What is TornTV hijacker? One day when you surf online, suddenly your browser is redirected to other weird website randomly without your permission. Does this website provide a legitimate search engine? No. It is a browser hijacker virus and you should follow these removal guides in this post.
TornTV hijacker is a malicious application, which belongs to the category of browser redirect infection. This malicious browser hijacker virus that offers users to download videos and watch TV channels Online. It is an application that offers a service of watching TV broadcast live and downloading media video files. A legal way of installing it is from company’s official site torntv.com. However it can be installed together with other programs and tool bars, for example it often comes with CouponDropDown. Coming bundled with other software TornTV is usually installed without a direct user’s permission. Sometimes a legal but unfair way is used. During the installation of a wanted program there is a check box marked by default information that TornTV will be installed as well. Lot of computer users miss this check box and get infected with unwanted application. Torn TV was built on Yontoo platform, which is known way of building ad ware that modifies page behavior.
This nasty virus is a search engine hijacker that include many return irrelevant and frequently paid search or advertisements. Once installed, TornTV hijacker may block your anti-virus program and some Windows system applications. It may also redirect you to malicious websites frequently while you surf the Internet. You will notice your homepage has been set to torntv.com without your permission. By this TornTV hijacker, your computer performance becomes very slow and weird. So the most thing you have to do is get rid of it immediately to make your computer clean and safe.
It can disable your firewall and invade your system without your consent.
It can slow down your system and mess up your browser gradually.
It can redirect users to unwanted websites and change the browser settings in the background.
It is capable of downloading other malicious programs, creating a backdoor in your PC security and creating advertisements.
Step 1: Open Task Manager and end the malicious processes related to this virus
Use the following key combination: press CTRL+ALT+DEL or CTRL+SHIFT+ESC to open the Windows Task Manager.
Select “Processes” tab on the Windows Task Manager in order to view active processes. Find a malicious process by its name, select it and click the “End process” button to terminate it.
(Note: The name of the infected process can change randomly so that it can pretend as a legitimate process and escape from the detection of your antivirus programs. If you cannot figure out which one is the malicious process related to the virus, you can contact YooCare Online Expert for help.)
Step2. a. Show all the hidden files and then clear infected files creating by this pesky virus:
To show hidden files, just click on the Organize button in any folder, and then select “Folder and Search Options” from the menu.
Click the View tab, and then you should select “Show hidden files and folders” in the list.
Just select that, and click OK.
b. Delete the associated files of this threat as follow:
Step3. Delete all the malicious registry entries in Registry Editor
Click the Start menu
Type “regedit” and click Ok.
Once the Registry Editor is opened, find out the following registry entries and then delete them:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System “DisableRegedit” = 0
TornTV hijacker is classified as a Browser Hijacker, which means its parasitic damage payload consists of hijacking your browser homepage, error page, or search page with its own, mostly a commercial site of its creators, forcing you to accumulate force hits to a particular website to make it more popular or by using pay-per-click sites to earn money. Once inside your computer, TornTV hijacker will program itself to start automatically when you restart your computer. TornTV hijacker will perform computer scanning and will display fake scanning reports which says your computer is infected with Virus and Trojans.
Special Tips: It is strongly recommended to remove this virus manually with expertise, because any mistake due to lacking of computer knowledge could lead to more damages till system goes crash down. And if you still cannot successfully get rid of this virus by the above instructions, please contact YooCare 24/7 Online Expert now for a fast and professional help.
Published by & last updated on November 25, 2012 11:32 am