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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.
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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.

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1. Remove/Uninstall Oxy Torrent

1. Remove/Uninstall Oxy Torrent in Windows

Here is a method in few easy steps to remove that program. No matter if you are using Windows 8, 7, Vista or XP, those steps will get the job done. Dragging the program or its folder to the recycle bin can be a very bad decision. If you do that, bits and pieces of the program get left behind, and that can lead to unstable work of your PC, mistakes with the file type associations and other unpleasant activities. The proper way to get a program off your computer is to Uninstall it. To do that:

  • Hold the Windows Logo Button and “R” on your keyboard. A Pop-up window will appear (fig.1).
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  • In the field type in “appwiz.cpl” and press ENTER (fig.2).
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  • This will open a window with all the programs installed on the PC.
    Select the program that you want to remove, and press “Uninstall” (fig.3).
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    Follow the instructions above and you will successfully uninstall Oxy Torrent.

    2. Restore the settings in your browser

    2. Remove Oxy Torrent from your browser

    Remove a toolbar from Mozilla FirefoxRemove a toolbar from Google Chrome Remove a toolbar from Internet Explorer Remove a toolbar from Safari
    Start Mozilla Firefox Open the menu window

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    Select the “Add-ons” icon from the menu

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    Select Oxy Torrent and click “Remove

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    After Oxy Torrent is removed, restart Mozilla Firefox by closing it from the red “X” in the top right corner and start it again.

    Start Google Chrome and Open the drop menu

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  • Move the cursor over “Tools” and then from the extended menu choose “Extensions
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  • From the opened “Extensions” menu locate Oxy Torrent and click on the garbage bin icon on the right of it.
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  • After Oxy Torrent is removed, restart Google Chrome by closing it from the red “X” in the top right corner and start it again.
  • Start Internet Explorer:

  • Click “‘Tools’ to open the drop menu and select ‘Manage Add-ons’
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  • In the ‘Manage Add-ons’ window, make sure that in the first window ‘Add-on Types’, the drop menu ‘Show’ is on ‘All add-ons’
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    Select Oxy Torrent to remove, and then click ‘Disable’. A pop-up window will appear to inform you that you are about to disable the selected toolbar, and some additional toolbars might be disabled as well. Leave all the boxes checked, and click ‘Disable’.

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    After Oxy Torrent has been removed, restart Internet Explorer by closing it from the red ‘X’ in the top right corner and start it again.

    Start Safari

    Open the drop menu by clicking on the sprocket icon in the top right corner.
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    From the drop menu select ‘Preferences’
    In the new window select ‘Extensions’
    Click once on Oxy Torrent
    Click ‘Uninstall’

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    A pop-up window will appear asking for confirmation to uninstall Oxy Torrent. Select ‘Uninstall’ again, and the Oxy Torrent will be removed.

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    Berta is a dedicated malware researcher, dreaming for a more secure cyber space. Her fascination with IT security began a few years ago when a malware locked her out of her own computer.

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