Nowadays people are afraid of everything that is associated with security, especially when it comes to computer risks. So let’s talk about Utorrent. The most significant factor is the sources, the sites your torrents are taken from. Be attentive as some torrents are fake and come with viruses and spyware incorporated in them. For this reason before you download torrents, be absolutely sure they have lots of people seeding them and check the comments for assurance that people aren’t complaining about the torrent.
If you look at the table below you will find more details on the utorrent.exe.
|File location:||subfolder of “C:\Program Files” or sometimes in C:\ or in the folder “C:\Program Files” or in a subfolder of the “My Files” folder or in the “My Files” folder.|
|File sizes:||Windows XP are 174,163 bytes (26% of all occurrence), 177,152 bytes, 219,952 bytes, 158,147 bytes, 224,048 bytes, 267,056 bytes, 218,624 bytes, 224,000 bytes, 472,368 bytes, 133,120 bytes, 269,616 bytes, 270,128 bytes, 335,233 bytes, 99,328 bytes, 176,640 bytes, 206,336 bytes, 244,736 bytes.|
Table1. The utorrent.exe details
In general, Utorrent is safe and easy to use. The following screenshot will indicate the safe utorrent.exe process. For this purpose the program Utorrent 1.8.2 Stable (263kB) was used for Wine, 95/98/ME, NT/2000, XP, 2003, Vista, 2008 and Mac. The publisher – BitTorrent Inc. And the only thing you need to look out for are the actual torrents you are trying to access.
Picture1. The legal uTorrent.exe process which was revealed by the Process Explorer program.
On the other hand, Torrents offer an opportunity to file share from peer to peer (P2P), but you can never be sure of what is on the peer system with regards to viruses and other malware. So your anti virus contributes to detecting them as you download, or sometimes does not detect them at all, until the next time you boot the machine and they execute themselves (exe files) and virus makers nearly always execute them to run in your system32 folder, therefore it is much harder to remove them because system32 runs in the background, and due to this factor the virus software is not able to kill the process it is trying to quarantine/delete, and access to that file is almost always rejected. That’s why safe mode does a great job of getting rid of them. Some viruses can multiply every time you boot the machine, with this in mind you should use file sharing very carefully, and scan your system regularly.
You should be very careful as downloads are very often corrupt. And your PC is vulnerable to this kind of malware. The only way to get saved from infecting yourself with an infected download is to have a good security suite installed on your computer (antivirus, firewall, antispyware, etc) from a reliable vendor which is properly configured and completely up to date with all windows security updates.
What is µTorrent?
uTorrent is the program for downloading torrents
Identifying utorrent.exe related errors