    2 c:\Documents and Settings\[user]\Start Menu\Programs\iLivid\iLivid Download Manager (Debug).lnk
    3 c:\Documents and Settings\[user]\Start Menu\Programs\iLivid\iLivid Download Manager.lnk
    4 c:\Program Files\iLivid\Download Manager\ilivid.exe
    5 c:\Program Files\iLivid\Download Manager\ilivid.ico
    6 c:\Program Files\iLivid\Download Manager\imageformats\qgif4.dll
    7 c:\Program Files\iLivid\Download Manager\imageformats\qjpeg4.dll
    8 c:\Program Files\iLivid\Download Manager\libeay32.dll
    9 c:\Program Files\iLivid\Download Manager\libgcc_s_dw2-1.dll
    10 c:\Program Files\iLivid\Download Manager\mingwm10.dll
    11 c:\Program Files\iLivid\Download Manager\phonon4.dll
    12 c:\Program Files\iLivid\Download Manager\QtCore4.dll
    13 c:\Program Files\iLivid\Download Manager\QtGui4.dll
    14 c:\Program Files\iLivid\Download Manager\QtNetwork4.dll
    15 c:\Program Files\iLivid\Download Manager\QtScript4.dll
    16 c:\Program Files\iLivid\Download Manager\QtSvg4.dll
    17 c:\Program Files\iLivid\Download Manager\QtWebKit4.dll
    18 c:\Program Files\iLivid\Download Manager\QtXmlPatterns4.dll
    19 c:\Program Files\iLivid\Download Manager\script.qscript
    20 c:\Program Files\iLivid\Download Manager\ssleay32.dll
    21 c:\Program Files\iLivid\Download Manager\Uninstall.exe
    22 c:\Program Files\iLivid\Download Manager\vlc
Posted: August 14, 2012 | By
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Threat Metric
Threat Level: 5/10

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