A Potentially Unwanted Application (PUA) appeared on the cyber-security ‘radar’, carrying the name Torque Challenger. It may come as a browser add-on, and some users report it to display possibly annoying pop-up advertisements that include various messages and invitations. Such applications are considered unsafe, due to their uselessness and third-party affiliate relationships.
Torque Challenger – How Does It Work?
Torque Challenger app could be situated on a user PC via a method, called ‘bundling.’ This method combines the app with installers of various free programs as an ‘extra’. So while the user sets up their favourite free media player, music editing software, video converter, photo manipulator, etc. they might miss this software included in the installer.
After Torque Challenger has been installed on the computer, the program may run active processes in the Windows Task Manager. Also, it might situate various files on the web browser directories, like cookies that may collect information about the user’s browsing history, clicks, and online searches. After that, based on those, such software usually displays advertisements in correlation with the browsing behaviour.
Pop-up advertisements from TorqueChallenger typically may include fraudulent prize claiming that could lead to a malicious site that may make the user fill out fake forms that request personal information. Another ad-supported content may be a message, resembling a windows window that might convince the user that they have an issue with their PC. This can lead to multiple places, varying from downloading rogue antivirus problems that do not remove any problems, to expensive fake tech support calls. Also, some ads may display to the user that they have received a free trial of a software they might like to download. However, this also might involve filling out forms that include personal user information or financial credentials. In some situations, it may result in the downloading of other software, whose installer is carrying the name of the one users think they have downloaded.
How to Remove Torque Challenger?
In case you have detected this unwanted app on your system, experts recommend uninstalling it. This could be accomplished by following the steps below from the guide. Even though you can uninstall the software manually, you could still experience the annoying ad experience since some files may remain on the machine. This is why, an up-to-date anti-malware program should be downloaded to ensure detection, elimination and protection of all threats.
Spy Hunter scanner will only detect the threat. If you want the threat to be automatically removed, you need to purchase the full version of the anti-malware tool.Find Out More About SpyHunter Anti-Malware Tool / How to Uninstall SpyHunter