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TornTV malware. How to Remove? (Uninstall Guide)

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TornTV is a legitimate application, which can be easily downloaded from the Internet. However, security experts had to include it to the category of browser hijackers because it has started initiating various potentially unwanted activities. From the first sight, it may look that TornTV is a legitimate tool, which can help you to watch TV programs and download video files on your computer. In fact, it does what it says. However, as soon as this potentially unwanted program gets inside the system, it may start displaying various pop-up ads, cause continuous redirects to Torntv.com or other websites, start slowing down each of web browser and may initiate other unwanted activities against people's will. Moreover, we have included this program into our database because it may be spread in conjunction with other programs. Mostly, that's freeware and shareware that belongs to questionable developers that seek to earn some easy money. No matter how safe TornTV looks, you should take into account that it may pose a huge harm to your computer. In fact, it may also pose a serious harm to you because it may be be used to track users' PC activity and collect their search queries, search terms and similar information. If you have already been suffering from TornTV ads, redirects and similar issues, you should waste no time and remove this malware from your computer.

HOW CAN I GET INFECTED WITH TornTV malware?

You can install TornTV from its official website. However, if infected with TornTV malware or TornTV redirect virus, you may notice continuous redirects to this site no matter which web browser or search engine you use. As soon as it gets inside the system, it may change your DNS settings and affect all browsers, including Internet Explorer, Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox. This activity results in continuous TornTV redirects, slow downs and similar inconveniences. Please, do NOT ignore these issues because you can never know what else may be installed on your computer!. If you want to prevent infiltration of TornTV virus, the first thing that you must understand is that you must protect your PC with reputable anti-spyware. In addition, you should spend more time when installing freeware on your computer. Before you install a program, check what other people say about it. In addition, select Custom or Advanced installation and opt out of various plugins, add-ons, toolbars and extensions. If you think that your PC has already been affected, you shouldn't ignore this. We are not sure about one thing - whether this page has been hacked by cyber criminals or it belongs to cyber criminals. However, we know the main thing – you must remove TornTV malware ASAP. For that you can follow a step-by-step guide that was prepared by our security experts.

HOW CAN I REMOVE TornTV malware?

In order to remove TornTV virus from your computer, we recommend running a full system scan with automated anti-malware program. In this case, PlumbytesWebroot SecureAnywhere AntiVirus, Reimage or Malwarebytes Anti Malware would be really helpful. However, you can also follow a guide that is given below and remove this hijacker manually.

You can remove TornTV malware automatically with a help of one of these programs: Reimage, Plumbytes, Malwarebytes Anti Malware. We recommend these applications because they can easily delete potentially unwanted programs and viruses with all their files and registry entries that are related to them.

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Quick menu: Manual TornTV malware Removal Guide
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Remove TornTV malware from Windows 7 / Vista / XP systems

  • Click Start Control Panel Programs and Features (if you are Windows XP user, click on Add/Remove Programs).

Remove TornTV malware from Windows 10 / Windows 8 systems

  • If you are Windows 10 / Windows 8 user, then right-click in the lower left corner of the screen. Once Quick Access Menu shows up, select Control Panel and Uninstall a Program.
Uninstall TornTV malware and related programs
  • Here, look for TornTV malware or any other recently installed suspicious programs.
  • Uninstall them and click OK to save these changes.
Right click on each of suspicious entries and select 'Uninstall' Remove TornTV malware from Windows shortcuts
  • Right click on the shortcut of Mozilla Firefox and select Properties.
Right click on browsers' icon and select 'Properties'
  • Go to Shortcut tab and look at the Target field. Delete malicious URL that is related to your virus.
Select 'Shortcut' tab and delete 'http://isearch.babylon.com...' or other suspicious URL

Repeat steps that are given above with all browsers' shortcuts, including Internet Explorer and Google Chrome. Make sure you check all locations of these shortcuts, including Desktop, Start Menu and taskbar.

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Remove TornTV malware from Mac OS X system

If you are using OS X, click Go button at the top left of the screen and select Applications.

Cick 'Go' and select 'Applications'

Wait until you see Applications folder and look for TornTV malware or any other suspicious programs on it. Now right click on every of such entries and select Move to Trash.

Click on every malicious entry and select 'Move to Trash'
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Remove TornTV malware from Internet Explorer (IE)

Remove dangerous add-ons
  • Open Internet Explorer, click on the Gear icon (IE menu) on the top right corner of the browser and choose Manage Add-ons.
Click on menu icon and select 'Manage add-ons'
  • You will see a Manage Add-ons window. Here, look for TornTV malware and other suspicious plugins. Disable these entries by clicking Disable:
Right click on each of malicious entries and select 'Disable' Change your homepage if it was altered by virus:
  • Click on the gear icon (menu) on the top right corner of the browser and select Internet Options. Stay in General tab.
  • Here, remove malicious URL and enter preferable domain name. Click Apply to save changes.
Delete malicious URL, enter your desired domain name and click 'Apply' to save changes Reset Internet Explorer
  • Click on the gear icon (menu) again and select Internet options. Go to Advanced tab.
  • Here, select Reset.
  • When in the new window, check Delete personal settings and select Reset again to complete TornTV malware removal.
Go to 'Advanced' tab and click on 'Reset' button. Now select 'Delete personal settings' and click on 'Reset' button again
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Remove TornTV malware from Microsoft Edge

Reset Microsoft Edge settings (Method 1):
  • Launch Microsoft Edge app and click More (three dots at the top right corner of the screen).
  • Click Settings to open more options.
  • Once Settings window shows up, click Choose what to clear button under Clear browsing data option.
  • Here, select all what you want to remove and click Clear.
  • Now you should right-click on the Start button (Windows logo). Here, select Task Manager.
  • When in Processes tab, search for Microsoft Edge.
  • Right-click on it and choose Go to details option. If can’t see Go to details option, click More details and repeat previous steps.
  • When Details tab shows up, find every entry with Microsoft Edge name in it. Right click on each of them and select End Task to end these entries.

If Method 1 failed to help you, you need to use an advanced Edge reset method.

Resetting Microsoft Edge browser (Method 2):

Note: you need to backup your data before using this method.
  • Find this folder on your computer: C:\Users\%username%\AppData\Local\Packages\Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge_8wekyb3d8bbwe.
  • Select every entry which is saved on it and right click with your mouse. Then Delete option.
  • Click the Start button (Windows logo) and type in window power in Search my stuff line.
  • Right-click the Windows PowerShell entry and choose Run as administrator.
  • Once Administrator: Windows PowerShell window shows up, paste this command line after PS C:\WINDOWS\system32> and press Enter: Get-AppXPackage -AllUsers -Name Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register $($_.InstallLocation)\AppXManifest.xml -Verbose}

Once these steps are finished, TornTV malware should be removed from your Microsoft Edge browser.

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Remove TornTV malware from Mozilla Firefox (FF)

Remove dangerous extensions
  • Open Mozilla Firefox, click on the menu icon (top right corner) and select Add-ons Extensions.
Click on menu icon and select 'Add-ons'
  • Here, select TornTV malware and other questionable plugins. Click Remove to delete these entries.
Select 'Extensions' and look for malicious entries. Click 'Remove' to get rid of each of them Change your homepage if it was altered by virus:
  • Click on the menu (top right corner), choose Options General.
  • Here, delete malicious URL and enter preferable website or click Restore to default.
  • Click OK to save these changes.
When in 'General' tab, delete malicious URL from 'Home Page' section or click on 'Restore to Default' button. Click 'OK' to save changes Reset Mozilla Firefox
  • Click on the Firefox menu on the top left and click on the question mark. Here, choose Troubleshooting Information.
Click on menu icon and then on '?'. Select 'Troubleshooting Information'
  • Now you will see Reset Firefox to its default state message with Reset Firefox button. Click this button for several times and complete TornTV malware removal.
Click on 'Reset Firefox' button for a couple of times
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Remove TornTV malware from Google Chrome

Delete malicious plugins
  • Open Google Chrome, click on the menu icon (top right corner) and select Tools Extensions.
Click on menu icon. Select 'Tools' and 'Extensions'
  • Here, select TornTV malware and other malicious plugins and select trash icon to delete these entries.
Look for malicious entries and delete each of them by clicking on the Trash bin icon Change your homepage and default search engine if it was altered by your virus
  • Click on menu icon and choose Settings.
  • Here, look for the Open a specific page or set of pages under On startup option and click on Set pages.
After clicking on menu and 'Settings', select 'Set pages'
  • Now you should see another window. Here, delete malicious search sites and enter the one that you want to use as your homepage.
Click 'X' to remove malicious URLs
  • Click on menu icon again and choose Settings Manage Search engines under the Search section.
When in 'Settings', select 'Manage search engines...'
  • When in Search Engines..., remove malicious search sites. You should leave only Google or your preferred domain name.
Click 'X' to remove malicious URLs Reset Google Chrome
  • Click on menu icon on the top right of your Google Chrome and select Settings.
  • Scroll down to the end of the page and click on Reset browser settings.
When in 'Settings', scroll down to 'Reset browser settings' button and click on it
  • Click Reset to confirm this action and complete TornTV malware removal.
Click on 'Reset' button to complete your removal
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Remove TornTV malware from Safari

Remove dangerous extensions
  • Open Safari web browser and click on Safari in menu at the top left of the screen. Once you do this, select Preferences.
Click on 'Safari' and select 'Preferences'
  • Here, select Extensions and look for TornTV malware or other suspicious entries. Click on the Uninstall button to get rid each of them.
Go to 'Extensions' and uninstall malicious add-ons Change your homepage if it was altered by virus:
  • Open your Safari web browser and click on Safari in menu section. Here, select Preferences as it was displayed previously and select General.
  • Here, look at the Homepage field. If it was altered by TornTV malware, remove unwanted link and enter the one that you want to use for your searches. Remember to include the "http://" before typing in the address of the page.
When in 'General', delete malicious URL and enter your desired domain name Reset Safari
  • Open Safari browser and click on Safari in menu section at the top left of the screen. Here, select Reset Safari....
Click on 'Safari' and select 'Reset Safari...'
  • Now you will see a detailed dialog window filled with reset options. All of those options are usually checked, but you can specify which of them you want to reset. Click the Reset button to complete TornTV malware removal process.
Select all options and click on 'Reset' button

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