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TornTV - how to eliminate browser redirects and add-ons related to this software?
What is TornTV?
TornTV is free software that enables users to watch TV via their computers. This program alone is not technically a virus or malware, however, its developers use deceptive methods to monetize their product. Their free software is bundled with various browser plug-ins, which modify users' Internet browser settings, thus causing redirect problems. Most free software developers bundle their programs with one toolbar or plug-in, however, TornTV developers bundle theirs with several. Therefore, when computer users install TornTV, they will also install Babylon toolbar and Yontoo adware.
These additionally-installed browser add-ons cause browser redirects and unwanted ads to appear whilst browsing the Internet. Furthermore, these add-ons cause diminished Internet browser performance. To avoid these problems, computer users should closely inspect each free software installation window, unchecking any options that request installation of additional browser add-ons, or to change your Internet browser settings (homepage, default search engine). While TornTV is not technically a computer virus or malware, it is an unwanted application, which installs additional adware on users' systems.
Commonly, TornTV software is downloaded from its homepage, however, it may also be bundled with other free software. The installation of additional unwanted browser add-ons are implemented for monetization purposes. Revenue generated from sponsored search results, clicks, and ads are shared between TornTV developers and the add-on creators. If you have willingly installed this program and are happy with the free services provided, you need take no further action. If, however, you care about your privacy and wish to eliminate browser redirects, use this removal guide.
Quick menu: Quick solution to remove TornTV Virus
- What is TornTV?
- STEP 1. Uninstall Babylon Chrome Toolbar, Babylon toolbar, Browser Manager, TornTV, Yontoo applications using Control Panel.
- STEP 2. Remove TornTV add-on from Internet Explorer.
- STEP 3. Remove TornTV plugin from Google Chrome.
- STEP 4. Remove TornTV extension from Mozilla Firefox.
- STEP 5. Remove TornTV ads from Safari.
Windows 7 users:
Click Start (Windows Logo at the bottom left corner of your desktop), choose Control Panel. Locate Programs and click Uninstall a program.
Windows XP users:
Click Start, choose Settings and click Control Panel. Locate and click Add or Remove Programs.
Windows 8 users:
Right-click in the lower left corner of the screen, in the Quick Access Menu select Control Panel. In the opened window choose Programs and Features.
Mac OSX users:
Click Finder, in the opened screen select Applications. Drag the app from the Applications folder to the Trash (located in your Dock), then right click the Trash icon and select Empty Trash.
In the uninstall programs window, look for "Babylon Chrome Toolbar, Babylon toolbar, Browser Manager, TornTV, Yontoo", select these entries and click " Uninstall" or "Remove"
After uninstalling TornTV, scan your computer for any remaining unwanted components or possible malware infections. Recommended malware removal software.
TornTV removal from browsers:
Video showing how to remove potentially unwanted browser add-ons:
Remove malicious add-ons from Internet Explorer:
Click on the "gear" icon (at the top right corner of Internet Explorer) select "Manage Add-ons". Look for these entries (Babylon toolbar helper, Babylon Toolbar, Yontoo) and disable them.
To change your homepage from isearch.babylon.com (or any other unwanted website) to your preferred domain,
Click on the "gear" icon (at the top right corner of Internet Explorer) select "Internet Options", in the opened window remove isearch.babylon.com and enter your preferred domain, which will open each time you launch Internet Explorer.
If you continue to have problems with removal of the torntv , reset your Internet Explorer settings to default.
Windows XP users: Click Start, click Run, in the opened window type inetcpl.cpl In the opened window click the Advanced tab, then click Reset.
Windows Vista and Windows 7 users: Click the Windows logo, in the start search box type inetcpl.cpl and click enter. In the opened window click the Advanced tab, then click Reset.
Windows 8 users: Open Internet Explorer and click the gear icon. Select Internet Options.
In the opened window, select the Advanced tab.
Click the Reset button.
Confirm that you wish to reset Internet Explorer settings to default by clicking the Reset button.
Remove malicious extensions from Google Chrome:
Click the Chrome menu icon (at the top right corner of Google Chrome) select "Tools" and click on "Extensions". Locate "Babylon Toolbar, Settings Protector, TornTV, Yontoo" select these entries and click on the trash can icon.
To change your homepage from isearch.babylon.com (or any other unwanted website) to your preferred domain, click the Chrome menu icon (at the top right corner of Google Chrome) select "Settings". In "On startup" section click "set pages", hover your mouse over isearch.babylon.com and click the x symbol. Now you can add your preferred website as your homepage.
If you continue to have problems with removal of the torntv , reset your Google Chrome browser settings. Click the Chrome menu icon (at the top right corner of Google Chrome) and select Tools. From the opened menu, select Extensions. In the opened window, select Settings (at the left corner of the screen). Scroll down to the bottom of the screen. Click the Show advanced settings… link.
After scrolling to the bottom of the screen, click the Reset browser settings button.
In the opened window, confirm that you wish to reset Google Chrome settings to default by clicking the Reset button.
Remove malicious plugins from Mozilla Firefox:
Click on the Firefox menu (at the top right corner of the main window) select "Add-ons". Click on "Extensions" and disable "Babylon Toolbar, Browser Manager, TornTV, Yontoo".
To reset your homepage click on the Firefox menu (at the top right corner of the main window) then select "Options", in the opened window remove isearch.babylon.com (or any other unwanted website) and enter your preferred domain.
Computer users who have problems with torntv removal can reset their Mozilla Firefox settings.
Open Mozilla Firefox, at the top right corner of the main window, click the Firefox menu, in the opened menu, click the Open Help Menu icon,
Select Troubleshooting Information.
In the opened window, click the Reset Firefox button.
In the opened window, confirm that you wish to reset Mozilla Firefox settings to default by clicking the Reset button.
Remove malicious extensions from Safari:
Make sure your Safari browser is active and click Safari menu, then select Preferences...
In the preferences window select the Extensions tab. Look for any recently installed suspicious extensions and uninstall them.
In the preferences window select General tab and make sure that your homepage is set to a preferred URL, if its altered by a browser hijacker - change it.
In the preferences window select Search tab and make sure that your preferred Internet search engine is selected.
Make sure your Safari browser is active and click on Safari menu. From the drop down menu select Clear History and Website Data...
In the opened window select all history and click the Clear History button.
A browser hijacker is a type of adware that alters user's Internet browser settings by changing one's homepage and default Internet search engine to some unwanted website. Most commonly this type of adware infiltrates user's operating system through free software downloads. While browser redirects might seem as a low risk security infection, computer users should know that the websites to which they are being redirected to commonly contain deceptive online advertisements and the Internet search engine that is presented in such websites might return shady Internet search results. Using such websites for one's daily Internet searches might easily end up in privacy issues, identity theft or malware infections.
A computer that is affected by a browser hijacker is exposed to high risk security infections. To prevent further privacy and security issues it's recommended removing any Internet browser settings altering adware as soon as possible. To avoid installation of torntv virus be very attentive when downloading and installing free software.
If your download is managed by a download client be sure to opt out of installing advertised toolbars or applications that seek to change your homepage and default Internet search engine. Some of the mentioned free software download clients don't allow downloading the chosen free program if user decides to decline installation of it's offered toolbars, in such cases it's recommended to cancel the installation and look for an alternative download source.
Symptoms indicating that your Internet browsers are affected by a browser hijacker: your homepage and/or default Internet search engine is changed, appearance of new toolbars, slow performance of Internet browsers, new Bookmarks or Favorites added, you can't change your homepage or default search engine, you see online ads on your screen that are not served by the website, you get redirected to pages you never intended to visit.
If you are experiencing problems while trying to remove torntv virus from your Internet browsers, please ask for assistance in our malware removal forum.
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