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What percent of users and experts removed it?
5% remove it95% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #9,933
United States Rank #13,760
Reach 0.0365%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 14.04 days
414.27 days >
Average installed length: 217.67 days


VersionDistribution 0.14% 0.42% 0.14% 1.53% 0.28% 0.14% 0.42% 0.14% 0.42% 0.70% 0.28% 0.42% 0.28% 0.42% 0.83% 1.39% 0.14% 0.28% 0.28% 1.11% 0.97% 0.97% 0.42% 1.67% 0.14% 1.67% 8.76% 5.98% 0.28% 3.76% 5.01% 0.56% 17.11% 0.70% 0.42% 5.56% 0.97% 0.28% 0.83% 0.14% 6.40% 0.42% 4.73% 0.83% 3.06% 0.97% 1.53% 1.67% 4.31% 0.14% 0.70%
70 versions

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What is Torch?

Torch Browser is a freeware Chromium based web browser and Internet suite developed by Torch Media. The browser handles common Internet-related tasks such as displaying websites, sharing websites via social networks, downloading torrents, accelerating downloads and grabbing online media, all directly from the browser. Torch Browser is commercial freeware offered for Microsoft Windows only. The built-in BitTorrent client allows users to download torrent files. Users can directly share sites, videos, audio and search results with their Facebook and Twitter accounts.


The most common release is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. It adds registry entry for the current user which will allow the program to automatically start each time it is rebooted. 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 software is designed to connect to the Internet and adds a Windows Firewall exception in order to do so without being interfered with. The primary executable is named torch.exe. The setup package generally installs about 63 files and is usually about 291.07 MB (305,210,844 bytes). The installed file update.dll 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.

Program detailsProgram details

Installation folder: C:\Documents and Settings\user\Application Data\Torch\Application
Uninstaller: "C:\Documents and Settings\user\Application Data\Torch\Application\\Installer\setup.exe" --uninstall
Estimated size: 291.07 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Torch

Program executable:torch.exe
Torch is a browser based on Chromium for Windows. It specializes in media downloading and has built-in media features, including a torrent engine, video grabber and sharing button.
Additional files:
  • old_torch.exe - Torch
  • chrome.dll
  • nacl64.exe
  • update.dll (by Google) - Google Chrome
  • wow_helper.exe
  • GoogleUpdate.dll (by Google) - Google Chrome Update

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • torch.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{EF96FC5A-7DB2-44EF-A9BA-48470F86B279}' (runs on registration).
Startup File (User Run)
  • torch.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'GoogleChromeAutoLaunch_A24F6086A2255F99F7818980F39FF638' and executes as "C:\users\user\appdata\Local\Torch\Application\torch.exe" --no-startup-window /prefetcC:5.
Startup File (User Run Once)
  • torch.exe is loaded once in the current user (HKCU) registry as a startup file name 'Application Restart #7' which loads as C:\users\user\appdata\Local\Torch\Application\torch.exe --flag-switches-begin --flag-switches-end --restore-last-session -- httC://tr.news.ventealapropriete.com/r5.aspx?GV1=URFK03L000000022FN0045Z460.
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • torch.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Documents and Settings\user\Application Data\Torch\Application\torch.exe'.
Network connections
  • torch.exe connects to lhr14s20-in-f5.1e100.net ( port 443).
  • torch.exe connects to ec2-23-21-193-36.compute-1.amazonaws.com ( port 80).
  • torch.exe connects to lga15s35-in-f2.1e100.net ( port 80).
  • torch.exe connects to ec2-54-243-223-189.compute-1.amazonaws.com ( port 443).
  • torch.exe connects to zoom.zynga.com ( port 8890).
  • torch.exe connects to (port 80).
  • torch.exe connects to cache.google.com ( port 443).
  • torch.exe connects to channelproxy-shv-06-ash2.facebook.com ( port 443).
  • torch.exe connects to edge-star-shv-01-lhr2.facebook.com ( port 443).

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Total CPU:0.0117025998%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00578750%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00591510%
0.015104% average
Memory:23.65 MB
Total CPU:0.0161325496%
Kernel CPU:0.00768725%
User CPU:0.00844530%

How do I remove Torch?

You can uninstall Torch 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/7/8/10: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program Torch, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: 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 Torch.

Win 7 (SP1) 48%
Win Server 2003 0%
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 5%
Keep it 95%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 57.50%
Windows 10 23.47%
Windows XP 9.72%
Windows Vista 9.17%
Windows Server 2003 0.14%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 21.82%
Windows 7 Ultimate 21.26%
Microsoft Windows XP 9.79%
Windows 7 Professional 8.81%
Windows 8.1 6.43%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 6.43%

Distribution by countryGeography

27.09% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 27.09%
  United Kingdom 4.84%
  DZ 4.06%
  India 3.66%
  Germany 3.01%
  Australia 2.88%
  Saudi Arabia 2.75%
  Italy 2.62%
  Brazil 2.49%
  Canada 2.36%
  MA 2.23%
  IQ 2.09%
  France 2.09%
  Philippines 2.09%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 27.68%
Acer 23.43%
Dell 20.61%
Toshiba 8.69%
ASUS 7.47%
Samsung 3.43%
Lenovo 2.42%
Intel 1.82%
Medion 0.61%
American Megatrends 0.61%
Common models
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 5.05%
Dell Inspiron 3521 4.13%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 2.75%
HP Pavilion 15 Notebook P... 2.75%
Dell Inspiron 1525 2.29%
TOSHIBA Satellite C660 2.29%

Publisher URL: www.torchbrowser.com


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