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Remove Outfox TV (Easy Removal Guide) - Free Instructions

removal by Alice Woods - - | Type: Adware

Outfox TV is a potentially unwanted program which will mystically appear on your PC 

Outfox TVOutfox TV is a potentially unwanted program which has most likely appeared on your PC never invited. It is always safer to get rid of the programs you have not gave consent to be installed.

Outfox TV is NOT a virus or malware. However, you should know that this program has been accused of various annoying and suspicious activities. This has encouraged some of security vendors to include it to 'potentially unwanted program' (also known as PUP) or 'adware' categories. The first and the most important thing that should be remembered about this application is that it may infiltrate your PC in a bundle with other free downloads. So, you may be surprised after detecting it on your machine and may also start thinking that it hijacked it just like viruses do.

In reality, it has nothing to do with infiltration methods that are used by cyber threats. People just agree to install it on their computers because they don't bother to monitor the installation of the freeware. That's why you should always check what programs are you installing and what attachments are offered in a bundle with them. If you would leave the checkmark 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.

It may easily settle down on each of your web browsers, including Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, etc. In addition to that, you may notice continuous pop-up notifications during your browsing. This activity can't harm the computer and can't lead it to the infiltration of malware. However, it may easily disturb your browsing on the web.

After clicking on any of Outfox TV ads, you may be redirected to its official website or predetermined site that seeks to increase its page rank, visitors' number, or sales. If you don't want to visit unknown websites and want to avoid Outfox TV redirects, you should remove this program from the system.

You can do that with the help of a manual removal guide, which is given below. With the help of ReimageIntego all the damage caused by this program will be removed. This is especially recommended if Outfox TV virus has appeared on your PC system without a clear permission asked.

Most likely Outfox TV has appeared on your computer with other applications

You can download this program from its official website outfox.tv. However, it should also be remembered that many other applications are used to spread it without asking an appropriate permission. 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 checkmarks as 'I agree to install Outfox TV on my computer'. If this program gets there, it typically drops its sidebar, which provides the list of various TV channel streams. In addition to this, the program may also start displaying commercial ads, modify your homepage and initiate similar activities.

Remove Outfox TV and all its damage from your PC

If you noticed Outfox TV redirect on your computer and you are sure that you want to remove it, you can visit outfox.tv/uninstall or use the steps given below. There is an easy way to get rid of all unwanted applications by deleting them manually. In case that sounds too complicated you are always able to use antimalware Softwares to remove the application itself or fix the damage it has caused you. 

You may remove virus damage with a help of ReimageIntego. SpyHunter 5Combo Cleaner and Malwarebytes are recommended to detect potentially unwanted programs and viruses with all their files and registry entries that are related to them.

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To remove Outfox TV, follow these steps:

Remove Outfox TV from Windows systems

To remove Outfox TV from Windows 10/8  machines, please follow these steps:

  1. Enter Control Panel into Windows search box and hit Enter or click on the search result.
  2. Under Programs, select Uninstall a program.Uninstall from Windows 1
  3. From the list, find entries related to Outfox TV (or any other recently installed suspicious program).
  4. Right-click on the application and select Uninstall.
  5. If User Account Control shows up, click Yes.
  6. Wait till uninstallation process is complete and click OK.Uninstall from Windows 2

If you are Windows 7/XP user, proceed with the following instructions:

  1. Click on Windows Start > Control Panel located on the right pane (if you are Windows XP user, click on Add/Remove Programs).
  2. In Control Panel, select Programs > Uninstall a program.Uninstall from Windows 7/XP
  3. Pick the unwanted application by clicking on it once.
  4. At the top, click Uninstall/Change.
  5. In the confirmation prompt, pick Yes.
  6. Click OK once the removal process is finished.

Uninstall Outfox TV from Mac OS X system

If your macOS is displaying some infection symptoms, proceed with the following guide:

Remove Outfox TV from Applications folder:

  1. From the menu bar, select Go > Applications.
  2. In the Applications folder, look for Outfox TV-related entries.
  3. Click on the app and drag it to Trash (or right-click and pick Move to Trash)Uninstall from Mac 1

To fully remove Outfox TV, you need to access Application Support, LaunchAgents, and LaunchDaemons folders and delete relevant files:

  1. Select Go > Go to Folder.
  2. Enter /Library/Application Support and click Go or press Enter.
  3. In the Application Support folder, look for any dubious entries related to Outfox TV and then delete them.
  4. Now enter /Library/LaunchAgents and /Library/LaunchDaemons folders the same way and terminate all the Outfox TV-related entries.Uninstall from Mac 2

Delete Outfox TV from Internet Explorer (IE)

Remove dangerous add-ons:

  1. Open Internet Explorer, click on the Gear icon (IE menu) on the top-right corner of the browser
  2. Pick Manage Add-ons.
  3. You will see a Manage Add-ons window. Here, look for Outfox TV and other suspicious plugins. Click on these entries and select Disable.Remove add-ons from Internet Explorer

Change your homepage if it was altered:

  1. Open IE and click on the Gear icon.
  2. Select Internet Options.
  3. In the General tab, delete the Home page address and replace it by your preferred one (for example, Google.com).
  4. Click Apply and then select OK.Reset IE homepage

Delete temporary files:

  1. Press on the Gear icon and select Internet Options.
  2. Under Browsing history, click Delete…
  3. Select relevant fields and press Delete.Clear temporary files from Internet Explorer

Reset Internet Explorer:

  1. Click on Gear icon > Internet options and select Advanced tab.
  2. Select Reset.
  3. In the new window, check Delete personal settings and select Reset again to complete Outfox TV removal.Reset Internet Explorer

Eliminate Outfox TV from Microsoft Edge

Delete unwanted extensions from MS Edge:

  1. Select Menu (three horizontal dots at the top-right of the browser window) and pick Extensions.
  2. From the list, pick the Outfox TV-related extension and click on the Gear icon.
  3. Click on Uninstall at the bottom.Remove extensions from Edge

Clear cookies and other browser data:

  1. Click on the Menu (three horizontal dots at the top-right of the browser window) and select Privacy & security.
  2. Under Clear browsing data, pick Choose what to clear.
  3. Select everything (apart from passwords, although you might want to include Media licenses as well, if applicable) and click on Clear.Clear Edge browsing data

Reset MS Edge if that above steps did not work:

  1. Press on Ctrl + Shift + Esc to open Task Manager.
  2. Click on More details arrow at the bottom of the window.
  3. Select Details tab.
  4. Now scroll down and locate every entry with Microsoft Edge name in it. Right-click on each of them and select End Task to stop MS Edge from running.Reset MS Edge

If this solution failed to help you, you need to use an advanced Edge reset method. Note that you need to backup your data before proceeding.

  1. Find the following folder on your computer: C:\\Users\\%username%\\AppData\\Local\\Packages\\Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge_8wekyb3d8bbwe.
  2. Press Ctrl + A on your keyboard to select all folders.
  3. Right-click on them and pick DeleteAdvanced MS Edge reset 1
  4. Now right-click on the Start button and pick Windows PowerShell (Admin).
  5. When the new window opens, copy and paste the following command, and then press Enter:

    Get-AppXPackage -AllUsers -Name Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register “$($_.InstallLocation)\\AppXManifest.xml” -VerboseAdvanced MS Edge reset 2

Instructions for Chromium-based Edge

Delete extensions from MS Edge (Chromium):

  1. Open Edge and click select Settings > Extensions.
  2. Delete unwanted extensions by clicking Remove.Remove extensions from Chromium Edge

Clear cache and site data:

  1. Click on Menu and go to Settings.
  2. Select Privacy and services.
  3. Under Clear browsing data, pick Choose what to clear.
  4. Under Time range, pick All time.
  5. Select Clear now.Clear browser data from Chroum Edge

Reset Chromium-based MS Edge:

  1. Click on Menu and select Settings.
  2. On the left side, pick Reset settings.
  3. Select Restore settings to their default values.
  4. Confirm with Reset.Reset Chromium Edge

Erase Outfox TV from Mozilla Firefox (FF)

Remove dangerous extensions:

  1. Open Mozilla Firefox browser and click on the Menu (three horizontal lines at the top-right of the window).
  2. Select Add-ons.
  3. In here, select plugins that are related to Outfox TV and click Remove.Remove extensions from Firefox

Clear cookies and site data:

  1. Click Menu and pick Options.
  2. Go to Privacy & Security section.
  3. Scroll down to locate Cookies and Site Data.
  4. Click on Clear Data…
  5. Select Cookies and Site Data, as well as Cached Web Content and press Clear.Clear cookies and site data from Firefox

In case Outfox TV did not get removed after following the instructions above, reset Mozilla Firefox:

  1. Open Mozilla Firefox browser and click the Menu.
  2. Go to Help and then choose Troubleshooting Information.Reset Firefox 1
  3. Under Give Firefox a tune up section, click on Refresh Firefox…
  4. Once the pop-up shows up, confirm the action by pressing on Refresh Firefox – this should complete Outfox TV removal.Reset Firefox 2

Get rid of Outfox TV from Google Chrome

Delete malicious extensions from Google Chrome:

  1. Open Google Chrome, click on the Menu (three vertical dots at the top-right corner) and select More tools > Extensions.
  2. In the newly opened window, you will see all the installed extensions. Uninstall all the suspicious plugins that might be related to Outfox TV by clicking Remove.Remove extensions from Chrome

Clear cache and web data from Chrome:

  1. Click on Menu and pick Settings.
  2. Under Privacy and security, select Clear browsing data.
  3. Select Browsing history, Cookies and other site data, as well as Cached images and files.
  4. Click Clear data.Clear cache and web data from Chrome

If the above-methods did not help you, reset Google Chrome to eliminate all the Outfox TV-components:

  1. Click on Menu and select Settings.
  2. In the Settings, scroll down and click Advanced.
  3. Scroll down and locate Reset and clean up section.
  4. Now click Restore settings to their original defaults.
  5. Confirm with Reset settings to complete Outfox TV removal.Reset Chrome 2

Remove Outfox TV from Safari

Remove unwanted extensions from Safari:

  1. Click Safari > Preferences…
  2. In the new window, pick Extensions.
  3. Select the unwanted extension related to Outfox TV and select Uninstall.Remove extensions from Safari

Clear cookies and other website data from Safari:

  1. Click Safari > Clear History…
  2. From the drop-down menu under Clear, pick all history.
  3. Confirm with Clear History.Clear cookies and website data from Safari

Reset Safari if the above-mentioned steps did not help you:

  1. Click Safari > Preferences…
  2. Go to Advanced tab.
  3. Tick the Show Develop menu in menu bar.
  4. From the menu bar, click Develop, and then select Empty Caches.Reset Safari

Protect your privacy – employ a VPN

There are several ways how to make your online time more private – you can access an incognito tab. However, there is no secret that even in this mode, you are tracked for advertising purposes. There is a way to add an extra layer of protection and create a completely anonymous web browsing practice with the help of Private Internet Access VPN. This software reroutes traffic through different servers, thus leaving your IP address and geolocation in disguise. Besides, it is based on a strict no-log policy, meaning that no data will be recorded, leaked, and available for both first and third parties. The combination of a secure web browser and Private Internet Access VPN will let you browse the Internet without a feeling of being spied or targeted by criminals. 

No backups? No problem. Use a data recovery tool

If you wonder how data loss can occur, you should not look any further for answers – human errors, malware attacks, hardware failures, power cuts, natural disasters, or even simple negligence. In some cases, lost files are extremely important, and many straight out panic when such an unfortunate course of events happen. Due to this, you should always ensure that you prepare proper data backups on a regular basis.

If you were caught by surprise and did not have any backups to restore your files from, not everything is lost. Data Recovery Pro is one of the leading file recovery solutions you can find on the market – it is likely to restore even lost emails or data located on an external device.

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  1. slaws says:
    January 19th, 2014 at 1:06 pm

    They should find the people that create these viruses and put them in prison for life!

  2. James says:
    June 1st, 2014 at 8:23 pm

    With the murderers and rapists?

  3. Bobby says:
    February 11th, 2014 at 6:04 am

    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?

  4. pepperelf says:
    February 18th, 2014 at 10:50 am

    Spyhunter will not remove any viruses unless you purchase its semi-annual subscription tho… Might have been nice to mention in the article.

  5. Norm says:
    February 25th, 2014 at 4:26 pm

    Er, yeah, that doesnt work. There is no uninstall option, only change – which then freezes my computer.

  6. James says:
    June 1st, 2014 at 8:22 pm

    Try this link; http://www.outfox.tv/OutfoxTVRemover.exe – it is a stand alone uninstaller and will remove the app in no time.

  7. Darren says:
    March 18th, 2014 at 7:53 pm

    These instructions dont work as there is no “uninstall” option shown. This is for Windows 8.1.
    Please update your instructions.

  8. Philip says:
    March 31st, 2014 at 7:37 pm

    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.

  9. LYNN says:
    April 2nd, 2014 at 2:20 pm

    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!

  10. Lisa says:
    April 3rd, 2014 at 1:51 am

    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?

  11. Wendy says:
    April 6th, 2014 at 5:14 pm

    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?

  12. Lisa says:
    April 13th, 2014 at 1:09 pm

    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! 🙂

  13. Mena says:
    May 11th, 2014 at 11:30 am

    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!

  14. Mena says:
    May 11th, 2014 at 11:38 am

    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?!

  15. Mena says:
    May 11th, 2014 at 11:39 am

    i mean and it said that…

  16. Tanya says:
    April 24th, 2014 at 3:10 pm

    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

  17. Lisa says:
    April 3rd, 2014 at 3:58 am

    ^^ 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. 🙁

  18. Lisa says:
    April 3rd, 2014 at 4:00 am

    Ooh!
    And dont forget to remove it from your browser. It appears in Firefox as an Addon. 🙂

  19. ninjafc says:
    April 11th, 2014 at 2:15 am

    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.

  20. ellersp says:
    April 27th, 2014 at 1:23 am

    THANK YOU ninjafc! I think you solved my problem!!!!

  21. Zach says:
    May 7th, 2014 at 4:21 am

    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.

  22. Squiggle says:
    August 4th, 2014 at 2:46 pm

    Thanks, Ninjafc, much appreciated. Your instructions worked.

  23. doddy says:
    April 11th, 2014 at 4:27 am

    ty ninjafc, followed your steps and managed to get rid of it 😀

  24. RK says:
    April 14th, 2014 at 5:54 pm

    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.

  25. Jenna says:
    April 16th, 2014 at 9:09 am

    After about 2 hours of trying everything else that was suggested online, THAT WORKED!! THANK YOU!!! So simple.

  26. sherry says:
    April 18th, 2014 at 9:05 am

    When I go to my computer I cant find, Program Files!?? Where is it? Please help! I want outfox OFF my computer!

  27. Scarlett says:
    April 23rd, 2014 at 10:33 pm

    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?

  28. Scarlett says:
    April 23rd, 2014 at 10:39 pm

    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.

  29. KD says:
    May 4th, 2014 at 7:08 am

    Thank you so much. This was the only thing that worked for me !!

  30. PERRY says:
    May 17th, 2014 at 11:47 am

    TO PERMANENTLY UNINSTALL OUTFOX TV GO TO THE FOLLOWING!!!!!!!! http://www.outfox.tv/OutfoxTVRemover.exe RUN THE APP AND IT IS GONE!!!!!

  31. James says:
    June 1st, 2014 at 8:23 pm

    EXACTLY! Nice one bro

  32. BiteMe says:
    May 19th, 2014 at 3:52 pm

    Bullshit. Outfox.tv is purely malicious spyware. It is criminal what these people do to computers. Someone fly to Singapore and frag these bastards.

  33. Jimmy says:
    June 1st, 2014 at 8:24 pm

    Why dont you do it for us, tough guy?

  34. SE. says:
    May 21st, 2014 at 8:39 am

    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!

  35. ExSlyder says:
    May 22nd, 2014 at 11:10 am

    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.

  36. Chris says:
    May 27th, 2014 at 8:53 am

    Thank you Ninjafc. That was the easiest way to get rid of Outfox TV.

  37. Rich Hansen says:
    July 5th, 2014 at 2:23 am

    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 ! !

  38. Dre says:
    July 23rd, 2014 at 6:50 pm

    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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