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Torch Browser

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    Feb. 27, 2015
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Editors' Review


Torch Browser includes media downloading, torrents, and social media and sharing. The all-in-one approach has advantages and disadvantages. Chief among advantages is browser integration, which is also the chief disadvantage if you don't use a particular feature or prefer another tool.


Chromium plus: Torch Browser has Google's speedy, reliable, and customizable Chromium engine under the hood.

Torrents, media, and more: Clicking the Torrents button on Torch's toolbar opened an easy-to-use downloader. The Media Grabber button became active on pages with content we could download.

Single-click downloads: Torch also grabs YouTube videos and other online content with a single click -- no more right-click, copy URL, open downloader, paste URL, and so on.


Unwanted extras: Torch installed several extensions and toolbar extras like Torch Music, Games, and Shopping that we didn't necessarily want. An Ask toolbar is mandatory during installation, though you can remove it later.

Typos: Mistakes happen, but misspelling your name on your front door doesn't inspire confidence.

Stability issues: Torch took several attempts to download and install. After setup, opening the Torrent and Music tools crashed the browser several times.

Bottom Line

When it comes to personalizing browsers, we prefer do-it-yourself over Torch Browser's all-in-one approach. Heavy torrent and media downloaders who don't have strong opinions about browser extras should check out Torch, though.

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1 stars

"It's bundled with malicious software!"

June 22, 2015  |  By VsUK

 |  Version: Torch Browser


It is fast & it does look good


It changes all your web browsers security settings without asking for permission & install's all sorts of plugins & toolbars.


Basically, not enough people actually testing this software fully before writing reviews. I wonder how many infected systems are caused by the short sited reviews especially the editors reviews.

This is basically a graphical trojen that changes settings, installs plugins & after a few days use you will notice a big system slow down & full of malware enough to put everything you do on your system at risk. To put it lightly, why bother with a browser like this when you have perfectly good browsers, tried & tested over years of use?

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4 stars

"overall, it is one of the better browsers ive used"

May 07, 2015

 |  Version: Torch Browser


Torrent: the torrent is fast, easy to use, and one of the few that can play audio and video while the torrent is downloading.

the rest im sure you already covered, although you are not forced to install ask, merely asked to install ask.


ive yet to encounter any cons, although i admit them asking to install favorite website shortcuts on your desktop is annoying


overall, out of the fifteen browsers ive tried, i prefer torch over most of them, including google chrome. if you are a tech savvy person, id recommend avant ultimate or maxathon, but if you just want a fast, stable browser that is good for general usage, go with torch

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5 stars

"Great quality, just a few bugs"

March 18, 2015

 |  Version: Torch Browser


I really love this browser. Since I'm a gamer, the Torch torrent option made everything a lot easier. When I watch videos on YouTube, it never bugs, everything goes smooth. Downloads are also very quick and it's really easy to use Torch. Applications work very fast and it loads webpages quickly, which I prefer, because my laptop is not a new one, so Torch makes surfing quicker.


Like I said, it only has a few bugs. One of them is (it's very similar to Chrome's issues), when I sometimes close the Torch browser's window and try to re-open it, it won't open. I thought it was a problem with my Antivirus, but it wasn't so I had to reinstall Torch. Another con is when I try to load some quizzes or, the best example, BoredPanda's posts, my Shockwave Player crashes. I have never had problems like that on Chrome nor Safari.


Overall, I am very satisfied.

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Full Specifications

What's new in version
Version may include unspecified updates, enhancements, or bug fixes.
Publisher Torch-Media
Publisher web site http://www.torch-media.com/
Release Date February 27, 2015
Date Added February 27, 2015
Category Browsers
Subcategory Web Browsers
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows XP/Vista/7/8
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 2.26MB
File Name TorchSetup-r8-n-bu.exe
Total Downloads 847,696
Downloads Last Week 69
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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