TTinline Ads

Also Known As: TTinline Virus
Type: Adware
Damage level: Medium
Distribution: Moderate
Damage Level

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.

TTinline Ads

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.

Quick menu:

Windows 7 users:

Accessing Programs and Features (uninstall) in Windows 7

Click "Start" ("Windows Logo" at the bottom left corner of your desktop), choose "Control Panel". Locate "Programs and Features".

Windows XP users:

Accessing Add or Remove Programs in Windows XP

Click "Start", choose "Settings" and click "Control Panel". Locate and click "Add or Remove Programs".

Windows 8 users:

Accessing Programs and Features (uninstall) in Windows 8

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:

Removing TTinline Ads via control panel

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.

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Remove TTinline ads from Internet browsers:

Video showing how to remove potentially unwanted browser add-ons:

Internet Explorer logoRemove TTinline ads from Internet Explorer:

Removing TTinline from Internet Explorer step 1

Click on the "gear" icon Internet Explorer options icon (at the top right corner of Internet Explorer) select "Manage Add-ons". Look for "TTinline", select this entry and click "Remove".

Removing TTinline from Internet Explorer step 2

Optional method:

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.

Resetting Internet Explorer settings to default on Windows XP

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.

Resetting Internet Explorer settings to default on Windows 7

Windows 8 users: Open Internet Explorer and click the "gear" icon. Select "Internet Options".

Reseting Internet Explorer settings to default in Windows 8 - accessing

In the opened window, select the "Advanced" tab.

Resetting Internet Explorer settings to default on Windows 8 - Internet options advanced tab

Click the "Reset" button.

Resetting Internet Explorer settings to default on Windows 8 - click the Reset button in the Internet options advanced tab

Confirm that you want to reset Internet Explorer settings to default by clicking the "Reset" button.

Resetting Internet Explorer settings to default on Windows 8 - confirm settings reset to default by clicking the reset button

Google Chrome logoRemove TTinline ads from Google Chrome:

Removing TTinline from Google Chrome step 1

Click the Chrome menu iconGoogle Chrome options 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.

Removing TTinline from Google Chrome step 2

Optional method:

If you continue to have problems with removal of TTinline, reset your Google Chrome browser settings. Click the Chrome menu iconGoogle Chrome options 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.

Resetting Google Chrome setting to default - accessing settings

After scrolling to the bottom of the screen click the "Reset browser settings" button.

Resetting Google Chrome settings to default - advanced settings

 In the opened window confirm that you want to reset Google Chrome settings to default by clicking the "Reset" button.

Resetting Google Chrome settings to default - confirm that you want to reset Chrome settings to default by clicking the Reset button

Mozilla Firefox logoRemove TTinline ads from Mozilla Firefox:

Removing TTinline from Mozilla Firefox step 1

Click on the Firefox menu firefox menu icon(at the top right corner of the main window) select "Add-ons". Click on "Extensions", in the opened window remove "TTinline".

Removing TTinline from Mozilla Firefox step 2

Optional method:

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,firefox menu iconin the opened menu, click the "Open Help Menu" icon,firefox help menu

Resettings Mozilla Firefox settings to default - accessing

Select "Troubleshooting Information".

Resetting Mozilla Firefox settings to default - accessing

In the opened window click the "Reset Firefox" button.

Resetting Mozilla Firefox settings to default - clicking the

In the opened window confirm that you want to reset Mozilla Firefox settings to default by clicking the "Reset" button.

Resetting Mozilla Firefox settings to default - confirming settings reset by clicking the

Summary:

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:

Free software download clients used in adware 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:

Using decline button to avoid installation of adware

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:

Using custom installation when downloading free software
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