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Should I remove Torch?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
28% remove it72% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #2,088
United States Rank #2,909
Reach 0.3103%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 35.54 days
1048.42 days >
Average installed length: 550.86 days


VersionDistribution 13.10% 4.73% 9.89% 0.77% 13.62% 3.37% 0.47% 2.99% 3.14% 0.51% 0.02% 4.82% 0.02% 3.32% 0.18% 1.21% 3.52% 0.77% 10.01% 1.37% 3.04% 0.70% 1.49% 0.23% 8.58% 0.78% 5.62% 1.08% 0.02% 0.03% 0.02% 0.13% 0.33% 0.05% 0.05% 0.03%

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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.

About  (from Torch Media)

Torch is a free and unique software that offers you powerful browsing together with built-in media downloading and sharing features. Torch Browser is based on the Chromium technology platform, giving it fast browsing capabilities. With Torch, you can share sites you like, download torrents, accelerate downloads and g...  Read more


The most common release is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. During setup, the program creates a startup registration point in Windows in order to automatically start when any user boots the PC. The primary executable is named torch.exe. The setup package generally installs about 70 files and is usually about 204.38 MB (214,304,780 bytes). The installed file TorchUpdate.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.
Torch has been found to be bundled with 3rd party software. If you have not purposefully installed this, you should be safe uninstalling it.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.torchbrowser.com
Installation folder: C:\users\user\appdata\Local\Torch
Uninstaller: C:\users\user\appdata\Local\Torch\uninstall.exe
Estimated size: 204.38 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:
  • Uninstall.exe - Torch (Torch Browser Uninstall)
  • chrome_frame_helper.dll - Google Chrome Frame (Chrome Frame renders the Web of the future in the browsers of the past. It's like strapping a rocket engine to a minivan.)
  • chrome_frame_helper.exe
  • chrome_launcher.exe
  • npchrome_frame.dll
  • chrome.dll
  • nacl64.exe
  • old_torch.exe
  • TorchHelper.dll - Torch Helper
  • TorchSetup.exe - Torch Browser
  • TorchTorrent.exe - Torch Torrent
  • TorchUpdate.exe - Torch Update Module
  • Helper.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • Uninstall.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named Express DownloaderUpdate.
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • Uninstall.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'SmartAudio' which loads as C:\Program Files\CONEXANT\SAII\SAIICpl.exe /t.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:23.65 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0161325496%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00768725%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00844530%
0.015104% average
Memory:35.09 MB
Total CPU:0.0647891105%
Kernel CPU:0.02764301%
User CPU:0.03714610%
CPU cycles/sec:1,814,048
I/O reads/min:19.59 KB
I/O writes/min:14.06 KB
Memory:2.73 MB
Total CPU:0.0117536844%
Kernel CPU:0.00826549%
User CPU:0.00348819%
CPU cycles/sec:26,940
I/O reads/min:218 Bytes

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) 59%
Win 8 0%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 28%
Keep it 72%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 69.92%
Windows 10 14.67%
Windows XP 9.59%
Windows Vista 5.82%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 31.31%
Windows 7 Ultimate 25.55%
Microsoft Windows XP 9.52%
Windows 7 Professional 8.44%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 4.48%
Windows 8 4.41%

Distribution by countryGeography

35.18% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 35.18%
  Iran 4.88%
  United Kingdom 4.45%
  India 2.88%
  Germany 2.64%
  Canada 2.49%
  Israel 2.40%
  Australia 2.16%
  IQ 2.09%
  Italy 1.73%
  Brazil 1.58%
  Saudi Arabia 1.58%
  Philippines 1.52%
  MA 1.51%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 27.31%
Dell 21.64%
Acer 18.32%
Toshiba 7.81%
ASUS 7.56%
Samsung 4.62%
Lenovo 2.54%
Intel 1.96%
American Megatrends 1.18%
Common models
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 8.18%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 5.98%
Dell Inspiron N5110 4.32%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 4.06%
Dell Inspiron N5010 2.73%
HP G62 Notebook PC 2.26%

Publisher URL: www.torchbrowser.com


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