Remove AutoTinker Ads from Chrome/Firefox/IE

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Adware viruses may not be the most dangerous cyber parasites out there but they are not to be underestimated. For example, AutoTinker itself can’t cause direct damage to your PC. However, the more time this pesky program spends on your device, the more harmful it becomes. Don’t take any chances and remove it the minute you notice its malicious presence. All hackers have one thing in common – given the opportunity to cause you trouble, they won’t miss it. If you want to learn more about this tricky computer virus and the ways to protect yourself from such threats in the future, please keep on reading.

Remove AutoTinker

How did I get infected with?

Unfortunately, this plain question could have hundreds of answers. Adware programs are very hard to keep track of as they usually infiltrate machines in a stealthy manner. That way you can infect your own PC absolutely unwittingly by not paying enough attention to the installation process. The “Next” button looks really attractive, yes, but taking some additional time always pays off in the end. Make a thorough check on everything you agree to install and don’t miss a single installation step. Our recommendation is to use the Advanced/Custom download option and avoid unverified web pages when it comes to freeware. Also, keep in mind that the Terms and Conditions might contain some terms and conditions that you strongly disagree with. Be careful and cautious so you can keep your computer safe. AutoTinker could also be hidden in a spam email-attachment or a fake program update or even a simple message from an unknown sender.

Why are these ads dangerous?

As we mentioned already, programs from the adware family are considered the least dangerous out of all viruses. They are still viruses though. First of all, AutoTinker is annoying beyond belief. The tons of commercials that it brings along are not even remotely beneficial regardless of what AutoTinker’s developers stubbornly keep claiming. You know better than to trust them. The program injects your browser (Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox) with a continuous  pile of pop-ups, pop-unders, banners, interstitials, sponsored links, etc. AutoTinker will very soon reach a point where you will find both your computer and your patience overwhelmed. That it precisely the point where you get rid of the virus for good. Long story short, every page you visit will be covered with commercials and seeing anything else other than coupons and discounts will practically become quite difficult. That’s how AutoTinker works and that’s how it affects your browsing speed and even Internet connection. Not only are these ads irritating with their very presence, they are also extremely dangerous as well. The hackers standing behind AutoTinker have one goal – revenue. Do you really think your safety is something they worry about? If paid enough, hackers will redirect you to basically any third-party website and you can expect such websites to be filled with cyber parasites. It is impossible to tell which advertisement is safe and which is corrupted but having in mind what AutoTinker is and why it exists, our advice is to avoid every single link the virus offers you. Just to make things worse,  AutoTinker collects browsing information and it’s highly likely that hackers will find a way to gain profit out of it, for example, by selling it for marketing purposes. Don’t waste time and don’t let yourself be manipulated by cyber criminals. In order to delete AutoTinker manually, you can follow the instructions below.

How Can I Remove AutoTinker Ads?

If you perform exactly the steps below you should be able to remove the AutoTinker infection. Please, follow the procedures in the exact order. Please, consider to print this guide or have another computer at your disposal. You will NOT need any USB sticks or CDs.

STEP 1: Uninstall AutoTinker from your Add\Remove Programs

STEP 2: Delete AutoTinker from Chrome, Firefox or IE

STEP 3: Permanently Remove AutoTinker from the windows registry.

STEP 1 : Uninstall AutoTinker from Your Computer

Simultaneously press the Windows Logo Button and then “R” to open the Run Command

Type “Appwiz.cpl

Locate the AutoTinker program and click on uninstall/change. To facilitate the search you can sort the programs by date. review the most recent installed programs first. In general you should remove all unknown programs.

STEP 2 : Remove AutoTinker from Chrome, Firefox or IE

Remove from Google Chrome

  • In the Main Menu, select Tools—> Extensions
  • Remove any unknown extension by clicking on the little recycle bin
  • If you are not able to delete the extension then navigate to C:\Users\”computer name“\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\and review the folders one by one.
  • Reset Google Chrome by Deleting the current user to make sure nothing is left behind

  • If you are using the latest chrome version you need to do the following
  • go to settings – Add person

  • choose a preferred name.


  • then go back and remove person 1
  • Chrome should be malware free now

Remove from Mozilla Firefox

  • Open Firefox
  • Press simultaneously Ctrl+Shift+A
  • Disable and remove any unknown add on
  • Open the Firefox’s Help Menu


  • Then Troubleshoot information
  • Click on Reset Firefox

Remove from Internet Explorer

  • Open IE
  • On the Upper Right Corner Click on the Gear Icon
  • Go to Toolbars and Extensions
  • Disable any suspicious extension.
  • If the disable button is gray, you need to go to your Windows Registry and delete the corresponding CLSID
  • On the Upper Right Corner of Internet Explorer Click on the Gear Icon.
  • Click on Internet options


  • Select the Advanced tab and click on Reset.


  • Check the “Delete Personal Settings Tab” and then Reset


  • Close IE

Permanently Remove AutoTinker Leftovers

To make sure manual removal is successful, we recommend to use a free scanner of any professional antimalware program to identify any registry leftovers or temporary files.

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