Twinkle Star Removal Guide

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Twinkle Star is in no way affiliated with the similarly named English lullaby published in 1806. This Twinkle Star was most likely published in 2015, and it is nothing more than an adware program. We highly recommend that you remove this undesirable application, and in this article we are going to provide you all the necessary information, which will prove to you that this program is no good. Even if you are not bothered by its rather intrusive advertisements, you should get rid of it, because it can gather information about you. But we also must not forget that the advertisements can be misleading and obviously unreliable.

This adware program has been released by an infamous adware developer named SuperWeb. You might have heard this name before, because it releases dozens upon dozens of new adware applications every month or so. How does it manage that? you ask. The recipe is pretty simple. Almost all of its releases are basically the same application with a new face. So when we talk about Twinkle Star, the same can be applied to Happy Cloud, Walermis, Computer Chair, and Dig Deep. Each of these clones has its own dedicated promotional website. In the case of Twinkle Star, the promotional website is Twinklestarlight.com. However, the website does not host a download of the program, even though it appears to: The download button is just for show. In truth, the application is bundled with freeware and may be encountered on websites such as Cnet.com, Softpedia.com, Softwareinformer.com, and so on.

The program’s main objective is to display commercial advertisements in the form of coupons, banners, and so on. The application is quite intrusive since it will show coupons right there in Google’s search results and even video ads on Wikipedia. Usually, the advertisements will be labeled “Twinkle Star ads.” So the ads are bound to promote fake advertisements that promote downloads of malicious applications -- applications that pose as antimalware programs. In such extreme cases, you should resist the temptation to jump in head first. Do not purchase the full or premium or whatever they call their special version, because you will be left empty-handed.

Another issue that we definitely have to discuss is Twinkle Star’s ability to gather information about you. The application will interact with your browser and will try to get hold of non-personally identifiable information which is collected automatically. This may include information such as browsing and search history, IP addresses, and so on. It is more than likely that this information will be shared with affiliated third parties that supply the advertisements so that they could improve them. Personally identifiable information is only collected on a voluntary basis via the aforementioned website. Any information that you disclose will be stored and used if needed.

So, it goes without saying that Twinkle Star is an undesirable application that you should remove ASAP. It is bad enough that the advertisements are annoying, but the fact that it promotes malicious downloads is very disturbing. Another thing we must take into account is the fact that is keeps tabs on you and shares information about you with unknown entities. If you do not approve of such actions then you might want to remove Twinkle Star. If you want to get rid of it but do not know how, please consult the removal instructions at the end of this article.

Remove Twinkle Star from Windows

Windows 8/Windows 8.1

  1. Open the Start Screen.
  2. Type Uninstall in the search box and then go to Settings.
  3. In the search results, click Uninstall a program.
  4. Find unwanted adware program and click Uninstall.

Windows 7/Windows Vista

  1. Click Start.
  2. Select Control Panel.
  3. Click Uninstall a program.
  4. Find the undesirable program and click Uninstall.

Windows XP

  1. Open the Start menu.
  2. Click Control Panel.
  3. Select Add or Remove Programs.
  4. Find Twinkle Star and click Uninstall.

Remove the Twinkle Star browser extension

Microsoft Internet Explorer

  1. Press Alt+X.
  2. Select Manage Add-ons.
  3. Click Toolbars and Extensions.
  4. Remove the add-on.
  5. Click Close.

Google Chrome

  1. Press Alt+F.
  2. Select More tools.
  3. Click Extensions and Remove Twinkle Star.

Mozilla Firefox

  1. Press Ctrl+Shift+A.
  2. Click Extensions and Remove Twinkle Star.
  3. Restart the browser.
Download Remover for Twinkle Star *
*SpyHunter scanner, published on this site, is intended to be used only as a detection tool. To use the removal functionality, you will need to purchase the full version of SpyHunter.

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