|Name||Twinkle Star Ads|
|Type||Ad-supported Application, PUP|
|Short Description||Once triggered, the user will start viewing pop-up windows of different kind.|
|Symptoms||Displaying pop-ups in an annoying manner over website content.|
|Distribution Method||By clicking on online ads or being redirected.By the ‘bundling’ method.|
|Detection tool||Download SpyHunter, to See If Your System Has Been Affected By Twinkle Star Ads|
What Are Twinkle Star Ads?
Twinkle Star Ads will start appearing on your computer as soon as the browser extension Twinkle Star has been installed on your computer. The ads can appear on Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, and Google Chrome. This browser extension is promoted as a tool that is supposed to enhance your browsing. However, it will only display advertisements, and it will not be of any benefit to users. What is more, some of its activities may lead to harm being done to your system. This is why we recommend avoiding this program and removing it as soon as possible from your computer as soon as possible if it is already on it.
Where Did Twinkle Star Ads Come from?
So, we have established that Twinkle Star Ads are generated by an adware program on your PC. But how did the adware get on your system? Well, even though Twinkle Star has an official website, there is no installer on it that you can download.
It is important to note that Twinkle Star is yet another application developed by SuperWeb LLC. Calling Twinkle Star another program is stretching it as it is a clone of the same application that SuperWeb LLC has made. The only difference being that it has been rebranded.
SuperWeb LLC programs are known to spread through bundled downloads. In other words, they are attached to installers of free applications. This way they can infiltrate systems without users noticing. If you want to avoid this, then you should choose carefully where you download programs from. Make sure that it is from reliable websites. Also, when installing freeware, select the Advanced/Custom option. This will give you the opportunity to prevent additional software from being installed.
What Do Twinkle Star Ads Do?
Once the adware is on your computer, it will start display ads in various forms: pop-up, banner, in-text, interstitial, etc. The ad will present various promotions, deals, discounts, and coupons. The items that you will be offered may even be related to your browsing as the adware can collect information on your online activities. What is more that data can be later shared with unknown third parties.
Why Are Twinkle Star Ads Dangerous?
The reason why we advise against this adware is that some of the ads it presents may take users to unreliable and even dangerous websites. This can expose your system to malware. If your PC is infected, then you may experience problems with operating it. Also, your personal and financial information may be stolen this way. Due to these risks it is recommended that you remove Twinkle Star Ads right away.
How Do I Get Rid of Twinkle Star Ads?
Uninstalling the adware will do the trick to stop the ads. Go to Control Panel, open the list of programs, locate Twinkle Star and remove it. Still, there is a possibility that there are more unwanted programs on your computer, including malware. The most efficient way to make sure that there are not any more intruders on your system is with the use of a powerful AV program. This will not only detect all potentially unwanted software on your computer and remove it, but it will also guard the PC against further attempts at compromising it.
Spy Hunter scanner will only detect the threat. If you want the threat to be automatically removed, you need to purchase the full version of the anti-malware tool.Find Out More About SpyHunter Anti-Malware Tool / How to Uninstall SpyHunter