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Remove TowerTilt virus (Removal Instructions)

removal by Olivia Morelli - -   Also known as TowerTilt | Type: Adware

Find out how TowerTilt virus works:

TowerTilt is yet another deceptive program which is designed to serve a countless number of intrusive pop-up ads and banners for the computer user who installs it. The worst part is that in the majority of cases, users install TowerTilt virus without realizing it. In this article, we are going to explain what TowerTilt is, how it spreads and how does it work.

Questions about TowerTilt virus

The official website of this program announces that the developers of this software are passionate about providing tools that help enhance users’ browsing experience. Unfortunately, it seems that this program functions quite the reverse. It causes annoyance because it generates and exhibits pushy advertisements during victim’s browsing sessions. What is more, we are afraid that none of these ads by TowerTilt are useful in any way. It was noticed that once the victim clicks on one of TowerTilt ads, the ad opens a web page that does not correspond the ad content. If you do not know why this program functions this way, let us enlighten you – it triggers redirects to third-party websites in order to increase their popularity. Unfortunately, part of the web pages it can lead you to may be insecure or even considered high-risk, so we strongly recommend you to quit such web pages as soon as you notice that a web redirect has occurred.

TowerTilt virus web page and example of ads

However, have you noticed how catchy TowerTilt ads are? They present captivating content – discount codes, price comparisons of great items, coupons for services and so on. If you have noticed that, you should have also noticed that the ads match your recent search queries and the content of the websites you have recently visited. These ads are tailored to your interests because TowerTilt virus tracks your browsing activity, monitors your search queries and clicks on links. Consider if you want to share all your interests with the developers of this program. Although the information they collect is considered to be personally non-identifiable, it might still contain some sensitive details about you. Due to all these reasons, computer experts describe TowerTilt as a potentially unwanted program (PUP) and assign it to the adware category. Such program deserves to be removed from your PC. You can remove TowerTilt with a help of an anti-spyware software, for instance, Reimage Reimage Cleaner .

How did TowerTilt hijack my computer?

You can find TowerTilt adware download link on the official website of this program. The Internet site looks shady, as it does not provide any information on how this program works or what is it for. Therefore, we hardly believe that computer users download this program from this Internet site. In fact, it spreads with other free programs.
Take note that TowerTilt is often promoted via other free programs, games and apps as a free addition. We can give you a couple of helpful tips on how to prevent its installation. Firstly, you should read legal documents – Terms of Use and Privacy Policy before you begin the installation procedure. Secondly, select “Advanced” or “Custom” installation method. Also, follow the entire process one step at a time and closely check if this program is carrying any additional attachments. Finally, unmark suspicious suggestions to download extra programs.

TowerTilt removal tips:

This program can be very annoying, so there is no point to keep it installed on your PC. On top of that, when your PC is infected with TowerTilt virus, you may notice that your browser is working slower than ever. So, do not waste your time waiting for your favorite pages to load and remove TowerTilt PUP from your system. You can do it manually or automatically. If you prefer manual removal option, you may want to look at our expert-prepared detailed guide, provided below this article. However, if you want to spend your time on something more worthwhile than tracking down viruses, you should opt for the automatic removal and employ a professional anti-malware software to take care of the TowerTilt removal for you. Remember to always update your antivirus to the latest version of it to ensure the best protection.

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To remove TowerTilt virus, follow these steps:

Delete TowerTilt from Windows systems

  1. Click Start Control Panel Programs and Features (if you are Windows XP user, click on Add/Remove Programs). Click 'Start -> Control Panel -> Programs and Features' (if you are 'Windows XP' user, click on 'Add/Remove Programs').
  2. If you are Windows 10 / Windows 8 user, then right-click in the lower left corner of the screen. Once Quick Access Menu shows up, select Control Panel and Uninstall a Program. If you are 'Windows 10 / Windows 8' user, then right-click in the lower left corner of the screen. Once 'Quick Access Menu' shows up, select 'Control Panel' and 'Uninstall a Program'.
  3. Uninstall TowerTilt and related programs
    Here, look for TowerTilt or any other recently installed suspicious programs.
  4. Uninstall them and click OK to save these changes. Right click on each of suspicious entries and select 'Uninstall'

Eliminate TowerTilt from Mac OS X system

  1. If you are using OS X, click Go button at the top left of the screen and select Applications. Cick 'Go' and select 'Applications'
  2. Wait until you see Applications folder and look for TowerTilt or any other suspicious programs on it. Now right click on every of such entries and select Move to Trash. Click on every malicious entry and select 'Move to Trash'

Uninstall TowerTilt from Internet Explorer (IE)

  1. Remove dangerous add-ons
    Open Internet Explorer, click on the Gear icon (IE menu) on the top right corner of the browser and choose Manage Add-ons. Click on menu icon and select 'Manage add-ons'
  2. You will see a Manage Add-ons window. Here, look for TowerTilt and other suspicious plugins. Disable these entries by clicking Disable: Right click on each of malicious entries and select 'Disable'
  3. Change your homepage if it was altered by virus:
    Click on the gear icon (menu) on the top right corner of the browser and select Internet Options. Stay in General tab.
  4. Here, remove malicious URL and enter preferable domain name. Click Apply to save changes. Delete malicious URL, enter your desired domain name and click 'Apply' to save changes
  5. Reset Internet Explorer
    Click on the gear icon (menu) again and select Internet options. Go to Advanced tab.
  6. Here, select Reset.
  7. When in the new window, check Delete personal settings and select Reset again to complete TowerTilt removal. Go to 'Advanced' tab and click on 'Reset' button. Now select 'Delete personal settings' and click on 'Reset' button again

Remove TowerTilt virus from Microsoft Edge

Reset Microsoft Edge settings (Method 1):

  1. Launch Microsoft Edge app and click More (three dots at the top right corner of the screen).
  2. Click Settings to open more options.
  3. Once Settings window shows up, click Choose what to clear button under Clear browsing data option. Go to Settings and select 'Choose what to clear'
  4. Here, select all what you want to remove and click Clear. Select 'Clear' button
  5. Now you should right-click on the Start button (Windows logo). Here, select Task Manager. Open the start menu and select 'Task Manager'
  6. When in Processes tab, search for Microsoft Edge.
  7. Right-click on it and choose Go to details option. If can’t see Go to details option, click More details and repeat previous steps. Right-click 'Microsoft Edge' and select 'Go to details' Select 'More details' if 'Go to details' option fails to show up
  8. When Details tab shows up, find every entry with Microsoft Edge name in it. Right click on each of them and select End Task to end these entries. Find Microsoft Edge entries and select 'End Task'

Resetting Microsoft Edge browser (Method 2):

If Method 1 failed to help you, you need to use an advanced Edge reset method.

  1. Note: you need to backup your data before using this method.
  2. Find this folder on your computer: C:\Users\%username%\AppData\Local\Packages\Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge_8wekyb3d8bbwe.
  3. Select every entry which is saved on it and right click with your mouse. Then Delete option. Go to Microsoft Edge folder on your computer, right-click every entry and click 'Delete'
  4. Click the Start button (Windows logo) and type in window power in Search my stuff line.
  5. Right-click the Windows PowerShell entry and choose Run as administrator. Find Windows PowerShell, right-click it and select 'Run as administrator'
  6. Once Administrator: Windows PowerShell window shows up, paste this command line after PS C:\WINDOWS\system32> and press Enter:
    Get-AppXPackage -AllUsers -Name Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register $($_.InstallLocation)\AppXManifest.xml -Verbose}
    Copy and paste a required command and press 'Enter'

Once these steps are finished, TowerTilt should be removed from your Microsoft Edge browser.

Get rid of TowerTilt from Mozilla Firefox (FF)

  1. Remove dangerous extensions
    Open Mozilla Firefox, click on the menu icon (top right corner) and select Add-ons Extensions. Click on menu icon and select 'Add-ons'
  2. Here, select TowerTilt and other questionable plugins. Click Remove to delete these entries. Select 'Extensions' and look for malicious entries. Click 'Remove' to get rid of each of them
  3. Reset Mozilla Firefox
    Click on the Firefox menu on the top left and click on the question mark. Here, choose Troubleshooting Information. Click on menu icon and then on '?'. Select 'Troubleshooting Information'
  4. Now you will see Reset Firefox to its default state message with Reset Firefox button. Click this button for several times and complete TowerTilt removal. Click on 'Reset Firefox' button for a couple of times

Erase TowerTilt from Google Chrome

  1. Delete malicious plugins
    Open Google Chrome, click on the menu icon (top right corner) and select Tools Extensions. Click on menu icon. Select 'Tools' and 'Extensions'
  2. Here, select TowerTilt and other malicious plugins and select trash icon to delete these entries. Look for malicious entries and delete each of them by clicking on the Trash bin icon
  3. Click on menu icon again and choose Settings Manage Search engines under the Search section. When in 'Settings', select 'Manage search engines...'
  4. When in Search Engines..., remove malicious search sites. You should leave only Google or your preferred domain name. Click 'X' to remove malicious URLs
  5. Reset Google Chrome
    Click on menu icon on the top right of your Google Chrome and select Settings.
  6. Scroll down to the end of the page and click on Reset browser settings. When in 'Settings', scroll down to 'Reset browser settings' button and click on it
  7. Click Reset to confirm this action and complete TowerTilt removal. Click on 'Reset' button to complete your removal

Delete TowerTilt from Safari

  1. Remove dangerous extensions
    Open Safari web browser and click on Safari in menu at the top left of the screen. Once you do this, select Preferences. Click on 'Safari' and select 'Preferences'
  2. Here, select Extensions and look for TowerTilt or other suspicious entries. Click on the Uninstall button to get rid each of them. Go to 'Extensions' and uninstall malicious add-ons
  3. Reset Safari
    Open Safari browser and click on Safari in menu section at the top left of the screen. Here, select Reset Safari.... Click on 'Safari' and select 'Reset Safari...'
  4. Now you will see a detailed dialog window filled with reset options. All of those options are usually checked, but you can specify which of them you want to reset. Click the Reset button to complete TowerTilt removal process. Select all options and click on 'Reset' button

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Olivia Morelli
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  1. Lima says:
    April 8th, 2016 at 7:56 am

    Thank you! I have uninstalled it, easy:)

  2. Anabella says:
    April 8th, 2016 at 7:58 am

    I am so glad that spyhunter has detected this-i didnt have to remove it manually:)

  3. Pia45 says:
    April 8th, 2016 at 7:59 am

    Finally! Great tutorial:}

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