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My anti-virus program blocked one of my programs. How to reverse this?

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#1 bigbrown411


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Posted 17 November 2013 - 12:30 PM

So, my anti-virus software that I paid for (Webroot SecureAnywhere) detected that utorrent was a dangerous program on my computer, and urged me to block it. I, by accident, said yes to this. I tryed to seed a file, but couldn't because I couldn't connect to utorrent because Webroot SecureAnywhere blocked it. I deleted utorrent and plan to re-install it. I just wanted to know that if by deleting and re-installing utorrent, will this reverse the damage I did. How can I un-block utorrent?

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#2 Chris Cosgrove

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Posted 17 November 2013 - 07:19 PM

I have no opinion as to the harmfullness or otherwise of utorrent, but your problem is not with the utorrent software, but with the fact that your AV has classified it as harmful, and, having uninstalled the utorrent software your AV may well stop you re-installing it !


The cure is to go into the control panel of your AV and create an exception there to allow utorrent to run. I can't give detailed advice on how to do this Webroot SA because I am not familiar with it, but if the method is not reasonably obvious try the Webroot help, FAQs, support and their forums.


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