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Saturday, May 25, 2013

How to Get rid of xVidly ( Toolbar Virus)?

“I have something called xvidly that comes up on my google search page. It seems to be a virus because I can't see in listed under programs in the control panel in order to delete it.”

“ What is xVidly? I didn’t install it but it’s on my computer. Is it dangerous if I keep it on my computer?”

If you are one of the victims, you have come to the right place, you will get manual removal steps for xvidly. 


What Is xVidly?

Type: Browser extension/adware infection

Alert level: Severe

Targeted Browsers:Internet Explorer, Firefox, Google Chrome, and so on.

Targeted OS: Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7

xVidly claims to be a free download manager. It seems to help computer user to download more convenient, but it a vicious toolbar that will insert in your web browser so that every time you open Windows, it will run automatically without any interaction. Once executed, it will cause many issues. And it will open convenient doors for other malware, spyware, and so on. What vicious actions it can perform? How to remove xVidly permanently? Please continue to read and know more.


What it can do?

1) xVidly will run whenever you open web pages.
2) xVidly will infect targeted web browsers by inserting itself in.
3) xVidly will cause some redirect issues.
4) xVidly will arouse lots of commercial advertisements.
5) xVidly will stop you from getting adobe flash player.
6) xVidly will prevent you from downloading new antivirus programs.
7) xVidly will open a convenient door for malwares.
8) xVidly will slow down computer performance.

How to Uninstall xVidly ( Toolbar Virus)?

1. Show hidden files and folders.

a) open Control Panel from Start menu and search for Folder Options;
b) under View tab to tick Show hidden files and folders and non-tick Hide protected operating system files (Recommended) and then click OK;

c) click on the “Start” menu and then click on the “Search programs and files” box, Search for and delete these files created by xVidly:

2. Go to the Registry Editor to delete all entries of xVidly listed below.

Hold down the Windows key on your keyboard and press the "R" button. Type in "regedit" and hit "Enter" to gain access to the Registry Editor.

HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunOnce\[random] %AppData%\[random]\[random].exe
HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\ Vista Smart Defender HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\xVidly
HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\ Vista Smart Defender\ShortcutPath “%AppData%\[random]\[random].exe” -u

3. Reset your IE

a) Open Internet Explorer. Click on the Tools menu and then select Internet Options.
b) In the Internet Options window click on the Advanced tab. Then click on the Restore Defaults button and then press OK.

4.Removing xVidly by installing Anti-Malware program SpyHunter

1) Download the SpyHunter by clicking the following button.

2) Start the installation by double-clicking the download file.

3) Now you need to click the “Run” button to continue the installation.

4) Next you should accept the License Agreement and click the “Next” button.

5) You need to wait until the whole installation finishes. In this process, you are not allowed to click the “Cancel” button, otherwise the executing will stop.

6) Now the installation finishes.

7) After finishing the installation, now you should click “Malware Scan” button to have a quick or full scan on your computer.”

8) Tick the “Select All” and choose the “Remove” button to eliminate the detected threats on your computer.

xVidly is really stubborn, to remove it completely, you need to find and remove all its infiltration, which is a complicated process. To ensure with the safety and effectiveness, you’d better use automatic way to delete xVidly. Installing Anti-Malware program SpyHunter can provide a safe and easy way to get from your computer

1 comment:

Scribbler said...

how do I know I removed it and pc is safe?

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