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My anti-virus software blocked utorrent. How to undo the damage?


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#1 bigbrown411

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Posted 08 April 2014 - 09:46 PM

I got a message while on my computer a few months ago saying that my anti-virus software (Webroot SecureAnywhere) detected that utorrent is a dangerous program. I can't remember what it asked me do exactly when the messaged popped. I was so surprised that clicked "agree." Next thing I know, whenever I try to torrent a file, nothing happens. I'm not connected to utorrent anymore, so I had to uninstall utorrent all together. I plan to re-install utorrent. Will webroot continue to give me this issue? If not, how can I undo the damage? I'm wondering Is it ever safe to re-install utorrent while this issue is still and issue? Also, if I'm able to torrent a file, should I have to worry about anything else? I'd assume the problem will be fine if I'm able to torrent files again.


Edited by bigbrown411, 08 April 2014 - 09:57 PM.


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Posted 08 April 2014 - 09:48 PM

Reboot will most likely continue to give you the issue until you stop what ever programmer that is blocking it,either by removing it,or some how allowing it.



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Posted 08 April 2014 - 10:37 PM

The use of torrents is dangerous full stop.

Using torrents to share copyrighted material is illegal. Eg share music, movies, or software that you would have to pay for.

Using torrents is a sure way of getting infected by who knows what. You never know exactly whats in that file. It could be anything from a trojan to child porn, Can you say bot net.

 

If while I am fixing a pc I find a torrent client on the pc I uninstall it straight away.


Edited by NickAu1, 08 April 2014 - 10:40 PM.


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Posted 09 April 2014 - 03:19 PM

The use of torrents is dangerous full stop.

Using torrents to share copyrighted material is illegal. Eg share music, movies, or software that you would have to pay for.

Using torrents is a sure way of getting infected by who knows what. You never know exactly whats in that file. It could be anything from a trojan to child porn, Can you say bot net.

 

If while I am fixing a pc I find a torrent client on the pc I uninstall it straight away.

I didn't ask this question to be lectured about how harmful and wrong using torrents is. I asked this question to get an answer related to my question.






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