Can’t get rid of Topic Torch toolbar virus? How many toolbars do you have on your browsers? Are you familiar with each of them? Do you use all of them for your online surfing? A browser toolbar can be treated as a search engine which only shows as a small bar. It helps PC users surf the Internet with various options. But be careful. Sometimes you may get a fake toolbar like Topic Torch Toolbar. It’s in fact a browser virus!
Topic Torch Virus Description
Topic Torch Toolbar is defined as a browser hijacker which, unlike other browser hijackers, dresses itself up as a browser Add-on toolbar. But normally, browser hijackers all pretend to be real search engines and provide lots of “online resources”. It is believed that all the giving results given by a browser hijacker virus are actually sponsored by remote hackers. They are not real resources or are already hacked and with viruses hidden inside. Once you are redirected to any of these places, Trojans and malware programs can be downloaded and installed on your computer without acknowledging you. Infection brought by Topic Torch Toolbar redirect virus will then be extended. This helps a lot in collecting personal information!
What do hackers do with this information from users of the infected PCs? They certainly can benefit a lot out of deceiving! Your money and important and sensitive files could be stolen if you cannot remove Topic Torch Toolbar hijacker as soon as possible. Isn’t there an illegal issue involved in this inappropriate online deceiving activity? You may wonder. But cyber hackers are anonymous. We don’t know who and where they are. All they need is a computer and the network. Like other viruses that target PCs from all over the world, Topic Torch Toolbar virus can be widely spread over the Internet. Even if you have protection from antivirus programs, you still have the risks to be infected if you are not careful when surfing online. By visiting pornographic or hacked websites or download malicious programs, viruses like Topic Torch browser hijacker will be able to sneak inside and bring damage afterwards.
To save your computer from this Topic Torch Toolbar browser hijacker virus, do not spend time on searching for better programs since your antivirus cannot deal with it. Hackers have made this browser virus to be able to find and break through PC vulnerability. It takes manual steps to completely get rid of this nasty virus. Not confident or good at PCs? Contact YooSecurity Online PC Expert 24/7 now for further assistance. If you are capable with computers, try to remove Topic Torch Toolbar hijacker by the following steps.
What Can Topic Torch Toolbar Redirect Virus Do
Do not underestimate this small browser redirect virus. It can bring constant pains to both your computer and you.
A. As mentioned above that all the searching results provided by this Topic Torch Toolbar virus are sponsored by remote hackers. They are posted on the web with many viruses hidden beneath. Once you land there, Trojans and ransomware can get into the system without permission.
B. There may be many pop ups including ads, porn and fake surveys while you surf the web.
C. Remote hackers can use Topic Torch Toolbar virus to collect and steal valuable information from PC users and even control the infected PCs.
D. System could be stuffed with fake or infected folders and files to mix with the real ones so that antivirus programs may not be able to detect them.
E. System stability will be affected as well.
Topic Torch Browser Hijacker Removal Instructions
Special Notes: if you do not have other available browsers but only the infected one and seem not be able to go online because of all the redirecting and interruption caused by Topic Torch Toolbar virus infection, please try to put computer in Safe mode with networking first. To do that, repeatedly hit F8 key upon PC startup but before logging in; then highlight the wanted option and hit Enter. System will load files and then go through to desktop where everything looks bigger as usual.
Open Windows Task Manager to end process Topic Torch Toolbar browser redirect virus. Press Ctrl+Alt+Del keys together to pull up Window Task Manager and go to Processes tab on the top; scroll down the list of processes and End suspicious ones.
Show files hidden by Topic Torch Toolbar redirect virus. Open Control Panel from Start menu; go to Folder Options, under View tab, tick Show hidden files and folders and non-tick Hide protected operating system files (Recommended) and then click OK.
Go to Registry Editor. Press Windows+R keys and then type regedit in Run box to search. Find out and delete all the associating files and registry entries with Topic Torch Toolbar virus as below:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\System “DisableRegedit” = “rnd”
Reset homepage back to favorite.
1. On Mozilla Firefox. Go to Options window from Tools; type wanted homepage address in Home Page bar and When Firefox starts: Show my home page. Then click OK.
2. On Internet Explorer. Go to Internet Options window from Tools; under General tab; To create home page tabs, type each address on its own line; then click OK.
Video on How to Modify or Change Windows Registry
Browser toolbars are created for the convenience of searching resources while we’re surfing through other websites. They are formed as little add-on search engines. Usually they can be installed together with other programs or browsers. Some of us do not often care about these toolbars. That’s when Topic Torch Toolbar virus gets in and you haven’t noticed because it hasn’t taken up too much space on your browser. However, it is dangerous to keep this browser hijacker inside your computer. Reasons have been described above. Due to the fact that Topic Torch Toolbar hijacker is used by hackers to collect valuable and important information, it has been enabled by these evil PC experts to bypass most antivirus protection. Thus, the ways to get rid of this virus are left with reinstalling Windows OS or browsers, restoring system, formatting hard drives or manual removal. In all these methods, manual removal way can be guaranteed. So, in order to get rid of this Topic Torch Toolbar virus, try to manually remove it.
If you are not familiar with the manual removal concepts or cannot remove this browser hijacker off your computer by yourself, to avoid damaging your system, please contact YooSecurity Online PC Experts to save your computer.
Published by Karen Lawrence & last updated on June 5, 2013 3:30 am