TorchCrashHandler by Torch Media Inc. (Signed)

Remove TorchCrashHandler.exe


There are 12 versions of torchcrashhandler.exe in the wild, the latest version being 25.0. It is started as a Windows Service called 'TorchCrashHandler' with the name 'TorchCrashHandler' and described as “The crash handler service automatically updates Torch to the latest version and sends anonymous crash reports when Torch unexpectedly shuts down, to ensure that Torch offers the best performance and security.”. . In addition, it is run under the context of the SYSTEM account with extensive privileges (the administrator accounts have the same privileges). The average file size is about 1.15 MB. The file is a digitally signed and issued to Torch Media Inc. by Thawte. Some variations of the file have been seen to be installed with the program Torch from Torch Media Inc.. During the process's lifecycle, the typical CPU resource utilization is about 0.0006% including both foreground and background operations, the average private memory consumption is about 3.83 MB with the maximum memory reaching around 7.49 MB. Addionally, typically read and write I/O disk operations is about 7 Bytes per minute for reads and 3 Bytes per minute for writes.


File name:torchcrashhandler.exe
Publisher:TorchMedia Inc.
Product name:TorchCrashHandler
Typical file path:C:\users\user\appdata\local\torch\update\torchcrashhandler.exe
Issued to:Torch Media Inc.
Authority (CA):Thawte
Windows Service
Service name:TorchCrashHandler
Display name:TorchCrashHandler
Description:“The crash handler service automatically updates Torch to the latest version and sends anonymous crash reports when Torch unexpectedly shuts down, to ensure that Torch offers the best performance and security.”
Type:Win32OwnProcess, InteractiveProcess

ResourcesPrograms installed in

(Note, the programs listed below are for all versions of TorchCrashHandler.)
Torch Media Inc.
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(Note, the behaviors below are for all versions of torchcrashhandler.exe, select a unique version for details.)
Runs under 'SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services' by the Service Controller (services.exe)
  • TorchCrashHandler
  • 'TorchCrashHandler' (Torch Crash Handler)

VersionsAll file variations of torchcrashhandler.exe

MD5SHA-1File size
4742350259966eed0eca1c54f1f35501 94975cb26818acd22e68c4aec9debbd178005b83 1.15 MB
794d91bb0c47b0920666cb812d2ae0d2 79b2409f05d0221265e0fd366824f97cddfc9d5a 1.15 MB
771598e7c1747efb00864718226cfc5e 9430023afa67b16426d9a10ab00de450c62ba0e2 1.15 MB
803a52f4c52f97b39b8f36988a609b04 0322c4aff6567e1f128604aab9bcf6718e0dca84 1.15 MB
942e7d304e70630cfe4fc1eddcfc1cdb 14afc1df1b0d84dd9fbff562738cb28ab7302d4b 1.15 MB
bc13215f17314d007fda1356a9419da7 d93743a7bf8f20eba54d6189c68127377f1125c0 1.15 MB
94a6b3f35b43353df121bb8290d1ba37 e6ca4a9014b7b81ce31abe7672e9fbc94233dd5e 1.15 MB
e21be2f36d6a87d3ba8e5e80eeb8ddc9 3e2f637b08163c6df76dba728a373bca9314a096 1.16 MB
352761be30e0dd24b509ef2c0ccfa72e a464d021c95b4aad01d7b9d9c2f01f9b381ff3c4 1.15 MB
920b0fd414f0e8a514606e9aeb44f057 503505da3a9cf257c6dfd21c0ca3792b9082e5c4 1.16 MB
e787ee62670d410ce568f8baba153f1a 00b73a7d4c0ca4da439dde3b0bbb37468fc575e6 1.16 MB
f82fa7ab3a70b7002136a340732f5ba4 a3f06ff35e10695b666a999a37fda185703f045d 1.16 MB

Windows OS versionsDistribution by Windows OS

OS versiondistribution
Windows 7 Ultimate 39.53%
Windows 7 Home Premium 30.23%
Microsoft Windows XP 6.98%
Windows 8 Pro 6.98%
Windows 8.1 Pro 2.33%
Windows 8.1 Enterprise 2.33%
Windows 8.1 Single Language 2.33%
Windows 8 2.33%
Windows 8 Enterprise 2.33%
Windows Seven Black Edition 2.33%
Windows 7 Professional 2.33%

Distribution by countryDistribution by country

United States installs about 19.51% of TorchCrashHandler.

OEM distributionDistribution by PC manufacturer

PC Manufacturerdistribution
ASUS 23.73%
Acer 22.03%
Dell 20.34%
Hewlett-Packard 15.25%
Lenovo 3.39%
Compaq 3.39%
Sony 3.39%
Intel 3.39%
Toshiba 3.39%
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