Oxy Torrent is an application developed by Excolade Solutions LTD that despite its useful features is classified as а PUP (Potentially Unwanted Program). It comes as a built-in torrent client for the Oxy Browser, which is a version of the Chromium – an open source browser that shares the features and codes of Google Chrome. Oxy Torrent may display various pop-up, in-text or banner advertisements while users browse the Web. The application is not malicious per se, but it may expose your system to security threats through the numerous sponsored links it presents.
How Does Oxy Torrent Affect Your PC?
Oxy Torrent is distributed to the user’s system with the installation of the Oxy Browser. Additionally, an open source client named Chromium may also be installed. Although each of these programs might seem safe and secure, there is always a certain amount of risk involved in the download of torrent files. Other features that may get installed along with the Oxy browser are OxySharer to Twitter and Facebook, AdBlock and PileFile Torrent Search. In case you do not find these plug-ins useful, you should remove them right away.
Oxy Torrent may also land on the user’s PC via bundled downloads of shareware and freeware, such as video streamers, PDF converters, etc. In fact, if users choose the “Advanced” or “Custom” installation options and uncheck the torrent client in the process, they can opt-out of installing Oxy Torrent on their PCs. Most adware programs are promoted via bundled downloads, and if you are a bit more attentive, you may save yourself the trouble of uninstalling potentially unwanted applications and programs later.
Oxy Torrent – How to Remove it Safely from Your PC?
If you decide to remove Oxy Torrent, you will have to uninstall the Oxy Browser from your PC. Since it is a legitimate program, you can do it manually and should not encounter any difficulties. In case you suspect that any unwanted applications may have ended in your system, we recommend the use of a proper anti-adware tool, just to be on the safe side.
Spy Hunter FREE scanner will only detect the threat. If you want the threat to be automatically removed, you need to purchase the full version of the malware tool.