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.
- Guide 1: How to Remove Oxy Torrent from Windows.
- Guide 2: Get rid of Oxy Torrent from Mac OS X.
- Guide 3: Remove Oxy Torrent from Google Chrome.
- Guide 4: Erase Oxy Torrent from Mozilla Firefox.
- Guide 5: Uninstall Oxy Torrent from Microsoft Edge.
- Guide 6: Remove Oxy Torrent from Safari.
- Guide 7: Eliminate Oxy Torrent from Internet Explorer.
How to Remove Oxy Torrent from Windows.
Step 1: Boot Your PC In Safe Mode to isolate and remove Oxy Torrent
Step 2: Uninstall Oxy Torrent and related software from Windows
Here is a method in few easy steps that should be able to uninstall most programs. No matter if you are using Windows 10, 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 are left behind, and that can lead to unstable work of your PC, errors with the file type associations and other unpleasant activities. The proper way to get a program off your computer is to Uninstall it.
Step 3: Clean any registries, created by Oxy Torrent on your computer.
The usually targeted registries of Windows machines are the following:
You can access them by opening the Windows registry editor and deleting any values, created by Oxy Torrent there. This can happen by following the steps underneath:
Get rid of Oxy Torrent from Mac OS X.
Step 1: Uninstall Oxy Torrent and remove related files and objects
1. Hit the ⇧+⌘+U keys to open Utilities. Another way is to click on “Go” and then click “Utilities”, like the image below shows:
- Go to Finder.
- In the search bar type the name of the app that you want to remove.
- Above the search bar change the two drop down menus to “System Files” and “Are Included” so that you can see all of the files associated with the application you want to remove. Bear in mind that some of the files may not be related to the app so be very careful which files you delete.
- If all of the files are related, hold the ⌘+A buttons to select them and then drive them to “Trash”.
In case you cannot remove Oxy Torrent via Step 1 above:
In case you cannot find the virus files and objects in your Applications or other places we have shown above, you can manually look for them in the Libraries of your Mac. But before doing this, please read the disclaimer below:
You can repeat the same procedure with the following other Library directories:
Tip: ~ is there on purpose, because it leads to more LaunchAgents.
Step 2: Scan for and remove Oxy Torrent files from your Mac
When you are facing problems on your Mac as a result of unwanted scripts and programs such as Oxy Torrent, the recommended way of eliminating the threat is by using an anti-malware program. SpyHunter for Mac offers advanced security features along with other modules that will improve your Mac’s security and protect it in the future.
Remove Oxy Torrent from Google Chrome.
Step 1: Start Google Chrome and open the drop menu
Step 2: Move the cursor over "Tools" and then from the extended menu choose "Extensions"
Step 3: From the opened "Extensions" menu locate the unwanted extension and click on its "Remove" button.
Step 4: After the extension is removed, restart Google Chrome by closing it from the red "X" button at the top right corner and start it again.
Erase Oxy Torrent from Mozilla Firefox.
Step 1: Start Mozilla Firefox. Open the menu window
Step 2: Select the "Add-ons" icon from the menu.
Step 3: Select the unwanted extension and click "Remove"
Step 4: After the extension is removed, restart Mozilla Firefox by closing it from the red "X" button at the top right corner and start it again.
Uninstall Oxy Torrent from Microsoft Edge.
Step 1: Start Edge browser.
Step 2: Open the drop menu by clicking on the icon at the top right corner.
Step 3: From the drop menu select "Extensions".
Step 4: Choose the suspected malicious extension you want to remove and then click on the gear icon.
Step 5: Remove the malicious extension by scrolling down and then clicking on Uninstall.
Remove Oxy Torrent from Safari.
Step 1: Start the Safari app.
Step 2: After hovering your mouse cursor to the top of the screen, click on the Safari text to open its drop down menu.
Step 3: From the menu, click on "Preferences".
Step 4: After that, select the 'Extensions' Tab.
Step 5: Click once on the extension you want to remove.
Step 6: Click 'Uninstall'.
A pop-up window will appear asking for confirmation to uninstall the extension. Select 'Uninstall' again, and the Oxy Torrent will be removed.
Eliminate Oxy Torrent from Internet Explorer.
Step 1: Start Internet Explorer.
Step 2: Click on the gear icon labeled 'Tools' to open the drop menu and select 'Manage Add-ons'
Step 3: In the 'Manage Add-ons' window.
Step 4: Select the extension you want to remove and then click 'Disable'. A pop-up window will appear to inform you that you are about to disable the selected extension, and some more add-ons might be disabled as well. Leave all the boxes checked, and click 'Disable'.
Step 5: After the unwanted extension has been removed, restart Internet Explorer by closing it from the red 'X' button located at the top right corner and start it again.