The cause of unwanted Tweakbit.com pop-up ads on your screen can be an adware (also known as ‘ad-supported’ software). Technically, the ad-supported software, that shows lots of pop-up ads or redirects on an annoying web-page, is not a virus. It is is developed to make a money. Once started, the ad supported software injects a small code within the content of pages that you visit. The malicious code may pop-up a new browser window with Tweakbit.com web page or insert a large number of advertising banners directly into the web pages you are viewing.
It’s not a good idea to have an unwanted application like this adware on your PC. The reason for this is simple, it doing things you don’t know about. The ‘ad supported’ software can also be used to collect user data which can be later transferred to third parties. You do not know if your home address, account names and passwords are safe. And of course you completely do not know what will happen when you click on any Tweakbit.com ads.
Table of contents
- What is Tweakbit.com
- Remove Tweakbit.com popup advertisements
- How to manually remove Tweakbit.com
- Remove suspicious and potentially unwanted software using Microsoft Windows Control Panel
- Clean up the browsers shortcuts which have been hijacked by adware
- Remove Tweakbit.com from FF by resetting internet browser settings
- Remove Tweakbit.com pop up ads from Internet Explorer
- Remove Tweakbit.com redirect from Google Chrome
- Get rid of unwanted Scheduled Tasks
- Scan your PC system and remove Tweakbit.com pop-up advertisements with free tools
- How to manually remove Tweakbit.com
- How to stop Tweakbit.com redirect
- How to prevent Tweakbit.com pop up advertisements from getting inside your PC system
- To sum up
The ‘ad supported’ software often change all internet browser shortcuts which located on your Desktop to force you visit various annoying ad web-pages. As a result, your internet browser can still redirect you to an undesired ad web page despite your computer is actually clean of adware and other malware.
We recommend to get rid of the ad supported software which redirects your web-browser on the Tweakbit.com intrusive web-page, as soon as you found this problem, as it can direct you to web-resources that may load other harmful software on your system.
Remove Tweakbit.com popup advertisements
We can assist you get rid of Tweakbit.com from your web-browsers, without the need to take your personal computer to a professional. Simply follow the removal guidance below if you currently have the intrusive ‘ad supported’ software on your system and want to remove it. If you have any difficulty while trying to remove the ad supported software that created to reroute your browser to various ad web-pages like Tweakbit.com, feel free to ask for our assist in the comment section below. Certain of the steps will require you to restart your computer or close the web site. So, read this tutorial carefully, then bookmark or print it for later reference.
How to manually remove Tweakbit.com
If you perform exactly the instructions below you should be able to remove the Tweakbit.com pop up advertisements from the Chrome, Internet Explorer, FF and MS Edge internet browsers.
Remove suspicious and potentially unwanted software using Microsoft Windows Control Panel
In order to remove potentially unwanted programs like this ad supported software, open the Microsoft Windows Control Panel and click on “Uninstall a program”. Check the list of installed programs. For the ones you do not know, run an Internet search to see if they are ad-supported software, hijacker infection or PUPs. If yes, remove them off. Even if they are just a applications which you do not use, then removing them off will increase your PC start up time and speed dramatically.
Press Windows button , then press Search . Type “Control panel”and press Enter. If you using Windows XP or Windows 7, then press “Start” and select “Control Panel”. It will show the Windows Control Panel like below.
Further, press “Uninstall a program”
It will show a list of all software installed on your PC. Scroll through the all list, and uninstall any suspicious and unknown programs.
Clean up the browsers shortcuts which have been hijacked by adware
When installed, this ‘ad supported’ software may add an argument similar “http://site.address” into the Target property of the desktop shortcut for the Firefox, Google Chrome, Internet Explorer and Microsoft Edge. Due to this, every time you open the web browser, it will display an intrusive ad web page.
Right click to a desktop shortcut for your web browser. Choose the “Properties” option. It will open the Properties window. Select the “Shortcut” tab here, after that, look at the “Target” field. The adware can modify it. If you are seeing something such as “…exe http://site.address” then you need to remove “http…” and leave only, depending on the browser you are using:
- Google Chrome: chrome.exe
- Opera: opera.exe
- Firefox: firefox.exe
- Internet Explorer: iexplore.exe
Look at the example as shown on the image below.
Once is done, press the “OK” button to save the changes. Please repeat this step for internet browser shortcuts which redirects to an unwanted web-sites. When you have completed, go to next step.
Remove Tweakbit.com from FF by resetting internet browser settings
Resetting your Firefox is first troubleshooting step for any issues with your web browser application, including the redirect to Tweakbit.com site.
Press the Menu button (looks like three horizontal lines), and click the blue Help icon located at the bottom of the drop down menu like below.
A small menu will appear, press the “Troubleshooting Information”. On this page, click “Refresh Firefox” button as shown on the image below.
Follow the onscreen procedure to revert back your Mozilla Firefox internet browser settings to its original state.
Remove Tweakbit.com pop up ads from Internet Explorer
The Microsoft Internet Explorer reset is great if your internet browser is hijacked or you have unwanted addo-ons or toolbars on your web-browser, which installed by an malicious software.
First, start the Internet Explorer, click ) button. Next, click “Internet Options” as shown on the image below.
In the “Internet Options” screen select the Advanced tab. Next, click Reset button. The Microsoft Internet Explorer will display the Reset Internet Explorer settings dialog box. Select the “Delete personal settings” check box and click Reset button.
You will now need to restart your computer for the changes to take effect. It will remove Tweakbit.com popup ads, disable malicious and ad-supported browser’s extensions and restore the Internet Explorer’s settings such as new tab page, start page and search provider by default to default state.
Remove Tweakbit.com redirect from Google Chrome
Run the Reset internet browser utility of the Google Chrome to reset all its settings like new tab page, home page and search provider by default to original defaults. This is a very useful utility to use, in the case of web-browser redirects to annoying ad web-pages like Tweakbit.com.
First run the Chrome. Next, click the button in the form of three horizontal stripes (). It will open the main menu. Further, click the option named “Settings”. Another way to show the Chrome’s settings – type chrome://settings in the browser adress bar and press Enter.
The browser will show the settings screen. Scroll down to the bottom of the page and click the “Show advanced settings” link. Now scroll down until the “Reset settings” section is visible, as shown in the figure below and click the “Reset settings” button.
The Chrome will open the confirmation prompt. You need to confirm your action, click the “Reset” button. The web-browser will launch the task of cleaning. When it is complete, the web-browser’s settings including start page, newtab and default search provider back to the values that have been when the Google Chrome was first installed on your personal computer.
Get rid of unwanted Scheduled Tasks
Once installed, the ‘ad supported’ software can add a task in to the Windows Task Scheduler Library. Due to this, every time when you start your personal computer, it will show Tweakbit.com annoying page. So, you need to check the Task Scheduler Library and remove all malicious tasks that have been created by ‘ad-supported’ software.
Press Windows and R keys on your keyboard at the same time. It will open a dialog box which called Run. In the text field, type “taskschd.msc” (without the quotes) and click OK. Task Scheduler window opens. In the left-hand side, click “Task Scheduler Library”, as shown on the image below.
In the middle part you will see a list of installed tasks. Select the first task, its properties will be open just below automatically. Next, click the Actions tab. Necessary to look at the text which is written under Details. Found something such as “explorer.exe http://site.address” or “chrome.exe http://site.address” or “firefox.exe http://site.address”, then you need remove this task. If you are not sure that executes the task, then google it. If it is a component of the malicious program, then this task also should be removed.
Further click on it with the right mouse button and select Delete like below.
Repeat this step, if you have found a few tasks that have been created by malicious applications. Once is finished, close the Task Scheduler window.
Scan your PC system and remove Tweakbit.com pop-up advertisements with free tools
Run malicious software removal utilities to remove Tweakbit.com popups automatically. The free applications utilities specially developed for hijackers, ad-supported software and other potentially unwanted applications removal. These utilities can remove most of adware from Google Chrome, Microsoft Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox and Microsoft Edge. Moreover, it may remove all components of adware from Windows registry and system drives.
How to remove Tweakbit.com redirect with Zemana Anti-malware
We suggest using the Zemana Anti-malware. You can download and install Zemana Anti-malware to find ‘ad supported’ software and thereby remove Tweakbit.com redirect from the Firefox, Google Chrome, IE and Edge web-browsers. When installed and updated, the malicious software remover will automatically scan and detect all threats exist on your machine.
- Download Zemana antimalware (ZAM) from the link below.
Author: Zemana Ltd
Category: Security tools
Update: March 3, 2018
- When downloading is finished, close all applications and windows on your personal computer. Open a file location. Double-click on the icon that’s named Zemana.AntiMalware.Setup.
- Further, click Next button and follow the prompts.
- Once install is finished, press the “Scan” button to perform a system scan with this utility for the ‘ad supported’ software which causes undesired Tweakbit.com pop ups. Depending on your PC, the scan can take anywhere from a few minutes to close to an hour. During the scan it will detect all threats exist on your personal computer.
- When it completes the scan, a list of all threats found is produced. Review the report and then press “Next”. Once disinfection is finished, you can be prompted to reboot your computer.
Scan and clean your personal computer of ‘ad supported’ software with Malwarebytes
We suggest using the Malwarebytes Free. You can download and install Malwarebytes to find adware and thereby remove Tweakbit.com pop-up ads from your internet browsers. When installed and updated, the free malicious software remover will automatically check and detect all threats present on the personal computer.
- Download Malwarebytes (MBAM) by clicking on the link below.
Category: Security tools
Update: March 20, 2018
- Once downloading is complete, close all programs and windows on your PC system. Open a file location. Double-click on the icon that’s named mb3-setup.
- Further, press Next button and follow the prompts.
- Once installation is done, press the “Scan Now” button to begin scanning your personal computer for the adware which causes undesired Tweakbit.com advertisements. While the tool is scanning, you may see how many objects and files has already scanned.
- When the system scan is finished, it’ll open a screen that contains a list of malware that has been detected. Review the report and then press “Quarantine Selected”. Once disinfection is finished, you can be prompted to reboot your PC.
The following video offers a steps on how to get rid of browser hijacker with Malwarebytes.
Scan and clean your computer of ad-supported software with AdwCleaner
AdwCleaner is a free portable program that scans your PC for ad supported software that cause undesired Tweakbit.com popups to appear, potentially unwanted software and browser hijackers and allows delete them easily. Moreover, it will also help you delete any harmful web-browser extensions and add-ons.
- Download AdwCleaner by clicking on the following link.
Author: Xplode, MalwareBytes
Category: Security tools
Update: September 3, 2018
- Select the file location as Desktop, and then press Save.
- Once the download is complete, launch the AdwCleaner, double-click the adwcleaner_xxx.exe file.
- If the “User Account Control” prompts, click Yes to continue.
- In the AdwCleaner window, click the “Scan” for checking your PC system for the adware that causes a lot of annoying Tweakbit.com popups.
- When the system scan is finished, it will open you the results. Review the report and then click “Clean”. If the AdwCleaner will ask you to reboot your computer, press “OK”.
The few simple steps shown in detail in the following video.
How to stop Tweakbit.com redirect
By installing an ad blocking program like AdbGuard, you are able to block Tweakbit.com, autoplaying video ads and delete a large amount of distracting and undesired ads on web pages.
Installing the AdGuard ad-blocking program is simple. First you will need to download AdGuard from the following link.
Author: © Adguard
Category: Security tools
Update: July 17, 2017
When the download is finished, double-click the downloaded file to run it. The “Setup Wizard” window will show up on the computer screen as shown on the screen below.
Follow the prompts. AdGuard will then be installed and an icon will be placed on your desktop. A window will show up asking you to confirm that you want to see a quick instructions as shown on the screen below.
Press “Skip” button to close the window and use the default settings, or click “Get Started” to see an quick instructions which will assist you get to know AdGuard better.
Each time, when you start your computer, AdGuard will run automatically and block pop up ads, web sites such Tweakbit.com, as well as other harmful or misleading web pages. For an overview of all the features of the application, or to change its settings you can simply double-click on the AdGuard icon, that can be found on your desktop.
How to prevent Tweakbit.com pop up advertisements from getting inside your PC system
To sum up
Now your system should be free of the adware that causes undesired Tweakbit.com advertisements. Uninstall AdwCleaner. We suggest that you keep AdGuard (to help you stop unwanted pop-ups and intrusive malicious web-pages) and Zemana Anti-malware (to periodically scan your computer for new malware, hijackers and adware). Make sure that you have all the Critical Updates recommended for Windows OS. Without regular updates you WILL NOT be protected when new browser hijackers, malicious software and adware are released.
If you are still having problems while trying to get rid of Tweakbit.com popup advertisements from your web browser, then ask for help in our Spyware/Malware removal forum.