Remove Livid app, Searchnu search and Search-Results toolbar adware and hijacker

Last updated on September 28th, 2013

iLivid” download manager ( from Bandoo Media is an application that the vendor claims that if you install their application “ilivid” you can easily download and watch free movies, TV shows, etc. But “ilivid” application upon installed, changes your homepage to "” and performs redirects when you browse the internet, installs the “Search-Results” adware toolbar, and installs the "Torch internet browser" that is a malware program.

Remove Livid app, Searchnu search settings and Search-Results toolbar from your computer by using the steps below:


How to Remove "Livid" download manager, "Searchnu search" settings and "Search-Results" Toolbar:

Step 1. Uninstall the malware programs from your Control panel.

1. To do this, go to Start > Control Panel.

{Start > Settings > Control Panel. (Windows XP)}

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2. Double click to open “Add or Remove Programs” if you have Windows XP or

Programs and Features” if you have Windows 8, 7 or Vista).

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3. In the program list, find and remove/Uninstall these applications:

a. iLivid (By Bandoo media)

b. Search-Results Toolbar (By APN LLC)

c. Torch (By Torch Media Inc.)


Step 2: Clean your computer using “RogueKiller”.

1. Download and save “RogueKiller” utility to your desktop.

Notice*: Download version x86 or X64 according to your operating system’s version. To find your operating system’s version, “Right Click” on your computer icon, choose "Properties" and look at “System Type” section.


2. Find ”RogueKiller” on your desktop and double click to run it. Let prescan to complete and then press the "Scan" button to perform a full scan.


3. When full scan is completed, press “Delete” to remove all malicious items.


4. Restart your computer.

Step 3. Remove “Searchnu” search settings and Search-Results toolbar from your internet browser application.

Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox

A. Internet Explorer

How to remove “Searchnu” search settings and “Search-Results” toolbar from Internet Explorer:

1. Open Internet Explorer and then open “Internet Options”.

To do this from IE’s file menu, choose “Tools” > “Internet Options”.

Notice*: In the latest versions of IE press the “Gear” icon image_thumb18 on the top right.


2. Click the “Advanced” tab.


3. Choose “Reset”.

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4. Check (to enable) the “Delete personal settings” box and choose “Reset”.

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5. After the resetting action is completed, press “Close” and then choose “OK” to exit Internet Explorer options.


6. Restart your browser.

7. Re-open Internet explorer and from IE’s file menu, choose “Tools” > “Manage Add-ons”.


8.  Click on “Search Providers” options at the left pane, choose the “Search Results” entry and click “Remove”.


9. Proceed to Step 4.

B. Google Chrome

How to remove “Searchnu” search settings and “Search-Results” toolbar from Google Chrome:

1. Open Google Chrome and go to chrome menu and choose “Settings”.


2. Find the “On startup” section and choose “Set Pages”.

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3. Delete the unwanted startup ( from startup pages by pressing the “X” symbol on the right.


4. Set your preferred startup page (e.g. and press “OK”.


5. Go to “Search” section and choose “Manage search engines”.


6. Choose your preferred default search engine (e.g. Google search) and press “Make default”.


7. Choose the malicious search engine ( and remove it by pressing the “X” symbol at the right.

Then choose “Done” to close “Search engines” window.


10. Close all Google Chrome windows and proceed to Step 4.

C. Mozilla Firefox

How to remove “Searchnu” search settings and “Search-Results” toolbar from Mozilla Firefox:

1. First you must have enabled the Firefox’s main “Menu Bar”.

* Right Click, on the empty space at right of “Page Tab” and enable Firefox “Menu Bar”.


2. From Firefox menu, go to “Help” > “Troubleshooting Information”.


3. In “Troubleshooting Information” window, press “Reset Firefox” button to reset Firefox to its default state.

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4. Press “Reset Firefox: again.


5. After the resetting job is completed, the Firefox restarts.

6. Close all Firefox windows and proceed to the next Step.

Step 4. Clean your computer from malicious threats.

Log on to Windows and use “MalwareBytes Antimalware” program to clean your computer from malicious threats remaining on your computer.*

*If you don’t know how to install and use “MalwareBytes Anti-Malware“, read these instructions.

Advice: To ensure your computer is clean and safe, perform a Malwarebytes’ Anti-Malware full scan in windows “Safe mode“.*

*To get into Windows Safe mode, press the “F8” key as your computer is booting up, before the appearance of the Windows logo. When the “Windows Advanced Options Menu” appears on your screen, use your keyboard arrows keys to move to the Safe Mode option and then press “ENTER“.

Step 5. Clean unwanted files and entries.

Use “CCleaner” program and proceed to clean your system from temporary internet files and invalid registry entries.*

*If you don’t how to install and use “CCleaner”, read these instructions.

Step 6. Restart your computer for changes to take effect and perform a full scan with your antivirus program.

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