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Torch Browser

Download Editors' Rating:
Editors' Rating:
Good
Average User Rating:
out of 92 votes out of 5 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    39.0.0.9037
  • Total Downloads:
    848,817
  • Date Added:
    Feb. 27, 2015
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    2.26MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    97
  • Platform:
    Windows
  • Product ranking:
    #49 in Web Browsers

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Editors' Review

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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.

Pros

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.

Cons

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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User Reviews
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4 stars

"Very Nice to have"

January 21, 2016  |  By jswim77

2016-01-21 19:04:25  |  By jswim77

 |  Version: Torch Browser 39.0.0.9037

Pros

Love that you can download from the net. But that's all I use it for

Cons

Don't use the games at all. Very bad to have. They have little of the screen to use for games. The music is good too but it's just from YouTube.

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1 stars

"A horiffic experience'"

November 08, 2015  |  By Ux4

2015-11-08 20:52:59  |  By Ux4

 |  Version: Torch Browser 39.0.0.9037

Pros

Was extremely impresses at first blush. Fast! Many seemingly fun gadgets. An then...

Cons

...it began eating up Chrome, conflicting with my system and devices. Took me a week to sort out. Torch browser woud flood spam at seemingly every shopping site; Amazon, BestBuy, etc., etc, and some other sites, as well. Never ending problem on a Torchified stalled puter, SO...

Summary

...AVOID AT ALL COST. I messaged, posted, tweeted Torch, but not a response. Unconvinced that I had erased all the footprints, I installed Win as soon as I was notified. It's all good now

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1 stars

"It won't install on my computer"

October 26, 2015

2015-10-26 15:28:15

 |  Version: Torch Browser 39.0.0.9037

Pros

Media Grabber
more then one VPN extension that works
fast

Cons

won't install on my windows 10

Summary

yes I had Torch and uninstall it, so I could download the latest version. Now it would download the file but when it comes time to install it, it just keeps coming up can't install because of internet connection problem try again later or cancel. There is no internet connection problem on my end, as all sites work and my little computer dose not have a yellow triangle with a ! on it. I hope Torch deals with this as I like they browser but this is putting me off.

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1 stars

"It's bundled with malicious software!"

June 22, 2015  |  By VsUK

2015-06-22 12:36:59  |  By VsUK

 |  Version: Torch Browser 39.0.0.9037

Pros

It is fast & it does look good

Cons

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

Summary

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

2015-05-07 05:11:34

 |  Version: Torch Browser 39.0.0.9037

Pros

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.

Cons

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

Summary

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

2015-03-18 09:07:54

 |  Version: Torch Browser 39.0.0.9037

Pros

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.

Cons

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.

Summary

Overall, I am very satisfied.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 39.0.0.9037
Version 39.0.0.9037 may include unspecified updates, enhancements, or bug fixes.
General
Publisher Torch-Media
Publisher web site http://www.torch-media.com/
Release Date February 27, 2015
Date Added February 27, 2015
Version 39.0.0.9037
Category
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
Popularity
Total Downloads 848,817
Downloads Last Week 97
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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