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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


TwistTinker is none other than an annoying ad-supported program from the notorious Multiplug family. Have you ever been disrupted by third-party advertising while you were peacefully surfing the web? In that case, you know exactly how these ads can ruin your experience and sometimes they can even slow down your Internet speed or your computer. But, of course, apart from the littered screen there are other risks in connection with this adware. Finding out about these can help you to act against this infection. Keep in mind that these applications rarely travel alone, so it is likely that your computer is under attack by a whole bunch of malware infections as you are reading these lines. Removing TwistTinker is just as important as scanning your system for other threats. Leaving any components or instances of malware on-board could lead to more infections. Please read on to figure out how you can protect your PC from the possible risks.

TwistTinker is based on the frequently used cross-browser engine called JustPlugIt. This platform has been used by adware creators to flood the net with hundreds of useless applications in order to gain easy money from the displayed third-party ads – of course, not directly from displaying these ads but rather after the number of the times people click on them. This means that whoever clicks on these third-party ads supports the criminals behind these schemes. This adware is no different from any other family member, including RockCoupon and ExportApplicati; it displays banner and pop-up advertisements. However, clicking on these ads may easily end ugly for you. You may be redirected to a malicious website where you could be scammed to download more infections or reveal personally identifiable information. If you do not want to expose yourself or your computer to cyber criminals, you should delete TwistTinker right now.

At this point you may wonder who would download such a useless application at all. Well, as a matter of fact, you cannot simply download TwistTinker as it is mostly distributed in notorious third-party installers, such as InstallRex. But these installers often contain a number of malware infections. This adware, for example, has been found to travel with LightningDownloader and among others. If you have these infections on your computer, your browsers have already been hijacked and your home page and search engine settings have been altered without your consent. These other infections can multiply your security issues as they can also introduce you to unreliable third-party content. Removing TwistTinker is your only hope to avoid the unfavorable consequences, but you should also take care of the other potential threats to keep your computer clean.

Getting rid of TwistTinker is not rocket science. If you follow our instructions below, you can easily do it in a few minutes. However, you cannot forget about the fact that your computer may still not be totally safe. That is why we advise you to use a reputable antimalware program that will automatically handle all your security issues and protect your PC at the same time from similar attacks. Do not forget to keep all your software and drivers updated as well. That should also help you prevent cyber criminals to take advantage of certain vulnerabilities.

TwistTinker Removal from Windows

Windows 8, Windows 8.1, and Windows 10

  1. Tap Win+X and select Control Panel.
  2. Select Uninstall a program.
  3. Click on the unwanted application and click Uninstall.

Windows Vista and Windows 7

  1. Press the Windows button on the Taskbar and navigate to Control Panel.
  2. Access Uninstall a program.
  3. Click on the undesirable program and click Uninstall.

Windows XP

  1. Click the Start button and go to Control Panel.
  2. Click Add or Remove Programs.
  3. Select the undesirable application and click Remove.

TwistTinker Removal from Browsers

Mozilla Firefox

  1. Tap Alt+T and access Add-ons.
  2. Select Extensions in the left panel.
  3. Choose the unwanted extension and click Remove.

Google Chrome

  1. Tap Alt+F and choose More Tools.
  2. Select Extensions.
  3. Choose the unwanted extension and click on the recycle bin icon on the right.
  4. Click Remove in the pop-up window.
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