The Topic Torch by WebCake virus is an adware application which gets installed as a browser add-on or toolbar on ones computer without his permission. Usually the free-ware downloads are considered responsible for spreading Topic Torch by WebCake malware. Once this bug gets into your PC, it will attach itself to Firefox, Chrome, Internet explorer or any browser found on your machine and since then you,ll start seeing unwanted advertisements everywhere you go on the web. Most commonly, when you open an online shopping website, the Topic Torch by WebCake virus will put some unwanted ads inside the webpage you are viewing. Also the Topic Torch by WebCake ads will pop-up on your screen again and again. this annoying thing might seem harmless but it is very dangerous. Its malicious ads may lead you to scam products/webpages. moreover the Topic Torch by WebCake virus is used to collect your personal information and to monitor your interests by tracking your online activities. We recommend you to uninstall Topic Torch by WebCake fro your browser to save your system and keep privacy.
Disadvantages and risks of having Topic Torch by WebCake:
- It may change & corrupt default settings of browsers like Firefox, Chrome or Internet explorer
- Changes home page and displays unwanted pop-ups advertisements
- Causes frequent web redirects to wrong websites, hijacks search engine settings and leads to unexpected webpages
- Keeps record of browsing activities and interests
- Collects Personal user information which may include sensitive financial data such as logins, usernames, accounts
- It may bring further infections are direct the user to infectious sites
- Makes the browser run slow, uses a big part of system resources
Want to get rid of Browser Hijack Topic Torch by WebCake?:
To manually remove Topic Torch by WebCake, follow the instructions.
First of all, Uninstall the program. (Skip to the next step if the application is not listed in Control Panel).
“Start > Settings > Control Panel. Now Locate and open “Add or Remove Programs” or “PROGRAMS AND FEATURES”. Find “Topic Torch by WebCake”. Now click Uninstall/Remove.
Now remove the program from Browser.
Internet Explorer users:
Click “Tools” (if on Internet Explorer 9, click gear icon), Then “Manage Add-ons”. Look for Topic Torch by WebCake. Disable if found any.
Block Topic Torch by WebCake pop-ups
To stop pop-ups from malware,
Click on TOOLS > POP-UP BLOCKER, then click TURN ON POP-UP BLOCKER. and then go to POP-UP BLOCKER SETTINGS. (Type any website you wish to block popups from)
Go to “Tools” (at the top), > “Add-ons” > “Extensions” and disable “Topic Torch by WebCake”
Click “Tools/Settings” (Wrench incon), > “Add-ons” > “Extensions” and disable any file associate with malware.
Still Spyware Topic Torch by WebCake lurking in the system? Remove manually
Stop processes of this malware:
Open Task Manager to stop processes.
Remove associated registry settings:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings “WarnonBadCertRecving” = ’0
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\ActiveDesktop “NoChangingWallPaper” = ’1
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Attachments “SaveZoneInformation” = ’1
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System “DisableTaskMgr” = ’1
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Download “CheckExeSignatures” = ‘no’
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main “Use FormSuggest” = ‘yes’
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced “ShowSuperHidden” = 0
Delete Topic Torch by WebCake infected files:
Have you tried methods above but still malware not removed? Then try Restoring your computer to an earlier state.
Click Start menu > All Programs > System Tools > System Restore
Start menu > Backup and Recover > Recover System
Topic Torch by WebCake virus removal tool
Alternatively, you are advised to use the removal tool below to get rid of this malware infection.
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