Severity scale:  
  (20/100)

Remove Torlock.com (Free Guide) - Removal Instructions

removal by Lucia Danes - - | Type: Adware

Torlock.com is the torrenting service that shows malicious ads and pornographic content to redirect users to other insecure sites

Torlock.comTorlock.com – the page that causes redirects and invades browsing sessions with push notifications related to dangerous pages and thrid-party companies or even hackers. This is a domain that is controlled by the adware-type program that manages to infiltrate the system silently and affect the performance of various browsers, so it controls the content and online traffic by delivering commercial content on the screen without interruption. Visiting these pages and clicking on any material delivered on the screen can lead to the infiltration of additional potentially unwanted programs. 

In general, the Torlock.com virus is not a malicious domain besides the illegal torrenting service. However, its unexpected appearance and shady material that users get exposed to can be considered potentially dangerous. Push notifications, false alerts about computer issues, or deceptive advertising triggers pop-ups with subscription forms that people click without thinking. Once that is done Torlock can show more pop-ups, redirects, and inject push notifications on the desktop directly without the requirement to have the browser opened. 

Name Torlock.com
Type Adware
Danger The site is torrent service that can include malicious or infected files,[1] the page also is related to scams and potentially dangerous advertising campaigns. This website is responsible for causing redirects to questionable pages and triggering information stealing
Symptoms The page delivers pop-ups with notification agreement, causes redirects to promotional material or even downloads of cyber infections
Distribution Freeware installations[2] and other deceptive or misleading pages trigger infections like this that control the appearance of redirects
Elimination You need to remove Torlock.com as soon as possible and make sure to not click on anything possibly malicious or dangerous to keep the machine secure. AV tools are needed for this because full system scan can ensure that all the traces of PUP get cleared off of the machine
Repair Various system changes happen in the background, so rely on PC repair or optimizer tools like Reimage Reimage Cleaner Intego to restore affected files and corrupted functions and programs

Torlock.com triggers forms with subscription agreements and notification forms on the browser to trick people into interaction. This is a functionality that thousands of sites use, but such shady domains promote malicious sites via those additional notifications and push redirects.

Using the Torlock.com service alone can take you to questionable sites and lead to infections because torrent sites often trigger infections and malware drops. However, enabling those notifications and promotional material equals granting permission to pop-up windows and questionable third-party material. 

Torlock.com is not supposed to be opened to trigger additional redirects and dubious pop-ups. One or two push notifications from the start become excessive, and tons of ads significantly affect your experience online, reduces the speed, and lead to serious issues with the device that gets infected.  

You need to ignore anything that appears on Torlock.com as an additional layer because any click on such notifications can trigger more redirects and data tracking:

Torlock.com wants to:
Show notifications
[Allow] [Block]

If you allow notifications from this or any other sites it may become more difficult to remove Torlock.com and the initial PUP because related material triggers particular behavior and changes in the system or preferences and settings, installation of other apps. When the startup preferences get set to launch this site and push notifications function after each system reboot, PUP can freely run and affect the traffic, the performance of the machine,

The longer Torlock.com is running on the system, the worst all the functions perform. Your machine may end up permanently damaged if you do not tackle these changes and virus damage as soon as you can. A few pop-ups and redirects should raise questions and attract your attention in the first place. Any suspicious material should be the first sign of the PUP and encourage you to clean the system from malware with AV tools.  Torlock.com ads
Torlock.com is the page that triggers malicious ads and redirects the user to questionable pages where personal data may be exposed.
There are a few reasons that should make you more eager to perform Torlock.com removal procedures. The first one is the commercial content and all the dangerous redirects that experts[3] note as the biggest issue regarding the adware-type threats. However, this is the site that delivers torrent files, cracks, licensed versions of software, game cheats, and so on. Such sites, usually, are not safe to use on its own, but the service is at least risky. 

Torlock.com can lead to shady websites and malware distributing pages. You may install malware and damage the machine without even noticing and knowing. Your computer can become a mess when serious malware damages files and functions. Stay away from such sites and services in the first place. 

Enabling any content in addition to Torlock.com redirects can lead to spam messages, sponsored content, and ads that trigger downloads of PUPs. When this redirect keeps loading on the browser, you should try to ignore the site and all the undesired pop-ups or banners that appear. It is exceptionally difficult when the adware injects content on mobile devices, so people have no option but to click on those ads to exit the browser.

We strongly advise avoiding using such services and never trust any site with software or browser extensions when advertisements keep you from clicking on normal parts of the site. Torlock.com can decrease the performance of any machine, so push notifications, and unwanted ads are not the only symptoms. You need to repair the system files and functions using proper applications like Reimage Reimage Cleaner Intego, for example, so the system can run as supposed to.  Torlock PUP
Torlock.com - the adware program that shows pornographic material and fake error messages to get views and clicks on ads.
 

Infected files or programs shared online trigger cyber infections

Executables and program files can be installed during the freeware installation or even from the email with attachments. Various deceptive pages also deliver malware automatically without requiring for much interaction. P2p sharing services and torrent sites alone can include PUPs in bundles with popular software, files, and game cheats. 

When you download anything from domains, freeware providers, other services, and shady online stores, you need to pay attention to the privacy policy, license agreement, and so on. If you don't you may end of with malicious programs. Also, always go for Advanced or Custom installation options instead of quick installs, so you can see all the applications and choose what to install finally. 

The guide for the proper Torlock PUP removal

You need to have in mind that Torlock.com virus can trigger various changes on Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Safari, Internet Explorer and other web browsers without asking for your permission or even showing other symptoms. Once the PUP infiltrates the machine, it accesses various parts of the settings and alters them. 

All these changes in registry and startup or different system settings affect the Torlock.com removal significantly. In general, this page is not the one that you need to remove because PUP running on the machine is the intruder that causes all the issues with the performance and browsing online. 

The best way to remove Torlock.com is anti-malware scanning because this way you check all the parts of the system where PUP files may end up installed, and AV engine can detect and remove those suspicious intruders automatically. The elimination happens quickly and thoroughly with reliable tools.

You may remove virus damage with a help of Reimage Reimage Cleaner Intego. SpyHunter 5Combo Cleaner and Malwarebytes are recommended to detect potentially unwanted programs and viruses with all their files and registry entries that are related to them.

Offer
do it now!
Download
Reimage Happiness
Guarantee
Download
Intego Happiness
Guarantee
Compatible with Microsoft Windows Supported versions Compatible with OS X Supported versions
What to do if failed?
If you failed to remove virus damage using Reimage Intego, submit a question to our support team and provide as much details as possible.
Reimage Intego has a free limited scanner. Reimage Intego offers more through scan when you purchase its full version. When free scanner detects issues, you can fix them using free manual repairs or you can decide to purchase the full version in order to fix them automatically.
Alternative Software
Different software has a different purpose. If you didn’t succeed in fixing corrupted files with Reimage, try running SpyHunter 5.
Alternative Software
Different software has a different purpose. If you didn’t succeed in fixing corrupted files with Intego, try running Combo Cleaner.

To remove Torlock.com, follow these steps:

Eliminate Torlock.com from Windows systems

Follow these steps to remove Torlock.com and other possibly related PUPs and files

  1. Click Start Control Panel Programs and Features (if you are Windows XP user, click on Add/Remove Programs). Click 'Start -> Control Panel -> Programs and Features' (if you are 'Windows XP' user, click on 'Add/Remove Programs').
  2. 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. 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'.
  3. Uninstall Torlock.com and related programs
    Here, look for Torlock.com or any other recently installed suspicious programs.
  4. Uninstall them and click OK to save these changes. Right click on each of suspicious entries and select 'Uninstall'

Remove Torlock.com from Mac OS X system

  1. If you are using OS X, click Go button at the top left of the screen and select Applications. Cick 'Go' and select 'Applications'
  2. Wait until you see Applications folder and look for Torlock.com 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'

Erase Torlock.com from Internet Explorer (IE)

  1. 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'
  2. You will see a Manage Add-ons window. Here, look for Torlock.com and other suspicious plugins. Disable these entries by clicking Disable: Right click on each of malicious entries and select 'Disable'
  3. 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.
  4. 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
  5. Reset Internet Explorer
    Click on the gear icon (menu) again and select Internet options. Go to Advanced tab.
  6. Here, select Reset.
  7. When in the new window, check Delete personal settings and select Reset again to complete Torlock.com removal. Go to 'Advanced' tab and click on 'Reset' button. Now select 'Delete personal settings' and click on 'Reset' button again

Get rid of Torlock.com from Microsoft Edge

Reset Microsoft Edge settings (Method 1):

  1. Launch Microsoft Edge app and click More (three dots at the top right corner of the screen).
  2. Click Settings to open more options.
  3. Once Settings window shows up, click Choose what to clear button under Clear browsing data option. Go to Settings and select 'Choose what to clear'
  4. Here, select all what you want to remove and click Clear. Select 'Clear' button
  5. Now you should right-click on the Start button (Windows logo). Here, select Task Manager. Open the start menu and select 'Task Manager'
  6. When in Processes tab, search for Microsoft Edge.
  7. 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. Right-click 'Microsoft Edge' and select 'Go to details' Select 'More details' if 'Go to details' option fails to show up
  8. 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. Find Microsoft Edge entries and select 'End Task'

Resetting Microsoft Edge browser (Method 2):

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

  1. Note: you need to backup your data before using this method.
  2. Find this folder on your computer: C:\Users\%username%\AppData\Local\Packages\Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge_8wekyb3d8bbwe.
  3. Select every entry which is saved on it and right click with your mouse. Then Delete option. Go to Microsoft Edge folder on your computer, right-click every entry and click 'Delete'
  4. Click the Start button (Windows logo) and type in window power in Search my stuff line.
  5. Right-click the Windows PowerShell entry and choose Run as administrator. Find Windows PowerShell, right-click it and select 'Run as administrator'
  6. 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}
    Copy and paste a required command and press 'Enter'

Once these steps are finished, Torlock.com should be removed from your Microsoft Edge browser.

Delete Torlock.com from Mozilla Firefox (FF)

  1. 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'
  2. Here, select Torlock.com 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
  3. 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'
  4. Now you will see Reset Firefox to its default state message with Reset Firefox button. Click this button for several times and complete Torlock.com removal. Click on 'Reset Firefox' button for a couple of times

Uninstall Torlock.com from Google Chrome

When your Google Chrome browser gets slow and crashes, you need to check for additional content related to Torlock.com and remove those extensions or apps yourself or reset the browser fully

  1. 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'
  2. Here, select Torlock.com 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
  3. Click on menu icon again and choose Settings Manage Search engines under the Search section. When in 'Settings', select 'Manage search engines...'
  4. When in Search Engines..., remove malicious search sites. You should leave only Google or your preferred domain name. Click 'X' to remove malicious URLs
  5. Reset Google Chrome
    Click on menu icon on the top right of your Google Chrome and select Settings.
  6. 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
  7. Click Reset to confirm this action and complete Torlock.com removal. Click on 'Reset' button to complete your removal

Eliminate Torlock.com from Safari

  1. 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'
  2. Here, select Extensions and look for Torlock.com or other suspicious entries. Click on the Uninstall button to get rid each of them. Go to 'Extensions' and uninstall malicious add-ons
  3. 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...'
  4. 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 Torlock.com removal process. Select all options and click on 'Reset' button

About the author

Lucia Danes
Lucia Danes - Virus researcher

If this free removal guide helped you and you are satisfied with our service, please consider making a donation to keep this service alive. Even a smallest amount will be appreciated.

Contact Lucia Danes
About the company Esolutions

References


Your opinion regarding Torlock.com