VideoFox Removal Guide

How VideoFox Works

VideoFox is a malware extension classified as adware by security specialists. This removal guide aims to give both insight and directions on how to deal with it and any other viruses it has snuck aboard your PC. You should know that the second part is the primary threat VideoFox poses – by itself it is simply annoying, making your browsing experience unpleasant. However the ads and pop-ups it displays are all specifically picked to confuse you and trick you into installing malware.

remove-videofox-ads

VideoFox is generally supposed to enhance your browser. At least that’s what its creators want you to believe. In reality it can lead to very harmful consequences for those who are unaware or uncaring. Here I should warn you NOT to update any programs until you have removed the virus. Malware typically presents itself as an updating program and if you click “Agree” it then downloads more threats.

How VideoFox Entered My Computer

VideoFox is an extension that generally comes through one very specific path. There are many websites out there who provide free software people are tempted to use, usually something for optimization. The problem is that whenever you download one of these freeshare pieces, there is a strong chance it includes VideoFox or a similarly dubious program. The installation commonly asks users if they want to include the virus (of course it’s not called that) but most never monitor the process.

Make sure to choose Custom Install and to carefully watch out at each step for any surprises.

Another way for VideoFox to infiltrate your system is when you click corrupted ads/pop-ups on unreputable domains. Live streams for example are notorious for infecting many PCs, because these are some of the places third parties use to lance their malware. They do that to accrue pay per click revenue when unknowing users clicks the ads.

How Harmful is VideoFox

Here I should repeat that by itself, VideoFox isn’t much of a problem. What makes it dangerous, though, is the fact that the longer it stays in your system, the more it will get other viruses aboard. Hence from this logic – the more VideoFox is on your PC, the more harmful it becomes. There is also the matter that by many reports, some virus start collecting cookies and browsing history. This means that they may also collect your passwords, which of course, could lead to disasters.

How To Remove VideoFox

The following is an easy, several step guide on how to easily remove VideoFox first from your PC, then from your browsers.

STEP 1: Removing VideoFox From Windows

Substep 1. 

 For Windows XP, Windows Vista, and Windows 7 Users:

First, click the Start button (the windows key) —–>Control Panel —–Programs and Features or (for Windows XP) Add/Remove Programs.pic 1

Proceed to Substep 2.

—–—–—–—–—–—–—–—–—–—–—–—–—–—–—–—–—–—–—–—–—–—–

 For Windows 8 users:First, right click down on the left side of your screen. The Quick Access Menu should appear —–> Control Panel —–Uninstall a Program. Proceed to Substep 2.

—–—–—–—–—–—–—–—–—–—–—–—–—–—–—–—–—–—–—–—–—–—– 

pic 2

For Mac (OS X) Users:

Click Go at the top left —–> Applications.

Proceed to Substep 2.

—–—–—–—–—–—–—–—–—–—–—–—–—–—–—–—–—–—–—–—–—–—–

Substep 2.

For all Windows Users:

Look for a program called “VideoFox” and click Uninstall.

Sometimes the virus will operate under a different name. If you can not find it as “VideoFox”, click on the column titled Installed On. This will arrange programs by their installation date. Look for all recently added programs that seem suspicious and click Uninstall on them.

You are not done, however. Proceed to STEP 2.

For Mac (OS X) Users:

Find a program called VideoFox, then right click on it and select Move to Trash.

If you can not find such a program, click the Date Modified column, and look for recent additions of programs you don’t know about. Right click on each of them—–Move to Trash.

Proceed to STEP 2.

STEP 2: Removing VideoFox from your browser(s)

CHECK HERE FIRST! For All Users:

For Internet Explorer Users:

Open the browser, then click on the small Gear icon on the top right —–> Manage Add-ons.

internet explorer manage add-ons

Once there, you should look for VideoFox or any other extension or plugin you feel may be unsafe. Click Disable on it/them.

If for some reason. you Home Page was changed from the one you prefer (viruses, especially adware, tend to do that) click on the Gear icon —–Internet Options. From there you just edit the URL box, dispose of the unwanted link, and put in what you like, then click Apply.

.

Proceed to STEP 3.

—–—–—–—–—–—–—–—–—–—–—–—–—–—–—–—–—–—–—–—–—–—–

For Mozilla Firefox Users:

Open the browser, click on the Menu icon on the top right (three lines) —–> Add-ons.

.mozilla firefox add-ons

Then you just click Extensions.

mozilla firefox extensions

Here you should find VideoFox or anything you think may be a virus, then click Remove.

Proceed to STEP 3.

—–—–—–—–—–—–—–—–—–—–—–—–—–—–—–—–—–—–—–—–—–—–

For Google Chrome Users:

 

Enter the browser. At the top right click on the Menu icon —–>Tools —–Extensions.

google chrome extensions

Once in Extensions, find ” VideoFox” and anything you believe may be dangerous, and click the little Trash icon on the right.

pic 8

You are almost done! Now click on the Menu icon on top for a second time, and go to Settings. In Settings, find the Search section (the fourth one from top),then click Manage Search Engines. In there you should remove any search sites you do not use.

google chrome settings

Proceed to STEP 3.

—–—–—–—–—–—–—–—–—–—–—–—–—–—–—–—–—–—–—–—–—–—

For Safari Users:

Open Safari, and click the Safari button on the top left —–>Preferences —–Extensions

Find “VideoFox” and/or other possible virus extensions, then click Uninstall.

Proceed to STEP 3 .

STEP 3: Checking For VideoFox Leftovers

Right Click on the Time at the bottom right of your screen, then click Start Task Manager. From there click Processes on the band above, and try to find any of the following processes:

  • VideoFox-nova.exe
  • VideoFox-bg.exe
  • VideoFox.exe

windows task manager

If none of those are present in your task manager, then you are in the clear. If one or all of them are present, you need to go back to STEP 1 and see what you missed there.

VideoFox Warning! There is a step 4, but you should proceed with it ONLY IF your efforts up until now failed to remove VideoFox.

  • Otherwise, if we were helpful, please consider following us on our channels on Google+, Twitter and Facebook. It will be immensely appreciated, because it will help us grow and in turn – that way we will help more people.

STEP 4: Reset Your Browser (OPTIONAL)

In this step, you will reset your browser to its original state. Home pages, toolbars, history and cookies will all be lost, so you should do this ONLY if everything else failed.

For Internet Explorer Users:

Click on the Gear icon at the top right —–> Internet Options. There you click on Advanced on the right side of the band, then Reset.  On the pop-up that will appear, tick Delete Personal Settings, then Reset and finally hit Close. This should remove VideoFox and all other unwanted extensions from your browser.

—–—–—–—–—–—–—–—–—–—–—–—–—–—–—–—–—–—–—–—–—–—–

For Mozilla Firefox Users:

Click the Menu button —–> Help. On the right, click Troubleshooting Information, and then Reset Firefox, again on the right. Finalize everything by hitting Reset Firefox in the pop-up that will appear, then Finish.

—–—–—–—–—–—–—–—–—–—–—–—–—–—–—–—–—–—–—–—–—–—–

For Google Chrome Users:

Click on the Menu button at the top right —–> Settings —–Reset Browser Settings. There click Reset on the pop-up to confirm and that should remove VideoFox.

—–—–—–—–—–—–—–—–—–—–—–—–—–—–—–—–—–—–—–—–—–—–

For Safari Users:

Open Safari —–> Safari —–Reset Safari. A window with several checkboxes should appear. All of them need to be ticked, then click Reset to finalize the removal process of VideoFox.

Was this guide helpful?