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What is BitTorrent.exe?

BitTorrent.exe is a executable file (a program) within Windows. The filename extension .exe denotes an executable file. You should only run executable files from publishers you trust, because executable files can potentially change your computer settings or harm your computer. The free file information forum can help you determine if BitTorrent.exe is a virus, trojan, spyware, or adware that you can remove, or a file belonging to a Windows system or to an application you can trust.


BitTorrent.exe file information

The process known as BitTorrent belongs to software BitTorrent (version 4.3.2) or Atomaders Deluxe by BitTorrent (www.bittorrent.com).

Description: BitTorrent.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. BitTorrent.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 7/XP are 43,008 bytes (51% of all occurrences), 43,520 bytes and 30 more variants. http://www.file.net/process/bittorrent.exe.html 
The program has a visible window. BitTorrent.exe is not a Windows core file. There is no information about the author of the file. The software listens for or sends data on open ports to a LAN or the Internet. BitTorrent.exe is able to monitor applications and record inputs. Therefore the technical security rating is 36% dangerous, however also read the users reviews.
The software vendor offers the option to do the following:

  • visit the www.bittorrent.com support page
  • uninstall the associated program (Start > Control Panel > Add/Remove programs > BitTorrent or Atomaders Deluxe)

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If BitTorrent.exe is located in the folder C:\Windows, the security rating is 78% dangerous. The file size is 3,514,830 bytes. The file is a file without information about the developer of this file. The software is loaded during the Windows boot process (see Registry key: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run, HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\User Shell Folders, HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run). The file is not a Windows core file. It is located in the Windows folder, but it is not a Windows core file. The program is not visible. The application uses ports to connect to a LAN or the Internet.

If BitTorrent.exe is located in a subfolder of C:\, the security rating is 15% dangerous. The file size is 153,088 bytes (40% of all occurrences), 6,077,848 bytes, 43,008 bytes or 654,128 bytes. The program has a visible window. It is not a Windows system file. The process listens for or sends data on open ports to a LAN or the Internet. There is no information about the author of the file. BitTorrent.exe is able to monitor applications and record inputs.
The software vendor offers the option to do the following:

  • visit the www.bittorrent.com support page
  • uninstall the associated program (Start > Control Panel > Add/Remove programs > BitTorrent)

If BitTorrent.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Documents and Settings", the security rating is 56% dangerous. The file size is 882,520 bytes (25% of all occurrences), 1,124,944 bytes, 898,648 bytes or 895,328 bytes.

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as BitTorrent.exe, particularly when located in the c:\windows or c:\windows\system32 folder, for example Worm:Win32/RJump.J or Backdoor:Win32/Rajump.A (detected by Microsoft), and W32.Rajump (detected by Symantec). Therefore, you should check the BitTorrent.exe process on your PC to see if it is a threat. We recommend Security Task Manager for verifying your computer's security. This was one of the Top Download Picks of The Washington Post and PC World.



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User Comments

bittorrent - peer to peer - download client
  docci   (further information)
bittorret file obviously, used to share movies,music,or in most cases, anime with other people,no real threat
  Xen   (further information)
used to download torrents completly safe
  hokkah420666  
P2P program
  Kyrybaj   (further information)
This is a file sharing tool that provides downloading capability
  me   (further information)
Potentally dangerous, used to download files, depends on the files downloaded...programme itself is not dangerous.
  Matt  
Not dangerous unless your stupid and download bad files with it. P2P Networking. The only real threat is what you download on it but it (itselft) is completely harmless!
  Codeman  
tried downloading bittorrent software but doesnt seem to be launching at all
  ORLANDO DSOUZA  

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Summary: Average user rating of BitTorrent.exe: based on 10 votes with 8 user comments.
7 users think BitTorrent.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. One user thinks it's neither essential nor dangerous. 2 users suspect danger.


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