TornTV is a legitimate application that allows the user to download videos online and watch live TV broadcast. TornTV is considered a potentially unwanted application because it is often bundled with other potentially malicious toolbars and adware like Iminent Toolbar and CouponDragDown. Reportedly, TornTV causes web search redirects and is possibly associated with the Bifrose backdoor Trojan that is known for its ability to open a backdoor in the infected PC’s security and allow hackers to gain access to the system. Our security team recommends the immediate removal of TornTV from your computer.
How Does TornTV Affect Your PC?
Torn TV can be downloaded directly from the official product page, or it can end up on your PC via bundled freeware and shareware downloads. We encourage you always to select the “Advanced” or “Custom” installation options, because this way you can see what other applications will get on your computer along with the programs you install. This gives you the opportunity to opt-out and save yourself the trouble of ending up with potentially malicious software on your PC.
The most common problem with TornTV that users report is that it interferes with the user’s Internet browsing. TornTV allegedly alters the settings of your current browser, causing permanent redirects to the Torn TV webpage. The add-on also may change your current homepage and new tab page.
When it comes to the security of your data, you should keep in mind that:
- TornTV collects personal information that may be transferred to third parties for marketing purposes.
Should I Remove TornTV from My Computer?
Since the application causes redirects, it has been categorized as a browser hijacker and as such may expose your system to various security threats. That’s why our PC researchers recommend you remove it from your computer instantly. Just as evil, adware seldom comes alone. So, removing only TornTV may not be enough to make sure that your PC is safe. Using a legitimate anti-adware tool would be the smartest choice in this case.
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.