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Should I remove Torque?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
7% remove it93% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
What do people think about it?
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How common is it?
Global Rank #9,765
United States Rank #13,532
Reach 0.0374%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 5.63 days
166.18 days >
Average installed length: 87.32 days


VersionDistribution 81.98% 7.18% 0.14% 0.14% 1.22% 0.14% 0.27% 0.27% 0.14% 0.27% 0.68% 0.14% 2.30%
4.2.5 5.15%


What is Torque?  (from BitTorrent)

BitTorrent Torque is a JavaScript interface to a custom torrent client that exposes all the power of BitTorrent to web developers. Simply put, it allows anyone to utilize our powerful technology to create completely fresh and new experiences for users with just a couple lines of code. This allows BitTorrent to move b...  Read more


Torque is a program developed by BitTorrent. The most used version is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. 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 main program executable is torque.exe. The software installer includes 2 files and is usually about 1.38 MB (1,442,904 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows 10. While about 27% of users of Torque come from the United States, it is also popular in Italy and France.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: torque.bittorrent.com/home
Installation folder: C:\users\user\appdata\Roaming\Torque
Uninstaller: "C:\users\user\appdata\Roaming\Torque\Torque.exe" /UNINSTALL
Estimated size: 1.38 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Torque

Program executable:torque.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • Torque.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{0537757A-334C-4582-805E-1F8BE93479E2}' (runs on registration).
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • Torque.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Documents and Settings\user\Application Data\Torque\Torque.exe'.
Network connections
  • Torque.exe connects to a89-154-119-5.cpe.netcabo.pt ( port 22849).

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:14.21 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0039185030%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00079626%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00312224%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:15,056,343
8,062,084 average
70 average
I/O reads/min:10.06 MB
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:191.72 KB
105.02 KB average

How do I remove Torque?

You can uninstall Torque 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 Torque, 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 Torque.

Win 7 (SP1) 73%
Win 7 0%
Uninstall it 7%
Keep it 93%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 77.51%
Windows 10 12.87%
Windows XP 6.37%
Windows Vista 3.12%
Windows Server 2003 0.14%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 34.33%
Windows 7 Ultimate 24.25%
Windows 7 Professional 15.12%
Microsoft Windows XP 6.40%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 2.59%
Windows 8 Pro 2.45%

Distribution by countryGeography

26.62% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 26.62%
  Italy 6.59%
  France 6.34%
  Brazil 5.47%
  Netherlands 5.22%
  Taiwan 4.85%
  Spain 4.10%
  United Kingdom 3.86%
  Canada 3.61%
  Germany 1.99%
  Australia 1.99%
  Israel 1.49%
  Portugal 1.49%
  Hungary 1.37%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 22.71%
Dell 19.21%
Acer 18.34%
ASUS 15.50%
Samsung 5.02%
Toshiba 3.28%
Intel 2.84%
Lenovo 2.40%
American Megatrends 1.75%
Sahara 0.66%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 5.66%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 5.19%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 3.30%
ASUSTeK K52F 2.36%
Dell Inspiron N5110 1.89%
ASUSTeK K53SD 1.89%

About BitTorrent

BitTorrent is responsible for the continuing development of the peer-to-peer protocol, as well as the continuing development of µTorrent & BitTorrent Mainline, clients for that protocol.
Publisher URL: www.bittorrent.com

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luxlumun over a year ago
Yes! Torque is always connecting to IPs regardless of any torrent software being open. If you try and terminate it, it will reinstall itself and start "talking" again. Little Snitch can't even stop it. @claudiofish You're the first person I can find on the whole interweb talking about this. I found that when you visit (chrome) certain websites, it installs itself through the browser. It is a constant battle removing torque and having it reappear. Who is Torque talking to? Why is it talking to IPs? I watch it attempt to connect to local computers sharing the same router I'm on. Also, mirror an IP address that Skype was connected to. Very concerned and would feel better with an explanation.
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claudiofishover a year ago
I found this app terrible intrusive on OS X. i have little snitch and the app kept telling me about Ip addresses that wanted to gain access ( while i didnt have any files to share) the info on the app was hard to find and the name of the app was not the same name that popped up in Little snitch warning window ( Torque vs Bittorent) might be me that is a bit stupid but i think you need to be more clear on what are installed and how to remove it correctly - ( the folder kept comming back no matter what)