The takeofftv.su is a ‘ad’ web-site. If this web site popping up in your web-browser then most probably that your personal computer is infected with adware (sometimes called ‘ad-supported’ software). It is a type of dangerous programs that designed to display tons of annoying pop-up ads. Unlike viruses, the adware will not delete or infect your files, but its actions will cause some problems with your web browser. This is because, it will infect your computer, get full access to your internet browsers such as Chrome, FF, MS Edge and IE and be able to change their settings. Of course, it did not ask you for permission and do it secretly as possible. Once your internet browser settings will be changed, you will be redirected to unwanted ads, some of which can lead to dangerous or misleading web-pages. For this reason, we recommend that you begin the clean up of your system ASAP and thereby remove takeofftv.su ads.
The adware can change the settings of the Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, MS Edge and IE, but often that a malicious software like this can also infect all types of browsers by changing their desktop shortcuts. Thus forcing the user each time run the browser to see takeofftv.su annoying ads.
Technically, the ad supported software is not a virus, but it does bad things, it generates lots of ads, hindering or completely blocking the work in the web-browser. It may install other unknown and unwanted software without your permission, force you to visit malicious sites. Moreover, a browser hijacker can be additionally installed on to your PC with the ‘ad-supported’ software. Once installed, it will replace your startpage with an unwanted web site.
We recommend to remove the ad supported software, which redirects your internet browser on the takeofftv.su annoying web-page, as soon as you found this problem, as it can direct you to web-resources which may load other dangerous software on your machine.
How does takeofftv.su ads get installed onto PC system
How to manually remove takeofftv.su
This useful removal guide for the takeofftv.su advertisements. The detailed procedure can be followed by anyone as it really does take you step-by-step. If you follow this process to remove takeofftv.su let us know how you managed by sending us your comments please.
- Remove suspicious and unknown software by using Windows Control Panel
- Disinfect the browser’s shortcuts to get rid of takeofftv.su redirect
- Get rid of takeofftv.su redirect from Firefox
- Get rid of takeofftv.su ads from Chrome
- Remove takeofftv.su advertisements from Internet Explorer
- Delete unwanted Scheduled Tasks
Remove suspicious and unknown software by using Windows Control Panel
We recommend that you start the computer cleaning procedure by checking the list of installed applications and uninstall all unknown or suspicious software. This is a very important step, as mentioned above, very often the malicious applications such as ad supported software and browser hijackers may be bundled with free software. Delete the unwanted applications may delete the annoying advertisements or internet browser redirect to unknown or unwanted web sites.
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Next, click “Uninstall a program” It will display a list of all programs. Scroll through the all list, and delete any suspicious and unknown programs. To quickly find the latest installed applications, we recommend sort programs by date of installation in the Control panel.
Disinfect the browser’s shortcuts to get rid of takeofftv.su redirect
Once installed, the adware may add an argument similar “http://site.address” into the Target property of the desktop shortcut for the Google Chrome, FF, Microsoft Internet Explorer and Microsoft Edge. Due to this, every time you open the web-browser, it will display the takeofftv.su annoying page.
Right click on the browser’s shortcut, click Properties option. On the Shortcut tab, locate the Target field. Click inside, you will see a vertical line – arrow pointer, move it (using -> arrow key on your keyboard) to the right as possible. You will see a text that starts with “http://”. Remove it or everything after .exe. An example, for Google Chrome you should remove everything after chrome.exe.
Next, click OK to save changes. You need to clean all internet browser’s shortcuts. So, repeat this step for the FF, Google Chrome, IE and Microsoft Edge.
Get rid of takeofftv.su redirect from Firefox
First, launch the Firefox. Next, click the button in the form of three horizontal stripes (). It will show the drop-down menu. Next, click the “Help” button ().
In the Help menu, press the “Troubleshooting Information”. In the upper-right corner of the “Troubleshooting Information” page, press “Refresh Firefox” button.
Confirm your action, click the “Refresh Firefox”.
Get rid of takeofftv.su ads from Chrome
Reset Google Chrome settings is a easy way to delete the malicious and ad-supported extensions, as well as to restore the internet browser’s homepage, new tab and default search engine that have been replaced by adware.
- Open the Google Chrome, then click the Menu icon (icon in the form of three horizontal stripes).
- It will open the Google Chrome main menu. Click the “Settings” menu.
- Next, press the “Show advanced settings” link, which located at the bottom of the Settings page.
- Further, press the “Reset settings” button, which located at the bottom of the Advanced settings page.
- The Google Chrome will open the reset settings prompt as on the image above.
- Confirm the internet browser’s reset by clicking on the “Reset” button.
- To learn more, look the post How to reset Google Chrome settings to default.
Remove takeofftv.su advertisements from Internet Explorer
First, run the Internet Explorer, then click button. Next, click “Internet Options” as on the image below.
In the “Internet Options” screen select the Advanced tab. Next, click the “Reset” button. The Internet Explorer will open the “Reset Internet Explorer” settings prompt. Select the “Delete personal settings” check box and click Reset button.
You will now need to reboot your personal computer for the changes to take effect. It will restore the Internet Explorer’s settings like start page and search provider by default to default state, disable ad-supported web browser’s extensions and thereby remove the redirect to takeofftv.su unwanted web page.
Delete unwanted Scheduled Tasks
If the unwanted takeofftv.su web page opens automatically on Windows startup or at equal time intervals, then you need to check the Task Scheduler Library and delete all the tasks that have been created by malicios program.
Press Windows and R keys on the keyboard together. This displays a prompt that called Run. In the text field, type “taskschd.msc” (without the quotes) and click OK. Task Scheduler window opens. In the left-hand side, press “Task Scheduler Library”, like below.
In the middle part you will see a list of installed tasks. Select the first task, its properties will be open just below automatically. Next, press the Actions tab. Pay attention to that it launches on your PC system. Found something like “explorer.exe http://site.address” or “chrome.exe http://site.address”, then you need get rid of it. If you are not sure that executes the task, check it through a search engine. If it is a component of the malicious applications, then this task also should be removed.
Having defined the task that you want to get rid of, then press on it with the right mouse button and select Delete as shown in the following image.
Repeat this step, if you have found a few tasks that have been created by malicios program. Once is complete, close the Task Scheduler window.
Delete takeofftv.su redirect automatically
You can remove takeofftv.su advertisements automatically with a help of Malwarebytes Free. We recommend this free malware removal utility because it can easily get rid of ‘ad-supported’ software, browser hijackers, potentially unwanted applications and toolbars with all their components such as files, folders and registry entries.
Download Malwarebytes Free on your computer from the link below. Save it on your Desktop.
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After downloading is finished, close all windows on your computer. Further, run the file named mb3-setup. If the “User Account Control” prompt pops up as shown below, click the Yes button.
It will open the “Setup wizard” that will help you install Malwarebytes on the computer. Follow the prompts and do not make any changes to default settings.
Once the installation is finished successfully, click Finish button. Then Malwarebytes will automatically start and you can see its main window like below.
Next, click the “Scan Now” button . This will begin scanning the whole machine to find out malware and ad-supported software which cause the takeofftv.su advertisements. When a threat is found, the number of the detected objects will change accordingly. Wait until the the scanning is done. Please be patient.
Once the scan is finished, you can check all threats detected on your PC. Make sure all entries have “checkmark” and press “Quarantine Selected” button.
The Malwarebytes will begin removing malware and adware which cause takeofftv.su pop-ups. When the disinfection is done, you may be prompted to restart your personal computer. I recommend you look at the following video, which completely explains the process of using the Malwarebytes to delete ad supported software and other malicious programs.
Stop takeofftv.su advertisements and other annoying web-pages
To increase your security and protect your machine against new unwanted ads and malicious web sites, you need to use program that stops access to malicious advertisements and web-sites. Moreover, the application can block the show of intrusive advertising, that also leads to faster loading of web pages and reduce the consumption of web traffic.
Download AdGuard program from the following link.
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Once the download is finished, run the file named adguardInstaller. You will see the “Setup Wizard” screen as on the image below.
Follow the prompts. Once the installation is done, you will see a window as shown on the image below.
You can press “Skip” to close the setup application and use the default settings, or press “Get Started” button to see an quick tutorial that will help you get to know AdGuard better.
In most cases, the default settings are enough and you do not need to change anything. Each time, when you start your PC system, AdGuard will run automatically and block pop-ups, web-pages such as takeofftv.su, as well as other malicious or misleading web-sites. For an overview of all the features of the application, or to change its settings you can simply double-click on the AdGuard icon, that is located on your Windows desktop.
If the problem with takeofftv.su ads is still remained
If MalwareBytes cannot delete takeofftv.su pop-ups, then we suggests to use the AdwCleaner. AdwCleaner is a free removal tool for adware, browser hijackers, PUPs, toolbars.
- Download AdwCleaner using the link below. AdwCleaner download
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- Double click the AdwCleaner icon. Once the utility is started the main screen will appear as shown on the image above.
- Now, click the “Scan” button for checking your computer for the ad-supported software that generates takeofftv.su ads.
- When it has finished scanning your system, AdwCleaner will display a scan report. Review the report and then click “Clean” button. It will show a dialog box, press “OK” button.
The following video explains the steps above on how to get rid of ‘ad-supported’ software with AdwCleaner.
Once you have done the step-by-step guide above, your computer should be clean from malware and adware. The Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer and Microsoft Edge will no longer display takeofftv.su unwanted advertisements or redirect you to unwanted web sites. Unfortunately, if the step-by-step guide does not help you, then you have caught a new type of adware, and then the best way – ask for help in our Spyware/Malware removal forum.