Torch by Torch Media Inc. (Signed)

Remove torch.exe
Warning 7 antivirus scanners has detected malware in various versions of torch.exe.


torch.exe has 14 known versions, the most recent one is torch.exe is run as a standard windows process with the logged in user's account privileges. By adding a startup entry to the run registry key, the file will be executed when the user logs into Windows. The average file size is about 1.2 MB. It is an authenticode code-signed executable issued to Torch Media Inc. by the certification authority Thawte. Some variations of the file have been seen to be installed with the program Torch from Torch Media Inc.. During the process's lifecycle, the typical CPU resource utilization is less than 0.01%, the average private memory consumption is about 47.91 MB with the maximum memory reaching around 64.18 MB. Addionally, typically read and write I/O disk operations is about 486.12 KB per minute for reads and 265.12 KB per minute for writes.

What is torch.exe?

Torch is a browser based on Chromium for Windows. It specializes in media downloading and has built-in media features, including a torrent engine, video grabber and sharing button.

About torch.exe (from Torch Media Inc.)

Torch is a free and unique software that offers you powerful browsing together with built-in media downloading and sharing features. Torch Browser is based on the Chromium technology platform, giving


File name:torch.exe
Publisher:Torch Media Inc.
Product name:Torch
Typical file path:C:\users\user\appdata\local\torch\application\torch.exe
Original name:chrome.exe
Issued to:Torch Media Inc.
Authority (CA):Thawte
Effective date:Monday, June 25, 2012
Expiration date:Thursday, June 26, 2014

ResourcesPrograms installed in

(Note, the programs listed below are for all versions of Torch.)
Torch Media Inc.
28% remove
Torch Browser is a freeware Chromium based web browser and Internet suite developed by Torch Media. The browser handles common Internet-related tasks such as displaying websites, sharing websites via ...


(Note, the behaviors below are for all versions of torch.exe, select a unique version for details.)
Shell open commands
  • mailto
  • https
  • http
  • ftp
Scheduled tasks
  • The job '{40F204DB-6758-45E4-80C4-685F59448FB4}' runs on registration in the path '\{40F204DB-6758-45E4-80C4-685F59448FB4}'
  • The task '{3C7980DA-96EB-42BF-B953-BB8028359D27}' runs on registration in the path '\{3C7980DA-96EB-42BF-B953-BB8028359D27}'
  • The job '{8C4A389E-EADC-4147-BE18-4601BB193E3A}' runs on registration in the path '\{8C4A389E-EADC-4147-BE18-4601BB193E3A}'
Startup files (user) run
Runs under the registry key 'HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run'
  • 'GoogleChromeAutoLaunch_B2D2459F2798E05C7608FD02F9D6329A' → "C:\users\user\appdata\Local\Torch\Application\torch.exe" --no-startup-window

MalwareMalware detections

Based on 40+ industry antivirus scanners, 7 of them detected the following malware.
Antivirus engineEngine versionDetectionFile version
Antiy Labs AVL Trojan/Win32.Agent
Kingsoft 2013.1.8.219
Kingsoft 2013.1.8.219 Win32.Hack.Rbot.b.(kcloud)
nProtect 2013-02-28.01 Trojan/W32.Agent.1298784
Trend Micro HouseCall 9.700.0.1001 HV_ZYX_CA25037F.TOMC
Vba32 AntiVirus MalwareCryptor.SB.gen
Vba32 AntiVirus Trojan.Agent.ahis

VersionsAll file variations of torch.exe

MD5SHA-1File size
25c703350955a4943ec1786978fb95ac ab8eb4b3d49f3223b6bd9f7273d0fcda43abe1d0 836.01 KB
9465b09dcbedf08964733dcd2bf2fb46 af891dce23198f89101971e4a7ea1582b6b531bd 864.31 KB
438b3819775a6af03b692ca6bcdc4649 eb900dd3da3e201426be30dad92fd1fa078bacc2 862.81 KB
e2f568fd2c253dc4d8fd2f5eb33d38b6 2dfe109b3d650a48fae9101f6dcfce1ada71a51e 1.31 MB
68e2a201f218413ac40982888bba3133 3a0896887cf5886c0cf84c71a6f5327f7ac99894 1.31 MB
0d40e9a6a2f83a0f6cb9cfc5e7df6008 d5aed9fbd9690640b09282c9b1431d2489fbbd6a 1.31 MB
fccf8a910fd097198536d6fed383734f db69bffb08fbdaccb2b5a71c49a554d4e1cfb6ce 1.31 MB
b37f3810e7e37d645d7d0af24ca34a22 ee91a6a1902818f1966526dee0e241e30adf2d15 1.31 MB
d274583b4e475641beebf33486de6de2 4061662ce91c8b665513d7d3498605a56ee58e66 1.31 MB
3e14686bc05991d81edb0c9c0f867d62 cd05d85521343c3679c635a549da2645c58db423 1.31 MB
a79aa1529b7eb4f966832bc41c1a5384 3d70dd9033c8ba2a8489e60665d51e7907b5cfc8 1.31 MB
2954b423b1bbf6ffca3fad037b17ddaf 29d1ba305eea6052b7979eb84389917da27c987e 1.29 MB
6538baab31b4f44d6ed50b40e1a218f9 f2a923df21d18fb5024c6579d58ddd9a0395e4af 1.24 MB
3bf5a3a8a1ac9b7f7d8864f249238e9d 05f4e2cda9c9aebc15f242259261e9c7ae2c11ce 1.24 MB

Windows OS versionsDistribution by Windows OS

OS versiondistribution
Windows 7 Home Premium 36.98%
Windows 7 Ultimate 28.65%
Microsoft Windows XP 10.42%
Windows 7 Ultimate N 6.25%
Windows 8.1 Single Language Preview 5.21%
Windows 8 Pro 3.65%
Windows Vista Home Premium 2.60%
Windows 8.1 Enterprise 1.56%
Windows 8 Pro with Media Center 1.56%
Windows 8.1 Pro 0.52%
Windows 8.1 Single Language 0.52%
Windows 8 Enterprise 0.52%
Windows Seven Black Edition 0.52%
Windows 7 Professional 0.52%
Windows 8 0.52%

Distribution by countryDistribution by country

United Kingdom installs about 23.16% of Torch.

OEM distributionDistribution by PC manufacturer

PC Manufacturerdistribution
ASUS 31.22%
Hewlett-Packard 29.76%
Dell 16.59%
Sony 10.73%
Acer 5.85%
Lenovo 2.93%
Toshiba 2.93%
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