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His bad reputation sticks to the bits.
Seventeen years after its creation, uTorrent, the popular BitTorrent software, is still identified by at least 19 antivirus software as a potential threat, according to data from the specialist site Virustotal.
These usually send an alert message when installing the file download software (legal or illegal).
But some of them even remove uTorrent without it being possible to intervene, reports
Other affected customers
Windows Defender, the antivirus software included with Windows, classifies it as a “Potentially Unwanted Application”.
However, Windows emphasizes that unwanted software is not necessarily malware, but only software capable of installing other applications or modifying system settings.
uTorrent, is not the only BitTorrent client to alert antiviruses, qBitTorrent finds itself in the same situation.
To install these two programs, it will probably be necessary to deactivate the blocking of the two programs in the antivirus software.
Another solution is to put the antivirus to sleep, while the program is installed or even to update the definitions file.
It is also possible to use uTorrent in web version.
In this case, the antivirus software will find nothing to complain about.
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