What is TornTV

TornTV or TornTV 2 (TheTornTV V10) by InstallDaddy Services Ltd. is an intrusive extension (add-on) for Internet Explorer, Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox. As a rule, these browser extensions get installed on your PC without your knowledge or secretly from you. These potentially unwanted programs (PUPs) can often cause many problems while surfing the Internet. The most wide-spread issues are annoying ads, pop-ups, highlighted words, inline-text ads and banners like “Ads by TornTV” or “TornTV by InstallDaddy Services Ltd.” or “Powered by TornTV” or “Ads by TheTornTV V10”. Such advertising generates web-traffic and creates revenue from advertising networks.

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How TornTV infected your PC

TornTV adware distributes with freeware programs. Download portals like download.com, software.informer.com and resembling websites that provide free software downloads are the biggest channels of distributing adware programs like TornTV. When you install programs that contain additional software offers, you should pay attention to the End User License Agreements (EULA), and all the steps of the installation procedure. If you have the possibility of a Custom or Advanced installation option, choose it and uncheck or decline those advertising offers.

  1. Download TornTV Removal Tool
  2. Stop TornTV notifications in browsers
  3. Remove/Uninstall TornTV from Control Panel and Applications
  4. Remove TornTV extensions from browsers
  5. Reset browser search and homepage settings
  6. Block TornTV search redirects
  7. How to protect from threats like TornTV

Download Removal Tool for Windows

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To remove TornTV completely, we recommend you to use WiperSoft AntiSpyware from WiperSoft. It detects and removes all files, folders and registry keys of TornTV and several millions of other adware, hijackers, toolbars.

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Download Combo Cleaner

To remove TornTV completely, we recommend you to use Combo Cleaner. It can help you remove files, folders and registry keys of TornTV and uninstall hijackers, toolbars and unwanted add-ons from browsers.

Remove TornTV manually for free

Here is the manual step-by-step tutorial for full TornTV removal from your computer. This works 99% and was checked with the latest versions of the TornTV installer on operating systems with the latest updates and browser versions.

Remove TornTV from Control Panel or Applications

To start removing TornTV you should uninstall it using Control Panel. It can be present by different names – “TornTV”. It should uninstall correctly, however, we recommend you to use CleanMyPC to clean leftover items after uninstalling. Here are instructions for Windows XP, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10 and Mac.

Remove TornTV from Mac:

  1. In the Finder sidebar, click Applications.
  2. TornTV might have an Uninstaller.
  3. Otherwise, drag TornTV from the Applications folder to the Trash (located at the end of the Dock).
  4. Then choose Finder > Empty Trash.

Remove TornTV from Windows XP:

  1. Click on Start button.
  2. Choose Control Panel.
  3. Click Add or Remove Programs.
  4. Find TornTV or other recently installed suspicious program.
  5. Click Uninstall.

Remove TornTV from Windows 7:

  1. Click Start button.
  2. Then go to Control Panel.
  3. Click Uninstall a Program.
  4. Find TornTV or other recently installed suspicious program and click Uninstall.

Remove TornTV from Windows 8:

  1. Hover mouse pointer to the bottom-right corner to see Menu.
  2. Click Search.
  3. After that click Apps.
  4. Then Control Panel.
  5. Click Uninstall a Program under Programs.
  6. Find TornTV or other recently installed suspicious program, click Uninstall.

Remove TornTV from Windows 10:

There are 2 ways to uninstall TornTV from Windows 10

Way one
  1. Click on the Start button.
  2. In opened menu choose Settings.
  3. Click on the System tile.
  4. Click Apps & features and locate TornTV or other recently installed suspicious program in the list.
  5. Click on it and then click Uninstall button near it.
Way two (classic)
  1. Right-click on the Start button.
  2. In opened menu choose Programs and Features.
  3. Locate TornTV or other recently installed suspicious program in the list.
  4. Click on it and then click Uninstall button above.

Cannot uninstall TornTV

In some cases, TornTV won’t uninstall and gives you a message that “You do not have sufficient access to uninstall TornTV. Please, contact your system administrator” when you try to remove it from Control Panel or “Access denied” error when removing the TornTV folder and files. This happens because the process or service does not allow you to do it. In this case, I will recommend you to use SpyHunter 5 or Malwarebytes AntiMalware or uninstall TornTV in Safe Mode. To boot in Safe Mode do the following:

  1. Reboot your computer.
  2. While it starts booting type F8 button.
  3. This will open Advanced Boot Options menu.
  4. Choose Safe Mode and wait until Windows loads.
  5. Go to Control Panel > Uninstall a program and remove TornTV or other recently installed suspicious program

>> See detailed instructions and video tutorial on how to boot in Safe Mode

and for Mac:

If you can’t uninstall TornTV using instructions above, or it keeps coming back, you can use free AppCleaner for Mac to remove all residual data and libraries of TornTV. Follow instructions below:

  1. Download free AppCleaner.
  2. Drag TornTV from Applications folder to AppCleaner window.
  3. Choose files and folders you want to remove along with TornTV.
  4. Click Delete button.

Remove malicious add-ons from your browsers

Uninstalling TornTV from Control Panel often does not bring the desired effect. It sometimes has browser extension and it may still be active in Safari, Google Chrome, and Mozilla Firefox. Here are instructions on how to remove TornTV related extension from your browsers manually.

Safari:

  1. Start Safari on your Mac, click Safari to open drop-down menu and choose Preferences
  2. Click Extensions tab.
  3. Find TornTV extension.
  4. Click Uninstall button to remove it.

Google Chrome:

  1. Start Google Chrome browser
  2. In address box type (or copy-paste) chrome://extensions.
  3. Find TornTV extension.
  4. Click the trash can icon to remove them.
  5. Also remove other suspicious extensions from the list.

Mozilla Firefox:

  1. Start Mozilla Firefox browser.
  2. In address box type (or copy-paste) about:addons.
  3. Choose TornTV extension.
  4. Click Disable or Remove button.
  5. Remove all suspicious extensions from the list.

Internet Explorer (9, 10, 11):

Note: There is no feature to remove browser extensions from browser in latest version of Internet Explorer. To remove TornTV from Internet Explorer, please, perform instructions for uninstalling program from Control Panel. To disable TornTV, please, do the following:

  1. Open Internet Explorer.
  2. Click on gear/asterisk icon in the top-right corner.
  3. In opened menu Manage Add-ons.
  4. Select Toolbars and Extensions.
  5. Click Disable or TornTV extension.
  6. Also disable other suspicious extensions from the list.

Opera Browser:

Generally, TornTV does not install in Opera browser however you can always double check. Do the following:

  1. Start Opera browser.
  2. Go to Tools > Extensions > Manage Extensions.
  3. Find TornTV extension.
  4. Click Uninstall button.
  5. Also remove other suspicious extensions from the list.

Reset browsers settings (homepage, default search)

TornTV installs a search engine that hijacks your browsers. Here is an instruction to reset your browser’s homepage, new tab and search engine to default values.

Reset Safari:

  1. Start Safari on your Mac, click Safari to open drop-down menu and choose Preferences
  2. Go to the Privacy section of Safari’s preferences.
  3. Click Remove All Website Data button.
  4. In opened window click Remove Now button to remove data stored by websites in Safari.
  5. Go to the Advanced section of Safari’s preferences.
  6. Click the Show Develop menu in menu bar option.
  7. In the menu click Develop and select Empty Caches from this menu.
  8. Again, go to Safari menu and choose Clear History….
  9. Choose to clear all history and click Clear History button.

Google Chrome:

  1. Start Google Chrome browser
  2. In address box type (or copy-paste) chrome://settings.
  3. Scroll down and find Show advanced settings link.
  4. Click on it and scroll down to the bottom again.
  5. Click Reset browser settings button and click Reset to confirm.

Mozilla Firefox:

  1. Start Mozilla Firefox browser.
  2. In address box type (or copy-paste) about:support.
  3. Click Reset Firefox… button.
  4. Click Reset Firefox to confirm.

Internet Explorer (9, 10, 11):

  1. Start Internet Explorer.
  2. Click on gear/asterisk icon in the top-right corner.
  3. In opened menu choose Internet options.
  4. Click Advanced tab.
  5. Click Reset button.
  6. Choose Delete personal settings and click Reset.

Opera Browser:

  1. Close Opera and open command prompt from the start menu.
  2. Type following command del %AppData%\Opera\Opera\operaprefs.ini
  3. Start Opera.

How to block ads and pop-ups from TornTV

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TornTV push notifications, in most cases, are caused by a program installed on your PC or add-on installed in browsers. However, sometimes it can appear on a clean computer when visiting a malicious website, using an advertising script. Also, apps that generate “TornTV” ads and banners are themselves installed from pop-ups. To protect your PC and browsers from phishing websites, pop-up ads, banners, malicious scripts it is recommended to use AdGuard. Download free trial here:

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Final tips

Be careful surfing the internet and downloading software, as programs, like TornTV, may become a real headache as they are hard to remove and break your privacy. To keep safe from such threats we recommend you always use antivirus and one of the anti-malware programs available on the market. One of the best anti-spyware and anti-malware programs is SpyHunter 5. It can protect your PC from threats, like TornTV.