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Danger level 7
Type: Adware
Common infection symptoms:
  • Annoying Pop-up's
  • Shows commercial adverts
  • Connects to the internet without permission

Twinkle Star

Our old foe SuperWeb has recently rolled out a new adware application named Twinkle Star, and we suggest that you remove it as soon as possible. Its officially proclaimed purpose is to improve your browsing experience “from searching the web to comparing online deals to find the best prices.” The fact of the matter is that the program displays advertisements that can redirect you to unknown websites, because the ads are supplied by largely unknown entities. It is likely that the ads will promote download links to adware and potentially unwanted programs. Furthermore, the advertisements are just annoying, and you probably would not want to install this application on purpose.

The program’s developers count on inattentive users who like to download software from websites such as,, and so on. Because applications featured on the aforementioned websites might bundle legitimate software with unreliable software, you might install it accidentally. Oftentimes, the installation wizard is made in such a way that the additional content is hidden. You can check for additional, most likely unwanted, content by clicking custom installation settings. You might be surprised to find Twinkle Star just waiting to come on board your computer. Therefore, you should always check to be sure that the software you want to install does not contain any additional content.

As mentioned, Twinkle Star has been released by SuperWeb LLC, which is responsible for releasing applications identical to this one. SuperWeb’s adware fleet includes, but is not limited to, Happy Cloud, Walermis, Dig Deep, and SwizzleBiz. This company has probably released hundreds of adware applications over the years. So, all you can do is avoid visiting shareware websites and get yourself a reliable antimalware scanner that would prevent unwanted applications from getting on your precious computer.

However, if Twinkle Star manages to find a way onto it, you will not have a pleasant experience. This application has been programmed to display “search-related ads, banner and video ads, in-text ads and links, transitional, interstitial and full page ads.” As you can see, this application is quite versatile when it comes to displaying commercial content. The ads can appear on any random website. Some of them may be labeled “Twinkle Star ads,” but that is not always the case. The advertisements are very intrusive. Some of them might even appear among your search results. The bottom line is that this application will not improve your browsing or online shopping experience in any shape or form.

All in all, Twinkle Star is a useless application. It has been developed by an infamous adware developer that is obliged to promote unreliable third-party content. The advertisements are obnoxious, and all are likely to frustrate you at one point or another. Therefore, we recommend that you remove Twinkle Star from your computer manually or with the help of an antimalware program. Our researchers recommend using SpyHunter, since it is more than capable of dealing with programs such as Twinkle Star and will protect your PC from future infections. In any case, you should not hesitate and take action as soon as you can.

How to remove Twinkle Star from Windows

Windows XP

  1. Open the Start menu.
  2. Click Control Panel.
  3. Select Add or Remove Programs.
  4. Locate the program.
  5. Click Remove.

Windows 7 & Vista

  1. Click Start.
  2. Select Control Panel.
  3. Click Uninstall a program.
  4. Locate the unwanted program.
  5. Click Uninstall.

Windows 8 & 8.1

  1. Open the Start Screen.
  2. Type Uninstall in the search box and then go to Settings.
  3. In the search results, click Uninstall a program.
  4. Locate unwanted application.
  5. Click Uninstall.

How to remove Twinkle Star from your browser

Mozilla Firefox

  1. Press Ctrl+Shift+A.
  2. Click Extensions and click Remove Twinkle Star.
  3. Restart the browser.

Microsoft Internet Explorer

  1. Press Alt+X.
  2. Select Manage Add-ons.
  3. Click Toolbars and Extensions.
  4. Remove Twinkle Star and click Close.

Google Chrome

  1. Press Alt+F.
  2. Select More Tools.
  3. Click Extensions and click Remove Twinkle Star.
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