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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.

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

Questions about TowerTilt virus

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, ReimageIntego.

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

To remove TowerTilt virus from Windows 10/8  machines, please follow these steps:

  1. Enter Control Panel into Windows search box and hit Enter or click on the search result.
  2. Under Programs, select Uninstall a program.Uninstall from Windows 1
  3. From the list, find entries related to TowerTilt virus (or any other recently installed suspicious program).
  4. Right-click on the application and select Uninstall.
  5. If User Account Control shows up, click Yes.
  6. Wait till uninstallation process is complete and click OK.Uninstall from Windows 2

If you are Windows 7/XP user, proceed with the following instructions:

  1. Click on Windows Start > Control Panel located on the right pane (if you are Windows XP user, click on Add/Remove Programs).
  2. In Control Panel, select Programs > Uninstall a program.Uninstall from Windows 7/XP
  3. Pick the unwanted application by clicking on it once.
  4. At the top, click Uninstall/Change.
  5. In the confirmation prompt, pick Yes.
  6. Click OK once the removal process is finished.

Eliminate TowerTilt from Mac OS X system

If your macOS is displaying some infection symptoms, proceed with the following guide:

Remove TowerTilt virus from Applications folder:

  1. From the menu bar, select Go > Applications.
  2. In the Applications folder, look for TowerTilt virus-related entries.
  3. Click on the app and drag it to Trash (or right-click and pick Move to Trash)Uninstall from Mac 1

To fully remove TowerTilt virus, you need to access Application Support, LaunchAgents, and LaunchDaemons folders and delete relevant files:

  1. Select Go > Go to Folder.
  2. Enter /Library/Application Support and click Go or press Enter.
  3. In the Application Support folder, look for any dubious entries related to TowerTilt virus and then delete them.
  4. Now enter /Library/LaunchAgents and /Library/LaunchDaemons folders the same way and terminate all the TowerTilt virus-related entries.Uninstall from Mac 2

Uninstall TowerTilt from Internet Explorer (IE)

Remove dangerous add-ons:

  1. Open Internet Explorer, click on the Gear icon (IE menu) on the top-right corner of the browser
  2. Pick Manage Add-ons.
  3. You will see a Manage Add-ons window. Here, look for TowerTilt virus and other suspicious plugins. Click on these entries and select Disable.Remove add-ons from Internet Explorer

Change your homepage if it was altered:

  1. Open IE and click on the Gear icon.
  2. Select Internet Options.
  3. In the General tab, delete the Home page address and replace it by your preferred one (for example, Google.com).
  4. Click Apply and then select OK.Reset IE homepage

Delete temporary files:

  1. Press on the Gear icon and select Internet Options.
  2. Under Browsing history, click Delete…
  3. Select relevant fields and press Delete.Clear temporary files from Internet Explorer

Reset Internet Explorer:

  1. Click on Gear icon > Internet options and select Advanced tab.
  2. Select Reset.
  3. In the new window, check Delete personal settings and select Reset again to complete TowerTilt virus removal.Reset Internet Explorer

Remove TowerTilt virus from Microsoft Edge

Delete unwanted extensions from MS Edge:

  1. Select Menu (three horizontal dots at the top-right of the browser window) and pick Extensions.
  2. From the list, pick the TowerTilt virus-related extension and click on the Gear icon.
  3. Click on Uninstall at the bottom.Remove extensions from Edge

Clear cookies and other browser data:

  1. Click on the Menu (three horizontal dots at the top-right of the browser window) and select Privacy & security.
  2. Under Clear browsing data, pick Choose what to clear.
  3. Select everything (apart from passwords, although you might want to include Media licenses as well, if applicable) and click on Clear.Clear Edge browsing data

Reset MS Edge if that above steps did not work:

  1. Press on Ctrl + Shift + Esc to open Task Manager.
  2. Click on More details arrow at the bottom of the window.
  3. Select Details tab.
  4. Now scroll down and locate every entry with Microsoft Edge name in it. Right-click on each of them and select End Task to stop MS Edge from running.Reset MS Edge

If this solution failed to help you, you need to use an advanced Edge reset method. Note that you need to backup your data before proceeding.

  1. Find the following folder on your computer: C:\\Users\\%username%\\AppData\\Local\\Packages\\Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge_8wekyb3d8bbwe.
  2. Press Ctrl + A on your keyboard to select all folders.
  3. Right-click on them and pick DeleteAdvanced MS Edge reset 1
  4. Now right-click on the Start button and pick Windows PowerShell (Admin).
  5. When the new window opens, copy and paste the following command, and then press Enter:

    Get-AppXPackage -AllUsers -Name Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register “$($_.InstallLocation)\\AppXManifest.xml” -VerboseAdvanced MS Edge reset 2

Instructions for Chromium-based Edge

Delete extensions from MS Edge (Chromium):

  1. Open Edge and click select Settings > Extensions.
  2. Delete unwanted extensions by clicking Remove.Remove extensions from Chromium Edge

Clear cache and site data:

  1. Click on Menu and go to Settings.
  2. Select Privacy and services.
  3. Under Clear browsing data, pick Choose what to clear.
  4. Under Time range, pick All time.
  5. Select Clear now.Clear browser data from Chroum Edge

Reset Chromium-based MS Edge:

  1. Click on Menu and select Settings.
  2. On the left side, pick Reset settings.
  3. Select Restore settings to their default values.
  4. Confirm with Reset.Reset Chromium Edge

Get rid of TowerTilt from Mozilla Firefox (FF)

Remove dangerous extensions:

  1. Open Mozilla Firefox browser and click on the Menu (three horizontal lines at the top-right of the window).
  2. Select Add-ons.
  3. In here, select plugins that are related to TowerTilt virus and click Remove.Remove extensions from Firefox

Clear cookies and site data:

  1. Click Menu and pick Options.
  2. Go to Privacy & Security section.
  3. Scroll down to locate Cookies and Site Data.
  4. Click on Clear Data…
  5. Select Cookies and Site Data, as well as Cached Web Content and press Clear.Clear cookies and site data from Firefox

In case TowerTilt virus did not get removed after following the instructions above, reset Mozilla Firefox:

  1. Open Mozilla Firefox browser and click the Menu.
  2. Go to Help and then choose Troubleshooting Information.Reset Firefox 1
  3. Under Give Firefox a tune up section, click on Refresh Firefox…
  4. Once the pop-up shows up, confirm the action by pressing on Refresh Firefox – this should complete TowerTilt virus removal.Reset Firefox 2

Erase TowerTilt from Google Chrome

Delete malicious extensions from Google Chrome:

  1. Open Google Chrome, click on the Menu (three vertical dots at the top-right corner) and select More tools > Extensions.
  2. In the newly opened window, you will see all the installed extensions. Uninstall all the suspicious plugins that might be related to TowerTilt virus by clicking Remove.Remove extensions from Chrome

Clear cache and web data from Chrome:

  1. Click on Menu and pick Settings.
  2. Under Privacy and security, select Clear browsing data.
  3. Select Browsing history, Cookies and other site data, as well as Cached images and files.
  4. Click Clear data.Clear cache and web data from Chrome

If the above-methods did not help you, reset Google Chrome to eliminate all the TowerTilt virus-components:

  1. Click on Menu and select Settings.
  2. In the Settings, scroll down and click Advanced.
  3. Scroll down and locate Reset and clean up section.
  4. Now click Restore settings to their original defaults.
  5. Confirm with Reset settings to complete TowerTilt virus removal.Reset Chrome 2

Delete TowerTilt from Safari

Remove unwanted extensions from Safari:

  1. Click Safari > Preferences…
  2. In the new window, pick Extensions.
  3. Select the unwanted extension related to TowerTilt virus and select Uninstall.Remove extensions from Safari

Clear cookies and other website data from Safari:

  1. Click Safari > Clear History…
  2. From the drop-down menu under Clear, pick all history.
  3. Confirm with Clear History.Clear cookies and website data from Safari

Reset Safari if the above-mentioned steps did not help you:

  1. Click Safari > Preferences…
  2. Go to Advanced tab.
  3. Tick the Show Develop menu in menu bar.
  4. From the menu bar, click Develop, and then select Empty Caches.Reset Safari

Stream videos without limitations, no matter where you are

There are multiple parties that could find out almost anything about you by checking your online activity. While this is highly unlikely, advertisers and tech companies are constantly tracking you online. The first step to privacy should be a secure browser that focuses on tracker reduction to a minimum.

Even if you employ a secure browser, you will not be able to access websites that are restricted due to local government laws or other reasons. In other words, you may not be able to stream Disney+ or US-based Netflix in some countries. To bypass these restrictions, you can employ a powerful Private Internet Access VPN, which provides dedicated servers for torrenting and streaming, not slowing you down in the process.

Data backups are important – recover your lost files

Ransomware is one of the biggest threats to personal data. Once it is executed on a machine, it launches a sophisticated encryption algorithm that locks all your files, although it does not destroy them. The most common misconception is that anti-malware software can return files to their previous states. This is not true, however, and data remains locked after the malicious payload is deleted.

While regular data backups are the only secure method to recover your files after a ransomware attack, tools such as Data Recovery Pro can also be effective and restore at least some of your lost data.

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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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