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Manual Removal Guide for Ad.TopicTorch

May 5th, 2017
Threat Details:

Categories:

  • adware
  • bho

Description:

Ad.TopicTorch is a browser add-on that displays advertisements and sponsored links.

Links (be careful!):

:
:
http://api.kbm2.com/downloadLauncher.ashx?cid: 48

Removal Instructions:

Files:
[*]A file with an unknown location named "firefox@www.topictorch.com.xpi".[*]The file at "<$PROGRAMFILES>\TopicTorch\bin\plugins\TopicTorch.BOAS.dll".[*]The file at "<$PROGRAMFILES>\TopicTorch\bin\plugins\TopicTorch.Bromon.dll".[*]The file at "<$PROGRAMFILES>\TopicTorch\bin\plugins\TopicTorch.BroStats.dll".[*]The file at "<$PROGRAMFILES>\TopicTorch\bin\plugins\TopicTorch.BrowserAdapter.dll".[*]The file at "<$PROGRAMFILES>\TopicTorch\bin\plugins\TopicTorch.BrowserAdapterS.dll".[*]The file at "<$PROGRAMFILES>\TopicTorch\bin\plugins\TopicTorch.BrowserFilterG.dll".[*]The file at "<$PROGRAMFILES>\TopicTorch\bin\plugins\TopicTorch.BRT.dll".[*]The file at "<$PROGRAMFILES>\TopicTorch\bin\plugins\TopicTorch.CompatibilityChecker.dll".[*]The file at "<$PROGRAMFILES>\TopicTorch\bin\plugins\TopicTorch.DspSvc.dll".[*]The file at "<$PROGRAMFILES>\TopicTorch\bin\plugins\TopicTorch.ExpExt.dll".[*]The file at "<$PROGRAMFILES>\TopicTorch\bin\plugins\TopicTorch.FeSvc.dll".[*]The file at "<$PROGRAMFILES>\TopicTorch\bin\plugins\TopicTorch.FFUpdate.dll".[*]The file at "<$PROGRAMFILES>\TopicTorch\bin\plugins\TopicTorch.GCUpdate.dll".[*]The file at "<$PROGRAMFILES>\TopicTorch\bin\plugins\TopicTorch.IEUpdate.dll".[*]The file at "<$PROGRAMFILES>\TopicTorch\bin\plugins\TopicTorch.Msvcmon.dll".[*]The file at "<$PROGRAMFILES>\TopicTorch\bin\plugins\TopicTorch.OfSvc.dll".[*]The file at "<$PROGRAMFILES>\TopicTorch\bin\plugins\TopicTorch.PurBrowse.dll".[*]The file at "<$PROGRAMFILES>\TopicTorch\bin\plugins\TopicTorch.PurBrowseG.dll".[*]The file at "<$PROGRAMFILES>\TopicTorch\bin\plugins\TopicTorch.Repmon.dll".[*]The file at "<$PROGRAMFILES>\TopicTorch\bin\TopicTorch.BOAS.exe".[*]The file at "<$PROGRAMFILES>\TopicTorch\bin\TopicTorch.BOASHelper.exe".[*]The file at "<$PROGRAMFILES>\TopicTorch\bin\TopicTorch.BOASPRT.exe".[*]The file at "<$PROGRAMFILES>\TopicTorch\bin\TopicTorch.BrowserAdapter.exe".[*]The file at "<$PROGRAMFILES>\TopicTorch\bin\TopicTorch.BRT.Helper.exe".[*]The file at "<$PROGRAMFILES>\TopicTorch\bin\TopicTorch.ExpExt.exe".[*]The file at "<$PROGRAMFILES>\TopicTorch\bin\TopicTorch.PurBrowse.exe".[*]The file at "<$PROGRAMFILES>\TopicTorch\bin\TopicTorch.PurBrowse64.exe".[*]The file at "<$PROGRAMFILES>\TopicTorch\bin\TopicTorchBA.dll".[*]The file at "<$PROGRAMFILES>\TopicTorch\bin\TopicTorchBAApp.dll".[*]The file at "<$PROGRAMFILES>\TopicTorch\bin\TopicTorchBrowserFilter.exe".[*]The file at "<$PROGRAMFILES>\TopicTorch\bin\utilTopicTorch.exe".[*]The file at "<$PROGRAMFILES>\TopicTorch\TopicTorch.Common.dll".[*]The file at "<$PROGRAMFILES>\TopicTorch\TopicTorch.FirstRun.exe".[*]The file at "<$PROGRAMFILES>\TopicTorch\TopicTorch.ico".[*]The file at "<$PROGRAMFILES>\TopicTorch\TopicTorchBHO.dll".[*]The file at "<$PROGRAMFILES>\TopicTorch\TopicTorchuninstall.exe".[*]The file at "<$PROGRAMFILES>\TopicTorch\updater.exe".[*]The file at "<$PROGRAMFILES>\TopicTorch\updateTopicTorch.exe".

Folders:
[*]The directory at "<$PROGRAMFILES>\TopicTorch\bin\plugins".[*]The directory at "<$PROGRAMFILES>\TopicTorch\bin".[*]The directory at "<$PROGRAMFILES>\TopicTorch".
Registry:
[*]Delete the registry key "{225bfb24-8e4e-4b07-9e23-a23a686e268a}" at "HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\".[*]Delete the registry key "{225bfb24-8e4e-4b07-9e23-a23a686e268a}" at "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Browser Helper Objects\".[*]Delete the registry key "{6ED00366-F35C-4D0D-8383-D7E224C1C25C}" at "HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Interface\".[*]Delete the registry key "{C4252659-61A9-40AE-86FE-7F112DDFE662}" at "HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\TypeLib\".[*]Delete the registry key "TopicTorch" at "HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\".[*]Delete the registry key "TopicTorch" at "HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall".[*]Delete the registry key "Update TopicTorch" at "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Services\".[*]Delete the registry key "Update TopicTorch" at "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet002\Services\".[*]Delete the registry key "Update TopicTorch" at "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet003\Services\".[*]Delete the registry value "id" at "HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\TopicTorch\".[*]Delete the registry value "iid" at "HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\TopicTorch\".[*]Delete the registry value "is" at "HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\TopicTorch\".
Final Words: