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Torch

How to Remove Torch from Your Computer

To completely purge Torch from your computer, you need to delete the files, folders, Windows registry keys and registry values associated with Torch. These files, folders and registry elements are respectively listed in the Files, Folders, Registry Keys and Registry Values sections on this page.

For instructions on deleting the Torch registry keys and registry values,
see How to Remove Torch from the Windows Registry.

For instructions on deleting the Torch files and folders,
see How to Delete Torch Files (.exe, .dll, etc.)

How to Delete Torch Files (.exe, .dll, etc.)^

The files and folders associated with Torch are listed in the Files and Folders sections on this page.

To delete the Torch files and folders:

  1. Using your file explorer, browse to each file and folder listed in the Folders and Files sections.
  2. Note: The paths use certain special folders (conventions) such as [%PROGRAM_FILES%]. Please note that these conventions are depending on Windows Version / Language. These conventions are explained here.
  3. Select the file or folder and press SHIFT+Delete on the keyboard.
  4. Click Yes in the confirm deletion dialog box.
  5. IMPORTANT: If a file is locked (in use by some application), its deletion will fail (the Windows will display a corresponding message).You can delete such locked files with the RemoveOnReboot utility. To delete a locked file, right-click on the file, select Send To->Remove on Next Reboot on the menu and restart your computer. You can install the RemoveOnReboot utility from here.
[%LOCAL_APPDATA%]\Torch

How to Remove Torch from the Windows Registry^

The Windows registry stores important system information such as system preferences, user settings and installed programs details as well as the information about the applications that are automatically run at start-up. Because of this, spyware, malware and adware often store references to their own files in your Windows registry so that they can automatically launch every time you start up your computer.

To effectively remove Torch from your Windows registry, you must delete all the registry keys and values associated with Torch, which are listed in the Registry Keys and Registry Values sections on this page.

IMPORTANT: Because the registry is a core component of your Windows system, it is strongly recommended that you back up the registry before you begin deleting keys and values. For information about backing up the Windows registry, refer to the Registry Editor online help.

To remove the Torch registry keys and values:

  1. On the Windows Start menu, click Run.
  2. In the Open box, type regedit and click OK.
    The Registry Editor window opens. This window consists of two panes. The left pane displays folders that represent the registry keys arranged in hierarchical order. The right one lists the registry values of the currently selected registry key.
  3. To delete each registry key listed in the Registry Keys section, do the following:
    • Locate the key in the left pane of the Registry Editor window by sequentially expanding the folders according to the path indicated in the Registry Keys section. For example, if the path of a registry key is
      HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\software\FolderA\FolderB\KeyName1
      sequentially expand the HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE, software, FolderA and FolderB folders.
    • Select the key name indicated at the end of the path (KeyName1 in the example above).
    • Right-click the key name and select Delete on the menu.
    • Click Yes in the Confirm Key Delete dialog box.
  4. To delete each registry value listed in the Registry Values section, do the following:
    • Display the value in the right pane of the Registry Editor window by sequentially expanding the folders in the left pane according to the path indicated in the Registry Values section and selecting the specified key name. For example, if the path of a registry value is
      HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\software\FolderA\FolderB\KeyName2,valueC=
      sequentially expand the HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE, software, FolderA and FolderB folders and select the KeyName2 key to display the valueC value in the right pane.
    • In the right pane, select the value name indicated after a comma at the end of the path (valueC in the example above).
    • Right-click the value name and select Delete on the menu.
    • Click Yes in the Confirm Value Delete dialog box.
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Classes\.webm\OpenWithList\Torch.exe
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Classes\.jfif\OpenWithList\Torch.exe
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Classes\.html\OpenWithList\Torch.exe
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Classes\.xht\OpenWithList\Torch.exe
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Classes\.url\OpenWithList\Torch.exe
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Classes\.png\OpenWithList\Torch.exe
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Classes\.pdf\OpenWithList\Torch.exe
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Classes\.mfp\OpenWithList\Torch.exe
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Classes\.jpg\OpenWithList\Torch.exe
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Classes\.jpe\OpenWithList\Torch.exe
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Classes\.ico\OpenWithList\Torch.exe
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Classes\.htm\OpenWithList\Torch.exe
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Classes\.gif\OpenWithList\Torch.exe
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Classes\.dib\OpenWithList\Torch.exe
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Classes\.bmp\OpenWithList\Torch.exe
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Classes\Applications\Torch.exe
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\TorchCrashHandler
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\.xhtml\OpenWithList\Torch.exe
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\.shtml\OpenWithList\Torch.exe
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Classes\Torch.vob
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Classes\Torch.pdf
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Classes\Torch.mp4
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Classes\Torch.mkv
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Classes\Torch.flv
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Classes\Torch.avi
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Torch
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Classes\Torch.torrent
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\WOW6432Node\Torch
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Classes\TorchHTML.CT2RYDJWSTA4OFXVK633RG5MJE
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Torch
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Classes\TorchHTML.5IFQ3OKFCZBP6I2H5GHZB2RNBE
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\MediaPlayer\ShimInclusionList\torch.exe
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Classes\TorchHTML.BRFAC5UYUMIT2YIBEWCE6JWS4Y
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\WOW6432Node\Microsoft\MediaPlayer\ShimInclusionList\torch.exe
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Classes\TorchHTML.2FTW55USFHKWCROTACAXUONBSU
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Classes\TorchHTML.MO5RTWXRSWFBRBI4DQVODDJQOE
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Classes\TorchHTML.ROGOSSWCWZ7DFO25GXC5PSMZGM
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Classes\TorchFlvPlayer.flv
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Classes\TorchHTML.65CIZ7P6OVEMQV5YVYVSWEMKOA
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Classes\TorchHTML.VVJ5YOIVIISJHWLGTAVP6F4LV4
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Classes\TorchVLC.flv
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Classes\TorchHTML.YIQRSYLOPZYCH3F7WJAGZ6AQEI
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Classes\TorchHTML.NSOCE576RS654FSLE4CFVORPUU
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Classes\TorchHTML.YSINZM2SG2DYNBG6WD4FDGPBEU
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Classes\torchdownload_auto_file
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Classes\TorchHTML.EO6IXTGR4TPNFUQ2FGPQIPBSPQ
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Classes\TorchHTML.SWMVOQ4WJTYWDF3S2Q5GLEPD2M
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Classes\TorchHTML.UBYK3HGPO7ZKXXB6JZMIOPZKLA
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Classes\TorchHTML.WIS2QK52KQNXGQF4KBQGVV2QCE
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Classes\TorchHTML.7F4RNHIPOYD63LHXZ36I3ATM2Q
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Classes\TorchHTML.ZXCTAORAT6YVVLIBW7F4XMGHNI
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\WOW6432Node\Classes\.xhtml\OpenWithList\Torch.exe
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\WOW6432Node\Classes\.shtml\OpenWithList\Torch.exe
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\WOW6432Node\Classes\.webm\OpenWithList\Torch.exe
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\WOW6432Node\Classes\.jfif\OpenWithList\Torch.exe
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\WOW6432Node\Classes\.html\OpenWithList\Torch.exe
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\WOW6432Node\Classes\.xht\OpenWithList\Torch.exe
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\WOW6432Node\Classes\.URL\OpenWithList\Torch.exe
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\WOW6432Node\Classes\.png\OpenWithList\Torch.exe
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\WOW6432Node\Classes\.pdf\OpenWithList\Torch.exe
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\WOW6432Node\Classes\.mfp\OpenWithList\Torch.exe
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\WOW6432Node\Classes\.jpg\OpenWithList\Torch.exe
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\WOW6432Node\Classes\.jpe\OpenWithList\Torch.exe
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\WOW6432Node\Classes\.ico\OpenWithList\Torch.exe
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\WOW6432Node\Classes\.htm\OpenWithList\Torch.exe
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\WOW6432Node\Classes\.gif\OpenWithList\Torch.exe
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\WOW6432Node\Classes\.dib\OpenWithList\Torch.exe
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\WOW6432Node\Classes\.bmp\OpenWithList\Torch.exe
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Classes\TorchHTML.QERXUML355XHOQJSF7PP5XQU7M
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Classes\TorchHTML.2C6SEWRP7ESVZZS5YIK6GBQVKE
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Classes\TorchHTML.LPNUDH4D735XCJ7TQHWIHK5CKQ
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Classes\TorchHTML.AT6W436OZSGIGDRGVYUZ23NYZM
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Classes\TorchHTML.BJOPJTPKWKGCQQMXTRMEGBWBEE
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Classes\TorchHTML.VKAO3VHMSUFKOBANQDHCZIJ6RI
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Classes\TorchHTML.PCQOEWKO3OF3HCZGKSG4VSCPP4
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\WOW6432Node\Classes\Applications\Torch.exe
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Classes\TorchHTML.CKJYTJMKLO4W23U6EXL5XZQ5O4
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Classes\TorchHTML.6FGW4MVQYBKI4JDQRAQJXM7YSQ
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Classes\TorchHTML.TRSXFP7HZG6LHE2ES547UGDIMM
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Classes\TorchHTML.FFT4TBI34HBF2YP4TS27JYG6BQ
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Classes\TorchHTML.UWDPMUTU2NP3OGEFUOJYXITZQM
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Classes\TorchHTML.NM7Z7OUG2GNNCTHZNNDHR7AUDA
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Classes\Torch.NM7Z7OUG2GNNCTHZNNDHR7AUDA
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Classes\TorchHTML.M5KBXVPHTIGIA4YJLPF2LB44M4
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Classes\TorchHTML.H4E4TYRWLOO6DUOJGTPCDUVKHE
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Classes\Torch.mov
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Classes\TorchHTML.G7ZUY5HOQM5Z2YCDNJGJEQIHRE
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Classes\TorchHTML.UTNFJCBMZ37SFJCHGYYHWZZX2I
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Classes\TorchHTML.VUADNG27ICWEB7RQHYVUZG3X5A
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Classes\TorchHTML.553FP2YQB2TZRZ53T53F62WNRE
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Classes\TorchHTML.OS7HA2YURZWEL7SILBKL4B6HKE
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Classes\TorchHTML.SRUDH74ML3AQVS26TUYQRPAIAI
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Classes\TorchHTML.J2DJAUNUBZQ5M6QKSC2HMGSY2A
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Classes\TorchHTML.KHSFMBK6QI6K62PTDDJDUQFQGQ
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Classes\TorchHTML.PQBCDKX4PJVBFCMQFE26VK7Y64
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Classes\TorchHTML.U5KHOVUO23KAYIFIXQISSHWEBQ
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Classes\TorchHTML.KIOVRKGMUVVPIJMXTDEWH2Y25A
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Classes\Torch.KIOVRKGMUVVPIJMXTDEWH2Y25A
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Classes\TorchHTML.YDZDVGEAKN55GW6S75OWBO2G2Q
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Classes\TorchHTML.2RFW77IZQVHPYJQMZJREOFMUHQ
Registry Values
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Classes\.vob](default)=Torch.vob
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Classes\.flv](default)=Torch.flv
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Classes\.mkv](default)=Torch.mkv
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Classes\.mp4](default)=Torch.mp4
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Classes\.avi](default)=Torch.avi
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Classes\.vob]VLC.backup=Torch.vob
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Classes\.pdf](default)=Torch.pdf
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Classes\.vob]KMPBackup.bak=Torch.vob
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Classes\.flv]KMPBackup.bak=Torch.flv
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Classes\.mp4]KMPBackup.bak=Torch.mp4
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Classes\.mkv]KMPBackup.bak=Torch.mkv
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Classes\.avi]KMPBackup.bak=Torch.avi
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Classes\.avi]VLC.backup=Torch.avi
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Classes\.mp4]VLC.backup=Torch.mp4
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Classes\.mkv]VLC.backup=Torch.mkv
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Classes\.flv]VLC.backup=Torch.flv
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Classes\.vob]5KPlayer.backup=Torch.vob
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Classes\.flv]5KPlayer.backup=Torch.flv
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Classes\.flv]Winamp_Back=Torch.flv
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Classes\.vob]KLCP.hkcu.bak=Torch.vob
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Classes\.mkv]KLCP.hkcu.bak=Torch.mkv
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Classes\.flv]KLCP.hkcu.bak=Torch.flv
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Classes\.mp4]KLCP.hkcu.bak=Torch.mp4
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Classes\.avi]KLCP.hkcu.bak=Torch.avi
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Classes\.mkv]DivX.backup=Torch.mkv
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Classes\.avi]DivX.backup=Torch.avi
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Classes\.vob]GomPlayer_bak=Torch.vob
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Classes\.flv]GomPlayer_bak=Torch.flv
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Classes\.mp4]GomPlayer_bak=Torch.mp4
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Classes\.mkv]GomPlayer_bak=Torch.mkv
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Classes\.avi]GomPlayer_bak=Torch.avi
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Classes\.mov]GOMPlayer_bak=Torch.mov
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Classes\.mp4]ApplianMP.backup=Torch.mp4
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Classes\.pdf]Torch.pdf_backup=Torch.pdf
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Classes\.mp4]Torch.mp4_backup=Torch.mp4
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Classes\.vob]KLCP.bak=Torch.vob
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Classes\.mkv]KLCP.bak=Torch.mkv
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Classes\.flv]KLCP.bak=Torch.flv
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Classes\.mp4]KLCP.bak=Torch.mp4
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Classes\.avi]KLCP.bak=Torch.avi
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Classes\.vob]DaumLiveBackup.bak=Torch.vob
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Classes\.mp4]DaumLiveBackup.bak=Torch.mp4
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Classes\.mkv]DaumLiveBackup.bak=Torch.mkv
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Classes\.flv]DaumLiveBackup.bak=Torch.flv
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Classes\.avi]DaumLiveBackup.bak=Torch.avi
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Classes\.mov](default)=Torch.mov
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Classes\.mp4]MPlayer2.BAK=Torch.mp4
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Classes\.avi]MPlayer2.BAK=Torch.avi
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Classes\.vob]QQPlayer.backup=Torch.vob
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Classes\.vob]tvp_back=Torch.vob
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Classes\.mp4]tvp_back=Torch.mp4
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Classes\.mov]tvp_back=Torch.mov
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Classes\.mkv]tvp_back=Torch.mkv
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Classes\.flv]tvp_back=Torch.flv
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Classes\.avi]tvp_back=Torch.avi
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Classes\.mp4]Winamp_Back=Torch.mp4
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Classes\.mkv]Winamp_Back=Torch.mkv
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Classes\.avi]Winamp_Back=Torch.avi
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Classes\.mov]MPlayer2.BAK=Torch.mov
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Classes\.mov]VLC.backup=Torch.mov
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Classes\.VOB]BSPbk=Torch.vob
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Classes\.MP4]BSPbk=Torch.mp4
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Classes\.MKV]BSPbk=Torch.mkv
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Classes\.FLV]BSPbk=Torch.flv
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Classes\.AVI]BSPbk=Torch.avi
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Classes\.vob]MediaCenter.21.Default.BAK=Torch.vob
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Classes\.mp4]MediaCenter.18.Default.BAK=Torch.mp4
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Classes\.mov]MediaCenter.18.Default.BAK=Torch.mov
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Classes\.mkv]MediaCenter.18.Default.BAK=Torch.mkv
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Classes\.flv]MediaCenter.18.Default.BAK=Torch.flv
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Classes\.avi]MediaCenter.21.Default.BAK=Torch.avi
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Classes\.vob]ShowTime.bak=Torch.vob
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Classes\.mp4]ShowTime.bak=Torch.mp4
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Classes\.avi]ShowTime.bak=Torch.avi
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Classes\.mov]Backup=Torch.mov
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Classes\.avi]Backup=Torch.avi
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Classes\.vob]backup_val=Torch.vob
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Classes\.mp4]backup_val=Torch.mp4
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Classes\.mkv]backup_val=Torch.mkv
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Classes\.flv]backup_val=Torch.flv
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Classes\.avi]backup_val=Torch.avi

PUA

These are programs that are being installed on the system often without a user's knowledge or approval.

Be Aware of the Following PUA Threats:

SourceApp, Trotux, ClixSense, SectionSupport, PIXImageViewer.

How Did My PC Get Infected with Torch?^

The following are the most likely reasons why your computer got infected with Torch:

  • Your operating system and Web browser's security settings are too lax.
  • You are not following safe Internet surfing and PC practices.

Downloading and Installing Freeware or Shareware

Small-charge or free software applications may come bundled with spyware, adware, or programs like Torch. Sometimes adware is attached to free software to enable the developers to cover the overhead involved in created the software. Spyware frequently piggybacks on free software into your computer to damage it and steal valuable private information.

Using Peer-to-Peer Software

The use of peer-to-peer (P2P) programs or other applications using a shared network exposes your system to the risk of unwittingly downloading infected files, including malicious programs like Torch.

Visiting Questionable Web Sites

When you visit sites with dubious or objectionable content, trojans-including Torch, spyware and adware, may well be automatically downloaded and installed onto your computer.

Detecting Torch^

The following symptoms signal that your computer is very likely to be infected with Torch:

PC is working very slowly

Torch can seriously slow down your computer. If your PC takes a lot longer than normal to restart or your Internet connection is extremely slow, your computer may well be infected with Torch.

New desktop shortcuts have appeared or the home page has changed

Torch can tamper with your Internet settings or redirect your default home page to unwanted web sites. Torch may even add new shortcuts to your PC desktop.

Annoying popups keep appearing on your PC

Torch may swamp your computer with pestering popup ads, even when you're not connected to the Internet, while secretly tracking your browsing habits and gathering your personal information.

E-mails that you didn't write are being sent from your mailbox

Torch may gain complete control of your mailbox to generate and send e-mail with virus attachments, e-mail hoaxes, spam and other types of unsolicited e-mail to other people.