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Remove TowerTilt(.)com Ads Fully from Your PC

TowerTilt(.)com is the official website for the adware program TowerTilt. The adware displays advertisements, such as pop-ups or message boxes when you browse. To remove this unwanted program, you should read the rest of the article. A browser extension associated to the adware can get in your browsers and cause redirects.

Name TowerTilt(.)com
Type Adware, PUP
Short Description The adware shows advertisements in your browser applications.
Symptoms You see adverts in your browsers – pop-ups, pop-unders, message boxes or others. You might be redirected.
Distribution Method Freeware Installers, Bundling
Detection Tool Download Malware Removal Tool, to See If Your System Has Been Affected by TowerTilt(.)com
User Experience Join our forum to discuss TowerTilt(.)com.

TowerTilt(.)com – Delivery

TowerTilt(.)com is delivered mostly by third-party installations. Unaware, you could install the unwanted program from bundled packages or freeware installations. By default, more components are selected for installation. Such components are hidden. That is how the adware can get inside your computer. A good prevention method is if you check for a Custom or an Advanced setting in the installation setup.

TowerTilt(.)com can also be delivered with visiting unknown websites or by clicking on adverts, such as pop-ups or message boxes. In that way the adware can be injected in your computer. Affected browsers are Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer and Safari.

TowerTilt(.)com – Information

TowerTilt(.)com is the official site for the adware TowerTilt. The website presents the program as a browser enchancer, which is supposed to make your browsing experience better. Instead of helping you, it shows advertisements, which can even slow your browsers.
TowerTilt(.)com offers its application for download on the same website, but you might get redirected from the download page. Here is how the main page looks like:

STF-towertilt-tower-tilt-ads-advertisements-main-page-adware

If you download the adware application, you will start seeing advertisements on all of your browsers. It is not excluded that an extension or add-on associated with TowerTilt can be set in your browsers. Such extensions can bring more adverts or redirects. All advertisements contain the following text messages somewhere inside them:

  • Ads by TowerTilt(.)com
  • Advertisement by TowerTilt(.)com
  • Ad by TowerTilt(.)com
  • Powered by TowerTilt(.)com
  • Brought to you by TowerTilt(.)com

Uploading an executable file on the VirusTotal site revealed that most anti-malware programs detect it as an adware. You can see the results in the image below:

STF-towertilt-tower-tilt-ads-adware-virus-total-detections

Redirects make money for the developers of the adware. The redirects are probably working on a pay-per-click scheme. You will see targeted advertising and pop-ups from partners of the adware makers. Advertisements which are connected with TowerTilt(.)com mostly are pop-ups, pop-unders, search-related, banners, text-links, transitional, interstitial and full page advertisements, besides others.

STF-towertilt-tower-tilt-ads-adware-privacy-policy

The Privacy Policy of TowerTilt(.)com, as seen in the snapshot above, states that the site will collect information about you, store, share and sell it. Some of that information is personally identifying will be used to show you targeted advertisements.

Here is a pretty self-descriptive quote from the policy:

When using the Software, various types of individual user information is collected, stored, shared with other parties, supplemented, used and sold for business and marketing purposes…

Some of the information that can be obtained by the site and services of the adware:

  • Full name
  • Information shared with social media
  • Information you typed or shared
  • Your IP address and unique identifier number
  • Your hardware and software
  • Your configuration and OS
  • Your Browser and connected devices
  • Applications and usage patterns
  • Capability and performance

And all other information that can be collected is written in detail in the following quote from the policy:

It also includes information about your internet use, browsing activity, demographics, location, and interests, such as websites visited, pages viewed, search queries entered, and specific content displayed or accessed, including advertisements, items in your online shopping carts, and other products or services of interest to you.

Cookies and click-stream technologies as well are used to collect information from you. The policy of the TowerTilt(.)com leaves no doubt that it collects both personally and non-personally identifying information. All data gathered is shared with third parties and sold. If you have used the software, site or services of this unwanted program, you should remove it as soon as you can.

Remove TowerTilt(.)com Completely

To remove TowerTilt(.)com manually from your computer, follow the step-by-step removal instructions below. In case the manual removal does not get rid of all ads effectively, you should search for and remove any leftover files with an advanced anti-malware tool. Such a program can keep your computer secure.

Delete TowerTilt(.)com from Windows and Your Browser

1.Remove or Uninstall TowerTilt(.)com in Windows
2.Remove TowerTilt(.)com from Your Browser

Remove TowerTilt(.)com automatically by downloading an advanced anti-malware program.

1. Remove TowerTilt(.)com with SpyHunter Anti-Malware Tool
2. Back up your data to secure it against attacks related to TowerTilt(.)com in the future
Optional: Using an Alternative Anti-Malware Tool
NOTE! Substantial notification about the TowerTilt(.)com threat: Manual removal of TowerTilt(.)com requires interference with system files and registries. Thus, it can cause damage to your PC. Even if your computer skills are not at a professional level, don’t worry. You can do the removal yourself just in 5 minutes, using a malware removal tool.

Berta Bilbao

Berta is the Editor-in-Chief of SensorsTechForum. She is a dedicated malware researcher, dreaming for a more secure cyber space.

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