Do you know what TwistGrips is?
The adware developer JustPlugIt has recently rolled out yet another adware application called TwistGrips. We recommend that you remove this obnoxious program, because it will not leave you alone. The ads will just keep popping up, so we invite you to take action against it as soon as possible. Not only will it display commercial content, but it will also gather information about your browsing habits in order to display targeted advertisements.
Each JustPlugIt application is unique in its own right, because the company’s clients can tell the developers what they want and the developers take care of the rest. JustPlugIt adware programs are quite popular, because their platform is flexible and is capable of rendering all kinds of advertisements. In any case, advertisers who purchase JustPlugIt’s services can choose how to distribute the application, but most of them use the company’s trusted method, which is bundling the programs with other malicious applications and putting it up for download as fake download buttons on torrent websites. The developers mostly use Amonetize, Vittalia, and InstallRex installers.
Once TwistGrips enters your computer, it will immediately connect to its server and will start to display third-party advertisements. Typically, this application will show plain coupons and banners, but it can also display annoying pop-ups and in-texts. The ads are not only irritating, but malicious as well. For example, TwistGrips can display fake Java or Adobe Flash updates that, if clicked, can infect your computer with multiple browser hijackers, adware, and even rogue applications. Removing such applications may be quite difficult, because some of them have running services that cannot be ended even by a user with administrative rights. So, under the worst circumstances, the true nature of this application truly shows.
One last thing to mention is the fact that TwistGrips has been programmed to gather information about you. It will collect non-personal information, such as your browsing history, search queries, approximate geographical location, and so on. Basically, the application collects data that can help tailor specific advertisements to unique users and make more money. Furthermore, the developers might also gather information about you, but only of a voluntary basis; that is, if you contact the developers via email, then they can get hold of information, such as your email address, name, surname, country of origin, phone number, and so on. Very few people actually try to contact the developers, but we feel that you should be aware of this.
We hope that we have provided you with enough information, and that you are now ready to remove TwistGrips. Let us just recap the main points. TwistGrips has been created by an unreliable adware developer that mostly distributes its adware via software bundles. It can display various kinds of ads that are unreliable by their very nature. And the program can collect information about you to personalize the ads. So, if you think that these activities are intolerable, we suggest that you remove TwistGrips using our instructions.
Remove TwistGrips from the OS
Windows 8 and 8.1
- Open the Charm bar.
- Click Settings and select Control Panel and open Programs and Features.
- Find TwistGrips and click Uninstall.
- Open the Start menu and click Control Panel.
- Open Add or remove programs.
- Find the unwanted program and click Remove.
Windows 7 and Vista
- Open the Start menu and click Control Panel, and then select Uninstall a program.
- Find TwistGrips and click Uninstall.
How to remove TwistGrips from your browser
- Press Ctrl+Shift+A.
- Select Extensions.
- Find the extension and click Remove.
Microsoft Internet Explorer
- Press Alt+T.
- Select Manage add-ons and click Toolbars and extensions.
- Find the add-on and click Remove.
- Press Alt+F.
- Select More tools and click Extensions.
- Find TwistGrips and click Remove.
In non-techie terms:
TwistGrips is one unreliable adware application developed by the JustPlugIt company. This application should be removed, because it displays unasked-for third-party advertisements that sometimes promote malicious content. On top of that, this program can collect information about your browsing habits and use it for selfish, commercial purposes. So we invite you to take action, right now.