How To Remove TornTV Malware?

How to Remove TornTV Malware?


TornTV is a malware which can cause a lot of issues in your system. Under the disguise of a legitimate application, it creates havoc in the PC. The user may be left with an impression that he or she has embarked upon a free site to download video files or watch free live TV broadcast, but it just has an attractive interface to lure users and convince them of the ‘genuineness’ of the site.

What does TornTV do?

When TornTV gets infiltrated in your system, the first thing it does, is to override the default settings in your computer, especially the browsers. It infects your Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox or even your Google Chrome. This results in your browser homepage to turn to It even adds malicious keys to your computer’s Windows registry without your permission. Due to all these changes, whenever you wish to resume your usual work on your usual favourite websites, you are redirected to its official site or even other unsafe sites as an answer to your search.

How is TornTV Transferred to Computers?

TornTV is transferred in to your computers when knowingly or unknowingly you download and install it while downloading some totally different program of your choice. Especially, the free downloads of videos or audios or other software you find on the internet for your permanent usage and download them, you often tend to ignore the checked boxes when you keep clicking the ‘next’ button and install it in a hurry without checking the additions. Also, sometimes, TornTV gets transferred even when you have made sure to check everything. It is just packed that way with other programs.

Why is TornTV dangerous?

Apart from infiltrating your system and overriding your default settings to give you wrong search results and continuous pop up ads, TornTV can also download other software applications which are nothing but spyware or adware. Other platforms like Internet helper 3.1 toolbar and Zoom Downloader are installed in your computer too, which will in turn make your computer slower, even bringing it down to a crash sometime. If not deleted as soon as possible, even your confidential personal, professional and financial data can be shared with the cyber criminals and can be used for illegal activities in your name.

How to Remove TornTV?

As is the case quite often, TornTV has been known to be connected with Yontoo platform applications. Included under this category are DropDownDeals, Deal Fairy, PageRage, and Safe Saver. Hence, whenever you install any of these programs, it is advisable to take extra care while following the installation process. If not, there might be some suspicious video streaming application installed on your computer. Even TornTV itself may add other additional software to the installation. These plugins are very unreliable and will gather data on your usual activity on your computer. This activity information may be used by cyber criminals against you. This poses as a dangerous threat, and hence TornTV must be immediately removed from your computer.

STEP 1 : How to Uninstall TornTV from Add/Remove Programs

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


Type “Appwiz.cpl


Locate TornTV software and click on uninstall/change. In general you should remove all unknown programs.

remove torntv

STEP 2 : How to Remove TornTV Extentions from Chrome

  • Open Google Chrome
  • In the Main Menu, select Tools then Extensions
  • Remove any unwanted website by clicking on the little recycle bin
  • Reset Google Chrome by Deleting the current user to make sure nothing is left behind

google chrome settings

STEP 3 : How to Remove TornTV from Firefox

  • Open Mozilla Firefox
  • Press simultaneously Ctrl+Shift+A
  • Disable all unknown Extensions.

firefox add-ons manager

  • Go to Help
  • Then Troubleshoot information
  • Click on Reset Firefox

reset firefox

STEP 4 : Remove TornTV from IE

  • Open Internet Explorer
  • On the Upper Right Corner Click on the Gear Icon
  • Click on Internet options

IE internet options

  • Select the Advanced tab and click on Reset.

  • Close IE

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