Title: Outfox TV
Type: Adware

Remove Outfox TV
Removal instructions

 
Severity scale:Outfox TV severity is 8  (8 / 100)
 

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.

How can Outfox TV appear on my computer?

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. 

How to remove Outfox TV?

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:

Automatic Outfox TV Removal Guide

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.

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Manual Outfox TV Removal Guide

Step 1: Uninstall Outfox TV and related programs

  • Click Start Control Panel Programs and Features (if you are Windows XP user, click on Add/Remove Programs).
  • Here, look for Outfox TV or any other recently installed suspicious programs.
  • Uninstall them and click OK to save these changes.

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.

Step 2: Remove Outfox TV from each of your web browsers

Internet Explorer Mozilla Firefox Google Chrome
Remove dangerous add-ons
  • Open Internet Explorer, click on the Gear icon (IE menu) on the top right corner of the browser and choose Manage Add-ons
  • You will see a Manage Add-ons window. Here, look for Outfox TV and other suspicious plugins. Disable these entries by clicking Disable:
Change your homepage if it was altered by virus:
  • Click on the gear icon (menu) on the top right corner of the browser and select Internet Options. Stay in General tab.
  • Here, remove malicious URL and enter your preferred domain name. Click Apply to save changes.
Reset Internet Explorer
  • Click on the gear icon (menu) again and select Internet options. Go to Advanced tab.
  • Here, select Reset.
  • When in the new window, check Delete personal settings and select Reset again to complete Outfox TV removal.
Internet Explorer Mozilla Firefox Google Chrome
Remove dangerous extensions
  • Open Mozilla Firefox, click on the menu icon (top right corner) and select Add-ons Extensions.
  • Here, select Outfox TV and other questionable plugins. Click Remove to delete these entries.
Reset Mozilla Firefox
  • Click on the Firefox menu on the top left and click on the question mark. Here, choose Troubleshooting Information.
  • Now you will see Reset Firefox to its default state message with Reset Firefox button. Click this button for several times and complete Outfox TV removal.
Internet Explorer Mozilla Firefox Google Chrome
Delete malicious plugins
  • Open Google Chrome, click on the menu icon (top right corner) and select Tools Extensions.
  • Here, select Outfox TV and other malicious plugins and select trash icon to delete these entries.
  • Click on menu icon again and choose Settings Manage Search engines under the Search section.
  • When in Search Engines..., remove malicious search sites. You should leave only Google or your preferred domain name.
Reset Google Chrome
  • Click on menu icon on the top right of your Google Chrome and select Settings.
  • Scroll down to the end of the page and click on Reset browser settings.
  • Click Reset to confirm this action and complete Outfox TV removal.

What is adware?

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

Geolocation of Outfox TV:

This map reveals the prevalence of Outfox TV. Countries and regions that have been affected the most are: United States and United Kingdom.

QR code for Outfox TV removal instructions:

Outfox TV qrcode
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.

Removal guides in other languages

Information added: 2014-08-12 09:43:34
Information updated: 2014-08-12 09:43:34

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slaws
They should find the people that create these viruses and put them in prison for life!
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James
With the murderers and rapists?
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Bobby
I have been trying and trying to remove this from my xp and it just freeze up when it gets almost completed can anyone HELP to get this removed?
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pepperelf
Spyhunter will not remove any viruses unless you purchase its semi-annual subscription tho... Might have been nice to mention in the article.
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Norm
Er, yeah, that doesnt work. There is no uninstall option, only change - which then freezes my computer.
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James
Try this link; http://www.outfox.tv/OutfoxTVRemover.exe - it is a stand alone uninstaller and will remove the app in no time.
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Darren
These instructions dont work as there is no "uninstall" option shown. This is for Windows 8.1.
Please update your instructions.
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Philip
Eliminate this pest by downloading IOBIT Uninstaller - the free version, , find outfox, press powerful uninstall and click on shred as well. It will be gone and you will then re-boot your computer and all is well again.

Trust this does it for you.
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LYNN
Tried all instructions and it refuses to be removed. I cant find Outfox. TV in any of my programs but it is still on my desktop!
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Lisa
Hooray! ive finally got rid of it!!!

Outfox did not show up in my program list so I could not simply uninstall it like any other program. The Outfox Uninstall feature does not work. It got stuck at around 90% and I had to reboot my laptop t get rid of it.

Downloaded Spyhunter. Waited an hour for it to do its job...only to find out that you have to pay for it!!!! >:(

So uninstalled that. Went on a google. Found different instructions. Downloaded Revo and Malwarebytes - both free.

I found Outfox in the menu, right clicked, chose Uninstall with Revo. It uninstalled successfully.

Then I ran Malwarebytes to make sure my system was clean.

And now its gone!!!

Oscar, please focus on creating software that people actually want. In all honesty, I didnt even try to use your software - i just hunted down methods of removal as soon as it appeared and I am sure that many other people do the same. It must be a waste of your talent, surely?
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Wendy
Hi Lisa,
I just downloaded Revo as you suggested and it could not find Outfox. Im so frustrated! Was there anything else you did so it would show up in the program list?
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Lisa
Hi there

Sorry for the late reply.

It pops up if you look for it using the search bar on the start menu. Then right click and "uninstall with Revo"

Good luck! :)
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Mena
Lisa, i downloaded revo and i searched up and i still doesnt work! please help! ive been trying to get rid of Outfox TV for a couple of months now!
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Mena
I also downloaded malwarebytes and i said that my system is clean even though outfox tv is still on my computer! what should i do?!
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Mena
i mean and it said that...
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Tanya
Worked like a charm!!!!!!!! Thank YOU!!!!!! I spent days trying to get rid of it! My huband downloaded Adobe Reader and with it came this oufox TV which was NONE removable form my computer! So much pop ups would apear I had the hardest time doing my things on the internet cause something would pop up! Was so annoyed! Thnk you! My Computer is outfox TV FREEE
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Lisa
^^ Just wanted to add that Outfox did not show up in the control panel> uninstall programs list but it appeared in the start menu. i managed to uninstall it from here with Revo.

Oscars post has disappeared. :(
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Lisa
Ooh!
And dont forget to remove it from your browser. It appears in Firefox as an Addon. :)
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ninjafc
go to computer, c drive, program files. once you find outfox, open task manager, go to services and stop outfox services from the list as well as go into the properties and disable whatever you can disable for outfox. Now try and shift delete outfox from program files in c drive. you will get a pop-up saying a particular program is still running outfox. Go to task manager processes and look for that program (i believe it is desktopcontainer or something of the sort). to make it easier to find, make task manager window as large as possible and drag out the description section of under processes. go through it carefully, once you find the program that is still running outfox, stop it and go to its properties also and disable whatever can be disabled. At this point you should be able to shift delete outfox with no problem. leave a comment if this helped...ty.
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ellersp
THANK YOU ninjafc! I think you solved my problem!!!!
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Zach
NInjafc, THANK YOU!!! I finally got rid of that damn outfox, and its thanks to your advice. You should of been the one to write this pointless article up there, cuz what you said worked over the article that didnt work lol.
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Squiggle
Thanks, Ninjafc, much appreciated. Your instructions worked.
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doddy
ty ninjafc, followed your steps and managed to get rid of it :D
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RK
Go to My Computer then Click C:Program Files then find Outfox folder and open it.
You can see the uninstall and click it.The wizard will open and uou can remove it.
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Jenna
After about 2 hours of trying everything else that was suggested online, THAT WORKED!! THANK YOU!!! So simple.
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sherry
When I go to my computer I cant find, Program Files!?? Where is it? Please help! I want outfox OFF my computer!
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Scarlett
I noticed that on my laptop, I attempted to go to Start->Control Panel->Uninstall A Program, there was no program on my laptop called Outfox TV but however always pops up when I turn on my laptop. Any other ideas how to delete it?
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Scarlett
And is the program Revo safe? Because I have a problem with getting annoying pop ups and viruses when I download some programs. Please reply to me if Revo if safe or not.
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KD
Thank you so much. This was the only thing that worked for me !!
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PERRY
TO PERMANENTLY UNINSTALL OUTFOX TV GO TO THE FOLLOWING!!!!!!!! www.outfox.tv/OutfoxTVRemover.exe RUN THE APP AND IT IS GONE!!!!!
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James
EXACTLY! Nice one bro
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BiteMe
Bullshit. Outfox.tv is purely malicious spyware. It is criminal what these people do to computers. Someone fly to Singapore and frag these bastards.
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Jimmy
Why dont you do it for us, tough guy?
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SE.
Thank you ninjafc finally got rid of outfoxtv it is a very sneaky though. Yes it did hijak my home page and the rest of the info that Carl gave was incorrect in my situation. I never want to see outfox tv again!
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ExSlyder
Im using Windows 7, whenever I try to uninstall Outfox TV, the Run As box comes up, if I run it as my current (and only) user, it says it requires administrative privileges to run. It was accidently installed in a bundle.
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Chris
Thank you Ninjafc. That was the easiest way to get rid of Outfox TV.
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Rich Hansen
am using safari browers with windows 8.1 os. in control panel add/remove when tha Outfox is
clicked on, a small window appears asking for ADMINISTRATOR: and PASSWORD.No matter what
I put in, nothing works. HELP ! !
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Dre
when i click "stop service" it tells me "the operation could not be completed, access is denied." What does that mean??? what am i supposed to do?

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