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#1 muggo

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Posted 13 July 2017 - 05:02 PM

I use PirateBay & BitTorrent to download stuff but am having a problem.

If I clicked on a magnet link, BT used to pop up & do the download for me.  Now it doesn't seem to link to PB, so nothing happens when I press the magnet link, apart from spamware tabs which I have to use TaskMgr to delete.

I've tried reinstalling BT, but it says it's being prevented to run & to consult my sys admin.  I AM the administrator on my home PC (Win 10).

I've Googled around & have signed in as a super admin, but BT still won't open for me.  Nothing happens.

I've used Super Anti SpyWare & MalwareBytes to search for a virus, but nothing shows up.

 

It seems to have gone wrong since I had to replace a dying hard drive.  I used XCOPY & plenty of / switches to do this.  Apart from having to reinstall MS Office, all other apps run fine.  Perhaps the disk issue is a coincidence.

 

Can anyone help please?

 



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Posted 13 July 2017 - 05:18 PM

One of your security programs is likely blocking it.



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Posted 13 July 2017 - 06:23 PM

Use qbittorrent as an alternative.

 

jwoods is likely correct......if your security programs also block qbittorrent then you will need to investigate your security program settings.

 

Have you changed your security program recently ?


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Posted 13 July 2017 - 06:25 PM

Or your ISP, or - possibly - your browser. See -

 

https://torrentfreak.com/uk-piracy-warnings-coming-month-heres-works-170111/

 

https://recombu.com/digital/article/isp-traffic-management-bt-sky-virgin-media-ee-talktalk_M11045.html#

 

And plenty of other such reports. A problem is that, while there are many legitimate uses for P2P type software, the majority use is essentially for avoiding coyright. So the honest are getting caught with those not quite of that persuasion.

 

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Posted 13 July 2017 - 07:18 PM

Yeah ISP etc. etc. etc. a number of things that could be trying to block those things off.


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Posted 14 July 2017 - 01:08 PM

I've not changed any security settings at all.

All of a sudden, my Admin powers have reduced.  I wondered if there was a reason?



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Posted 14 July 2017 - 02:11 PM

I've not changed any security settings at all.

All of a sudden, my Admin powers have reduced.  I wondered if there was a reason?

You wouldn't necessarily have to personally change any security settings for security software to block something.

 

A new definition file or a Windows Update could change things for you.

 

Call your ISP and ask if they are blocking it.

 

What exactly do you mean by Admin powers being reduced?


Edited by jwoods301, 14 July 2017 - 02:21 PM.


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Posted 15 July 2017 - 02:13 AM


 

What exactly do you mean by Admin powers being reduced?

 

I meant I used to be able to run as Admin & things would work.  Now I'm advised to contact Sys Admin.



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Posted 17 July 2017 - 08:22 AM

Please post the exact error message.  The information you have provided could be related any of a number of issues.


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