Torrent Extension is a Trojan horse virus that can infect computers without being detected. Once inside the system, Torrent Extension can run malicious processes such as espionage, theft of data, and insertion of other viruses.
What is typical for most Trojan threats is that after they have found their way inside a computer, they usually hide their traces so that they can stay concealed for as long as possible. That’s why the fact that there are no visible symptoms in your system doesn’t mean that you are not infected with Torrent Extension. This new Trojan-based virus is a very stealthy tool that hackers can use for numerous malicious activities. Fortunately, on this page, you will find our specially created removal guide which explains how to detect and remove Torrent Extension, as well as a professional removal program for automatic assistance and a full system check. If you have not dealt with Trojans before, we advise you to carefully follow the steps in the guide and use the professional program to effectively remove all the malicious files related to the infection. The reason is that Trojans can often camouflage as regular system files and if you don’t know how to correctly identify them, you may delete some vital OS files and end up corrupting your computer rather than deleting the malware.
The speed at which you eliminate the virus is also important because the longer it remains in the system, the greater the chance of it performing different malicious tasks in its background. Everything from theft of files and confidential information, system changes, exploitation of system resources and even spying on the victims can be expected from a threat like Torrent Extension and Wup.
|Danger Level||High (Trojans are often used as a backdoor for Ransomware)|
|Symptoms||Trojans typically run without showing visible symptoms but sometimes they may cause system errors, crashes and consume unusually high CPU and RAM resources.|
|Distribution Method||Users may get infected with Trojans if they click on spam messages, malicious email attachments, fake ads, misleading links, illegal websites and more.|
Some threats reinstall themselves if you don't delete their core files. We recommend downloading SpyHunter to remove harmful programs for you. This may save you hours and ensure you don't harm your system by deleting the wrong files.
Please follow all the steps below in order to remove Torrent Extension!
How to remove Torrent Extension
- First, click the Start Menu on your Windows PC.
- Type Programs and Settings in the Start Menu, click the first item, and find Torrent Extension in the programs list that would show up.
- Select Torrent Extension from the list and click on Uninstall.
- Follow the steps in the removal wizard.
What we suggest you do first is, check the list of programs that are presently installed on the infected device and uninstall any rogue software that you find there:
- From the Start Menu, navigate to Control Panel ->>> Programs and Features ->>> Uninstall a Program.
- Next, carefully search for unfamiliar programs or programs that have been installed recently and could be related to Torrent Extension.
- If you find any of the programs suspicious then uninstall them if they turn out to be linked to Torrent Extension.
- If a notification appears on your screen when you try to uninstall a specific questionable program prompting you to just alter it or repair it, make sure you choose NO and complete the steps from the removal wizard.
Remove Torrent Extension from Chrome
- Click on the three dots in the right upper corner
- Go to more tools
- Now select extensions
- Remove the Torrent Extension extension
- Once you open Chrome, click on the three-dots icon to open the browser’s menu, go to More Tools/ More Options, and then to Extensions.
- Again, find the items on that page that could be linked to Torrent Extension and/or that might be causing problems in the browser and delete them.
- Afterwards, go to this folder: Computer > C: > Users > *Your User Account* > App Data > Local > Google > Chrome > User Data. In there, you will find a folder named Default – you should change its name to Backup Default and restart the PC.
- Note that the App Data folder is normally hidden so you’d have to first make the hidden files and folders on your PC visible before you can access it.
How to get rid of Torrent Extension on FF/Edge/etc.
- Open the browser and select the menu icon.
- From the menu, click on the Add-ons button.
- Look for the Torrent Extension extension
- Get rid of Torrent Extension by removing it from extensions
If using Firefox:
- Open Firefox
- Select the three parallel lines menu and go to Add-ons.
- Find the unwanted add-on and delete it from the browser – if there is more than one unwanted extension, remove all of them.
- Go to the browser menu again, select Options, and then click on Home from the sidebar to the left.
- Check the current addresses for the browser’s homepage and new-tab page and change them if they are currently set to address(es) you don’t know or trust.
If using MS Edge/IE:
- Start Edge
- Select the browser menu and go to Extensions.
- Find and uninstall any Edge extensions that look undesirable and unwanted.
- Select Settings from the browser menu and click on Appearance.
- Check the new-tab page address of the browser and if it has been modified by “Torrent Extension” or another unwanted app, change it to an address that you’d want to be the browser’s new-tab page.
How to Delete Torrent Extension
- Open task manager
- Look for the Torrent Extension process
- Select it and click on End task
- Open the file location to delete Torrent Extension
- Access the Task Manager by pressing together the Ctrl + Alt + Del keys and then selecting Task Manager.
- Open Processes and there try to find a process with the name of the unwanted software. If you find it, select it with the right button of the mouse and click on the Open File Location option.
- If you don’t see a “Torrent Extension” process in the Task Manager, look for another suspicious process with an unusual name. It is likely that the unwanted process would be using lots of RAM and CPU so pay attention to the number of resources each process is using.
- Tip: If you think you have singled out the unwanted process but are not sure, it’s always a good idea to search for information about it on the Internet – this should give you a general idea if the process is a legitimate one from a regular program or from your OS or if it is indeed likely linked to the adware.
- If you find another suspicious process, open its File Location too.
- Once in the File Location folder for the suspicious process, start testing all of the files that are stored there by dragging them to our free online scanner available below.
- If the scanner finds malware in any of the files, return to the Processes tab in the Task Manager, select the suspected process, and then select the End Process option to quit it.
- Go back to the folder where the files of that process are located and delete all of the files that you are allowed to delete. If all files get deleted normally, exit the folder and delete that folder too. If one or more of the files showed an error message when you tried to delete them, leave them for now and return to try to delete them again once you’ve completed the rest of the guide.
How to Uninstall Torrent Extension
- Click on the home button
- Search for Startup Apps
- Look for Torrent Extension in there
- Uninstall Torrent Extension from Startup Apps by turning it off
- Now you need to carefully search for and uninstall any Torrent Extension-related entries from the Registry. The easiest way to do this is to open the Registry Editor app (type Regedit in the windows search field and press Enter) and then open a Find dialog (CTRL+F key combination) where you have to type the name of the threat.
- Perform a search by clicking on the Find Next button and delete any detected results. Do this as many times as needed until no more results are found.
- After that, to ensure that there are no remaining entries lined to Torrent Extension in the Registry, go manually to the following directories and delete them:
- HKEY_CURRENT_USER/Software/Random Directory.
- HKEY_CURRENT_USER/Software/Microsoft/Internet Explorer/Main/Random
Is Torrent extension dangerous?
Such an infection can be used to provide its criminal creators with remote access to the infected computer and allow them to manipulate the entire system any way they want. The crooks can watch you through your web camera, listen to your conversations and keep records of your online and offline activities. They can even record your keystrokes and this way reveal your passwords and login credentials, as well as other sensitive data such as your credit and debit card numbers, pin codes, and banking accounts. Such details, once in the hands of people with malicious intentions, can be misused in a number of ways.
For instance, you can become a victim of identity fraud, the crooks can empty your bank accounts, hijack your social network profiles, and even blackmail you with some sensitive images, videos or conversations they have gained access to thanks to the Trojan. Another possible usage of infections like Torrent Extension is for the distribution of other threats. In many instances, the Trojan acts as a backdoor to ransomware and spyware and detects vulnerabilities that other viruses can exploit in order to sneak in the system without being detected.
That’s why it is very important to detect and remove Torrent Extension as soon as possible so that you prevent it from inviting other malicious programs inside your system. The best and the quickest way to deal with the Trojan is to use a professional removal program, but the manual removal method is also an option if you know exactly what you have to remove. For instructions, please check the guide below or simply scan your device with the Torrent Extension removal tool and eliminate the threat at once.
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