TornTV Hijacker Description
The TornTV Hijacker is a threat that is associated with Torn TV, an online service that supposedly allows computer users to watch TV shows on their computer, both in live streams and by downloading videos of the episodes the user wants to watch. It is possible to install Torn TV directly from the company's website. Security researchers have observed that criminals bundle this application with malicious toolbars and adware, such as CouponDropDown. This added malware will often be installed by default unless the computer user opts out. However, the installer is designed to make the opt-out check boxes easy to miss. It is also important to point out that Torn TV and the TornTV Hijacker are built on Yontoo, a platform that has been closely associated with adware and irritating browser hijackers. ESG security researchers consider that the TornTV Hijacker poses as a security risk.
The TornTV Hijacker May Be Associated with the Bifrose Backdoor Trojan
One of the reasons why ESG security researchers consider the TornTV Hijacker more dangerous than typical adware hijackers is that there have been reports of the TornTV Hijacker being installed along with the Bifrose backdoor Trojan. This is a dangerous malware infection that creates an unauthorized opening in the infected computer's security. This allows criminals to gain access to the infected computer from a remote location, allowing them to spy on your online activity and install other malware on your computer.
The main symptom associated with TornTV Hijacker is the way TornTV Hijacker affects its victim's web browsing. The TornTV Hijacker takes over the victim's web browser, forcing it to visit the Torn TV website repeatedly. The victim's homepage, default search engine, favorite websites and other predetermined websites may also be changed by the TornTV Hijacker without the computer user's authorization. Since the TornTV Hijacker makes unwanted changes to your web browser's settings, removing TornTV Hijacker involves undoing these unwanted changes as well. ESG security researchers advise using a reliable anti-malware program to remove the TornTV Hijacker from your computer and then making sure that all of your security settings and web browser preferences had been restored to what they were before the computer was infected with the TornTV Hijacker.
Type: Browser Hijackers
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TornTV Hijacker has typically the following processes in memory:
TornTV Hijacker creates the following files in the system: