Remove TheTorntvs V11-1 Ads

 

How Harmful is TheTorntvs V11-1 Ads

This is a virus classified as adware by security exerts. It is recommended that you remove it once, as it is proven that, over time, it has the potential to do some significant damage to your machine. But rest assured that this can only happen if you allow it to remain for at least 1-2 weeks. Before then, it is slightly more than an annoyance, and one that isn’t too difficult to deal with. You can, of course, just skip ahead to the removal manual, but overall, I believe you should read the rest. I’ve designed it to include sections which can help you avoid other viruses in the future.

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Speaking plainly, TheTorntvs V11-1 Ads is an important piece in the schemes of whoever created it. It is important because it helps other more dangerous malware to infiltrate your system. It does that by posing as a real program that asks you for an update (most likely Java, some sort of a video player, or FlashPlayer). If you let it have its way, then another virus is added to your list of programs – unfortunately our research dictates that this is almost always the case. So to avoid having your PC riddled with malicious programs, simply do not update anything until you’ve removed TheTorntvs V11-1 Ads. This is the type of malware that is the least bit dangerous, because it can not manipulate your rights and change stuff around windows without your say so. That’s why it’s just trying to make YOU give it the rights.

A very important thing to note is that many effects like freezing, the famous blue screen of death, and browser shutdowns should disappear from your system if you have (that is, after you remove the virus, of course). The advertisements themselves are to blame for some of the aforementioned, as the constant links created by the extension lead to a slowing down of the CPU. But all of this is just the lesser evil. The bigger and more problematic reason you should remove TheTorntvs V11-1 Ads as soon as you can are the other viruses. Some of them, particularly the more dangerous ones can mess up your motherboard’s controls and increase or decrease voltage power until your PC either explodes or just doesn’t start up. Another nasty surprise is when you realize some of these threats can actually collect personal information and passwords, which could compromise all your accounts.

How TheTorntvs V11-1 Ads Entered My Computer

The first prominent way it uses is spam. All email services usually have a spam filter, however, sometimes these things still come through. The virus typically presents itself as a legitimate institution and many users are confused and click the letters. It is either at that point or if you download any of the attachments, that you are severely exposed. This is one way. The other is via another software – being installed with it on the same setup. Free programs are notorious for often including viruses like TheTorntvs V11-1 Ads in their bundles. If tihs is what happened, in the future just monitor carefully the setup to avoid more nasty surprises.

How to Remove TheTorntvs V11-1 Ads

STEP 1:

(Works for all versions of windows including Windows XP, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1)

Click  Windows  windows-button  and R simultaneously. Type appwiz.cpl inside the search field, then OK.

appwiz 

You are now inside the Control Panel.

Here, keep an eye out for ScreenGlaze plus any and all programs that look like a virus to you. Occasionally they may go with other names – so definitely be wary. Highlight them, then Uninstall.

control-panel


   STEP 2:

 The virus has infected ALL of the browsers you use. Removing it from just one will not help you.

ie9-10_512x512For Internet Explorer Users:

Start the browser, then click  IE GEAR —–> Manage Add-ons.

internet explorer manage add-ons

When the new menu appears, you should be be able to locate the malware. Also look around for other extensions you’re not sure of. Hit Disable to get rid of them.

In case your Home page was moved, click IE GEAR —–Internet Options>edit the URL box, put in the page you want, then click Apply.

firefox-512For Mozilla Firefox Users:

Open the browser, click on mozilla menu at the top, go to Add-ons.

.mozilla firefox add-ons

Then select Extensions.

mozilla firefox extensions

The malware should be somewhere around here –  Remove it.

chrome-logo-transparent-backgroundFor Google Chrome Users:

 Start Chrome, click chrome menu icon —–>More Tools —–Extensions.

 

google chrome extensions

When you’ve reached Extensions, the virus should be lurking around with its buddies ——-> select  .chrome-trash-icon

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Now click chrome menu icon  again, and proceed to Settings —> Search (the fourth tab), select Manage Search Enginesand leave only the search engines you use.

google chrome settings

safariFor Safari Users:

Open Safari, and click Safari —–>Preferences —–Extensions

Find the spyware  then Uninstall.

STEP 3 (Optional)

This step to remove the virus is completely optional. You need to do this only in the case when the steps up until now were not enough to make your troubles go away. If they WERE enough:

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Step 3 optional guide

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