This page aims to help you remove the TTwifi “Virus”. These TTwifi “Virus” removal instructions work for all browsers and Windows 10, 8, 8.1, 7 and XP.
In general, TTwifi “Virus”, as users mistakenly call it, is not considered as a virus. Why so? Because it has some major differences from a typical virus. Firstly, the goals of both are far from similar. While a virus is mainly characterized as a piece of software that reproduces inside your system (just like a biological virus), TTwifi is recognized as Adware. Instead of aiming to copy itself onto other files, its main goal is to spread unwanted ads to your favorite browsers such as Chrome or Firefox. These ads come in different shapes and sizes too.
What is TTwifi?
As we stated previously, the TTwifi “Virus” is defined as an instance of Adware. Just like its name suggests, its a type of software that is mainly purposed with filling your browser with ads that may or may not be appropriate or relevant. The history of Adware is that it started as something non-malicious but ended up being used more and more as a tool of earning money by using “social engineering”. If you aren’t aware what this term means, it is a discipline which aims to change or influence particular actions or attitudes on a large scale. In other words, its the way the developers of TTwifi trick you into clicking on the ads by providing content on them that is alluring or engaging. They can even show you ads that are tuned to your tastes and preferences by using various methods. The goal of all this is always the same. Money. Money moves the world and it makes people do anything to get as much as they can. The creators of TTwifi are no exception.
Symptoms of TTwifi
The symptoms you should be experiencing if you are a victim of this Adware are as follows:
- One of the things you’ll notice when browsing the web are the so called banners. Just like their name suggests, they are rectangles placed on the sides of the content area. While not as obstructive as some of the rest, they tend to be rather large and equally annoying as the others.
- The next thing you’ll see are the in-text ads. In their basic form they represent words linked to various other places around the web. In other words, hyperlinks. Not all of them end there, as sometimes developers add a pop-up once you hover your mouse over the link.
- The last but certainly not least are the pop-up ads. Chances are that that will be the first thing you’ll notice when loading a page on your browser. As their name suggest they “pop-up” in front of you and are filled with an ad of some sorts.
In addition to that, they also serve the double purpose of collecting your browsing related information and transmit it towards their creator. Next, using different algorithms, the ads you’d normally see get adjusted to better suit your preferences and likes. This is where TTwifi becomes quite cunning. The ads become more likeable in a way and may even show you a product you’ve been looking to buy at a much lower price. Do not be deceived by these attempts to make you click on one of the ads. It’s important to never interact with the them. If you click, several things tend to happen.
- Firstly, a new page opens up with might seem like the thing you were looking for by clicking, but this is just a disguise set up to fool you. The websites that these links will lead you to are always harmful and should be ignored.
- Secondly, you also help the creator gain some money “for his efforts”. Most, if not all, of these ads are set up with a pay-per-click advertising model in mind. This means that for every click, a small amount of money is sent to the creators. There’s nothing worse than paying money to the attackers of your PC.
And with that, this pretty much sums up what you need to know when facing TTwifi. Removing or uninstalling it should be rather straightforward for someone who is experienced. If you happen to be a first-timer, then we recommend you use our removal tool to deal with the problem.
|Symptoms||Various advertisements placed all around the content area of a web page. They tend to stand out.|
|Distribution Method||Installers come bundled with the Adware. The options itself is often hidden inside the advanced section of the installation procedure.|
|Detection Tool||Adware are notoriously difficult to track down. Use SpyHunter – a professional parasite scanner – to make sure you find all files related to the infection.|
Remove TTwifi Virus
To try and remove TTwifi quickly you can try this:
- Go to your browser’s settings and select More Tools (or Add-ons, depending on your browser).
- Then click on the Extensions tab.
- Look for the TTwifi extension (as well as any other unfamiliar ones).
- Remove TTwifi by clicking on the Trash Bin icon next to its name.
- Confirm and get rid of TTwifi and any other suspicious items.
If this does not work as described please follow our more detailed TTwifi removal guide below.
If you have a Windows virus, continue with the guide below.
If you have a Mac virus, please use our How to remove Ads on Mac guide.
If you have an Android virus, please use our Android Malware Removal guide.
If you have an iPhone virus, please use our iPhone Virus Removal guide
Some of the steps will likely require you to exit the page. Bookmark it for later reference.
Reboot in Safe Mode (use this guide if you don’t know how to do it).
WARNING! READ CAREFULLY BEFORE PROCEEDING!
Press CTRL + SHIFT + ESC at the same time and go to the Processes Tab (the “Details” Tab on Win 8 and 10). Try to determine which processes are dangerous.
Right click on each of them and select Open File Location. Then scan the files with our free online virus scanner:
After you open their folder, end the processes that are infected, then delete their folders.
Note: If you are sure something is part of the infection – delete it, even if the scanner doesn’t flag it. No anti-virus program can detect all infections.
Hold together the Start Key and R. Type appwiz.cpl –> OK.
You are now in the Control Panel. Look for suspicious entries. Uninstall it/them.
Type msconfig in the search field and hit enter. A window will pop-up:
Startup —> Uncheck entries that have “Unknown” as Manufacturer or otherwise look suspicious.
Hold the Start Key and R – copy + paste the following and click OK:
A new file will open. If you are hacked, there will be a bunch of other IPs connected to you at the bottom. Look at the image below:
If there are suspicious IPs below “Localhost” – write to us in the comments.
Open the start menu and search for Network Connections (On Windows 10 you just write it after clicking the Windows button), press enter.
- Right-click on the Network Adapter you are using —> Properties —> Internet Protocol Version 4 (ICP/IP), click Properties.
- The DNS line should be set to Obtain DNS server automatically. If it is not, set it yourself.
- Click on Advanced —> the DNS tab. Remove everything here (if there is something) —> OK.
- After you complete this step, the threat will be gone from your browsers. Finish the next step as well or it may reappear on a system reboot.
Right click on the browser’s shortcut —> Properties.
NOTE: We are showing Google Chrome, but you can do this for Firefox and IE (or Edge).
Properties —–> Shortcut. In Target, remove everything after .exe.
Remove TTwifi from Internet Explorer:
Open IE, click —–> Manage Add-ons.
Find the threat —> Disable. Go to —–> Internet Options —> change the URL to whatever you use (if hijacked) —> Apply.
Remove TTwifi from Firefox:
Open Firefox, click ——-> Add-ons —-> Extensions.
Find the adware/malware —> Remove.
Remove TTwifi from Chrome:
Close Chrome. Navigate to:
C:/Users/!!!!USER NAME!!!!/AppData/Local/Google/Chrome/User Data. There is a Folder called “Default” inside:
Rename it to Backup Default. Restart Chrome.
Type Regedit in the windows search field and press Enter.
Inside, press CTRL and F together and type the threat’s Name. Right click and delete any entries you find with a similar name. If they don’t show up this way, go manually to these directories and delete/uninstall them:
- HKEY_CURRENT_USER—-Software—–Random Directory. It could be any one of them – ask us if you can’t discern which ones are malicious.
HKEY_CURRENT_USER—-Software—Microsoft—Internet Explorer—-Main—- Random
If the guide doesn’t help, download the anti-virus program we recommended or try our free online virus scanner. Also, you can always ask us in the comments for help!