What is TwistTinker?
TwistTinker is an adware program and as such it displays commercial advertisements. Some users may think that these ads can provide them with useful information and even help them purchase something at a lower price. Unfortunately, third-party ads promoted by adware programs are often embedded with outgoing links that lead to dangerous websites and further adware infections. Therefore, to protect your computer from potential harm, you should remove TwistTinker immediately. This program is not hard to terminate on your own; you simply need to uninstall it via Control Panel. However, keeping in mind that there might be more undesirable applications on-board, you should seriously consider scanning your PC with a licensed antispyware tool.
Where does TwistTinker come from?
There is no website that would be distributing this adware program individually. In other words, TwistTinker does not have a homepage. Previously, programs from the Multiplug family used to have homepages, although they were highly dysfunctional and could not provide you with useful information. However, the people behind TwistTinker, StarConcept, LockerTerminal, MetroCleaner, and many other similar applications do not bother anymore. There is no need to make these applications look reliable.
Consequently, users often do not understand how adware programs manage to enter their systems. This happens because they are distributed bundled in software packages by third-party installers. The installers that are known to spread TwistTinker around are InstallRex, Vittalia, and Amonetize. If you visit torrent websites and file-sharing pages on a regular basis, you will encounter a lot of fake download buttons there. Clicking any of the fake buttons initiate the adware download, and before you know it, your computer is full of unwanted programs and threats. According to our research specialists, TwistTinker is not the only application that gets installed on your PC. You might also end up having LightningDownloader and the Websearch.hotfindings.info browser hijacker.
What does TwistTinker do?
The adware program itself does not intend to infect you with malware. It merely adds an extension to your default browser and monitors your online activity. The monitoring is necessary because TwistTinker needs to customize its ads according to your likes and preferences. Thus, once your browser is assaulted by multiple commercial advertisements, do not be surprised to see that some of the ads show something you may like. Some content might also be related to your most recent searches.
It is important that you refrain from clicking the ads because TwistTinker does not review the content it embeds into them. As a result, cyber criminals might also make use of this adware program to promote their websites and pop-ups. If the worst happens, you could also get infected with malware after having clicked a TwistTinker ad.
How do I remove TwistTinker?
It is important to protect your computer from potential threats and infections, so you should not wait any longer to deal with this adware application. Follow the instructions below to delete TwistTinker from your computer. Then get rid of the extension via your browser settings.
As far as other potential threats are concerned, some of them can be removed via Control Panel as well, but if you are not sure you can find them all, you should scan your PC with the SpyHunter free scanner. Once you locate the unwanted applications, get rid of them automatically.
Manual TwistTinker Removal
- Right-click the Windows icon and choose Control Panel.
- Go to Uninstall a program and remove TwistTinker.
Windows 8 & Windows 8.1
- Move the mouse cursor to the bottom right of the screen.
- When the Charm bar appears, click Settings and go to Control Panel.
- Select Uninstall a program and remove TwistTinker.
Windows Vista & Windows 7
- Open the Start menu and click Control Panel.
- Click Uninstall a program and remove TwistTinker.
- Click the Start menu button and navigate to Control Panel.
- Select Add or remove programs and uninstall TwistTinker.
Delete TwistTinker From Your Browser
- Press Alt+F and click More tools.
- Open Extensions and remove TwistTinker.
- Press Alt+T and click Add-ons.
- Disable and remove TwistTinker from Extensions.
- Restart your browser.
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