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45%
45% of PCs block this file from running.
Possible reason:
Performance resource utilization

VersionsAdditional versions

3.4.2.31927 0.51%
3.4.2.31893 1.02%
3.4.2.31743 0.51%
3.4.2.31633 0.51%
3.4.2.31633 1.02%
3.4.2.31522 0.51%
3.4.2.31515 0.51%
3.4.1.31395 4.06%
3.4.1.31395 1.52%
3.4.1.31139 0.51%
3.4.1.30888 0.51%
3.4.0.30224 0.51%
3.4.0.29535 0.51%
3.4.0.28937 0.51%
3.3.2.30488 0.51%
3.3.2.30486 0.51%
3.3.2.30416 2.03%
3.3.2.30303 4.06%
3.3.2.30303 0.51%
3.3.2.30260 0.51%
3.3.2.30260 0.51%
3.3.2.30260 0.51%
3.3.2.30260 0.51%
3.3.2.30260 1.02%
3.3.2.30180 2.03%
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Relationships

Parent process
Related files

uTorrent.exe

µTorrent by BitTorrent Inc (Signed)

Remove uTorrent.exe
Version:   3.3.0.28965
MD5:   7b75f06e2c77d42183fda4357573b481
SHA1:   3d56ec6c91cdb95222c20032ebf42d2d2881663e
SHA256:   3cce8fd0d5da4ebbe1fb8afb3ede3531945d5881737d1f814754020920689939

Overview

utorrent.exe executes as a process with the local user's privileges usually within the context of Windows Explorer. It is set to be run when the PC boots and the user logs into Windows (added to the Run registry key for the current user). It has been configured with a firewall exception which allows both inbound and outbound network communication without being blocked. It is installed with a couple of know programs including µTorrent published by BitTorrent Inc., µTorrent from BitTorrent Inc. and µTorrent by BitTorrent Inc.. Note, some antivirus scanners have flagged this file, however it is not necessarily considered malware (see below for details).

DetailsDetails

File name:utorrent.exe
Publisher:BitTorrent Inc.
Product name:µTorrent
Typical file path:C:\Program Files\utorrent\utorrent.exe
File version:3.3.0.28965
Size:1.03 MB (1,077,072 bytes)
Certificate
Issued to:BitTorrent Inc
Authority (CA):VeriSign
Effective date:Monday, June 21, 2010
Expiration date:Saturday, July 27, 2013
Digital DNA
PE subsystem:Windows GUI
File packed:Yes
Code language:Microsoft Visual C++
.NET CLR:No
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ResourcesPrograms

The following programs will install this file
BitTorrent Inc.
8% remove
µTorrent is a is a free, ad-supported, lighter-weight BitTorrent client designed to consume less resources then the full BitTorrent version. Some uTorrent installs include potentially unwanted programs in the form of the Conduit Engine, which installs a toolbar, and makes homepage and default search engine changes to a user's web browser.

BehaviorsBehaviors

Windows firewall allowed programs
Exceptions allow programs to access to the Internet through an outbound connections
  • Firewall exception for 'C:\Documents and Settings\user\Application Data\uTorrent\uTorrent.exe'
  • Firewall exception for 'C:\Documents and Settings\user\Application Data\uTorrent\uTorrent.exe'
  • Firewall exception for 'C:\Documents and Settings\user\Application Data\uTorrent\uTorrent.exe'
  • Firewall exception for 'C:\Documents and Settings\user\Application Data\uTorrent\uTorrent.exe'
  • Firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\uTorrent\uTorrent.exe'
  • Firewall exception for 'C:\Program\uTorrent\uTorrent.exe'
  • Firewall exception for 'C:\Documents and Settings\user\Application Data\uTorrent\uTorrent.exe'
  • Firewall exception for 'C:\Documents and Settings\user\Application Data\uTorrent\uTorrent.exe'
  • Firewall exception for 'C:\Documents and Settings\user\Application Data\uTorrent\uTorrent.exe'
  • Firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\uTorrent\uTorrent.exe'
  • Firewall exception for 'C:\Documents and Settings\user\Application Data\uTorrent\uTorrent.exe'
  • Firewall exception for 'C:\Documents and Settings\user\Application Data\uTorrent\uTorrent.exe'
  • Firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\uTorrent\uTorrent.exe'
Startup files (user) run
Runs under the registry key 'HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run'
  • 'uTorrent' → "C:\Program Files\uTorrent\uTorrent.exe" /MINIMIZED
Network connections
Access through an approved Windows firewall exception
  • [TCP] 210.195.74.237:54947
  • [UDP] listens on port 60916

  • ResourcesResource utilization

    (Note: statistics below are averages based on a minimum sample size of 200 unique participants)
    Averages
     
    CPU
    Total CPU:0.00555425%
    0.028634%
    Kernel CPU:0.00266893%
    0.013761%
    User CPU:0.00288533%
    0.014873%
    Kernel CPU time:111,384,714 ms/min
    100,923,805ms/min
    Context switches:161/sec
    284/sec
    Memory
    Private memory:50.23 MB
    21.59 MB
    Private (maximum):61.29 MB
    Private (minimum):25.13 MB
    Non-paged memory:50.23 MB
    21.59 MB
    Virtual memory:344.39 MB
    140.96 MB
    Virtual memory (peak):368.91 MB
    169.69 MB
    Working set:59.9 MB
    18.61 MB
    Working set (peak):65.57 MB
    37.95 MB
    Resource allocations
    Threads:53
    12
    Handles:741
    600
    GUI GDI count:541
    103
    GUI GDI peak:549
    142
    GUI USER count:216
    49
    GUI USER peak:219
    71

    BehaviorsProcess properties

    Integrety level:Medium
    Platform:64-bit
    Command line:"C:\users\user\appdata\roaming\utorrent\utorrent.exe"
    Owner:User
    Parent process:explorer.exe (Windows Explorer by Microsoft Corporation)

    Windows OS versionsDistribution by Windows OS

    OS versiondistribution
    Windows 7 Home Premium 22.34%
    Windows 7 Ultimate 19.80%
    Microsoft Windows XP 19.80%
    Windows 8 Pro 7.11%
    Windows 8.1 6.09%
    Windows 8 5.08%
    Windows 8.1 Pro 4.06%
    Windows 7 Professional 3.05%
    Windows 7 Home Basic 2.54%
    Windows 8.1 Single Language 2.03%
    Windows 8 Single Language 2.03%
    Windows 8 Pro with Media Center 2.03%
    Windows Vista Home Premium 1.02%
    Windows 7 Starter 1.02%
    Windows 8.1 N 0.51%
    Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center 0.51%
    Windows Developer Preview 0.51%
    Windows 8 Enterprise Evaluation 0.51%

    Distribution by countryDistribution by country

    United States installs about 25.89% of µTorrent.

    OEM distributionDistribution by PC manufacturer

    PC Manufacturerdistribution
    Dell 20.81%
    Hewlett-Packard 17.65%
    ASUS 15.38%
    Toshiba 8.14%
    Lenovo 7.24%
    Acer 6.79%
    Sony 5.43%
    GIGABYTE 4.52%
    American Megatrends 4.07%
    Intel 3.62%
    Samsung 2.71%
    MSI 1.81%
    Alienware 1.36%
    Packard Bell 0.45%
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