TornTV is not a virus, however often it comes bundling other PUPs like Babylon or Iminent toolbar that causes browser homepage hijacking and web search redirects. Read this article to learn how to uninstall TornTV and fix this issue.
TornTV is an application used to watch live TV broadcast and download media video files. However, recently many users complained that there are annoying PUPs like babylon or iminent toolbar coming together with it.
Screenshot of TornTV
Besides, TornTV can be voluntarily installed from the Torntv.com website, but has been documented by experts and victims to install to computer systems without direct permission. This is why TornTV is categorized as a browser hijacker and is often referred to as TornTV malware or the TornTV virus.
Then if you also encounter the TornTV browser hijacking or other third party applications together installed to your computer and want to fix this, follow below guide to uninstall Torn TV program and the repair browser settings caused by the PUP.
How to Remove TornTV and Related PUP (Removal Guide)
In fact there is no difference between uninstall TornTV and other normal programs however, if you want to get your computer clean from any PUP related ads, hijacking and redirects, you still need to remove the PUP and repair the browser settings. And below are the detailed guide for your reference.
Guide to get rid of TornTV Issues outlined:
- Step 1. Uninstall Torn TV from the Control Panel
- Step 2. Remove TornTV extension from IE, Firefox and Google Chrome
- Step 3. Maintain/optimize your system performance
Tips: Before removing the PUPs, ensure your computer is clean from any malware or malicious adware, virus infections that may be hidden in your system in form of trojans, rootkits and the like to make it stack in favor of the PUP uninstall and browser repair. To ensure the computer is clean, you can use your trusted antivirus or the recommended antimalware tool-Anvi Smart Defender (safe download: www.dotfab.com/download_asd.html)
Please note that TornTV itself is not a virus and neither your antivirus nor the recommended Anvi Smart Defender antimalware will detect it. But by doing this, you computer will be clean to facilitate below troubleshoot process.
Step 1. Uninstall TornTV from the Control Panel
For Win 8: Press Windows key or hover the cursor in the bottom left of the screen to access Start Menu →locate the TornTV or related PUP → right click on the icon→ Click Uninstall from the appeared toolbar at the bottom of the screen.
For Windows 7/Vista: Click Start →Click Control Panel → Locate Programs, and click Uninstall a program→ find the TornTV or related PUP from the opened list → Locate the item you want to uninstall and right click to open the dropped menu, where you need to click Uninstall/Change. If there comes an confirmation, click Yes to proceed.
For Windows xp: Click Start → Select Control Panel → Click Add/Remove Programs → Find the TornTV orrelated PUP from the opened list → locate and right click the item which you want to uninstall → click Remove to proceed the uninstall.
Below is a screenshot for TornTV removal in Control Panel
If you feel inconvenient or uncomfortable to find those multiple related PUPs, you may make full use of this tool-Anvi Uninstaller which is integrated in Cloud System Booster system cleaner and will list recently installed programs in your computer to facilitate the uninstall.
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Instructions: 1. Download and install. 2. Start it and click on Expert on the main screen to open Expert interface where you can locate Toolbox tab and select Anvi Uninstaller to Run. 3. Locate the Recent Installed tab and then find the TornTV and the related programs to uninstall.
Moreover, the uninstall solution provided by Anvi Uninstaller in Cloud System Booster contains three steps:
- 1.create a system restore point first for convenient troubleshoot;
- 2. uninstall;
- 3. clean left invalid registry entries and junk files of the uninstalled programs (only for pro version).
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Step 2. Remove TornTV Add-on from IE, Firefox and Chrome
TornTV also installs its add-ons to your web browser and you also need to remove it and repair the browser settings if the need arises.
–Automatic Removal and Repair
Here offers you a automatic tool-Anvi Slim Toolbar which can help you conveniently remove the unwanted browser add-ons including the TornTV extension and repair main browser settings like the homepage and search engine.
Anvi Slim Toolbar download: www.dotfab.com/download_ast.html
Instructions: 1. Download and install 2. Start the program and click Manage on its main screen. 3. Find the TornTV add-on/plugin from the appeared list, select them to remove. 4. Switch to the main screen and click Repair button to repair the homepage and search engine.
Reset homepage and search engine using Anvi Slim Toolbar
—Manual Removal and Repair
If you prefer to the manual removal and repair, below are step by step manual removal guides in Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome. If any question, feel free to get in touch.
Here we go.
>For Google Chrome users
Open Internet Explorer, click Settings icon to select Manage add-on
There will open a window of Manage add-ons, where you need to locate on Toolbars and Extensions tab, search through the list to find the TornTV and related add-on. Click the item to disable and remove it one by one.
Please note, to completely repair your browser settings including the homepage and search engine in IE that are modified by the related PUP like Iminent toolbar, you may check out for other detailed removal guide for Iminent search removal here from IE.
Open Mozilla Firefox, click on Firefox button on the top left of the window to open a dropped menu where you need to select Add-ons to open the mange add-ons window.
On the opened window of manage add-ons, locate then Extensions tab to locate the TornTV related add-on and click Remove button to remove it.
Remove TornTV add-on from Firefox
Please note, to completely repair your browser settings including the homepage and search engine in Firefox that are modified by the related PUP like Iminent toolbar, you may check out for other detailed removal guide for Iminent search removal here from Firefox.
Open Google Chrome, and click the wrench or bars icon to navigate to Tools → Extensions.
On the opened window, search for the related extensions as the TornTV and related extensions. Locate the Delta Search and click the Trash can icon to remove it.
Please note, to completely repair your browser settings including the homepage and search engine in Chrome that are modified by the related PUP like Iminent toolbar, you may check out for other detailed removal guide for Iminent search removal here from Chrome.
Step 3. Optimize/maintain System Performance (Highly Recommended)
To return a well or better running OS, you need to maintain or optimize your system, especially after the programs uninstall and browser repair.
Often there will be a lot of invalid registry entries or junk files, leftovers which may jam the computer system and cause a unstable running system after uninstalling software, PUP, or virus infections in particular. Therefore, either to basically maintain the system or return a well performing system, it is highly recommended to use a system cleaner/optimizer like Cloud System Booster to perform a full cleaning by removing junk files, invalid registry entries, repairing file extension errors, registry errors if any, and optimizing the system services.
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If you want a deep optimization, then it is a good idea to defrag your hard disks using a tool like Anvi Ultimate Defrag.
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