Outfox TV is NOT a virus or malware. However, this program has been accused for various annoying activities what has encouraged some of security vendors to include it to 'potentially unwanted program' (also known as PUP) category. The most important thing that should be remembered about this application is that it can infiltrate your PC in a bundle with other free downloads. That's why you should always check what programs you are installing and what attachments are offered in a bundle with them. If you leave the check mark saying 'Save Outfox.TV as a tab in web browser' or 'Show Desktop Launchbar on startup', you can easily let outfox.tv hijack your web browser. In addition to that, you may notice continuous pop-up notifications during your browsing. This activity can't harm computer and can't lead it to the infiltration of malware. However, you should remove Outfox TV virus from the system if you didn't download it consciously.
You can download this program from its official website outfox.tv. However, it should also be remembered that there are many other applications that are used to spread it without asking an appropriate permission. In order to avoid such downloads like this one, you should start paying more attention to freeware's installation process. This can be easily done by choosing a Custom or Advanced installation and unchecking such and similar check marks as 'I agree to install Outfox TV on my computer'. If this program gets there, it typically drops its own side bar, which provides the list of various TV channel streams. In addition to this, Outfox TV may also start displaying commercial ads, modify your homepage and initiate similar activities.
If you noticed Outfox TV redirect on your computer and you are sure that you want to remove it from it, you can visit outfox.tv/uninstall or use these steps:
You can remove Outfox TV automatically with a help of one of these programs: SpyHunter, STOPzilla, Malwarebytes Anti Malware. We recommend these applications because they can easily delete potentially unwanted programs and viruses with all their files and registry entries that are related to them.
If you are Windows 8 user, then right-click in the lower left corner of the screen. Once Quick Access Menu shows up, select Control Panel and Uninstall a Program.
Adware is a program that displays advertisements while people are browsing online. Advertisements appear in a web browser, pop-up windows, special toolbars or within the host program. Adware also can gather information about user’s habits and interests. Once it collects what it needs, it sends it out through a background Internet connection. Such behavior allows adware vendors to deliver targeted advertisements to the end user and collect general statistics. However, it may also be used for stealing people’s private data.
Adware is divided into parasitical and legitimate applications. Illegal advertising programs are very similar to spyware parasites and often have some of their functions. They can be installed without user's knowledge and start working every time a computer is rebooted. However, they are less dangerous than rogues because the most of such parasites are primarily intended to collect user’s personal information for marketing and advertising purposes. Unfortunately, you can never know what other purposes it can be used for.
Symptoms showing that your computer was infected by Outfox TV:
• Appearance of annoying pop-up ads
• Appearance of banners and in-text ads
• Redirects to unknown and suspicious websites
• Changes in homepage and default search engine
• Decreased speed of every Internet browser
QR is short for Quick Response. They can be read quickly by the mobile phones. QR codes can store more data than
standard barcodes, including url links, geo coordinates, and text.
The reason we add QR code to the website is that parasites like Outfox TV are really hard to remove on infected computer. you can quicly scan the QR code with your mobile device and have manual removal instructions to uninstall Outfox TV right in your pocket.
Simply use the QR scanner and read removal instructions from mobile device.
Information added: 2014-08-12 09:43
Information updated: 2014-08-12 09:43