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Should I remove VideoTwister?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
70% remove it30% keep it
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How common is it?
United States Rank #40,632
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VersionDistribution 36.36% 63.64%


What is VideoTwister?

VideoTwister is an ad-supported (users may see additional banner and in-text link advertisements) web browser plugin distributed through various monetization platforms during installation. The browser extension includes various features that will modify the default or custom settings of the browser including the home page and search settings.

About  (from Pinball)

Our Software product automatically collects information from you to enable the Software’s services. By installing the Software, you authorize Pinball Corporation to periodically collect certain information (1) (e.g., keywords and portions of Web site addresses or complete URLs) from the Web sites you visit and upload...  Read more


The most common release is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. It adds registry entry for the current user which will allow the program to automatically start each time it is rebooted. A scheduled task is added to Windows Task Scheduler in order to launch the program at various scheduled times (the schedule varies depending on the version). The primary executable is named videotwisterSA.exe. Many users end up uninstalling this after less than a month of it being installed. The setup package generally installs about 4 files and is usually about 1019.14 KB (1,043,595 bytes).
  • Malware detected in the program
  • Automatically starts with Windows
  • Displays unwanted advertisements
  • May modify the web browser's home page
  • The wisdom of the experts agree, if you don't use it you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in VideoTwister.
videotwisterSA.exe (a72b74832ff54293504f3c1b441db398) has been flagged by the following 30 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
Agnitum Outpost 7.1.1 Adware.Agent
AhnLab-V3 2013.11.23 Trojan/Win32.Gen
Avira AntiVir TR/HotBarBZ.A.5
avast! 2014.9-131123 Win32:HotBar-BZ [Adw]
AVG 2014.0.3646 Skodna.Generic_r.L
Baidu-International AdWare.Win32.180Solutions.AC
Bitdefender Application.Generic.409502
CAT-QuickHeal Adware.ClickPotato (Not a Virus)
Comodo Security 17316 UnclassifiedMalware
Dr.Web Adware.Zango.15
ESET-NOD32 7.9085 probably a variant of Win32/Adware.180Solutions
F-Prot v6. W32/180Solutions.D.gen
F-Secure 11.2013-23-11_7 Application.Generic.409502
G Data 13.11.22 Application.Generic.409502
IKARUS anti.virus t3scan.2.2.29 not-a-virus:AdWare.Win32.Shopper
Jiangmin KV131123 Adware/HotBar.jb
K7 AntiVirus 13.174.10286 Adware
K7GW 13.174.10286 Riskware ( 0015e4f01 )
Kingsoft AntiVirus 331020.49267 Win32.Malware.Generic.a.(kcloud)
Malwarebytes v2013.11.23.01 Adware.HotBar.CP
McAfee 5600.7268 RDN/Generic PUP.x!xi
McAfee-GW-Edition 7.7268 RDN/Generic PUP.x!xi
Microsoft Security Essentials 1.163.1557.0 Adware:Win32/ClickPotato
MicroWorld-eScan Application.Generic.409502
NANO AntiVirus Trojan.Win32.Zango.yiuxq
Rising Antivirus Trojan.Win32.Generic.13235329
Sophos 4.95 Generic PUA GO
Trend Micro 10.465.23 TROJ_GEN.RCBC7JD
TrendMicro-HouseCall 7.2.327 TROJ_GEN.RCBC7JD
VIPRE Antivirus 23634 Pinball Corporation
       View all 30 all detections

Program detailsProgram details

Displayed publisher: Pinball Corporation.
URL: www.videoTwister.com
Help link: www.videotwister.com/support.html
Installation folder: C:\users\user\appdata\local\videotwistersa\bin\
Uninstaller: "C:\users\user\appdata\Local\videotwisterSA\bin\\VideoTwisterUninstaller.exe" Web
Estimated size: 1019.14 KB

Program filesFiles installed by VideoTwister

Program executable:videotwisterSA.exe (Malware detected)
Additional files:
  • VideoTwisterSACB.exe
  • (Malware detected) videotwisterSA.exe
  • videotwisterSAHook.dll
  • VideoTwisterUninstaller.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • videotwisterSA.exe is scheduled as a task named 'RunAsStdUser Task' (runs on registration).
Startup File (User Run)
  • videotwisterSA.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'videotwisterSA' and executes as "C:\users\user\appdata\Local\videotwisterSA\bin\\videotwisterSA.exe".

How do I remove VideoTwister?

Quickly and completely remove VideoTwister from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
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Or, you can uninstall VideoTwister from your computer by using the Add/Remove Program feature in the Window's Control Panel.
  1. On the Start menu (for Windows 8, right-click the screen's bottom-left corner), click Control Panel, and then, under Programs, do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program VideoTwister, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: Click Uninstall.
    • Windows XP: Click the Remove or Change/Remove tab (to the right of the program).
  3. Follow the prompts. A progress bar shows you how long it will take to remove VideoTwister.
  4. If for some reason uninstallation fails, please install Microsoft's uninstall fixer utility which will help fix problems with programs that can't be uninstalled at support.microsoft.com.
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Win 7 (SP1) 73%
Win 7 9%
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 70%
Keep it 30%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 81.82%
Windows Vista 18.18%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 54.55%
Windows 7 Starter 18.18%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 9.09%
Windows Vista Business 9.09%
Windows 7 Professional 9.09%

Distribution by countryGeography

89.29% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 89.29%
  Thailand 3.57%
  Netherlands 3.57%
  United Kingdom 3.57%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 36.36%
Dell 18.18%
Toshiba 9.09%
Sony 9.09%
Intel 9.09%
Acer 9.09%
ASUS 9.09%
Common models
Toshiba NB505 10.00%
Sony VPCSB2L1E 10.00%
Packard Bell DOTS2 10.00%
Hewlett-Packard Presario ... 10.00%
Hewlett-Packard p6823w 10.00%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 10.00%

About (from Pinball Corporation)

Pinball Corporation delivers online content and monetization solutions for small to mid-sized web publishers, and keyword-based online advertising solutions for direct-response and ecommerce marketers.
Publisher URL: www.pinballcorp.com


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