How to Remove TextToTalk Virus (Chrome/Edge/Firefox) | Updated

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I wrote this article to help you remove TextToTalk Virus. This TextToTalk Virus removal guide works for Chrome, Firefox and Internet Explorer.

TextToTalk poses as an application which turns text into voice messages but it is not. It is an adware infection. It is disguised as a text-to-speech program in order to dupe you and make you believe it is useful. Again, it isn’t. It is a cyber infection which has no place on your machine. Adware pieces don’t make for good companions. On the contrary. They ruin your browsing experience and turn it into a nightmare. At least this is how all starts – with online intrusions. However, bear in mind that the longer TextToTalk stays on board, the more problems it will cause.

Do not ignore the threat this pest poses. Don’t be fooled by the fact this parasite cannot be compared with ransomware and Trojans when it comes to levels of danger. It is still a cyber infection and underestimating it is a horrible idea. Each parasite eventually goes out of hand. Normally, the adware is relatively easy to deal with but if you let it get out of control things will change. That’s why it is crucial that you take action as soon as possible. Find its lurking spot and delete it immediately. This is the best course of action you can take.

As we said, TextToTalk demolishes your browsing experience. How? It bombards you with a never-ending pile of incredibly annoying pop-up ads. This way it generates pay-per-click revenue for its owners. Each of your clicks on an ad fills hackers` pockets. You are becoming their sponsor. Yet, this is not all. You cannot get any work done online as you are constantly interrupted. Your entire screen is covered with all kinds of commercials which blink in all imaginable colors and cover page content. Also, you get redirected to tons of very shady pages. This is not only nerve wracking but also hazardous. The ads and the pages you are forced to see are not reliable. A single click on the wrong one and you download more pests on your machine. This is the last thing you need.

Your computer is already infected and underperforming. Due to the adware, its speed slows down to a crawl. It crashes and reboots often. Your browsers freeze occasionally. Your apps take ages to load. Even your internet connection may become unstable all of a sudden. If you ignore all of this, there will come a time when you will avoid using your machine at all. But why would you tolerate these shenanigans when you can completely remove the intruder from your system with the help of our removal guide below. Follow the steps and get rid of the TextToTalk adware. The sooner, the better.

How did the fake program enter? The truth is that the adware is still a program and it needs your permission to be installed. It has to ask for it and it does but in the sneakiest way possible. It relies on tricks to go around you. For instance, it uses spam email messages and attachments, freeware bundles, malicious third-party ads, corrupted pages/links/torrents, bogus program or system updates, etc. Each of these methods will work if you are careless.

Your carelessness is what the hackers pray most for. Don’t grant it. Be on the alert. Be careful what pages you click on and what you give your consent to. Don’t open emails from strangers. Use only verified download sources. Always read the Terms and Conditions before pressing “I accept”. To sum up, pay attention. Negligence only leads to infections. What doesn’t lead to infections is caution. Do not forget that and do your best to keep your machine clean.

TextToTalk Virus Uninstall

STEP-1 Before starting the real removal process, you must reboot in Safe Mode. If you are familiar with this task, skip the instructions below and proceed to Step 2. If you do not know how to do it, here is how to reboot in Safe mode:

For Windows 98, XP, Millenium and 7:
Reboot your computer. When the first screen of information appears, start repeatedly pressing F8 key. Then choose Safe Mode With Networking from the options.
Safe Mode with Networking
For Windows 8/8.1
Click the Start button, next click Control Panel —> System and Security —> Administrative Tools —> System Configuration.‌
Windows 8 Safe Mode with Network
Check the Safe Boot option and click OK. Click Restart when asked.
For Windows 10
Open the Start menu and click or tap on the Power button.
win10 safemode 1
While keeping the Shift key pressed, click or tap on Restart.
win10 safemode 2

STEP-2Here are the steps you must perform to remove the hijacker from the browser:

Remove From Mozilla Firefox:

Open Firefox, click on top-right corner , click Add-ons, hit Extensions next.
firefox extensions
Look for suspicious or unknown extensions, remove them all.

Remove From Chrome:

Open Chrome, click chrome menu icon at the top-right corner —>More Tools —> Extensions. There, identify the malware and select chrome-trash-icon(Remove).
chrome extensions

Remove From Internet Explorer:
Open IE, then click IE gear icon on the top-right corner —> Manage Add-ons.
ie gear
Find the malicious add-on. Remove it by pressing Disable.

STEP-3

Right click on the browser’s shortcut, then click Properties. Remove everything after the .exe” in the Target box.

ff shortcut

STEP-4

Open Control Panel by holding the Win Key and R together. Write appwiz.cpl in the field, then click OK.

appwiz

Here, find any program you had no intention to install and uninstall it.

STEP-5

Run the Task Manager by right clicking on the Taskbar and choosing Start Task Manager.

task manager

Look carefully at the file names and descriptions of the running processes. If you find any suspicious one, search on Google for its name, or contact me directly to identify it. If you find a malware process, right-click on it and choose End task.

STEP-6

Open MS Config by holding the Win Key and R together. Type msconfig and hit Enter.

msconfig

Go in the Startup tab and Uncheck entries that have “Unknown” as Manufacturer.

Still can not remove TextToTalk Virus from your browser? Please, leave a comment below, describing what steps you performed. I will answer promptly.

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Daniel Stoyanov
Daniel Stoyanov has a Master's degree in Computer Science from the Technical University of Sofia, Bulgaria. He is also a Microsoft Certified Professional. Daniel provides top cyber security news with in-depth coverage of malware, vulnerabilities, PC and Network security, online safety.If you have any questions feel free to ask him right now.

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