What is TornTV
TornTV or TornTV 2 (TheTornTV V10) by InstallDaddy Services Ltd. is 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.
How TornTV infected your PC
TornTV adware distributes with freeware programs. Download portals like download.com, software.informer.com and resembling websites which 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 an Custom or Advanced installation option, choose it and uncheck or decline those advertising offers.
Download TornTV Removal Tool
To remove TornTV completely we recommend you to use SpyHunter 5 from EnigmaSoft Limited. It detects and removes all files, folders and registry keys of TornTV and several millions of other adware, hijackers, toolbars.
Remove TornTV manually for free
Here is manual step-by-step tutorial for full TornTV removal from your computer. This works 99% and was checked with the latest versions of TornTV installer on operating systems with latest updates and browser versions.
Remove TornTV from Control Panel
To start removing TornTV you should remove it using Control Panel. It should uninstall correctly, however, we recommend you to use IObit Uninstaller Pro to clean leftover items after uninstalling. Here are instructions for Windows XP, Windows 7 and Windows 8.
Remove TornTV from Windows XP:
- Click on Start button.
- Choose Control Panel.
- Click Add or Remove Programs.
- Find TornTV.
- Click Uninstall.
Remove TornTV from Windows 7:
- Click Start button.
- Then go to Control Panel.
- Click Uninstall a Program.
- Find TornTV and click Uninstall.
Remove TornTV from Windows 8:
- Hover mouse pointer to the bottom-right corner to see Menu.
- Click Search.
- After that click Apps.
- Then Control Panel.
- Click Uninstall a Program under Programs.
- Find TornTV, click Uninstall.
Cannot uninstall TornTV
In some cases TornTV won’t uninstall and gives you 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 TornTV folder and files. This happens, because process TornTV.exe or service TornTVSvc 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:
- Reboot your computer.
- While it starts booting type F8 button.
- This will open Advanced Boot Options menu.
- Choose Safe Mode and wait until Windows loads.
- Go to Control Panel > Uninstall a program and remove TornTV
Remove TornTV add-on from your browsers
Removing TornTV from Control Panel often does not bring desired effect. It is browser extension and it may still be active in Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox. Here are instructions on how to remove TornTV extension from your browsers manually.
- Start Google Chrome browser
- In address box type (or copy-paste) chrome://extensions/.
- Find TornTV extension.
- Click the trash can icon to remove it.
- Start Mozilla Firefox browser.
- In address box type (or copy-paste) about:addons.
- Choose TornTV extension.
- Click Disable or Remove button.
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:
- Open Internet Explorer.
- Click on gear/asterisk icon in the top-right corner.
- In opened menu Manage Add-ons.
- Select Toolbars and Extensions.
- Click Disable TornTV.
Generally, TornTV does not install in Opera browser however you can always double check. Do the following:
- Start Opera browser.
- Go to Tools > Extensions > Manage Extensions.
- Find TornTV extension.
- Click Uninstall button.
Alternative way to remove adware browser extension TornTV
For safe and effective browser extension removal use avast! Browser Cleanup utility. Run it with administrator privileges and remove all extension with bad rating including TornTV. You can also reset your browser settings for each of your browsers: Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox.