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What is torch.exe?

Part of Torch by Torch Media

What is it?

Torch is a browser based on Chromium for Windows. It specializes in media downloading and has built-in media features, including a torrent engine, video grabber and sharing button.
Description of torch.exe from Torch Media
Torch is a free and unique software that offers you powerful browsing together with built-in media downloading and sharing features. Torch Browser is based on the Chromium technology platform, giving it fast browsing capabilities. With Torch, you can share sites you like, download torrents, accelerate downloads and grab online media - all directly from the browser. Everything you need is a just click away with Torch, so you don't have to use or download additional programs and tools.
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How does torch.exe run?

Process - torch.exe is an instance of a running program. This 64-bit program executes with the privileges as the currently logged in user account. torch.exe is executed by the process explorer.exe (Windows Explorer by Microsoft).

How does torch.exe start?

Shell open command - torch.exe is typically associtated with identifier name of ftp with and identifier of "C:\users\user\appdata\Local\ Torch\Application\torch.exe" -- "%1". A Shell Open Command allows for an association of a file extension and a program. This association allows an application to be run when the icon or a context menu item is clicked upon in the Windows Explorer window.
Scheduled task - torch.exe is launched automatically by registering itself into the Windows Task Scheduler under the task name '{8C4A389E-EADC-4147-BE18-4601BB193E3A}' and is triggered by the Registration action. Task Scheduler provides the ability to schedule the launch of programs or scripts at pre-defined times or after specified time intervals or even with event-based triggers.
Startup files (user) run - torch.exe is registered with the run identifier 'GoogleChromeAutoLaunch_B2D2459F2798E05C7608FD02F9D6329A' and the execution command '"C:\users\user\appdata\Local\Torch\Application\torch.exe" --no-startup-window' in the Windows registry HKCU\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run. Run keys are startup registry keys that are used to launch an application automatically when a user logs into Windows.

Community

What is the community is seeing?What is the community is doing?
About 0.3% of all Boost users have the torch.exe process running.Of the 0.3% of torch.exe users, 16.7% have disabled it.
How stable is Torch?
Based on crash data discovered by Boost, stability is a measure of how sound this particular process and the average percent of times it crashes.
     torch.exe0.03%
Typical program1.26%
How resource intensive is torch.exe?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
0.00083% CPU8310.1%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
42.52 MB RAM197.5%
Average private memory utilization across all programs is 21.53 MB.
45 GDI objects30.0%
Average number of GUI GDI and USER objects for all programs is 150.
Typical file (disk image) location:
C:\users\user\appdata\local\torch\application\torch.exe

Are there other versions of Torch?

What modules are loaded?

A module is a dynamic link library (DLL) or an executable file that is loaded into the process. Below is a list of non-system modules that are loaded by Torch.

What else is related?

Torch Stability

torch.exe crashes or has encountered a critical error 0.8900% of the time.
1.  
Error: Stopped working (APPCRASH)
Occurred: over 6 months ago
2.  
Error: Stopped working (APPCRASH)
Occurred: over 6 months ago
3.  
Error: Stopped working (APPCRASH)
Occurred: over 6 months ago

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Windows 8.1 Pro (6.2.9200.0)
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File details

File name: torch.exe
Publisher: Torch Media Inc. (verified)
Name: Torch
Description: Torch
Version: 33.0.0.7188
Size: 836.01 KB
Original file name: chrome.exe

Digital certificate

Issued to: Torch Media Inc.
Certificate authority: Thawte
Effective date: 6/25/2012
Expiration date: 6/26/2014

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 0.0012854108%
Privileged CPU: 0.0004544038%
User CPU: 0.00083100698813%
Privileged CPU time: 1796.88 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 0 ms
CPU cycle count: 55,072,023
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 234.11 MB
Peak committed memory: 250.64 MB
Paged memory: 42.52 MB
Peak paged memory: 59.62 MB
Paged system memory: 308.16 KB
Non-paged system memory: 27.9 KB
Working set memory: 3.15 MB
Peak working set memory: 62.32 MB
Min working set memory: 1.44 MB
Private memory: 42.52 MB
Process I/O averages
Total read operations: 9,934
Total read transfer: 10.99 MB
Total write operations: 10,703
Total write transfer: 9.65 MB
Total other operations: 47,130
Total other transfer: 1.08 MB
GUI Object Averages
GDI objects: 45
Peak GDI objects: 49
USER objects: 6
Peak USER objects: 12
Resources
Handle count average: 247
Thread count average: 12
Thread resource averages
wow64win.dll

Process details

Runs as (owner): User
Integrety level: Untrusted
Windows platform: 64-bit
Parent Processes
Child Processes
Process Commands
"C:\users\user\appdata\Local\Torch\Application\torch.exe" --type=renderer --lang=en-US --force-fieldtrials=BrowserPreReadExperiment/100-pct-default/Prerender/Prerender15minTTL/UMA-New-Install-Uniformity-Trial/Experiment/UMA-Session-Randomized-Uniformity-Trial-5-Percent/group_05/UMA-Uniformity-Trial-1-Percent/group_02/UMA-Uniformity-Trial-10-Percent/group_05/UMA-Uniformity-Trial-100-Percent/group_01/UMA-Uniformity-Trial-20-Percent/group_01/UMA-Uniformity-Trial-5-Percent/group_12/UMA-Uniformity-Tr
"C:\users\user\appdata\Local\Torch\Application\torch.exe" --type=plugin --plugin-path="C:\users\user\appdata\Local\Torch\User Data\Default\Extensions\cipmepknanmbbaneimacddfemfbfgpgo\1.2.0.7093_0\plugin/TorchPlugin.dll" --lang=en-US --channel="5352.60.982377798\294365725" /prefetcC:-390060480
"C:\users\user\appdata\Local\Torch\Application\torch.exe" --type=plugin --plugin-path="C:\users\user\appdata\Local\Torch\User Data\Default\Extensions\gimjmfipknpppbpmkdenjjpfhobiiojk\1.1.0.7174_0\plugin/TorchPluginFL.dll" --lang=en-US --channel="5352.49.1089749698\1079460923" /prefetcC:-390060480
"C:\users\user\appdata\Local\Torch\Application\torch.exe" --type=plugin --plugin-path="C:\users\user\appdata\Local\Torch\User Data\Default\Extensions\dipchieogpecpggdacaaffcjemkggfbi\1.0.0.7154_0\plugin/TorchPluginNT.dll" --lang=en-US --channel="5352.32.1283753744\705529829" /prefetcC:-390060480
"C:\users\user\appdata\Local\Torch\Application\torch.exe" --type=gpu-process --channel="5352.0.1842022775\210934637" --disable-image-transport-surface --supports-dual-gpus=false --gpu-driver-bug-workarounds=0,1,14,27,33 --gpu-vendor-id=0x10de --gpu-device-id=0x0f01 --gpu-driver-vendor=NVIDIA --gpu-driver-version=9.18.13.4043 --ignored=" --type=renderer " /prefetcC:822062411

Shell open command details

Name: mailto
Command: "C:\users\user\appdata\Local\Torch\Application\torch.exe" -- "%1"

Scheduled task details

CLSID: {40F204DB-6758-45E4-80C4-685F59448FB4}
Command: \{40F204DB-6758-45E4-80C4-685F59448FB4}

Startup files (user) run details

Name: GoogleChromeAutoLaunch_B2D2459F2798E05C7608FD02F9D6329A
Command: "C:\users\user\appdata\Local\Torch\Application\torch.exe" --no-startup-window

Network connectivity

TCP: lhr14s20-in-f5.1e100.net on port 60929
UDP: LISTENING on port 5353

Image hashes

MD5: 25c703350955a4943ec1786978fb95ac
SHA-1: ab8eb4b3d49f3223b6bd9f7273d0fcda43abe1d0

PE image details

Subsystem: Windows GUI
File packed: No
Import Table
advapi32.dll
kernel32.dll
shell32.dll
shlwapi.dll
user32.dll
userenv.dll
version.dll
winmm.dll
Export Table
crashforexception
dumpprocess
dumpprocesswithoutcrash
injectdumpforhangdebugging
injectdumpprocesswithoutcrash
setactiveurl
setclientid
setcommandline
setcommandline2
setexperimentlist3
setextensionid
setgpuinfo
setnumberofextensions
setnumberofviews
setprinterinfo
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