Search.klivs.com Removal Instructions
Search.klivs.com is a browser hijacker that can alter your preferred settings without your permission. It modifies your home page and default search provider. The hijacker also collects non-personally identifiable information and it may add commercial data to your browsers. Search.klivs.com is compatible with all major web browsers, so no matter which one of them you use, you will not be able to avoid its effects, once it slithers into your system.
There are no benefits to having this application installed. In fact, it actually lowers your online security level. Therefore, we recommend you uninstall Search.klivs.com as soon as you can.
How does Search.klivs.com work?
Much like any other hijacker, Search.klivs.com is used to present you with links to its sponsor websites. To do that it replaces your home page and default search engine. With these settings changed, the hijacker can present you with filtered results that may include ads and sponsored links. Klivs main page actually looks rather reliable. It does not have any suspicious adverts on it, so some users may think it is trustworthy. However, trusting any hijacker is risky as there is no way to know that the data it provides you with is 100% safe.
If you are not sure how you ended up with the unwanted application, you may want to think about what software you have recently installed. Most browser hijackers get distributed together with freeware and shareware. They are presented as additional offers. If you do no decline these offers, you get stuck with the unwanted program that modifies your browser settings and makes other unnecessary changes. To avoid similar issues in the future, you need to pay more attention to what you install. Always select Advanced or Custom installation mode and decline all optional offers. That way you will be able to install the software of your choosing and steer clear from useless applications.
How to remove Search.klivs.com?
Since the hijacker is a part of a potentially unwanted program, you will have to delete it before you can delete Search.klivs.com from your browsers. Full manual removal instructions are presented below. If you do not know which application is related to the hijacker, you can use a malware scanner that will identify it for you. Afterwards, you can either follow the instructions below for manual removal or you can upgrade the scanner and use it to clean your PC. The anti-malware tool will detect all elements of the hijacker as well as other useless programs and eliminate Search.klivs.com for good. It will also serve as a malware prevention tool and safeguard your PC from similar and more dangerous online parasites.
Terminate Search.klivs.com manually
Step 1: Delete Search.klivs.com
- Click on Start or right-click on the lower left corner
- Choose Control Panel and click on Uninstall a program
- Select the unwanted application and click Uninstall
N.B. Please note that if you are using Windows XP, you will have to click on Add or remove programs instead of Uninstall a program.
Step 2: Remove Search.klivs.com from browsers
- Gear icon → Internet Options → Advanced tab → Reset → Delete personal settings → Reset
- Menu → Question mark → Troubleshooting Information → Refresh Firefox → Refresh Firefox
- Menu → Settings → Show Advanced Settings → Reset settings → Reset