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Danger level 8
Type: Adware
Common infection symptoms:
  • Annoying Pop-up's
  • Connects to the internet without permission
  • Installs itself without permissions
  • Shows commercial adverts
  • Slow Computer
  • Strange toolbar installed without Your permission

Adware.Torangcomz

Adware.Torangcomz is an adware program that monitors your web browsing habits and stores information related to it. Later on, it can connect to a remote server and send the data to its creators without notifying the user about it. The collected information is normally used to display commercial advertisements targeted at the user whose computer has been infected by Adware.Torangcomz. If that weren’t enough, the adware can also download other files onto your computer, and keeping in mind that their content might be very dubious, it is clear that you do not need something like Adware.Torangcomz in your system.

There are many ways to install Adware.Torangcomz. Sometimes it comes bundled along with a shareware program that you want, and it you install it yourself without even realizing it. When this program is installed, certain files are dropped into your Program Files directory. These files are torangcomz.dll and uninstall.exe that can be found in the Keyword Search folder. Also, during the installation process the adware adds a lot of registry keys in order to run the program whenever you launch your internet browser.

Adware.Torangcomz does not hide its presence from you, but it modifies the registry so that you see the adware as “Keyword Search”. This name appears in the list of the installed programs, and you might easily think that it is a browser add-on which speeds up the search process, so in a sense even though Adware.Torangcomz is perfectly visible it hides its real capabilities from you. This adware really monitors your keyword search and then according to what you are looking for, it displays commercials advertisements and consequently slows down your computer.

Keeping in mind that, Adware.Torangcomz usually monitors keyword search from such search engines as naver.com, daum.com and nate.com, it is possible to assume that the adware has been created by Korean hackers or it is targeted mostly at Korean users, because the previously mentioned search engines are Korean ones. However, it does not mean that Adware.Torangcomz will not arrive at your doorstep one day. Take all precautions to avoid this annoying adware, or if you have it already, remove Adware.Torangcomz from your computer immediately, because this program might download other unwanted pieces of software onto your computer which might result in an even bigger problem.

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How to manually remove Adware.Torangcomz

Files associated with Adware.Torangcomz infection:

2E4F34C5144.exe
CPAIEAddOn.dll
Controller.dll
swfupdate.dll
vm55.dll
vm55.dll
swfupdate.dll
ctfmonllw.exe
CPAIEAddOn.dll
Controller.dll
2E4F34C5144.exe
torangcomz.dll
torangcomz.dll
ctfmonllw.exe

Adware.Torangcomz DLL's to remove:

torangcomz.dll
swfupdate.dll
vm55.dll
Controller.dll
CPAIEAddOn.dll
vm55.dll
swfupdate.dll
CPAIEAddOn.dll
Controller.dll
torangcomz.dll

Adware.Torangcomz processes to kill:

2E4F34C5144.exe
ctfmonllw.exe
ctfmonllw.exe
2E4F34C5144.exe
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