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Should I remove Torntv 2?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
70% remove it30% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Bad
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How common is it?
Global Rank #5,686
United States Rank #10,993
Reach 0.1137%
Installation trends (last 30 days)
Uninstallation trends (last 30 days)
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 5.60 days
165.17 days >
Average installed length: 86.79 days

Versions

VersionDistribution
1.29.153.3 2.79%
1.29.153.0 6.60%
1.27.153.8 90.61%

Torntv 2

What is Torntv 2?

Torntv 2 uses the Installdaddy download and install manager which is designed to co-bundle additional offers which include toolbars, web browser extensions as well as various potentially unwanted applications. Installdaddy is a software network that enables software developers to distribute their software and earn money in the process.

Overview

Torntv 2 is a software program developed by InstallDaddy Services. The most common release is 1.27.153.8, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. During setup, the program registers itself to launch on boot through a Windows Schedule Task in order to automatically start-up (this is typically done to avoid any UAC prompts). It adds a Browser Helper Object (BHO) to Internet Explorer. A scheduled task is added to Windows Task Scheduler in order to launch the program at various scheduled times (the schedule varies depending on the version). The primary executable is named utils.exe. Many users end up uninstalling this after less than a month of it being installed. The setup package generally installs about 14 files and is usually about 5.27 MB (5,528,392 bytes). The installed file Torntv 2-updater.exe is the auto-update component of the program which is designed to check for software updates and notify and apply them when new versions are discovered. Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows 8. While about 17% of users of Torntv 2 come from the United States, it is also popular in Italy and United Kingdom.

This browser extension utilizes Crossrider framework, a cross-browser toolbar/plugin platform used to develop, deploy and monetize web browser toolbars for Internet Explorer, Chrome and Firefox. Crossrider extension provide monetization options, mostly potentially unwanted apps, for toolbars including coupons, search assistant (home page and search hijacking) and in-text contextual advertising. Many adware programs (defined by a number of anti-virus vendors) are built using Crossrider as it provides a quick an easy way to deploy ad-supported features that will assist in browser search hijacking.
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in Torntv 2.
utils.exe (a881abc3897115243d08fa75effa7ab5) has been flagged by the following 8 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
Antiy-AVL 2.0.3.7 AdWare/Win32.Lyckriks
Dr.Web 9.0.0.0297 Adware.Plugin.73
ESET-NOD32 7.8944 Win32/Packed.ScrambleWrapper.C
Fortinet FortiGate 10/24/2013 Adware/Lyckriks
Jiangmin KV131024 AdWare/Lyckriks.bf
Kingsoft AntiVirus 331020.49267 Win32.Troj.Generic.a.(kcloud)
TrendMicro-HouseCall 7.2.297 TROJ_GEN.R0C1H07I313
Vba32 AntiVirus 3.12.24.3 AdWare.Lyckriks
Torntv 2-bho.dll (a8ab7c2880bb7d7b3308ec29e525026f) has been flagged by the following 19 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Lavasoft Ad-Aware 12.0.163.0 Adware.Generic.649062
avast! 8.0.1489.320 Win32:Downloader-UMN [Drp]
AVG 13.0.0.3169 Generic5.AKBV
Bitdefender 7.2.5028.0 Adware.Generic.649062
Bkav FE 1.3.0.4613 W32.Clod569.Trojan.df9a
Dr.Web Trojan.Crossrider.1
Emsisoft Anti-Malware 3.0.0.596 Adware.Generic.649062 (B)
ESET-NOD32 9257 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.CrossRider.H
G Data 22 Adware.Generic.649062
K7 AntiVirus 9.175.10750 Riskware ( 0040eff71 )
K7GW 9.175.10750 Riskware ( 0040eff71 )
Malwarebytes 1.75.0.1 PUP.Optional.TornTV.A
McAfee 5.600.0.1067 Artemis!A8AB7C2880BB
McAfee-GW-Edition 2013 Artemis!A8AB7C2880BB
MicroWorld-eScan 12.0.250.0 Adware.Generic.649062
Sophos 4.96.0 Generic PUA PN
Symantec 20131.1.5.61 Adware.Crossid
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700.0.1001 TROJ_GEN.R01TH05LQ13
VIPRE Antivirus 25176 Crossrider (fs)
Torntv 2-enabler.exe (8a83a9237e70729cf48d1032bd35b529) has been flagged by the following 7 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
AVG 13.0.0.3169 Generic5.AJKA
Baidu-International 3.5.1.41473 HackTool.Win32.CrossRider.I
ESET-NOD32 9114 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.CrossRider.J
Kingsoft AntiVirus 2013.4.9.267 Win32.Troj.Generic.a.(kcloud)
McAfee-GW-Edition 2013 Heuristic.BehavesLike.Win32.Suspicious-BAY.K
Symantec 20131.1.5.61 WS.Reputation.1
VIPRE Antivirus 23858 Crossrider (fs)
Torntv 2-codedownloader.exe (e267ed906e353bf02bcf4622d1534f21) has been flagged by the following 5 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Baidu-International 3.5.1.41473 HackTool.Win32.CrossRider.K
ESET-NOD32 9190 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.CrossRider.K
Kingsoft AntiVirus 2013.4.9.267 Win32.Troj.Generic.a.(kcloud)
Malwarebytes 1.75.0001 PUP.Optional.TornTV.A
VIPRE Antivirus 24594 Crossrider (fs)
Torntv 2-updater.exe (40f1ba805ff4ce0e34620ff26f34664b) has been flagged by the following 4 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Baidu-International 3.5.1.41473 Adware.Win32.CrossRider.K
ESET-NOD32 9190 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.CrossRider.K
Malwarebytes 1.75.0001 PUP.Optional.TornTV.A
VIPRE Antivirus 24594 Crossrider (fs)
Torntv 2-bho64.dll (b5a44bc689d73fef1b98890b4aa9823f) has been flagged by the following 4 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Baidu-International 3.5.1.41473 HackTool.Win64.Crossrider.gen
ESET-NOD32 9190 a variant of Win64/Toolbar.Crossrider.A
Malwarebytes 1.75.0001 PUP.Optional.TornTV.A
VIPRE Antivirus 24594 Crossrider (fs)
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Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.installdaddy.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\torntv 2
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\Torntv 2\Uninstall.exe /fromcontrolpanel=1
Warning, the uninstaller has been known to not fully remove the program.
Estimated size: 5.27 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Torntv 2

Program executable:utils.exe (Malware detected)
Name:Torntv 2
Torntv 2 Installer
Path:C:\Program Files\torntv 2\utils.exe
MD5:a881abc3897115243d08fa75effa7ab5
Additional files:
  • Torntv 2-bg.exe - Torntv 2 (Torntv 2 exe)
  • (Malware detected) Torntv 2-bho.dll - Torntv 2 BHO
  • (Malware detected) Torntv 2-bho64.dll
  • Torntv 2-buttonutil.exe
  • Torntv 2-buttonutil64.exe
  • (Malware detected) Torntv 2-codedownloader.exe
  • (Malware detected) Torntv 2-enabler.exe
  • (Malware detected) Torntv 2-updater.exe
  • Torntv 2-helper.exe
  • Uninstall.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Internet Explorer BHOs
  • Torntv 2-bho.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'Torntv 2' with the class of {11111111-1111-1111-1111-110311551178} (CrossriderApp0035578).
  • Torntv 2-bho64.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'Torntv 2' with the class of {11111111-1111-1111-1111-110311551178} (CrossriderApp0035578).
Scheduled Task
  • Torntv 2-enabler.exe is scheduled as a task named 'temp_Torntv 2-enabler'.
3 Scheduled Tasks (Boot/Login)
  • Torntv 2-updater.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named Torntv 2-updater.
  • Torntv 2-enabler.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named Torntv 2-enabler.
  • Torntv 2-codedownloader.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named Torntv 2-codedownloader.

How do I remove Torntv 2?

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Or, you can uninstall Torntv 2 from your computer by using the Add/Remove Program feature in the Window's Control Panel.
  1. On the Start menu (for Windows 8, right-click the screen's bottom-left corner), click Control Panel, and then, under Programs, do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program Torntv 2, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: Click Uninstall.
    • Windows XP: Click the Remove or Change/Remove tab (to the right of the program).
  3. Follow the prompts. A progress bar shows you how long it will take to remove Torntv 2.
  4. If for some reason uninstallation fails, please install Microsoft's uninstall fixer utility which will help fix problems with programs that can't be uninstalled at support.microsoft.com.

How do I reset my web browser?

If your web browser homepage and search settings have been modfied by Torntv 2 you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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OS VERSIONS
Win 7 (SP1) 53%
Win Server 2003 1%
 
HOW IT STARTS
Scheduled task? Yes
(Runs on Windows boot)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 70%
Keep it 30%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 63.71%
Windows 8 20.30%
Windows XP 12.18%
Windows Vista 3.30%
Windows Server 2003 0.51%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 28.17%
Windows 7 Ultimate 23.86%
Microsoft Windows XP 12.44%
Windows 7 Professional 6.85%
Windows 8 6.60%
Windows 8 Pro 6.60%

Distribution by countryGeography

17.36% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 17.36%
  Italy 6.61%
  United Kingdom 4.96%
  Israel 3.58%
  DZ 3.31%
  India 3.03%
  MK 3.03%
  Netherlands 3.03%
  Egypt 2.75%
  Canada 2.20%
  IQ 2.20%
  MA 2.20%
  Thailand 2.20%
  Australia 1.93%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 24.93%
Acer 17.21%
Dell 16.02%
Toshiba 8.90%
ASUS 7.42%
GIGABYTE 5.34%
Sony 4.45%
Intel 4.15%
American Megatrends 3.86%
Lenovo 2.67%
Samsung 2.67%
NEC 0.59%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 3.13%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 2.82%
TOSHIBA Satellite C660 1.57%
Gigabyte G31M-ES2C 1.25%
Gigabyte G41M-Combo 0.94%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 0.94%

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