Your internet browser starts up on search.ividi.org recently and you are constantly redirected to search.ividi.org when search the internet? Want to rid your web browser of this nasty browser redirect virus? This post will guide you to remove search.ividi.org redirect from your computer and restore the browser settings. Read on.
What Is Search.ividi.org?
Search.ividi.org, also referred to as iVIDI Search, is a browser hijacker which can corrupt most of the common used web browser including Internet Explorer, Firefox and Chrome. Once installed, it will add plugins and extensions to your web browser, and change the homepage, new tab page and default search engine to Search.ividi.org.
Search.ividi.org is an ad supported search engine and a complete mimic of Google. However, it is by no means a useful search engine for it will display advertisements and sponsored links in your search results. What’s more, it is considered as privacy invader and information stealer for collecting search terms from your search queries, recording history and gathering personal information.
Search.ividi.org redirect is often promoted via other free downloads, that’s probably why you are unaware of how and when it got into your computer and why people regard it as a computer virus. Actually, it is classified by the industry as a PUP (potentially unwanted program).
How to Remove Search.ividi.org Redirect and iVIDI Plugin? (Removal Guide)
To remove iVIDI plugin from your computer and Search.ividi.org redirect from Internet Explorer, Chrome and Firefox completely, please follow the guide below. If you have any questions, please leave a reply below and we will try our best to help you to resolve your problem.
Step 1 Uninstall iVIDI Plugin and related malicious program
As mentioned above, Search.ividi.org redirect and iVIDI Plugin infect computers by being bundled in the installer of other free software, so you need to search for and uninstall any unknown and unwanted applications that are related to iVIDI Search or installed around the time search.ividi.org redirect first occurred.
In our case, Unitech LLC toolbar and hosts are installed along with iVIDI Plugin. Make sure those two third-party application being uninstalled.
Option 1 > Uninstall automatically with Anvi Uninstaller
Anvi Uninstaller is tool integrated in Cloud System Booster which is a system optimizer and cleaner. After uninstall a program, Anvi Uninstaller will detect leftovers, such as registry keys and junk files.
1. Download and install Cloud System Booster
Cloud System Booster free download link: http://www.dotfab.com/download_csb.html
2.To uninstall iVIDI Plugin and related programs: Launch Cloud System Booster → switch to Expert mode → select Toolbox → download and Run Anvi Uninstaller → locate any suspicious program → hit Uninstall to remove it
Please kindly note that downloading Anvi Uninstaller won’t take you much time.
Please note that the Prefect Scan function is only available for Cloud System Booster Pro version users. You can use this function by getting a trail license or upgrade to pro version.
Cloud System Booster purchase link: http://www.dotfab.com/csbupgrade.php
3. To clean residual files: Switch to Home tab → click Boost button → click Clean button after scan finished
Option 2 > Uninstall manually through Control Panel
For Windows 8 Users:
Move the mouse pointer to the right side corner → select Search → search for “control panel” to get Control Panel→ click on Uninstall a Program → locate iVIDI Plugin, Unitech LLC toolbar, hosts and any suspicous program → click on Uninstall button
For Windows 7/Vista Users:
Click on Start button → Select Control Panel → Click on Uninstall a Program / Programs and Features → locate iVIDI Plugin, Unitech LLC toolbar, hosts and any suspicous program → Click on Uninstall button
For Windows XP Users:
Click on Start button → Select Control Panel → Click on Add/Remove Programs → locate iVIDI Plugin, Unitech LLC toolbar, hosts and any suspicous program → Click on Remove button
Please note that although iVIDI Plugin and Search.ividi.org related malicious program is uninstalled, there are still many residual files – like invalid registry entries still on your computer. These junk files occupy disk space of your computer and may degrade your computer performance over time. It is complicated to delete them manually, so you may need the help of a system cleaner or system optimizer. We recommend you Cloud System Booster.
Step 2 Remove Search.ividi.org redirect and malicious plugins from IE/FF/Chrome
Although iVIDI Plugin and Search.ividi.org related programs are uninstalled, the settings of your web browser won’t revert accordingly. That means you need to restore the settings by yourselves.
For Internet Explorer Users:
1. To change homepage: click on the gear icon or Tools at the top right corner → select Internet options → hit General tab in the menu → replace http://search.ividi.org/ with a preferred domain like http://www.google.com/ or choose Use default
2. To remove extension: click on the gear icon or Tools → select Manage Add-ons → go to Toolbars and Extensions tab → right click on hosts, ividi Helper Objiect and any other suspicious extensions → choose Disable in the drop-down menu → close the window and click on OK button
3. To reset search provider: Switch to Search Providers tab → right click a desired search provider → select Set as default → right click Search (Search.ividi.org) or any unwanted search provider → select Remove → click Apply and OK to complete the setting
Alternative Solution: Reset IE to its default state
That’s all for the removal of Search.ividi.org redirect and iVIDI Plugin, if you have only Internet Explorer infected on your computer. You may proceed to the Malware Prevetion Tips part for more information.
For Mozilla Firefox Users:
Switch to Plugins tab → Disable suspicious plugins
3. To reset default search engine: Click on the inverted triangle in the search bar → choose Manage Search Engines → locate Search (Search.ividi.org) or any suspicious search engines → hit Remove and OK → click the inverted triangle again → select a preferred search provider as default search engine from the menu
Alternative Solution: Reset Firefox to its default state
That’s all for the removal of Search.ividi.org redirect and iVIDI Plugin, if you have only Internet Explorer and/or Firefox on your computer. You may proceed to the Malware Prevetion Tips part for more information.
For Google Chrome Users:
Click on Customize icon (Wrench or 3 bar icon) →select Settings
1. To reset startup page: hit Set pages → remove http://search.ividi.org/ by clicking the X at the end of the bar
2. To change homepage: hit Change →change homepage to google.com or any other webs you desire
3. To reset default search engine: click on Manage search engine → set a desired search engine as your default search engine → remove Search (Search.ividi.org) or any unwanted search engine from the list
4. To remove extension: click Extensions above Settings → search for suspicious extensions (hosts, iVidi Chrome Toolbar and iVIDI.org plugin) → click the Recycling Bin to remove it
Alternative Solution: Reset Chrome to its default state
Now, Search.ividi.org redirect virus and iVIDI Plugin should have been removed completely from your computer. If you have encountered any problem in removing this virus, please feel free to contact us. You may proceed to the Malware Prevetion Tips part for more information.
Step 3 Repair your installed browser with Anvi Slim Toolbar
Also, you can download and install a tool to assist you to complete the repair of your browser. Anvi Slim Toolbar is such an application.
1. Download and install Anvi Slim Toolbar by clicking the link below.
Anvi Slim Toolbar download link: http://www.anvisoft.com/software/ast/
2. Delete unwanted and suspicious extension and add-ons:
Launch Anvi Slim Toolbar → Switch to Manage tab → Chech or tick unwanted and suspicious extension and add-ons → hit Remove button
3. Empty trash bin:
The removed toolbars and extensions are placed in the trash bin in case you want them back, so you need to empty the trash bin regularly.
Click on the trash bin icon, then you can restore or remove toolbars and extensions there.
4. Modify browser settings:
Go to Browser Repair tab → chose the browser you are going to repair → set the homepage to your preferred website → select a desired search engine → click on the Repair button
Now, your computer should have been free from the infection of Search.ividi.org redirect and iVIDI Plugin. If you have encountered any problem in the removing process, please leave a reply and we will help you fix your problem as soon as possible.
Malware Prevention Tips
As mentioned above, Search.ividi.org redirect virus and iVIDI Plugin sneak into your computer by being bundled in the installer of other free software, so you should be attentive when install such programs and always opt for custom/advanced installation.
If you always encounter the problems such as pop-up ads and redirecting, you can make use of Anvi Ad Blocker to further guard your online activities and create a clean online environment. It can block pop up ads and prevent you from landing on malicious websites.
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Anvi Ad Blocker purchase link: http://www.dotfab.com/adbupgrade.php
Redirect virus like Search.ividi.org will lead you to malicious websites and your computer may be exposed to other horrible computer infections, so we strongly recommend you to scan your computer with an antivirus or antimalware program to make sure that your computer is safe and clean. Anvi Smart Defender is such a program that you can make use of.
Anvi Smart Defender free version download link: http://www.dotfab.com/download_asd.html