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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.

NameTowerTilt(.)com
TypeAdware, PUP
Short DescriptionThe adware shows advertisements in your browser applications.
SymptomsYou see adverts in your browsers – pop-ups, pop-unders, message boxes or others. You might be redirected.
Distribution MethodFreeware Installers, Bundling
Detection ToolDownload 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:

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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:

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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.

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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

Remove or Uninstall TowerTilt(.)com in Windows.

Step 1: Remove/Uninstall TowerTilt(.)com in Windows

Here is a method in few easy steps to remove that program. No matter if you are using Windows 8, 7, Vista or XP, those steps will get the job done. Dragging the program or its folder to the recycle bin can be a very bad decision. If you do that, bits and pieces of the program get left behind, and that can lead to unstable work of your PC, mistakes with the file type associations and other unpleasant activities. The proper way to get a program off your computer is to Uninstall it. To do that:

  • Hold the Windows Logo Button and “R” on your keyboard. A Pop-up window will appear (fig.1).
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  • In the field type in “appwiz.cpl” and press ENTER (fig.2).
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  • This will open a window with all the programs installed on the PC.
    Select the program that you want to remove, and press “Uninstall” (fig.3).
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    Follow the instructions above and you will successfully uninstall TowerTilt(.)com.

    2.Remove TowerTilt(.)com from Your Browser

    Remove TowerTilt(.)com from Your Browser.

    Remove a toolbar from Mozilla FirefoxRemove a toolbar from Google Chrome Remove a toolbar from Internet Explorer Remove a toolbar from Safari
    Start Mozilla Firefox Open the menu window

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    Select the “Add-ons” icon from the menu

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    Select TowerTilt(.)com and click “Remove

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    After TowerTilt(.)com is removed, restart Mozilla Firefox by closing it from the red “X” in the top right corner and start it again.

    Start Google Chrome and Open the drop menu

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  • Move the cursor over “Tools” and then from the extended menu choose “Extensions
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  • From the opened “Extensions” menu locate TowerTilt(.)com and click on the garbage bin icon on the right of it.
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  • After TowerTilt(.)com is removed, restart Google Chrome by closing it from the red “X” in the top right corner and start it again.
  • Start Internet Explorer:

  • Click “‘Tools’ to open the drop menu and select ‘Manage Add-ons’
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  • In the ‘Manage Add-ons’ window, make sure that in the first window ‘Add-on Types’, the drop menu ‘Show’ is on ‘All add-ons’
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    Select TowerTilt(.)com to remove, and then click ‘Disable’. A pop-up window will appear to inform you that you are about to disable the selected toolbar, and some additional toolbars might be disabled as well. Leave all the boxes checked, and click ‘Disable’.

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    After TowerTilt(.)com has been removed, restart Internet Explorer by closing it from the red ‘X’ in the top right corner and start it again.

    Start Safari

    Open the drop menu by clicking on the sprocket icon in the top right corner.
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    From the drop menu select ‘Preferences’
    In the new window select ‘Extensions’
    Click once on TowerTilt(.)com
    Click ‘Uninstall’

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    A pop-up window will appear asking for confirmation to uninstall TowerTilt(.)com. Select ‘Uninstall’ again, and the TowerTilt(.)com will be removed.

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

    1. Remove TowerTilt(.)com with SpyHunter Anti-Malware Tool

    1. Remove TowerTilt(.)com with SpyHunter Anti-Malware Tool

    1. Install SpyHunter to scan for and remove TowerTilt(.)com.2. Scan with SpyHunter to Detect and Remove TowerTilt(.)com.
    Step 1: Click here to go to SpyHunter’s download instruction page.
    Step 2: Guide yourself by the download instructions provided for each browser.
    Step 3: After you have installed SpyHunter, wait for it to automatically update.

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    Step1: After the update process has finished, click on the ‘Scan Computer Now’ button.
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    Step2: After SpyHunter has finished scanning your PC for any TowerTilt(.)com files, click on the ‘Fix Threats’ button to remove them automatically and permanently.
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    Step3: Once the intrusions on your PC have been removed, it is highly recommended to restart it.

    2. Back up your data to secure it against attacks related to TowerTilt(.)com in the future

    2. Back up your data to secure it against attacks in the future

    IMPORTANT! Before reading the Windows backup instructions, we highly recommend to back up your data automatically with cloud backup and insure it against any type of data loss on your device, even the most severe. We recommend reading more about and downloading SOS Online Backup .

    1. For Windows 7 and earlier 1. For Windows 8, 8.1 and 10 1. Enabling the Windows Defense Feature (Previous Versions)

    1-Click on Windows Start Menu
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    2-Type Backup And Restore
    3-Open it and click on Set Up Backup
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    4-A window will appear asking you where to set up backup. You should have a flash drive or an external hard drive. Mark it by clicking on it with your mouse then click on Next.
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    5-On the next window, the system will ask you what do you want to backup. Choose the ‘Let Me Choose’ option and then click on Next.
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    6-Click on ‘Save settings and run backup’ on the next window in order to protect your files from possible attacks by TowerTilt(.)com.
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    1-Press Windows button + R
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    2-In the window type ‘filehistory’ and press Enter
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    3-A File History window will appear. Click on ‘Configure file history settings’
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    4-The configuration menu for File History will appear. Click on ‘Turn On’. After its on, click on Select Drive in order to select the backup drive. It is recommended to choose an external HDD, SSD or a USB stick whose memory capacity is corresponding to the size of the files you want to backup.
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    5-Select the drive then click on ‘Ok’ in order to set up file backup and protect yourself from TowerTilt(.)com.

    1- Press Windows button + R keys.
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    2- A run windows should appear. In it type ‘sysdm.cpl’ and then click on Run.
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    3- A System Properties windows should appear. In it choose System Protection.
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    5- Click on Turn on system protection and select the size on the hard disk you want to utilize for system protection.
    6- Click on Ok and you should see an indication in Protection settings that the protection from TowerTilt(.)com is on.
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    Restoring a file via Windows Defense feature:
    1-Right-click on the encrypted file, then choose Properties.
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    2-Click on the Previous Versions tab and then mark the last version of the file.
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    3-Click on Apply and Ok and the file encrypted by TowerTilt(.)com should be restored.

    Optional: Using an Alternative Anti-Malware Tool

    Remove TowerTilt(.)com Using an Alternative Tool

    STOPZilla Anti Malware
    1. Download and Install STOPZilla Anti-malware to Scan for And Remove TowerTilt(.)com.
    Step 1: Download STOPZilla by clicking here.
    Step 2: A pop-up window will appear. Click on the ‘Save File’ button. If it does not, click on the Download button and save it afterwards.
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    Step 3: After you have downloaded the setup, simply open it.
    Step 4: The installer should appear. Click on the ‘Next’ button.
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    Step 5: Check the ‘I accept the agreement’ check circle if not checked if you accept it and click the ‘Next’ button once again.
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    Step 6: Review and click on the ‘Install’ button.
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    Step 7: After the installation process has completed click on the ‘Finish’ button.

    2. Scan your PC with STOPZilla Anti Malware to remove all TowerTilt(.)com associated files completely.
    Step 1: Launch STOPZilla if you haven’t launched it after install.
    Step 2: Wait for the software to automatically scan and then click on the ‘Repair Now’ button. If it does not scan automatically, click on the ‘Scan Now’ button.
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    Step 3: After the removal of all threats and associated objects, you should Restart your PC.

    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.
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    Berta is a dedicated malware researcher, dreaming for a more secure cyber space. Her fascination with IT security began a few years ago when a malware locked her out of her own computer.

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