TorqueChallenger is an adware program that usually enters your system without your consent and may disturb your browsing activities, and expose your system at risk.
How Does TorqueChallenger Work?
TorqueChallenger is developed to serve sponsoring third parties by generating traffic and sales for them. The way this is done, however, is not at the best interest of the user.
Once TorqueChallenger enters your system, it will slow down your Internet connection and your browser may start crashing. In addition, it may start generating multiple pop-ups advertising various product discounts that you will not be able to shut down. In fact, clicking them may redirect you to malicious websites that could further infect your system.
Ad-supported programs like TorqueChallenger are usually capable of “spying” on the users’ activities. They monitor their browsing routine and collect that information along with some personal data. They may share it with the sponsoring third parties in order to help them personalize the ads and display products and services the users have previously searched for.
The problem, however, is that the collected personal data may fall into the hands of cyber criminals (accidently or not), thus exposing your system to greater threats.
How Does TorqueChallenger Enter Your System?
TorqueChallenger enters mainly via other free programs users download. Freeware is usually bundled with various programs, most of which are PUPs (potentially unwanted programs). As a result, users end up with unwanted software in their system. In order to protect your PC from such unwanted programs, be alert when downloading freeware from the Web. Watch closely the installation process and disable all unfamiliar features and settings and disallow the bundling option. This way, you will download only the program you want.
How to Remove TorqueChallenger
Removing TorqueChallenger is not hard as long as you have a reliable anti-virus tool. If you have doubts your system has been infected by unwanted programs, it’s best to run a full system scan. This way, the anti-malware tool will detect all malicious components and then it will remove them for you. It will also continue to protect your system from future threats so you can browse the Web undisturbed.