TornTV Hijacker - How To Remove?

Type: Browser Hijacker

TornTV hijacker 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 However it can be installed together with other programs and toolbars, 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 checkbox marked by default informing that TornTV will be installed as well. Many computer users miss this checkbox and get infected with unwanted application. Torn TV was built on Yontoo platform, which is known way of building adware that modifies page behavior.

Additionally, in some cases TornTV installer comes with Bifrose backdoor – a software, that opens security holes and allows remote connection to your PC. This is very dangerous, thus you should always double-check your PC and see if you are not affected.

TornTV is known for changing an affected computer’s search page to its own. It might also change home page. Moreover, hijacker bundles with and installs the third party malware, such as adware, spyware applications and platforms.

We recommend removing TornTV as soon as it is detected in computer especially if it was installed without a user’s permission. To remove the program automatically you should use anti-malware programs like Hitman Pro or spyhunter . Only if you see this application in Control Panel, you can chose to remove it manually. In such a case you will also have to change your search provider and home page to the ones you used before the infection and do this for all Internet browsers you have on your PC. After the manual changes are made you should perform a full system scan using your computer’s antivirus. If you found any other unknown software installed on the same day as TornTV, remove it as well.

Automatic TornTV hijacker removal tools

Note: Reimage trial provides detection of parasites and assists in their removal for free. You can remove detected files, processes and registry entries yourself or purchase a full version.  We might be affiliated with some of these programs. Full information is available in disclosure

Manual removal


Important Note: Although it is possible to manually remove TornTV hijacker, such activity can permanently damage your system if any mistakes are made in the process, as advanced spyware parasites are able to automatically repair themselves if not completely removed. Thus, manual spyware removal is recommended for experienced users only, such as IT specialists or highly qualified system administrators. For other users, we recommend using Reimage or other tools found on


TornTV hijacker screenshots


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November 23, 2012 13:48, November 23, 2012 13:48

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