“I wrote this article to help you remove TTwifi. This TTwifi removal guide is working for Chrome, Firefox and Internet Explorer.”
TTwifi is a program which enables connecting to available WiFi networks. To establish a connection with a network, you are required to know the user name and password. TTwifi is easy and convenient to use. Although the program seems reliable, it involves some risks. TTwifi performs tasks which are not related to its main functionality. The covert tool conducts them on the background. Users have no control over these actions. Because of the unauthorized tasks the program carries out, security experts have categorized it as adware.
How is TTwifi dangerous for my security?
The adware has been developed to raise proceeds. The furtive program caries out its designated tasks without taking users’ security into consideration. TTwifi generates pop-up advertisements, promoting bargain shopping deals. The ads show exclusive offers for clothes, technological devices, accessories, furniture, decorative elements, gardening equipment, sports gear, toys and others. The ads are brought in a variety of formats, including pop-ups, pop-unders, in-text links, coupon boxes, freebies, floating, contextual, interstitial, transitional, comparison, inline and full-page ads.
The windows contain redirect links to sponsored websites. The owners of TTwifi receive commissions for every time a user follows an ad. This monetizing technique is called the pay-per-click system. Be advised that the supported content is not guaranteed to be reliable. The advertisements could lead you to malicious websites, spreading malware. We urge you not to follow them.
There is another problem around TTwifi which you should be aware of. The insidious program has the ability to collect information from your browser. It will monitor your browsing history, record your IP address, geographic location, zip code, email, user names, passwords and the details you have entered into your online accounts. The people behind the adware will sell your data on dark markets without asking for your permission. Your personal and financial information could fall into the hands of cyber criminals.
How did TTwifi get installed to my computer?
Most users have no idea when and how the adware got installed to their machine. This is because the furtive program is distributed through underhanded propagation vectors which can make its install go unnoticed. TTwifi often travels in a bundle with freeware, shareware and pirated versions of licensed tools. The adware attempts to get installed in parallel with the main program from the bundle. It does not run a separate wizard or open a dialog box. You have to find where it is mentioned along the terms and conditions of the host and deselect it.
Spam emails are another common vector TTwifi makes use of. The secluded program hides its setup file behind an attachment to the letter. Opening the carrier would prompt the download and install of the adware. You need to handle your in-box messages with caution. Check the details of the sender. If he claims to be a representative of a given entity, the email account he has used should belong to that organization. Spammers often write on behalf of existing companies and institutions to trick people.
A drive-by installation is another explanation for the presence of the adware on your machine. TTwifi can be transferred to your system through a corrupted website or a compromised link. You need to be selective of your sources. Do your research on unfamiliar domains to make sure they are safe to visit.
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.
For Windows 8/8.1
Click the Start button, next click Control Panel —> System and Security —> Administrative Tools —> System Configuration.
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.
While keeping the Shift key pressed, click or tap on Restart.
Here are the steps you must follow to permanently remove from the browser:
Remove From Mozilla Firefox:
Open Firefox, click on top-right corner , click Add-ons, hit Extensions next.
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).
Remove From Internet Explorer:
Open IE, then click IE gear icon on the top-right corner —> Manage Add-ons.
Find the malicious add-on. Remove it by pressing Disable.
Right click on the browser’s shortcut, then click Properties. Remove everything after the .exe” in the Target box.
Open Control Panel by holding the Win Key and R together. Write appwiz.cpl in the field, then click OK.
Here, find any program you had no intention to install and uninstall it.
Run the Task Manager by right clicking on the Taskbar and choosing Start 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.
Open MS Config by holding the Win Key and R together. Type msconfig and hit Enter.
Go in the Startup tab and Uncheck entries that have “Unknown” as Manufacturer.
Still can not remove TTwifi from your browser? Please, leave a comment below, describing what steps you performed. I will answer promptly.