Do you know what TwistTinker is?
TwistTinker is an adware program that will spam your computer with annoying commercial advertisements. You most probably will not notice how this application enters your system because, most of the time, it arrives in a software bundle with a number of other potentially unwanted applications. Thus, when you remove TwistTinker from your system, you should run a full system scan to find all the additional programs that might be slowing down your computer. Perhaps you will find applications that constantly expose you to various threats, and it goes without saying that you have to remove those as well.
Some adware programs are distributed individually through their official websites, but TwistTinker is not one of them. It is yet another program from the Multiplug family, and it does not have a homepage. Just like TermTrident, SartConcept, AutoTinker, and many other annoying applications, TwistTinker is distributed bundled with freeware via the InstallRex, Amonetize, and Vittalia installers. The type of installer that enters your computer depends mostly on the sites you visit and your location. Users initiate freeware downloads when they click fake download buttons on file sharing and other p2p websites. This simply shows that you can avoid installing adware if you exercise safe web browsing habits.
Our research shows that TwistTinker might enter your computer with LightningDownloader, Websearch.hostfindings.info, outsurfing.com, and other computer infections. Likewise, if you see that your homepage suddenly gets changed without your permission, perhaps the browser hijacker that did it is not the only uninvited guests on your PC.
TwistTinker will employ tracking cookies to collect information on what websites you visit. It will also find out what queries you enter into your search engine most of the time. This information is necessary because adware programs need to generate custom commercial content. TwistTinker will display ads whenever you access Amazon, eBay, BestBuy, and many other popular online stores.
You will probably be surprised to see that those ads are relevant to your latest searches. That is because TwistTinker tracks your online activity and it basically NEEDS you to click those ads, so it tries to make them look as relevant as possible. Needless to say, you should never lick any of the TwistTinker ads because you can never know where that would take you.
Most of the time, you would be redirected to yet another adware-related website to increase its traffic. Sometimes you would initiate an adware download. In the worst case scenario, however, you could land on a web page that distributes malware, and your computer could get infected with a serious threat.
Prevent that from happening by deleting TwistTinker from your computer. Follow the instructions below to terminate this adware application. After manual removal, be sure to run a full system scan with the SpyHunter free scanner. You need to get rid of other unwanted programs that are bound to be there, and the most efficient way to do that is terminate them automatically with a licensed antispyware application.
You can always leave us a comment if you experience any difficulties while trying to get rid of the potential security threats. We also encourage you to try out the secondary set of instructions below this description for an alternative software removal method.
How to Remove TwistTinker
- Right-click the Windows icon and select Control Panel.
- Open Uninstall a program and remove TwistTinker.
Windows Vista & Windows 7
- Open the Start menu and navigate to Control Panel.
- Select Uninstall a program and remove TwistTinker.
Windows 8 & Windows 8.1
- Slide your mouse cursor to the lower right corner of your desktop.
- When the Charm bar appears, click Settings and open Control Panel.
- Go to Uninstall a program and remove TwistTinker.
- Open the Start menu and click Control Panel.
- Access Add or remove programs and uninstall TwistTinker.
Delete TwistTinker From Your Browser
- Press Alt+T and click Add-ons.
- Disable and remove TwistTinker from Extensions.
- Restart your browser.
- Press Alt+F and go to More tools.
- Open Extensions and remove TwistTinker
In non-techie terms:
TwistTinker is an annoying program that will not allow you to browse the web properly. You will have to remove this application from your system if you want to avoid potential malware infections. What’s more, you will also have to check your PC for other potential threats because adware apps seldom travel alone. Do all it takes to protect your PC from harm, and please be careful in the future.