Also Known As: TTinline Virus, Type: Adware, Distribution: Moderate
Damage level: Medium
Written by Tomas Meskauskas on
TTinline Ads removal instructions
What is TTinline?
The TTinline browser add-on claims to improve users' Internet browsing experience by displaying websites containing related content, enabling comparison shopping, coupons, and adding other useful functionality. Although TTinline may seem a legitimate browser extension, users should be aware that it is considered to be adware. TTinline is compatible with Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, and Google Chrome and employs a deceptive software marketing method called 'bundling' (stealth installation of additional applications together with the chosen software) to install on these browsers without users' consent. Following successful infiltration, TTinline monitors users' Internet browsing activity by recording diverse hardware and software information such as IP addresses, unique identifier numbers, URLs visited, search queries entered, pages viewed, and other similar information. Furthermore, this add-on generates intrusive online advertisements including interstitial, transitional, text link, search, banner, and full page ads.
The presence of adware such as TTinline may lead to serious privacy issues, identity theft, or malware infections. There are many potentially unwanted browser extensions similar to TTinline including, for example, ToggleMark, Webbelse, and WebWaltz. These browser extensions claim to improve the quality of users' browsing experience by enabling certain functions, however, they add no real value, diminish browser performance, and display various online ads. The actual purpose of these potentially unwanted applications is to generate income by the display of intrusive online advertisements.
Research shows that over half of all potentially unwanted applications are distributed via 'download managers' within freeware download websites (for example: download.com, soft32.com, softonic.com, and many others). Most of these websites employ download managers to monetize their free services by offering installation of promoted browser extensions together with the chosen software. By recklessly downloading and installing freeware, users risk PC infection with adware or malware. Installation of TTinline, or other similar adware, can be prevented by closely inspecting each step during the download of freeware and declining installation of any additional applications offered. If you are installing downloaded software, choose the 'Custom' or 'Advanced' installation options, rather than 'Quick' or 'Regular - this will reveal any bundled applications listed for installation, and you will be able to decline them. Users who have already installed TTinline and observe "brought by TTinline deals", "TT", and "Shopping powered by TT" when browsing the Internet, should follow this removal guide to eliminate TTinline adware from their Internet browser/s.
- What is TTinline?
- STEP 1. Uninstall TTinline application using Control Panel.
- STEP 2. Remove TTinline add-on from Internet Explorer.
- STEP 3. Remove TTinline plugin from Google Chrome.
- STEP 4. Remove TTinline extension from Mozilla Firefox.
Windows 7 users:
Click "Start" ("Windows Logo" at the bottom left corner of your desktop), choose "Control Panel". Locate "Programs and Features".
Windows XP users:
Click "Start", choose "Settings" and click "Control Panel". Locate and click "Add or Remove Programs".
Windows 8 users:
Right-click in the lower left corner of the screen, in the Quick Access Menu select Control Panel. In the opened window choose "Uninstall a Program".
TTinline ads removal:
In the uninstall programs window, look for "TTinline", select this entry and click "Uninstall" or "Remove".
After uninstalling the potentially unwanted program, which causes TTinline ads, scan your computer for any remaining unwanted components or possible malware infections. To scan your computer, use recommended malware removal software.
Remove TTinline ads from Internet browsers:
Video showing how to remove potentially unwanted browser add-ons:
Remove TTinline ads from Internet Explorer:
Click on the "gear" icon (at the top right corner of Internet Explorer) select "Manage Add-ons". Look for "TTinline", select this entry and click "Remove".
If you continue to have problems with removal of TTinline, reset your Internet Explorer settings to default.
Windows XP users: Click "Start", click "Run", in the opened window type "inetcpl.cpl" In the opened window click the "Advanced" tab, then click Reset.
Windows Vista and Windows 7 users: Click the Windows logo, in the start search box type "inetcpl.cpl" and click enter. In the opened window click the "Advanced" tab, then click Reset.
Windows 8 users: Open Internet Explorer and click the "gear" icon. Select "Internet Options".
In the opened window, select the "Advanced" tab.
Click the "Reset" button.
Confirm that you want to reset Internet Explorer settings to default by clicking the "Reset" button.
Remove TTinline ads from Google Chrome:
Click the Chrome menu icon(at the top right corner of Google Chrome) select "Tools" and click on "Extensions". Locate: "TTinline", select this entry and click the trash can icon.
If you continue to have problems with removal of TTinline, reset your Google Chrome browser settings. Click the Chrome menu icon(at the top right corner of Google Chrome) and select "Tools". From the opened menu, select "Extensions". In the opened window, select "Settings" (at the left corner of the screen). Scroll down to the bottom of the screen. Click the "Show advanced settings…" link.
After scrolling to the bottom of the screen click the "Reset browser settings" button.
In the opened window confirm that you want to reset Google Chrome settings to default by clicking the "Reset" button.
Remove TTinline ads from Mozilla Firefox:
Click on the Firefox menu (at the top right corner of the main window) select "Add-ons". Click on "Extensions", in the opened window remove "TTinline".
Computer users who have problems with removal of TTinline can reset their Mozilla Firefox settings.
Open Mozilla Firefox, at the top right corner of the main window click the Firefox menu,in the opened menu, click the "Open Help Menu" icon,
Select "Troubleshooting Information".
In the opened window click the "Reset Firefox" button.
In the opened window confirm that you want to reset Mozilla Firefox settings to default by clicking the "Reset" button.
TTinline Ads is an adware program that tracks user's Internet browsing and generates intrusive online advertisements. Most commonly adware or potentially unwanted applications infiltrate user's Internet browsers through free software downloads. Internet users should know that nowadays most of free software download websites are using download clients to manage their freeware download process, unfortunately some of the mentioned download clients don't properly disclose the fact that advertised browser plugins or toolbars will be installed together with the free program that users have decided to download.
Download clients and installers that are used to distribute adware commonly hide the “decline” button that can be used to opt-out of installing the advertised potentially unwanted applications. Some of the malicious free software download websites doesn't allow to download the chosen freeware if users decide to decline the installation of promoted software. Notice that the safest source for downloading free software is it's developers website. Screenshot of the free software download clients that are used in TTinline Ads distribution:
To avoid installation of TTinline Ads be very attentive when downloading and installing free software. If your download is managed by a download client be sure to decline installation of promoted browser plug-ins and toolbars:
When installing the already downloaded free program choose “custom” or “advanced” installation options – this step will reveal all of the potentially unwanted applications that are being installed together with your chosen free program:
If you are experiencing problems while trying to remove TTinline Ads from your computer, please ask for assistance in our malware removal forum.
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