What is TankGripHook?

TankGripHook is a recently released adware program that displays rather obnoxious advertisements. We at Anti-spyware-101.com think that this application has no reason to be on your computer. It does not improve the browsing experience, but hampers it by promoting third-party content of unknown origin. We are of the opinion that you should remove this application as soon as possible, because your computer might get more adware applications if you click any of TankGripHook’s ads. 100% FREE spyware scan and
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Where does TankGripHook come from?

Since this application is based on the JustPlugIt engine, it can only come from once place – JustplugIt Ltd. The company’s unique business model enables advertisers to create their own adware programs. All the advertisers have to do is lay down their requirements and the developers will do the rest. This platform allows the advertisers to track and analyze important data, and make adjustments to their ads. The JustPlugIt platform is quite popular with shady advertisers. Therefore, you should be aware of similar adware programs, such as CouponsPlus, IncreaseApp, TakeShop, and Cheap4all, among other programs.

The company’s website Justplug.it fails to explicitly state how their “products” are distributed. However, it is long known that all of the company’s adware applications, including TankGripHook, are distributed using a particular installer called InstallRex. This installer is mostly used for bundling applications, so it is more than likely that TankGripHook will come bundled with more malicious programs. This application might be found bundled with Websearch.hotsearches.info, Websearch.simplesearches.info, and other browser hijackers, as well as adware.

How does TankGripHook work?

Since this program is very versatile, it can show advertisements in all shapes and sizes, such as coupons, banners, pop-ups, pop-unders, video ads, and so on. The Terms of use found on the company’s website suggests that you might be subjected to “articles, photographs, text, graphics, pictures, designs, music, sound, video, information, applications, software, and other content or items belonging to or originating from third parties.” We think that being subjected to third-party software coming from who knows where is a risky endeavor, and that is the main reason why you should remove TankGripHook.

Justplug It Ltd. uses browser cookies to track session data. Its website automatically collects non-personally identifiable information, such as “Your IP address, domain names, referring website addresses, and some online web browsing activity to deliver more relevant advertising.” Personally identifiable information is collected on a voluntary basis if you provide it via email or via registration to certain services. It is stated in the Privacy Policy that non-personal information is used for marketing and advertising purposes, and might be shared with third parties.

How do I remove TankGripHook?

TankGripHook is the kind of application that can cause you a lot of inconvenience by hindering your browsing experience and promoting malicious applications. So you should not allow Justplug It Ltd to collect information about you, which can end up in anyone’s hands. We recommend that you remove this program as soon as possible. You can do it by using the instructions located below. After you have uninstalled TankGripHook, we recommend you to run a scan of your computer using an antimalware program.

Remove TankGripHook from your computer

Windows XP

  1. Open the Start menu.
  2. Open the Control Panel and click Add or Remove Programs.
  3. Find the unwanted application.
  4. Remove.

Windows Vista and Windows 7

  1. Open the Start menu.
  2. Open the Control Panel and click Uninstall a Program.
  3. Find the undesirable program and right-click on it.
  4. Uninstall.

Windows 8 and Windows 8.1

  1. Move the mouse cursor to the lower left of your screen.
  2. Open the Start Screen.
  3. Type Uninstall in the search box and then go to Settings.
  4. In the search results, click Uninstall a program.
  5. Find the application.
  6. Uninstall.

Remove TankGripHook extension from web browsers

Internet Explorer

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

Google Chrome

  1. Press Alt+F.
  2. Select More tools.
  3. Click Extensions.
  4. Remove the extension.

Mozilla Firefox

  1. Press Ctrl+Shift+A.
  2. Select Extensions.
  3. Remove the add-on. 100% FREE spyware scan and
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