Torch Browser is based on the Chromium technology platform. When using Chrome there are multiple copies of chrome.exe which show in task manager. This is intentional by designed as a crash control. Each tab is treated as it's own individual process for the life of the tab...meaning it is treated as a separate process so that multiple tabs can run with less problems. In the event of a browser crash or hand in one tab, this feature prevents the entire browser from closing down. I have never used Torch but since it is based on Google Chrome, I suspect torch.exe is performing the same function.
Most of the processes in Windows Task Manager
will be legitimate as shown in these links.
Windows Task Manager does not
provide enough information so I prefer to use third party tools such as Process Explorer to investigate running processes, programs that run at startup, and services. System Explorer
- System Explorer Portable
is another good alternative. It provides a security check
of running processing using their online security database when you first launch the program. Just press the Security Scan
tab at the top, then click Start Security Check
. After the check you can click the link to See the results of the security check >>
. Keep in mind, that the check is not a guarantee of what is or is not detected as malware.
You can also perform searches on the following databases::