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Mindblower
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November 23, 2013 - 3:19 pm
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While using uTorrent to d/l my TV shows, I noticed an ad for this program iLivid (since it claimed my d/l was taking too long). So I decided to browse the Internet on what others thought of this program (more of a blind leading the blind - please accept my apologies if this offends you, since I'm not making fun of blind people - maybe time for a different expression), and it's interesting that to see just how unknowledgeable people can be, when sharing opinions (though an opinion is just than, and not a fact) .
But, I did find something of interest. Use caution when installing iLivid as it

"· Offers to change the homepage for web browsers installed in the system
· Offers to change the default search engine for web browsers installed in the system
· Offers to download or install software or components (iLivid Toolbar, Bandoo) that the program does not require to fully function" .

Now, this is just my opinion, since I'm no computer genius, just a well rounded computer user with decades of experience under my belt, AVOID installing iLivid. It's a nasty piece of software that is extremely difficult to remove (uninstall) once on your hard disk. Do remember, if it sounds too good to be true, it's often NOT TRUE, Mindblower!

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Jim Hillier
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November 23, 2013 - 3:49 pm
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Great advice MB.

I too saw the iLivid ad in uTorrent and checked it out. Same findings here, iLivid is indeed a "nasty piece of software".

It just goes to show... just because a program might be safe/trusted does not necessarily mean the products it advertizes share the same qualities.

Cheers mate... Jim

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Thanks Jim. Forgot to mention this too, even it's available from what some might think should be trusted sites, it does not mean that the software is clean. Better to be careful and live in a bubble, than take a chance and tumble off a Cliff, Mindblower! :)

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Thanks for pointing this out MB.
It never ceases to amaze me how reputable sites not only offer nasty software such as this, but some even force you to accept it when downloading a simple solution such as a driver.
I would name one such bare faced culprit, but that would probably go against the sensible guidelines put in place here.
This is one of my pet rants lol.

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