Takegif is an adware that offers some proclaimed usefulness in exchange to advertising displayed in web browsers. This activity is not malicious; however, Takegif is often installed without user’s consent along with free programs from websites that employ bundling practices for monetizing. Takegif is not malicious, however adware is not safe either because tracking of your web browsing history might cause some privacy problems if your profile is shared among promoters. Besides that, Takegif can waste your web traffic for activities that you don’t really need.
If you want to get rid of Takegif ads and deals displayed in your Chrome, Firefox, and Internet Explorer, then you need to remove Takegif extensions, add-ons, and browser helper objects installed in these web browsers. You also need to remove similarly named Windows application just as you would remove any other Windows program. You can remove Takegif components manually by following this guide. However, other adware that might be present in a bundle or installed somehow else can bring you a hard time since you need to see what to kill first. SpyHunter offers a free scanner that shows you all you need, and it can automatically remove Takegif and other malware form your infected computer.
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What is Takegif?
Takegif is an adware that infects your Chrome, Firefox, or Internet Explorer. It consists of a Windows application and similarly named browser extensions specific for web browsers installed on your computer. These adware components are designed for spying on your web browsing and displaying ads related to your browsing history. When you click on such ads, Takegif owners and distributors get some money on pay-per-click basis paid by promoters. While Takegif is not malicious, the downside of using it is wasted web traffic and your compromised privacy that put you at risk of sharing your user’s profile among various sales companies. Takegif is often distributed with free programs that you may download. This adware is deceptively installed unless you disable the optional for Takegif before installing a program or update that you download. Removing Takegif is quite easy, but other adware programs that might come bundled with it are often tricky and stubborn for your removal effort.
Protection against deceptively installed adware:
If you want to avoid installing adware like Takegif, then remember that this kind of programs is set for automatic installation and the information about adware bundled to your download is definitely not the first thing they want you to see. Pay attention to marked check boxes in setup wizards for free programs and set on “custom” installation option instead of “typical” because the last might hide bundled adware. Be careful while installing free programs, and it will save your time. Use SpyHunter as a Takegif removal tool instead. This anti-malware product is very reliable and offers a premium real-time anti-malware protection against dangerous or malicious software that otherwise might infect your computer.
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Remove Takegif from Windows
You need to uninstall all the Takegif components manually. First, you need to uninstall the program using “Add/Remove programs”. Then you need to remove web browser add-on components that belong to Takegif.
Use the following guide for manual removal. Then scan your computer with antispyware program to make sure that other hidden malicious programs are also removed.
Uninstall Takegif on Windows 8
- On Metro screen click on "Search" icon. Then, type "Remove Program" in the input box and click on "Uninstall a program" menu option.
- Select "Takegif" program and click "Uninstall" button at the top of the list.
Optional: If on a desktop, right click "Start" button (or the lower left corner) to open the "Quick Access Menu". Then find and click on "Programs and Features"
Optional: Click on "Control Panel" option. Find and click "Uninstall a Program" link in the menu list placed under "Programs" menu option.
Uninstall Takegif on Windows 7, Vista
- Click on "Start" button at the bottom left corner of the desktop and select "Control Panel" option on the right
- Click on "Programs and Features" menu option in the Control Panel
- Search the program list and highlight Takegif program. Then, click "Uninstall" button and confirm program removal.
Uninstall Takegif on Windows XP
Uninstalling Takegif from Windows XP is very similar to one shown above. There are minor differences in a process:
- Click on "Start" button at the bottom left corner of the desktop.
- Select "Control Panel" in the menu on the right
- Find and double-click "Add/Remove Programs" list item in the Control Panel
- Search the program list and click on Takegif program. Then, click "Remove" button.
Remove Takegif from Chrome
Remove Takegif extensions from Google Chrome
- Start Google Chrome and click on Menu icon in the top-right corner. Select Settings in the drop down list.
- Click on Extensions on the left to display installed Chrome extensions. Find Takegif extension and click on "Remove from Chrome" icon.
- Restart your browser.
Remove Takegif from Firefox
Remove Takegif add-on from Mozilla Firefox
- Open Mozilla Firefox and click Menu icon at the top-right corner. Click on Add-ons icon.
- Select Extensions on the sidebar. Find Takegif add-on. Right-click it, and then click Remove button.
- Restart Firefox to complete the removal.
Remove Takegif from Internet Explorer
Remove Takegif extensions from Internet Explorer
- Start Internet Explorer click Tools icon in the top-right corner.
- Click on Manage add-ons option.
- Select Toolbars and Extensions tab on left, right-click on Takegif, and then click Disable option.
- Restart your web browser.
Note: Manual removal procedures for Takegif are easy. Though, if your value your time and suspect other computer infections, then it is better to use SpyHunter instead of the manual removal. This security software scans your computer system and helps to remove all malicious program that are found.
Remove Takegif Adware Infection Completely
Takegif is often spread in a bundle with other adware programs, and your computer might also be infected with other malware. Malicious programs are used by cyber criminals for spying on your security information, stealing your money, and using your computer as a bot for fraud. After you remove Takegif adware, run full anti-virus scan with an updated version of your antivirus and use SpyHunter for anti-malware protection.