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Xvidly can be classified as a redirect virus or a toolbar virus. It is distributed as an toolbar application that should be promoted as a practical download manager. Xvidly claims to make download more convenient; however, users want ot get rid of it because computer performs weirdly when Xvidly is installed. As a toolbar, or a browser hijacjer virus, Xvidly takes over your browsers such as Internet explorer, Google chrome and Mozilla Firefox, changes your default search settings, and modifies your default homepage. Whenever you open a browser, Xvidly redirects you to http://xvidly.com/, or lead you to malicious websites or advertisements pages. It also displays you annoying advertisements pop-ups. What is more, Xvidly can trace your online activities and record your personal information for illegal purpose.
Xvidly is difficult to be killed by anti-virus because it hides deeply behind your system. Some of its files are rooted into legitimate programs to avoid being detected by anti-virus. To remove Xvidly from your computer, you have to figure out files and registry entries related to Xvidly. This post will give you step-by-step guide to remove Xvidly manually.
Xvidly Is Harmful to Your Computer
1. Xvidly penetrates into your computer sneakily;
2. Xvidly acts as a redirect virus or a toolbar which will replace your homepage and change your browser settings;
3. Xvidly displays you annoying advertisements and lead you to malicious websites;
4. Xvidly traces your online activities and record sensitive data.
How to Remove Xvidly Manually?
Step 1: Get into the safe mode with networking
Restart your infected computer. As your computer restarts but before Windows launches, tap "F8" key constantly. Use the arrow keys to highlight the "Safe Mode with Networking" option, and then press ENTER.
Step 2: Step process of Xvidly from Task Manager.
Open Task Manager by pressing Ctrl+Alt+Delete, choose the Processes tab, right-click the process of Xvidly and end it.
Step 3: Show hidden files and folders.
Open Folder Options by clicking the Start button, clicking Control Panel, clicking Appearance and Personalization, and then clicking Folder Options. Click the View tab. Under Advanced settings, click Show hidden files and folders, uncheck Hide protected operating system files (Recommended) and then click Ok.
Step 4: Delete files associated with Xvidly from your computer.
Step 5: Delete all the registry entries associated with Xvidly completely.
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
Video to remove Xvidly completely
Note: be careful when you handle with the files and registry entries, for delete them mistakenly will lead you to further troubles. If you are still confused about the steps above, you are welcome to contact 24/7 professional online tech support here.