The Outfox.TV Virus is a nasty adware infection tat is exclusively designed to run tons of pop-up ads on the screen of your PC without getting your permission. These type of adware infections are designed by the hackers to access the system, and steal your personal as well as financial details to gain the financial benefits through illegal ways. Once this malicious application sneaks in the system, it breaks your firewall, and disables your security tools to avoid detection. It replicates itself easily, and also changes the name to avoid any detection effort. You cannot access the websites of your choice, and it also reduces the speed of your internet connection. After changing the default system settings, the Outfox.TV Virus also disables most of the executable files in your system. This infection can infect most of the popular browsers including the Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, and Google Chrome. This malicious application is used by the cyber crooks to show the commercial ads, sponsored links, and coupon deals on the screen of the system.
Removal of Outfox.TV Virus
As soon as you realized that the Outfox.TV Virus invades the computer, you have to remove this infection as a top priority. You can remove this infection manually as well as automatically, however, you have to remember that the manual removal process is very difficult for the basic level users.
Change the Mode of Operation from Normal to Safe Mode
After accessing the safe mode, you can start the manual removal process. Restart the computer in order to terminate the normal mode, and access the boot options by using the F8 key repeatedly. Choose the safe mode option from the menu, and press the Enter key to open the system in the safe mode.
End the Malicious Processes
After accessing the safe mode, you have to open the windows task manager with the help of Ctrl+Alt+Delete keys while remaining in the safe mode. After accessing the task manager, click on the Processes tab where you have to locate as well as remove the following processes associated with the Outfox.TV Virus, and close the windows task manager:-
- %AppData%\[RANDOM CHARACTERS]\[RANDOM CHARACTERS].ex
Remove the Associated Data
The next step of this process is removal of the associated data. In this regard, following are the files that are required to be removed from the system files folder:-
- %Desktopdir%\Outfox.TV Virus.lnk
- %Programs%\Outfox.TV Virus\Outfox.TV Virus.lnk
Reverse the Modification in the Windows Registry
Cleaning the windows registry is last but most important step of the manual removal process. Open the registry editor by executing the Regedit command through Run option available in the start menu. Delete the following suspicious entries associated with the Outfox.TV Virus before closing the registry editor:-
- HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Outfox.TV Virus\DisplayIcon %AppData%\[RANDOM CHARACTERS]\[RANDOM CHARACTERS].exe,0
- HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Outfox.TV Virus
- HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Outfox.TV Virus\UninstallString “%AppData%[RANDOM CHARACTERS][RANDOM CHARACTERS].exe” -u
- HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunOnce\[RANDOM CHARACTERS] %AppData%\[RANDOM CHARACTERS]\[RANDOM CHARACTERS].exe
- HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Outfox.TV Virus\ShortcutPath “%AppData%\[RANDOM CHARACTERS]\[RANDOM CHARACTERS].exe” -u
- HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Outfox.TV Virus\DisplayName Outfox.TV Virus
Reboot the system in the normal mode, and run a complete system scan after updating the existing antivirus program.
Disclaimer: Altering your windows registry items and other computer files should only be attempted by knowledgeable computer users. Errors in registry items may lead to some technical problems affecting other aspects of your machine. We advise you to attempt all these manual steps at your own risk, or else it is better use the Automatic OUTFOX.TV VIRUS removal Tool.
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